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The 10 Coolest New Networking Products Of 2022 (So Far)

Gina Narcisi

Changing networking needs and hybrid IT environments have spurred new products and services from some of the biggest networking vendors and startups alike. Here are 10 of the newest offerings to join the market.

Cisco Catalyst Industrial Access Point

A recent addition to the Cisco Catalyst family, the new Cisco Catalyst Industrial Wireless (IW) 9167 Series can operate in two different wireless modes, depending on the needs of the business for IoT use cases.

The Catalyst IW9167 can work as an access point on Wi-Fi 6 or 6E connectivity, or, the same piece of hardware can also be configured as a wireless backhaul option, or what Cisco calls the “ultra-reliable” mode using technology that the company got from its 2020 FluidMesh Networks acquisition for assets on the move.

San Jose, Calif.-based Cisco explained that the access point in Wi-Fi AP mode is managed by Cisco DNA Center via the Cisco Catalyst 9800 Wireless LAN Controller. In wireless backhaul mode, on the other hand, businesses can get near fiber-like performance from the Catalyst IW9167, which is very useful for assets that are in-motion, the company said.

 
Gina Narcisi

Gina Narcisi is a senior editor covering the networking and telecom markets for CRN.com. Prior to joining CRN, she covered the networking, unified communications and cloud space for TechTarget. She can be reached at gnarcisi@thechannelcompany.com.

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