Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Outdoor Access Point

Ordering Guide
Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Outdoor Access Point
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Cisco Aironet 1550 Series outdoor access points are designed to support a wide variety of applications. There
are several access point models and optional accessories available to suit the requirements of particular
deployments. A fully operational system requires the following minimum items:
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Access point
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Power
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Antennas - 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, or dual-band
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Mounting bracket
Additionally, you may need the following, depending on your particular deployment. Options for the 1550 Series
include:
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Fiber module
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Battery
Use this guide to identify which items you need for your deployment. Note that accessories are available as a
configurable option and/or as a spare. An equal sign at the end of the part number indicates that the part is a
spare - for example, AIR-PWRINJ1500-2=.
You may need to remove any option you installed when returning your access point to Cisco. Consult your Cisco
representative for additional assistance ordering mesh and other networking equipment.
Access Points
The Cisco Aironet 1550 Series is available in several models.
Cisco Aironet 1552E and 1552EU Outdoor Access Points
The Cisco Aironet 1552E/1552EU Outdoor Access Points are the standard model, dual-radio system with external
antenna ports that are compliant with IEEE 802.11a/n (5-GHz) and 802.11b/g/n (2.4-GHz) standards.
The 1552E has three external antenna connections for three dual-band antennas. The 1552EU has six external
antenna connections, three for 5-GHz and three for 2.4-GHz antennas.
The 1552E and 1552EU have Ethernet and fiber Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) backhaul options, along with
the option of a battery backup. These models also have a Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) out port and can power a
video surveillance camera. Highly flexible models, the Cisco Aironet 1552E and 1552EU are well equipped for
municipal and campus deployments, video surveillance applications, mining environments, and data offload.
Cisco Aironet 1552C and 1552CU Outdoor Mesh Access Points
Where service providers have already invested in a broadband cable network, the Cisco next-generation outdoor
wireless mesh can seamlessly extend network connectivity with the Cisco Aironet 1552C and 1552CU Outdoor
Mesh Access Points by connecting to its integrated cable modem interface.
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The 1552C and 1552CU access points are dual-radio systems with DOCSIS 3.0/EuroDOCSIS 3.0 (8 x 4 HFC)
cable modem for power and backhaul. They have dual-band radios that are compliant with IEEE 802.11a/n (5GHz) and 802.11b/g/n (2.4-GHz) standards.
The 1552C has an integrated, three- element, dual-band antenna and easily fits within the 30-cm height restriction
for service providers. The 1552CU has six external antenna connections, three for 5-GHz and three for 2.4-GHz
antennas. These models are perfect for 3G/4G data offload applications and public Wi-Fi.
Cisco Aironet 1552I Outdoor Access Points
The Cisco Aironet 1552I Outdoor Access Point is a low-profile, lighter-weight model in the 1550 Series.
The smaller size and sleeker look helps it blend in with the surrounding environment. The smaller power supply
also makes it a more energy-efficient product. The 1552I does not have PoE out port or a fiber SFP port.
Cisco Aironet 1552H Outdoor Access Points
This access point is designed for hazardous environments like oil and gas refineries, chemical plants, mining pits,
and manufacturing factories. The Cisco Aironet 1552H Outdoor Access Point is Class 1, Div 2/Zone 2 hazardous
location certified. It has options similar to the 1552E, with the exception of the battery backup.
Table 1 lists the part numbers for the various access point models in the 1550 Series.
Table 1.
Outdoor Access Point Models in the Cisco Aironet 1550 Series
Product ID
Description
AIR-CAP1552E-x-K9
802.11N Outdoor Mesh Access Point, Dual band Ext. Antenna
AIR-CAP1552EU-x-K9
802.11N Outdoor Mesh Access Point, Single Band Ext. Antenna
AIR-CAP1552C-x-K9
802.11N Outdoor Mesh Access Point, Cable Modem, Internal Antenna
AIR-CAP1552CU-x-K9
802.11N Outdoor Mesh Access Point, Cable Modem, Single band Ext. Antenna
AIR-CAP1552I-x-K9
802.11N Outdoor Mesh Access Point, Dual band, Internal Antenna
AIR-CAP1552H-x-K9
802.11N Outdoor Mesh Access Point, Hazardous Locations
In Table 1, “x” is a placeholder for the regulatory domain designator. Please see
http://www.cisco.com/go/aironet/compliance to determine which regulatory domain is used in your country. Note
that the regulatory domain used in your country may differ with the access point model, and that some models are
not available for all countries.
The following contents are included with every model:
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Access point
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Grounding lug
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DC terminal block
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Liquid tight adaptors (3) for sealing cable ingresses
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Sealant for the antenna connections
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Anti-seizing compound for the mounting brackets
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Power
Table 2 provides the powering options for each model.
Table 2.
Powering Options the Cisco Aironet 1550 Series
Product ID
AC
DC
PoE
AIR-CAP1552E-x-K9
100-480 VAC
12 VDC
Yes
AIR-CAP1552EU-x-K9
100-480 VAC
12 VDC
Yes
AIR-CAP1552C-x-K9
45-90V quasi-square
12 VDC
AIR-CAP1552CU-x-K9
45-90V quasi-square
12 VDC
AIR-CAP1552I-x-K9
100-277 VAC
12 VDC
AIR-CAP1552H-x-K9
100-240 VAC
12 VDC
Yes
AC Power
The 1552E, 1552EU, and 1552I access points have a 3-pin, threaded AC power connector. Table 3 lists the power
cord options available when you use AC power.
Table 3.
AC Power Cord Options
Product ID
Description
AIR-CORD-R3P-40NA=
Power cord, 40 ft, North American Plug
AIR-CORD-R3P-40UE=
Power cord, 40 ft, European Harmonized, Unterminated
AIR-PWR-ST-LT-R3P=
Power cord, 4 ft, Street Light Tap
The 1552H model requires a discrete wired connection to internal terminal block.
The AIR-CORD-R3P-40UE= connects to the access point on one end, and is not terminated on the other end. You
will need to source a plug appropriate for your installation.
When AC power is not used (for example, when you use PoE or 12 VDC to power the access point), you should
cover the unused connector. A cover is included with the power injector and is also available from Remke (visit
http://www.remke.com and search for part number 75-0086).
Power over Ethernet
When you power the access point over Ethernet, the access point does not supply 802.3af PoE to an Ethernetattached device. When you use Power over Ethernet, use the power injector listed in Table 4.
Table 4.
Power Injector for Use with Power over Ethernet
Product ID
Description
AIR-PWRINJ1500-2=
1520/1550 Series Power Injector
Do not use any other power injector or switch for Power over Ethernet with the 1550 Series access points. The
1550 Series is approved for use only with the AIR-PWRINJ1500-2=. You must also specify the country type power
cord for the power injector.
The AIR-PWRINJ1500-2= is for indoor use only. It has built-in surge protection, but you may also need to install a
surge protector at the building entry point. Please check your local electrical regulations.
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The 1550 Series access points use a standard RJ-45 Ethernet connector. Cisco does not provide an Ethernet
cable for the 1550 Series. You will need to source an outdoor-rated, Category 5 or better Ethernet cable and
shielded RJ-45 connectors from a local supplier. Liquid-tight adapters are provided with the access point to seal
this cable entry point from weather.
Power over Cable
The 1522C and 1552CU are powered by the CATV plant power supply system over coaxial cable through its Fconnector. A cable plant power supply system is built into the 1552C and CU; it does not need to be separately
ordered.
DC Power
All Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points support power from an external 12 VDC power supply, minimum 50
watts. A terminal block is included with your access point for this purpose, with liquid-tight adapters to weatherproof the connection. When using DC power, please consult the Hardware Installation Guide for instructions on
how to correctly assemble the connector.
The 1550 Series can be installed with redundant power sources. When multiple power sources are available, the
access point will use power in the following priority:
1.
AC power or Power over Cable
2.
DC power
3.
Power over Ethernet
4.
Battery
Battery
The Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points can be deployed with a rechargeable lithium-Ion battery for backup
power during power outages (Table 5).The battery provides approximately one to two hours of power with typical
traffic volume (50 percent duty cycle). Actual battery time will vary depending on several factors, including traffic
volume, temperature, and whether an auxiliary device draws Power over Ethernet. Note that the battery can be
used only with the 1552E and 1552EU models. The battery can be configured to the access point when ordering,
customer installed, or replaced in the field.
Table 5.
Battery for the Cisco Aironet 1550 Series
Product ID
Description
AIR-1520-BATT-6AH
1520/1550 Series Battery Backup Unit
Antennas
Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points are equipped with a combination of radios operating in the 2.4- and 5GHz bands. Both radios are capable of two transmit and three receive streams using Maximal Ratio Combining
(MRC), which takes advantage of multipath signals received across up to three antennas to improve signal quality.
The 1552C and 1552I have internal omni antennas (2 and 4 dBi gain for 2.4 and 5 GHz respectively). No antennas
are required to be ordered with these models. For the other 1550 models, table 6 describes the antennas available
for the 1550 Series, listing part numbers for the antennas, as well as gain and other details.
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Table 6.
Antennas for the Cisco Aironet 1550 Series
Product ID
Frequency Band
Gain
Type
Supported Access Point
and Required Quantity
AIR-ANT2547V-N
2.4/5 GHz
4/7 dBi
Omnidirectional
1552E (3)
1552H (3)
AIR-ANT2588P3M-N=
2.4/5 GHz
8/8 dBi
Directional
1552E (1)
AIR-ANT2420V-N
2.4 GHz
2 dBi
Omnidirectional
1552EU (3)
AIR-ANT2450V-N
2.4 GHz
5 dBi
Omnidirectional
1552CU (3)
1552EU (3)
1552CU (3)
AIR-ANT2480V-N
2.4 GHz
8 dBi
Omnidirectional
1552EU (3)
1552CU (3)
AIR-ANT2413P2M-N=
2.4 GHz
13 dBi
Directional
AIR-ANT5140V-N
5 GHz
4 dBi
Omnidirectional
AIR-ANT5180V-N
5 GHz
8 dBi
Omnidirectional
1552EU (1)
1552CU (1)
1552EU (3)
1552CU (3)
1552EU (3)
1552CU (3)
AIR-ANT5114P2M-N=
5 GHz
14 dBi
Directional
1552EU (1)
1552CU (1)
For additional antenna specifications, see the Cisco Aironet Antenna and Accessories Reference Guide.
The access points are provided with a moldable sealant to protect the antenna connector from weather. Consult
the installation guide for proper installation.
Mounting Brackets
Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Outdoor Access Points can be mounted to poles or CATV plant strands (Table 7).The
pole-mounting brackets are not provided with the access point. The strand-mounting brackets are used with the
1552C and 1552CU models and can be ordered as options with the access point or separately as spares.
Table 7.
Mounting Brackets for the Cisco Aironet 1550 Series
Product ID
Description
AIR-ACCPMK1550=
1550 Pole Mount Bracket Kit
AIR-ACCSMK1550
1550 Strand Mount Bracket Kit
The pole-mount kit is adjustable for any pole angle: horizontal, vertical, and any angle in between. It can also be
used to mount the access point to a flat surface, such as a wall. To prevent the mounting bracket and access point
from fusing together, anti-seizing compound is included with the access point. The pole- mount kit includes two
stainless-steel-band straps and buckles to fit poles up to 16 inches in diameter. For larger poles, consult a local
provider. The banding can be secured using the tool listed in Table 8.
Table 8.
Banding Installation Tool for the Cisco Aironet 1550 Series
Product ID
Description
AIR-BAND-INST-TL=
Band Installation Tool
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The high-gain directional antennas (AIR-ANT2413P2M-N= or AIR-ANT5114P2M-N=) are supplied with a polemount kit. If you want to directly mount these antennas to the access point pole-mount bracket or strand-mount
bracket, you will need the antenna bracket-mounting kit for each antenna (Table 9).
Table 9.
Antenna Mounting Kit for Directional Antennas for the Cisco Aironet 1550 Series
Product ID
Description
AIR-ACCAMK-1=
Directional Antenna Mount Kit
Network Connection
The Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points can be connected to the network wirelessly or through a wired
Ethernet, fiber, or cable modem connection.
Wireless
An access point that connects to the network through another access point over a wireless backhaul is known as a
mesh access point (MAP). The backhaul radio is built in, and no wired connection is needed for MAPs. An access
point that also acts as the gateway for mesh nodes is known as a root access point (RAP). RAPs connect to the
network through a wired connection, either Ethernet, fiber, or cable modem. Liquid-tight adapters are provided with
your access point to prevent water ingress.
Ethernet
The 1550 Series supports 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet using a shielded RJ-45 connector with minimum
Category 5 cable. Please see your local supplier for an outdoor-rated cable and shielded connectors.
Fiber
Alternatively, the 1550 Series can use one of the temperature-rated Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) modules.
There is also an optional kit with fiber reels to store excess fiber inside the access point (Table 10).
Table 10.
Fiber SFPs for the Cisco Aironet 1550 Series
Product ID
Description
GLC-SX-MM-RGD=
1000BaseSX Multimode Rugged SFP module
GLC-LX-SM-RGD=
1000BaseLX Singlemode Rugged SFP module
AIR-1520-FIB-REEL=
Fiber Reel Installation Kit
Note:
The fiber SFP needs to be installed in the access point. See the Hardware Installation Guide for
instructions.
Cable Modem
The 1552C and 1552CU models support a DOCSIS/EuroDOCSIS 3.0 cable modem to connect to the cable
headend.
Table 11 summarizes the backhaul options available for each model.
Table 11.
Network Connections Types for the Cisco Aironet 1550 Series
Product ID
Wireless (MAP)
Ethernet
Fiber
AIR-CAP1552E-x-K9
Yes
Yes
Yes
AIR-CAP1552EU-x-K9
Yes
Yes
Yes
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Product ID
Wireless (MAP)
AIR-CAP1552C-x-K9
Yes
Ethernet
AIR-CAP1552CU-x-K9
Yes
AIR-CAP1552I-x-K9
Yes
Yes
AIR-CAP1552H-x-K9
Yes
Yes
Fiber
Cable
Yes
Yes
Yes
Other Requirements and Resources
Software Release Requirements
The 1550 Series requires the minimum software releases noted in Table 12.
Table 12.
Minimum Software Releases
Product ID
Minimum Software Release
AIR-CAP1552E-x-K9
7.0.116.0 or later
AIR-CAP1552EU-x-K9
7.3.101.0 or later
AIR-CAP1552C-x-K9
7.0.116.0 or later
AIR-CAP1552CU-x-K9
7.3.101.0 or later
AIR-CAP1552I-x-K9
7.0.116.0 or later
AIR-CAP1552H-x-K9
7.0.116.0 or later
Note:
Additional functionality is available to the access points with more recent releases. Please see the
applicable release notes for more information about features available with newer releases.
Cisco Technology Developer Program
Related solutions are available through our Cisco Technology Developer Partner Program partners. For more
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