AP64 Access Point Datasheet

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Product Overview

The Juniper AP64 Series high-performance Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) access point is a tri-band device with 2 spatial streams for transmitting and receiving data over two client-serving radios, with a third sensor radio dedicated to monitoring.

 

The Juniper® AP64 is a ruggedized and weather-resistant indoor/outdoor Wi-Fi 6E access point that ensures business continuity and operational efficiency in harsh environments. The AP64 integrates AI for AX capabilities and an omnidirectional Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) antenna to automate network operation and boost Wi-Fi performance while providing real-time network insights and asset visibility. Managed by the Juniper Mist™ cloud architecture, the outdoor AP64 is ideal for retail curbside, enterprise campus, public venue, outdoor station, and industrial environments.

While wired and wireless networks are business critical, without the right architecture they can be harder to operate given the sheer number of mobile and IoT devices—not to mention the extensive variety of hardware, operating systems, and applications currently in use. Traditional architectures—highly manual and network-centric—lack the scale, flexibility, and end-to-end visibility required to support modern mobility requirements, which adds to the burden of the IT departments that manage them.

 

Juniper AI-Native Network

The Juniper AI-Native Enterprise makes Wi-Fi predictable, reliable, and measurable, offering unprecedented visibility of the user experience through the use of unique service-level expectation (SLE) metrics. Proactive, AI-driven automation and self-healing replace time-consuming manual tasks, lowering Wi-Fi operational costs and saving substantial time and money. The AP64 is ideal for areas where you need a high-performance, 6 GHz* capable access point but don’t require advanced location-based services. All operations are managed using the Juniper Mist Cloud. The system delivers maximum network scalability and performance while also bringing DevOps agility to WLANs and location services.

 

The Juniper Mist Cloud

The Juniper Mist Cloud uses a modern microservices-based design to bring unparalleled agility, scale, and resiliency to your network. It lowers OpEx and delivers unprecedented insights into network performance, behaviors, traffic patterns, and potential trouble spots by using data science to analyze large amounts of rich metadata collected by Juniper Access Points. Juniper Mist Cloud makes it easy to add or remove new features, implement new enhancements, and deliver bug fixes almost weekly without network disruption. Services scale up or down elastically when they’re needed, eliminating the cost and complexity of monolithic hardware.

 

Juniper Access Point Family

The Juniper enterprise-grade access point family consists of:

These real-time microservices in Juniper Mist cloud manage all these access points.

Table 1 compares the supported major functions of the Juniper Wi-Fi 6E and Wi-Fi 6 access points to help in selecting the most appropriate model(s).

Table 1: Juniper Wi-Fi 6E and Wi-Fi 6 Access Points
 AP45AP34AP24AP43AP33AP12AP63AP64
DeploymentIndoorIndoorIndoorIndoorIndoorIndoor Wall Plate/ Desk MountOutdoorIndoor/Outdoor
Wi-Fi StandardWi-Fi 6E 802.11ax
(Wi-Fi 6E) 4x4:4
Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax
(Wi-Fi 6E) 2x2:2
Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax
(Wi-Fi 6E) 2x2:2
2.4/6 + 5 GHz
802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
4x4:4
802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
5 GHz:
4x4:4 2.4 GHz:
2x2:2
802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
2x2:2
802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
4x4:4
802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6E)
2x2:2
Wi-Fi RadiosDedicated fourth radio for scanningDedicated fourth radio for scanningDedicated third radio for scanningDedicated third radio for scanningDedicated third radio for scanningDedicated third radio for scanningDedicated third radio for scanningDedicated third radio for scanning
Antenna OptionsInternal/ExternalInternalInternalInternal/ExternalInternalInternalInternal/ExternalInternal
Virtual BLE
USB
IoT SensorsTemperature, AccelerometerTemperature, AccelerometerTemperature, AccelerometerHumidity, Pressure, TemperatureTemperature, AccelerometerHumidity, Pressure, TemperatureTemperature, Accelerometer
GPS/GNSS
WarrantyLimited LifetimeLimited LifetimeLimited LifetimeLimited LifetimeLimited LifetimeLimited LifetimeOne YearOne Year
Frequencies Supported2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 6 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 6 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 6 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 6 GHz

 

Services Available for the Juniper AP64

Wi-Fi Cloud Services

Juniper Mist Wi-Fi Assurance

For IT and NOC Teams

  • Predictable and Measurable Wi-Fi
  • Service-Level Expectations (SLEs) Support
  • WxLAN Policy Fabric for Role-Based Access
  • Customizable Guest Wi-Fi Portal
  • Radio Resource Management (RRM) Driven by AI

 

Marvis™ Virtual Network Assistant

For IT Helpdesk Teams

  • AI-Powered Virtual Network Assistant
  • Natural Language Processing Interface
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Client SLE Visibility and Enforcement
  • Data Science-Driven Root-Cause Analysis

 

Juniper Mist Asset Visibility

For Process and Resource Improvement Teams

  • Identification of Assets by Name and Location Visibility
  • Zonal/Room Accuracy for Third-Party Tags
  • Historical Analytics for Asset Tags
  • Telemetry for Asset Tags (temperature, motion, and other data)
  • APIs for Viewing Assets and Analytics

 

Analytics Cloud Services

Juniper Mist Premium Analytics

For Network Teams

  • Baseline Analytics Features Come Included with Wi-Fi Assurance, Mobile Engagement, and Asset Visibility Subscriptions
  • End-to-End Network Visibility
  • Orchestrated Networking and Application Performance Queries
  • Simplified Network Transparency

For Business Teams

  • Baseline Analytics Features Come Included with Wi-Fi Assurance, Mobile Engagement, and Asset Visibility Subscriptions
  • Customer Segmentation and Reporting Based on Visitor Telemetry
  • Customized Dwell and Third-Party Reporting for Traffic and Trend Analysis* (*Juniper Mist Premium Analytics service subscription is needed)
  • Correlation of Customer-Guest Traffic and Trend Analysis
  • Correlated Customer-Guest Traffic and Trend Analysis

 

Access Point Features

High-Performance Wi-Fi

The AP64 supports new bandwidth-hungry applications and moderate device densities. The AP64 is comprised of tri-band capable, dual band concurrent tri-radio 2x2 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6E) with maximum data rates of 2400 Mbps in the 6 GHz band, 1200 Mbps in the 5 GHz band, and 575 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz band. The third radio functions as a network, location, and security sensor, as well as a spectrum monitor. With 802.11ax Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA), Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO), and Basic Service Set (BSS) Coloring technologies, the AP64 delivers high-performance client connections and seamless user experiences.

 

AI for AX

The added performance and spectrum efficiency of 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) has added to the complexity of configuring and operating wireless networks. Juniper automates and optimizes AP management and performance with AI for AX capabilities. Juniper access points reduce interference due to congestion and ensure consistent service to multiple connected devices in high-density environments by optimizing BSS Coloring, improving data transmission scheduling within OFDMA and MU-MIMO, and assigning clients to the best radio to boost the overall performance of the network.

 

Greater Spectral Efficiency

OFDMA improves spectral efficiency so that an increasing density of devices can be supported on the network. Density has become an issue with the rapid growth of IoT devices, which often utilize smaller data packets than mobile devices and hence increase the burden and contention on the network.

Additionally, BSS Coloring improves the coexistence of overlapping BSSs and allows spatial reuse within a given channel by reducing packet collisions.

 

Automatic RF Optimization

Radio Resource Management automates dynamic channel and power assignment, taking Wi-Fi and external sources of interference into account with a dedicated sensor radio. The AI engine continuously monitors coverage and capacity SLE metrics to learn and optimize the RF environment. A learning algorithm uses hysteresis on a 24-hour window to conduct a sitewide rebalancing for optimal channel and power assignment.

 

Proactive Insight and Action

A dedicated, tri-band third radio collects data for Juniper’s patent-pending Proactive Analytics and Correlation Engine (PACE), which uses machine learning to analyze user experiences, correlate problems, and automatically detect their root causes. These metrics are used to monitor SLEs and provide proactive recommendations to ensure problems don’t occur (or are fixed as quickly as possible when they do). This access point also functions as a Marvis Minis client to proactively detect and mitigate network anomalies.

 

Improved IoT Battery Efficiency

By incorporating the 802.11ax target wake time (TWT) capability and Bluetooth 5.0, AP64 access points help extend the battery life of IoT devices, particularly as additional ones join the network.

 

Dynamic Debugging

The AP64 has constant monitoring services and sends alerts whenever a service behaves abnormally. Dynamic debugging relieves IT of having to worry about an AP going offline or any services running on it becoming unavailable.

 

Dynamic Packet Capture

The Juniper Mist platform automatically captures packets and streams them to the cloud when major issues are detected. This saves IT time and effort and eliminates the need for truck rolls with sniffers to reproduce and capture data for troubleshooting.

 

Marvis Virtual Conversational Assistant

Marvis is a natural language processing (NLP)-based assistant with a Conversational Interface to understand user intent and goals, simplifying troubleshooting and the collection of network insights. It uses AI and data science to proactively identify issues, determine the root causes and scope of impact, and gain insights into your network and user experiences. It eliminates the need to manually hunt through endless dashboards and CLI commands.

 

Marvis Virtual Conversational Assistant

Effortless, Cloud-Based Setup and Updates

The AP64 automatically connects to the Juniper Mist Cloud, downloads its configuration, and joins the appropriate network. Firmware updates are retrieved and installed automatically, ensuring that the network is always up to date with new features, bug fixes, and security updates.

 

Juniper Mist Premium Analytics

Juniper Mist Wi-Fi Assurance, User Engagement, and Asset Visibility services include a base analytics capability for analyzing up to 30 days of data, which enables you to simplify the process of extracting network insights across your enterprise. If you require dynamic insights like motion paths and other third-party data and would like the option of customized reports, the Juniper Mist Premium Analytics service is available as an additional subscription.

 

Screenshot of Premium Analytics user interface
Juniper Mist Cloud Architecture Diagram

Juniper Mist Edge

Juniper APs offer a flexible data plane. Juniper Mist Edge is an on-premises appliance that runs a tunnel termination service. Traffic can be broken out locally or tunneled to Juniper Mist Edge. Juniper Mist Edge use cases include: seamless mobility in large campus environments, tunneling of guest traffic to a DMZ, IoT segmentation, and teleworker services.

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Specifications

  
Wi-Fi Standard802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6E) with 6 GHz, including support for OFDMA, 1024-QAM, MU-MIMO, Target Wake Time (TWT), and Spatial Frequency Reuse (BSS Coloring). Backwards compatibility with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Combined Highest
Supported Data Rates
Tri-Band: 6 Gbps. 
2.4 GHz / 5 GHz: 1.8 Gbps, 5 GHz/ 6 GHz: 3.6 Gbps
2.4 GHz2x2:2 802.11ax up to 575 Mbps data rate
5 GHz2x2:2 802.11ax up to 1,200 Mbps data rate
6 GHz2x2:2 802.11ax up to 2,400 Mbps data rate
MIMO OperationTwo spatial stream SU-MIMO for up to 2400 Mbps wireless data rate to individual 2x2 HE160 Two spatial stream MU-MIMO for up to 2400 Mbps wireless data rate to up to two MU-MIMO capable client devices simultaneously
Dedicated Third Radio2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz tri-band WIDS/WIPS, spectrum analysis, and location analytics radio
Internal Antennas (AP64)Two 2.4 GHz omnidirectional antennas with 4 dBi peak gain
Two 5 GHz omnidirectional antennas with 6 dBi peak gain
Two 6 GHz omnidirectional antennas with 6 dBi peak gain *Subject to change
IoT RadioMulti Personality with BLE 5.3 and Omni Antenna
Beam FormingTransmit Beamforming and Maximal Ratio Combining
Power Options802.3at: Full functionality
5 GHz 2x2 + 2.4 GHz 2x2 + 1x1 scan (tri-band)
5 GHz 2x2 + 6 GHz 2x2 + 1x1 scan (tri-band)
Dimensions8.5 x 8.5 x 2.5 in (215 x 215 x 64 mm)
Weight3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)
Packaged Weight5.7 lbs (2.6 kg)
Shipping Box11.5 x 11.1 x 3.9 in (292 x 282 x 98 mm)
Operating Temperature-40° to 55° C with solar loading
-40° to 65° C without solar loading
Operating Humidity10% to 90% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing
EnclosureIP67 / NEMA 4 compliant
Operating Altitude3,048m (10,000 ft)
Trusted PlatformIncludes a TPM for infrastructure security

 

I/O and Indicators

 
IoT SensorsTemperature, Accelerometer
GPSGNSS L1 supporting GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, BeiDou, and QZSS
GNSS L5 supporting GPS, Galileo, BeiDou, and NavIC
Eth0100/1000/2500 Base-T (802.3bz); RJ45; PoE PD
ResetReset to the factory default settings
IndicatorsOne multicolor status LED
Traffic Forwarding OptionsEth0, Juniper Mist Edge

 

Mounting Brackets

 
APOUTBR-FM2Flush mount bracket (included in box)
APOUTBR-ART2Articulating mount

 

Ordering Information

 
US/FCC DomainAP64-US (Internal Antenna)
Rest of the WorldAP64-WW (Internal Antenna)

 

AP64 5 GHz Wi-Fi

AP64 Wi-Fi @ 5150 MHz

AP64 Wi-Fi @5150 MHz

AP64 Wi-Fi @ 5550 MHz

AP64 Wi-Fi @ 5550 MHz

AP64 Wi-Fi @ 5850 MHz

AP64 Wi-Fi @ 5850 MHz

AP64 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi

AP64 Wi-Fi @ 2400 MHz

AP64 Wi-Fi @ 2400 MHz

AP64 Wi-Fi @ 2450 MHz

AP64 Wi-Fi @ 2450 MHz

AP64 Wi-Fi @ 2500 MHz

AP64 Wi-Fi @ 2500 MHz

AP64 6 GHz Wi-Fi

AP64 Wi-Fi @ 5925 MHz

AP64 Wi-Fi @ 5925 MHz

AP64 Wi-Fi @ 6550 MHz

AP64 Wi-Fi @ 6550 MHz

AP64 Wi-Fi @ 7125 MHz

AP64 Wi-Fi @ 7125 MHz

AP64 802.15.4/BLE Radio

AP64 Omni BLE @ 2450 MHz

AP64 Omni BLE @ 2450 MHz

About Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks believes that connectivity is not the same as experiencing a great connection. Juniper's AI-Native Networking Platform is built from the ground up to leverage AI to deliver exceptional, highly secure, and sustainable user experiences from the edge to the data center and cloud. Additional information can be found at juniper.net or connect with Juniper on X (formerly Twitter), LinkedIn, and Facebook.

 

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