The Juniper AP64 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.
Juniper AI-Driven Network
The Juniper® AP64 uses its industry-leading AI platform and omnidirectional Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) antenna to deliver AI for AX™ capabilities throughout your Wi-Fi environment. The high-performance AP and Mist™ AI platform automates network operation and boosts Wi-Fi performance for devices on your network in the 6 GHz (Wi-Fi 6E) band. Juniper AI solutions for 6E helps support optimized operator and user experiences with secure client-to-cloud automation, insight, and AI-driven actions.
The Juniper AI-Driven Enterprise makes Wi-Fi predictable, reliable, and measurable, offering unprecedented visibility into 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 open and programmable microservices-based Juniper Mist cloud architecture. The system delivers maximum network scalability and performance while also bringing DevOps agility to WLANs and location services.
The Juniper Mist Cloud Architecture
Our cloud-native, AI-driven microservices architecture delivers 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 Access Point Family
The Juniper enterprise-grade access point family consists of:
- AP24 and AP64 which support Wi-Fi 6E, 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6E), and BLE
- AP45 Series, AP34, and AP32 which support Wi-Fi 6E, 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6), and
- AP43, AP12, AP32, AP33, and AP63 Series, which support 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) and Bluetooth LE
These access points are all managed by the real-time microservices based in Juniper Mist cloud.
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).
|Deployment||Indoor||Indoor||Indoor||Outdoor||Indoor||Indoor||Indoor Wall Plate/Desk Mount|
|Wi-Fi Standard||Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6 ) 4x4 : 4SS||Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6 ) 2x2 : 2SS||802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6 ) 4x4 : 4SS||802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6E) 4x4 : 4SS||802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) 5GHz: 4x4 : 4SS 2.4GHz: 2x2 :2SS||Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6 ) 2x2 : 2SS 2.4/5 + 6 GHz||802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) 2x2 : 2SS|
|Wi-Fi Radios||Dedicated fourth radio||Dedicated fourth radio||Dedicated third radio||Dedicated third radio||Dedicated third radio||Dedicated third radio||Dedicated third radio|
|IoT Sensors||Temperature, Accelerometer||Temperature||Humidity, Pressure, Temperature||Temperature, Accelerometer GPS/GNSS||—||Temperature, Accelerometer||—|
|Warranty||Limited Lifetime 2.4GHz||Limited Lifetime 2.4GHz||Limited Lifetime 2.4GHz||One Year 2.4GHz||Limited Lifetime 2.4GHz||Limited Lifetime 2.4GHz||Limited Lifetime 2.4GHz|
|Frequencies Supported||5GHz 6GHz||5GHz 6GHz||5GHz||5GHz||5GHz||2.4GHz, 5GHz, 6GHz||5GHz|
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 View Location
- 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
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 6GHz band, 1200 Mbps in the 5GHz band, and 575 Mbps in the 2.4GHz 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 offers performance at unprecedented levels to support new bandwidth-hungry applications and soaring device densities.
AI for AX
With the features that 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) introduces to boost performance and efficiency, configuring and operating an access point has grown far more complex. Juniper automates and optimizes these features with AI for AX capabilities to optimize BSS Coloring, improve data transmission scheduling within OFDMA and MU-MIMO, and assign 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.
Unprecedented Insight and Action
A dedicated, dual-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 radio also functions as a synthetic test 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.
Constantly monitor services running on the A24 and send 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.
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 W-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.
Juniper Mist Edge
Juniper Mist Edge is an on-premises appliance that runs a tunnel termination service. Juniper APs offer a flexible data plane. Traffic can be broken out locally, or tunneled to Juniper Mist Edge. There are many use cases the Juniper Mist Edge solves, including seamless mobility in large campus environments, tunneling of guest traffic to a DMZ, IoT segmentation, and teleworker. Learn more about Juniper Mist Edge.
|Wi-Fi Standard||802.11ax (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|
Supported Data Rates
|Tri-Band: 6 Gbps.
2.4 GHz / 5 GHz: 1.8 Gbps, 5 GHz/ 6 GHz 3.6Gbps
|2.4GHz||2x2 : 2 802.11ax up to 575 Mbps data rate|
|5GHz||2x2 : 2 802.11ax up to 1,200 Mbps data rate|
|6 GHz||2x2 : 2 802.11ax up to 2,400 Mbps data rate|
|MIMO Operation||Two 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 Radio||2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz tri-band WIDS/WIPS, spectrum analysis, synthetic client and location analytics radio|
|Internal Antennas (AP64)||Two 2.4GHz omnidirectional antennas with 4 dBi peak gain
Two 5GHz omnidirectional antennas with 6 dBi peak gain
Two 6GHz omnidirectional antennas with 6 dBi peak gain *Subject to change
|IoT Radio||Multi Personality with BLE 5.3 and Omni Antenna|
|Beam Forming||Transmit Beamforming and Maximal Ratio Combining|
|Power Options||802.3af: Single radio, cloud connectivity only
802.3at: Full functionality
|Dimensions||230mm x 230mm x 50mm|
|Shipping Box||289mm x 268mm x 191mm|
|Operating Temperature||Internal antenna: 0° to 40° C External antenna: -20° to 50° C|
|Operating Humidity||10% to 90% maximum relative humidity, non- condensing|
|Operating Altitude||3,048m (10,000 ft)|
|Trusted Platform Module (TPM)||Includes a TPM for infrastructure security|
I/O and Indicators
|IoT Sensors||Temperature, Accelerometer|
|USB||USB 2.0 support interface, 900 mA output|
|Eth0||100/1000/2500 Base-T (802.3bz); RJ45; PoE PD|
|Reset||Reset to the factory default settings|
|Indicators||One multicolor status LED|
|Traffic Forwarding Options||Eth0, Juniper Mist Edge|
|APBR-ADP-M16||16mm threaded rod (M16-2)|
|APBR-ADP-T58||3⁄8” Threaded Rod|
|APBR-ADP-CR9||9⁄16” T-Rail, Channel Rail|
|APBR-ADP-T12||1/2” threaded rod|
|US/FCC Domain||AP64-US (Internal Antenna)|
|Rest of the World||AP64-WW (Internal Antenna)|
AP64 Dual Band Radio 2.4GHz Wi-Fi Antenna Plots
AP64 Dual Band Radio 5GHz Wi-Fi Antenna Plots
AP64 6GHz Wi-Fi Antenna Plots
AP 802.15.4/BLE Radio
About Juniper Networks
At Juniper Networks, we are dedicated to dramatically simplifying network operations and driving superior experiences for end users. Our solutions deliver industry-leading insight, automation, security and AI to drive real business results. We believe that powering connections will bring us closer together while empowering us all to solve the world’s greatest challenges of well-being, sustainability and equality.
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