Cisco Catalyst IW6300 Heavy Duty Series Access Points

Purpose-built wireless access points for hazardous locations

Increase plant productivity and worker safety measures as you digitize your operations with the Cisco Catalyst IW6300 Heavy Duty Series Access Points. These mesh access points feature a Class I Division 2 enclosure and simplified management that can lead to increased cost savings. They are designed to bring resilient Wi-Fi mesh that's scalable and secure to hazardous environments.

The End-of-Sale and End-of-Life for this product has been announced. The Catalyst IW9167E-HZ Heavy Duty Access Point is the replacement recommendation.

View Catalyst IW9167E-HZ     Read EoS and EoL announcement

Features and benefits

Engineered for hazardous environments

Building on over 10 years of successful hazardous location wireless deployments, Cisco's newest heavy-duty access points are purpose-built to deliver reliable connectivity to our customers' most challenging Class I Division 2 environments.

Intelligence beyond boundaries

Cisco's intent-based networking, together with the Cisco Catalyst IW6300 Heavy Duty Series Access Points, extend policy and visibility from the enterprise to the IoT edge, which streamlines IT and OT network management and helps reduce costs. Use Cisco IOx container support to host IoT applications at the edge for faster decision making.

Expanded use cases

Expand use cases using partner IoT gateways for WirelessHART and ISA.100, which easily attach to the Catalyst IW6300 wireless access point while still being fully HazLoc certified as a single solution.

Deployment almost anywhere

While they're designed for the most extreme temperatures and environments and include IP67 waterproof and dust resistance, they're still our lightest and most compact hazardous-location access points yet.

Secure connectivity and flexibility

These mesh access points deliver certified, dependable 802.11ac Wave 2 with WPA3 wireless encryption, three PoE ports, and one SFP port.

Wireless without the worries

Cisco DNA Assurance works with the Cisco Catalyst IW6300 Heavy Duty Series Access Points to proactively and predictively resolve network issues.

Securely connect harsh environments and remote locations at the IoT Edge

The Cisco IoT portfolio transforms the IoT Edge with intent-based networking that's flexible, secure and scalable.

Use cases

Wireless mesh backhaul for sensor networks

Connect sensors and IoT devices to your network to provide real-time analytics and to optimize operations.

People and asset tracking

Track movement of equipment, people, and vehicles to reduce costs and increase safety.

Worker safety

Connect sensors and more to detect and monitor leaks around tanks, valves, and pipes, while monitoring locations of employees.

Mobile workforce

Provide secure, reliable Wi-Fi communications link in-plant to access real-time data.

Maintaining reliable and secure wireless networks in hazardous process control environments is a significant challenge. A challenge we are better equipped to meet with the new Cisco Catalyst IW6300 Heavy Duty Series Access Points – integrated with Emerson’s Next-Generation WirelessHART Gateway – enabling us to leverage sensor data from our customers’ critical assets to eliminate blind spots, and improve productivity and safety of our customers’ operations.

Bob Karschnia VP/GM, Emerson

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