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Cisco’s new 2800 and 3800 Series 802.11ac Wave 2 access points offer unprecedented enterprise mobile networking performance.

Oberon, a Cisco Solution Partner, is the leading manufacturer of mounting solutions and enclosures for Cisco access points.

Cisco’s latest access point deployment guide recommends use of Oberon recess ceiling mounts for the new 2800 and 3800 Series access points.

Oberon’s new 1040 Series recess mounts are designed to recess the access point partially into the ceiling, much like recessed lighting, exposing only the antenna face of the access point. This provides a secure, aesthetic, and professional installation, versus clipping the access point to the ceiling grid. Model 1040 Series styles are available for most types of ceiling, including suspended (drop) grid ceilings, cloud ceilings, hard (gyp-board) ceilings, new construction, and existing construction.

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Oberon’s Model 1040-CCOAP3800 is an economical, yet professional recess installation kit for the Cisco 2800 and 3800 Series access points. The 1040 consists of a tile bridge (to support the access point), an AP bracket, and AP-specific trim.

The Model 1044 is similar recess ceiling mount, but has a solid back-box for healthcare environments where there is a concern about lifting ceiling tiles or where there is a concern for maintain the integrity of a fire rated ceiling system. The 1044-CCOAP3800-F Series has a larger front-attached trim. With the 1044 "-F" Series, once the back-box is installed, the trim piece with access point can be attached to the back-box from the front rather than tightened in from the rear of the back-box. This will simplify access point swap out and maintenance in a hospital environment with ICRA procedures. For hospital environments, please specify the front-attach (“-F”) trim.