New APs needed. Advice?

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We are adding a new location to our existing network, Currently we have a few dozen AP 121 POE devices throughout our system, and I am trying to decide if we want to purchase a few more of these or try something different. We expect this new location to be more heavily invested in wireless activities and I'd like to get an AP geared towards that but want to avoid any hassle of troubleshooting different types of APs, especially during firmware updates etc. Does anyone have experience or advice to share on this? tl;dr Looking for something that plays nice with a mostly AP 121 network, multiple SSIDs, interested in slightly higher capacity in terms of both clients and bandwidth. 

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You should look at the AP130, AP230, and AP250 as these are all 802.11ac APs. The AP230 would be the one I would recommend at this time. The AP250 is brand new, and I haven't used it yet. I have my demo units coming soon.

The AP130 is more of the direct 11ac replacement for the AP121 as it is also a 2x2:2. But the AP230 is 3x3:3. I have no experience with the AP130 as we order the AP230 in place of the AP121.

You don't have to worry about different firmwares if you stay on the golden release track. They will all use the same version number. HM handles that seamlessly anyway.