The definitive guide to APs vs AMs in AOS 6.0 and later
1. When does a customer need AMs?
AMs are required for 4.9 GHz scanning, in between channel scanning in 5 GHz and off channel wireless rogue containment. You need AMs if your customer will be testing containment during the bakeoff.
2. Are AMs required for PCI compliance?
No. PCI compliance does not require 4.9 GHz scanning, in between channel scanning or off channel wireless rogue containment. Hybrid APs provide significantly more wireless scanning coverage than required by PCI.
Please find the attached WIPs guide for the table on how AP's and AM's work