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Ruckus R500 Mid-Range 802.11ac Wifi Access Point, 901-R500-US00


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Ruckus Wireless ZoneFlex R500 mid-range 2x2:2 802.11ac Smart Wi-Fi access points (AP).

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    Editor's Note

    The R500 is perfect for smaller venues that want the speed of 802.11ac but do not need the additional benefits of the higher end access points like the R600/R700, like 3x3:3 MIMO. The R500 and all Ruckus access points for that matter, are unique in the fact that they bring intelligence to the AP. By this I mean that Ruckus focuses not only on control/management software but on innovating how wifi works by making the access points smarter.

    There are a couple of things that make these APs smarter but from an AP perspective BeamFlex is the main attraction. BeamFlex is comprised of an antenna array and firmware that allow the access point to dynamically focus wifi signal to the clients that are connecting to it creating a stronger signal allowing for greater coverage and better connectivity. You can find out more about BeamFlex here.

    The other thing we like about the R500 is that it can operate on its own or with a Ruckus ZoneDirector wifi controller giving you the flexibility to choose your deployment. The best part is that no firmware changes need to happen if changing between the two modes so you can pick and choose on the fly!

    Ruckus Wireless ZoneFlex R500 Indoor Wi-Fi Access Points

    Deliver High-performing Wireless Connectivity in the Enterprise

    Mission-critical business applications continue to go mobile in virtually every industry, from hotels and resorts to retail stores and campuses to small remote and branch offices. And in every environment, high performance and reliability are more essential than ever.

    Ruckus Wireless’ ZoneFlex R500 mid-range 2x2:2 802.11ac Smart Wi-Fi access points (AP) fit the bill at a highly competitive price point. Patented adaptive antenna technology combines with automatic interference mitigation to deliver predictable performance across extended ranges. The solution delivers up to 4dB of BeamFlex gain in addition to physical antenna gain and up to 10dB of interference mitigation.

    Designed to excel in diverse enterprise environments, the R500 AP features:

    • Two-stream MIMO 2x2:2
    • Coverage and range extended up to 2x
    • Concurrent dual-band (5GHz/2.4GHz) support
    • User throughput of 867 Mbps (5 GHz) and 300 Mbps (2.4 GHz)
    • Up to 4dB of signal-to-interference and noise (SINR) improvement   
    • Support for up to 500 clients
    • Innovative channel selection improves capacity by up to 50% versus competing background scanning approaches
    • Dual polarized adaptive antennas with 64 patterns per radio
    • Concurrent support for data, VoIP, IPTV
    • Supports isochronous, multicast IP video streaming
    • Four queues per client station
    • Supports for multiple BSSIDs with QoS and security
    • Support for WPA-PSK (AES), 802.1X
    • Zero-IT and Dynamic PSK
    • Captive portal and guest accounts
    • RADIUS and Active Directory support


     Note: Ruckus APs do not come with power supplies so you will either need a POE injector, an optional power supply or a POE switch.

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    • Making Simply Better Wireless: Ruckus BeamFlex Explained
      How and Why Ruckus BeamFlex Technology Works to Improve Range,...

    Making Simply Better Wireless: Ruckus BeamFlex Explained


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