One of the most affordable and scalable high-end Smart WLAN controller in its class
The ZoneDirector 5000 (ZD5000) is one of the industry’s first controller-based system that can be flexibly deployed either in-line, or out of the data path, supporting up to 20,000 clients, 1,000 access points (APs) and 2048 wireless LANs (WLANs) within a single, easy-to-use platform.
With 6x the processing power and twice the capacity and redundancy of previous ZoneDirectors, the ZD5000 is perfect for large-scale wireless environments such as hotels, schools, hospitals and managed service environments. With a lifetime warranty, the ZD5000 is one of the first Smart WLAN platform to combine power, simplicity and scalability into a single, affordable system.
Highly resilient with dual/hot-swappable AC/DC power supplies and fans, the ZD5000 integrates the same ZoneFlex Smart/OS software as other ZoneDirector platforms, supporting advanced features such as meshing, hot spot authentication, guest networking and dynamic Wi-Fi security at no additional cost.
Supports up to 1,000 APs, 20,000 clients, 2048 WLANs per device
Distributed forwarding architecture maximizes data throughput by eliminating the need to send all traffic through the controller
512 APs groups, 2048 WLAN groupings
Automatic smart redundancy for high availability
Dual, hot-swappable AC or DC power supplies
Centralized or distributed deployment
Two 1 Gbps ports for full redundancy
Advanced Feature Set
Smart meshing support
Simple and elegant guest networking and captive portal
Hot spot authentication (WISPr support)
AP and WLAN groupings streamlines operation of a large number of small-sized networks from a single controller
Integrated DHCP server
Dynamic VLAN assignment
Dynamic Pre-Shared Key generation and Zero-IT administration of clients
Integrated wireless performance test tool (SpeedFlex) measures WI-Fi throughput of clients, APs and mesh links
Users access policies provide rich WLAN control
Traffic thresholds for users on a specific SSID to ensure fairness
Robust authentication support (802.1X, captive portal, Active Directory, RADIUS, local database, WISPr)
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