Ruckus offers high speed Wi-Fi with 802.11ac Wave 2 AP

Ruckus Wireless has unveiled its Wi-Fi access point (AP) called Ruckus ZoneFlex R7 10 AP.

The company said Ruckus ZoneFlex R7 10 AP is based on Wave 2 features of the 802.11ac standard that extends Wi-Fi to enable multi gigabit Wi-Fi performance and unprecedented capacity.

The new ZoneFlex R7 10 uses a capability called multi-user multiple input/multiple output (MU-MIMO) which allows the simultaneous transmission of multiple client streams to different devices over the same frequency.

This will enable users to double the density of mobile devices on versus Wave 1 and aggregate data rates of over 2Gbps.

The City of San Jose has already deployed ZoneFlex R7 10 and the company officials have already seen performance improvements over the R710s, reaching 445Mbps on two-stream capable laptops, and 200Mbps on single-stream smartphones.

The new AP also incorporate Ruckus’s BeamFlex+ technology to boost network performance and range, as well as a USB port to accommodate Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons and other internet of things (IoT) devices.

Ruckus ZoneFlex R710

With BeamFlex+, the ZoneFlex R710 offers a significant increase in performance and range and delivers up to 5dB of signal gain and aggregate data rates of over two gigabits per second (Gbps), 1,733 Mbps (@ 5 GHz) and 800 Mbps (@ 2.4 GHz).

Company officials said the ZoneFlex R7 10 is equipped with dual gigabit Ethernet ports and has the ability to support spatial multiplexing, adaptive antenna switching and transmit beamforming.

The ZoneFlex R7 10 indoor access point has an MSRP of $1,295 and will be available in this quarter through authorized Ruckus BiG DOG resellers worldwide.

Last month, Ruckus Wireless launched Ruckus ZoneFlex H500 2×2:2 dual-band (2.4 and 5 GHz) 802.11ac indoor wall switch access point (AP) to deliver high-speed 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

Shilpa Khatri
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