Ruckus ZoneFlex™ 2741
One of the Smartest 802.11g Outdoor Wi-Fi Access Point There Is, Delivering Range, Reliability with Adaptive Antenna Technology
No high-end wireless system or low-end consumer access point (AP) delivers all the advanced features and functionality of ZoneFlex 2741. Deployed individually, or as a system combined with indoor ZoneFlex 2741 and centrally managed by the ZoneDirector™ Smart WLAN family of controllers, it can extend with Ruckus Smart Mesh Networking Wi-Fi coverage into those hard-to-reach spaces of the Great Outdoors. It’s ideal for hotels and resorts covering pool areas, for schools and stadiums covering sports facilities, and for general enterprises covering shipping docks and other outdoor areas where Ethernet cabling is not possible. The ZF 2741 is also perfect for service providers looking to easily extend branded broadband services, offload data traffic from congested 3G networks, deploy multimedia hotspots or offer wireless DSL services where fixed line access is limited.
Integrates BeamFlex™ Smart Antenna Technology.
- Enables consistent, high performance, extended coverage and multimedia support
- Automatic RF tuning adapts to constant changes in the environment with no client configuration needed
- Results in fewer APs, more satisfied users
True Plug-and-Play Multimedia Wireless LAN (WLAN).
- Web-based wizard allows any computer user to configure it through ZoneDirector
- Secure and sophisticated WLAN can be created in minutes
- BeamFlex and Quality of Service technology deliver 20 concurrent voice calls, 100 simultaneous data users or 20 Mbps of guaranteed user throughput for over 100 meters (line of sight)
Differentiated Services with Multiple SSIDs.
- Up to eight discrete SSIDs can be configured
- Enables hot-zone operators to easily offer tiered services to different user or traffic types
- Enterprises can differentiate guest, contractor, and employee access policies or segment different traffic types.
Hardened enclosure for harsh outdoor environments.
- IP-65 water and dust proof plastic enclosure with flexible mounting options ensures that no distortion of WiFi signals is introduced
Smart HotSpot Architecture
Wireless DSL Architecture
Unlike any other outdoor AP available today, each Ruckus ZoneFlex 2741 integrates a state-of-the-art intelligent antenna array that extends signal coverage and adapts to changes in the RF environment. Sophisticated expert control software constantly steers Wi-Fi signals over the best performing paths while rejecting interference—all in real time.
This high-gain smart antenna array supports up to 100 simultaneous data users or 20 concurrent voice calls, and capable of sustaining 20 Mbps of performance over 100 meters (LOS) and up to 10 Mbps of sustained throughput up to 300 meters. Superior signal coverage reduces the number of APs required for any given area.
Simple Deployment and Configuration.
Each ZoneFlex 2942-OT comes equipped with BeamFlex, a high-gain smart antenna array designed to deliver unsurpassed density and range. This self-optimizing technology allows ZoneFlex 2942-OT to be installed without site surveys and RF planning.
Water and dust-proof plastic enclosure with flexible mounting options (pole, ceiling, wall) ensures that no distortion of Wi-Fi signals is introduced.
Ruckus ZoneFlex 2741 APs are automatically confi gured by the Ruckus ZoneDirector. A network of APs can be centrally confi gured quickly and simply through the ZoneDirector’s Web-based wizard. And with the self-optimizing Ruckus BeamFlex technology, the ZoneFlex 2741 can be installed without extensive site surveys and RF planning.
The ZoneFlex 2741 is ideally suited to help providers deliver consistent access policies and user experience across all locations using advanced tunneling or traffic redirection techniques. The ZoneFlex 2741 can be deployed and managed individually as a standalone AP using SNMP or remotely as part of a network of APs, leveraging using the TR-069 protocol supported by the Ruckus FlexMaster Smart Wi-Fi management platform. The ZoneFlex 2741 can also be deployed as part of a managed wireless LAN system using the ZoneDirector Smart WLAN controller.
Increased Flexibility, Reduced Costs.
The ZoneFlex 2741 uniquely supports Ruckus Smart Mesh Networking technology. This enables providers and enterprises to easily extend Wi-Fi services to locations where cabling Ethernet is cost prohibitive or impossible. Smart Mesh Networking is self-organizing and self-healing allowing administrators to plug ZoneFlex 2741 APs into PoE injectors, then walk away. All confi guration and management is delivered through the ZoneDirector Smart WLAN platform. Patented Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi technology provides extended range and dynamic signal controls between mesh nodes, minimizing inter-nodal hops that degrade performance. Dynamic RF routing between mesh nodes adapts ensures high reliability when the environment changes.
Automatic User Security.
Used with ZoneDirector, ZoneFlex 2741 provides first-of-its-kind automatic user security enforcement. With Ruckus Dynamic PSK™, new users simply plug their computers into the LAN, then specify a URL that directs them to a captive portal for a one-time authentication. Then, ZoneDirector automatically configures the user’s system with the designated SSID and a unique, dynamically-generated encryption key.
Business-Class Multimedia Hotzones.
The ZoneFlex 2741 lets operators build a new class of multimedia hotspots. Equipped with a dual-polarized directional antenna system, the ZoneFlex 2741 delivers stable connectivity to any Wi-Fi-enabled handheld device and flicker-free support for concurrent video streams and voice over Wi-Fi calls.
With integrated support for L2TP tunneling and WISPr traffic redirection, the ZoneFlex 2741 is ideally suited to help providers deliver consistent access policies and user experience across all locations. This may include various authentication schemes, a selection of free services, and a user interface that protects the provider’s brand name while allowing for delivery of dynamic content.
Dynamic RF Management.
An integrated smart antenna system (BeamFlex) automatically coordinates local RF management—automatically steering Wi-Fi signals toward each receiver and away from noise. Unlike omni antennas, BeamFlex does not constantly radiate in all directions thereby minimizing adjacent AP interference. The Ruckus ZoneDirector also dynamically exerts control over RF channel assignments and transmit power levels to further optimize the RF environment without manual intervention.
A patented smart antenna array integrates six high-gain vertically and horizontally-polarized antenna elements. This enables up to 4096 potential antenna combinations and up to 10dB gain, delivering unprecedented range extension, signal reliability and higher data rates.
Physical Characteristics Power
- Power over Ethernet Class 0
- 12 VDC
Physical Size 271mm (L), 172mm (W), 131.5mm (H) Weight 877g (no external mounting hardware) RF
- Adaptive antenna array that provides 4,000+ unique antenna patterns
- Maximum EIRP1
- 2.4 GHz: 26 dBm
- Physical antenna gain:
- 3dBi (2.4 and 5 GHz)
- BeamFlex SINR Tx gain2: up to 4 dB
- Interference mitigation: up to 10 dB
- Minimum Rx sensitivity3: -98 dBm
- 1 port, auto MDX, auto-sensing 10/100 Mbps, RJ-45
- Power over Ethernet (802.3af)
Mounting Options Flexible mounting kit for pole, ceiling or wall included PoE Injector Included Environmental conditions
- IP-65 rated
- Operating temperature: -20° C - 65°C ( -4°F - 149°F)
Performance and Supported Configurations Concurrent stations Up to 100 Target UDP throughput 15-20 Mbps (54 Mbps bursts) sustainable throughput for over 100 meters (line of sight) Simultaneous Vo-Fi clients up to 20 Traffic Management and Quality of Services Classes of service Voice, video, best effort and background Software queues Four per station 802.11e Supported Automatic traffic classification Automatic type of service tagging for multicast video packets Rate Limiting Supported VLAN support 802.1Q Heuristic classification Supported Tunneling/Redirection
- L2TP support
- WISPr traffic redirection (future)
- Managed by ZoneDirector
- Individually Managed
- Managed by FlexMaster
Management Configuration Web user interface, CLI (Telnet), SSH HTTP/S, SNMP statistics interface. TR-069 through FlexMaster Statistics LAN, wireless and associated stations (accessible via Web UI) Auto AP Software updates FTP or TFTP, remote auto available Wi-Fi Standards 802.11b/g Supported data rates 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 11, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps Channels
- US/Canada: 1-11
- Europe (ETSI X30): 1-13
- Japan X41: 1-13
Auto channel selection Supported RF power output
- 27 dBm for wireless-B
- 27 dBm for wireless-G
- Country-specific power settings are configurable
Transmit power control Supported BSSID up to eight Power Save Supported Wireless Security
- WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP, WPA2-AES, 802.11i
- Authentication via 802.1X with the ZoneDirector, local authentication database, support for RADIUS and ActiveDirectory
- U.S., Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan
- WEEE/RoHS compliance
Product Ordering Information ZoneFlex 2741 802.11g Outdoor Access Point Model 901-2741-XX01 Description Centrally managed 802.11g Outdoor Access Point PLEASE NOTE: When ordering you must specify the destination region in the model number by indicating -US, -EU, -UK, -UN, -AU, -CH, -JP or -IN instead of XX. Example: 901-2741-UK01
BeamFlex gains are statistical system-level effects, translated to enhanced SINR here, and based on observations over time in real-world conditions with multiple APs and many clients
Rx sensitivity varies by band, channel width, and MCS rate
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