R720 Indoor Access Point

Indoor 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi Access Point with Multi-gigabit Backhaul for Ultra-Dense Device Environments

With hundreds of devices and nonstop wireless interference, busy indoor environments can make challenging Wi-Fi deployments. Step up to blazing fast, reliable connectivity in the densest indoor spaces with the Ruckus R720 access point.

The R720 is our highest-capacity four-stream 802.11ac Wave 2 AP. With four streams of MU-MIMO connectivity, it can simultaneously transmit to multiple Wave 2 clients in the widest available channels, drastically improving RF efficiency. And with support for multi-gigabit 2.5 GbE, you can more than double your backhaul capacity without having to add switch ports or run new Ethernet cabling.

Give your users a consistently great wireless experience with the best enterprise Wi-Fi in the business.

Multi-Gigabit Backhaul
Liberate the multi-gigabit power of Wave 2 Wi-Fi by using built-in 2.5GbE (802.3bz) backhaul to connect to multi-gigabit switches.
Stunning Wi-Fi Performance
Provide a great user experience no matter how challenging the environment with BeamFlex+ adaptive antenna technology and a library of 4K+ directional antenna patterns.
Serve More Devices
Connect more devices simultaneously with four MU-MIMO spatial streams and concurrent dual-band 2.4/5GHz radios while enhancing non-Wave 2 device performance.
Multiple Management Options
Manage the R720 from the cloud, or with on-premises physical/virtual appliances.
Get Optimal Throughput
ChannelFly dynamic channel technology uses machine learning to automatically find the least congested channels. You always get the highest throughput the band can support.
Better Mesh Networking
Reduce expensive cabling, and complex mesh configurations by checking a box with SmartMesh wireless meshing technology to dynamically create self-forming, self-healing mesh networks.
Expandable Capabilities
Augment AP capabilities through the onboard USB 2.0 port to provide additional technologies like BLE.
More Than Wi-Fi
Enhance your network with Cloudpath security and management software, SPoT real-time Wi-Fi location engine and analytics software, and SCI network analytics.

Overview

  • Description
    4x4:4ss 802.11ac Wave 2 access point with 2.5Gbps backhaul
  • Maximum PHY Rate
    1733 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi Technology
    • 802.11ac Wave 2 (5GHz)
    • 802.11n (2.4GHz)
  • Concurrent Users
    512
  • Radio Chains:Streams
    4x4:4ss
  • BeamFlex Gains
    6dB
  • Max. Interference Mitigation
    15dB
  • PD-MRC
    Yes
  • Rx Sensitivity
    -104dBm
  • ChannelFly
    Yes
  • Smart Meshing
    Yes
  • USB
    Yes
  • Ethernet Ports
    • 1 – 2.5GbE
    • 1 – 1GbE

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Standards
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Supported Rates
  • 802.11ax: 4 to 4800 Mbps
  • 802.11ac: 6.5 to 3467 Mbps
  • 802.11n: 6.5 to 600 Mbps
  • 802.11a/g: 6 to 54 Mbps
  • 802.11b: 1 to 11 Mbps
Supported Channels
  • 2.4GHz: 1-13
  • 5GHz: 36-64, 100-144, 149-165
MIMO
8x8 MU-MIMO*
Spatial Streams
8 SU-MIMO
Channelization
20, 40, 80, 160/80+80 MHz
Security
  • WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP, WPA2 AES, 802.11i, Dynamic PSK
  • WIPS/WIDS
Other Wi-Fi Features
WMM, Power Save, TxBF, LDPC, STBC, 802.11r/k/v

RF

Antenna Type
  • 2.4GHz Antenna
  • Omni: 2 Antennas
  • BeamFlex+ Adaptive: 2 Antennas
  • Polarization: 3 Vertical & 1 Horizontal
  • 5GHz Antennas
  • Omni: 4 Antennas
  • BeamFlex+ adaptive: 4 Antennas
  • Polarization: 6 Vertical & 2 Horizontal
Antenna Gain (Max)
  • 2.4GHz: xdBm
  • 5GHz: 3 dBi
Peak Transmit Power (Aggregate across MIMO chains)
  • 5G 8x8 mode:
  • 2.4GHz: 25 dBm, 5GHz: 29 dBm
  • 5G 4x4 mode
  • 2.4GHz: 26 dBm, 5GHz: 28 dBm
Minimum Receive Sensitivity*
  • 2.4GHz: -103 dBm
  • 5GHz: -101 dBm
Frequency Bands
  • 2.4 - 2.484 GHz
  • 5.17 - 5.33 GHZ
  • 5.49 - 5.71 GHz
  • 5.735 - 5.835 GHz
Notes
* Rx sensitivity varies by band, channel width and MCX rate.

Performance & Capacity

Peak PHY Rates
  • 2.4GHz: 1148 Mbps (11ax)
  • 5GHz: 4800 Mbps (11ax)
Client Capacity
Up to 1024 clients per AP
SSID
Up to 16 per Radio

Ruckus Radio Management

Antenna Optimization
  • BeamFlex+
  • Polarization Diversity with Maximal Ratio Combining (PD-MRC)
Wi-Fi Channel Management
ChannelFly
Client Density Management
  • Adaptive Band Balancing
  • Client Load Balancing
  • Airtime Fairness
  • Airtime-based WLAN Prioritization
Queuing & Scheduling
SmartCast
Mobility
SmartRoam
Diagnostic Tools
  • Spectrum Analysis
  • SpeedFlex
Higt Density Deployments (RF Innovations)
  • Per-Packet Adaptive Power
  • Adaptive Wi-Fi Cell Size
  • Transient Client Management
  • Air-Time Decongestion

Networking

Controller Platform Support
  • SmartZone
  • ZoneDirector
  • Standalone
Mesh
  • SmartMesh™ wireless meshing technology
  • Self-healing Mesh
IP
IPv4, IPv6
VLAN
  • 802.1Q (16 BSSIDs / radio)
  • VLAN Pooling
  • Port-based, Dynamic, per user based on Radius
802.1x
Wired & wireless Authenticator & Supplicant
Tunnel
RuckusGRE, soft-GRE
Policy Management Tools
  • Application Visibility and Control
  • Access Control Lists
  • Device Fingerprinting

Other Radio Technologies

IoT
BLE, Zigbee (Validation in Progress)
LTE
OpenG/ CBRS (Validation in progress)

Physical Interfaces

Ethernet
  • 1x 1/2.5/5 Gbps port, RJ-45
  • 1x 10/100/1000 Mbps port, RJ-45
USB
1 USB 2.0 port, Type A

Physical Characteristics

Physical Size
  • 22.19 x 24.96 x 5.8 cm
  • 8.74 x 9.83 x 2.28 in.
Weight
1.6 kg, 3.52 lbs
Mounting
  • Wall, Acoustic ceiling, Desk
  • Secure bracket (sold separately)
Physical Security
  • Hidden latching mechanism
  • Kensington lock
  • T-bar Torx
  • Bracket (902-0120-0000) Torx screw & padlock (sold
  • separately)
Operating Temperature
14 F (-10 C) to 40 C 104 F (40 C)
Operating Humidity
Up to 95%, non-condensing

Power

802.3af
TBD
802.3at
TBD
802.3bt/PoH/UPoE, Injector, 48VDC
TBD

Certifications & Compliance

Wi-Fi Alliance
  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ a, b, g, n, ac
  • Passpoint®
  • Vantage
Standards Compliance*
  • EN 60950-1 Safety
  • EN 60601-1-2 Medical
Notes
* For current certification status, please see price list

Multi-gigabit Technology

General Networking Technologies

What it means:

Multi-gigabit technology and specifically the IEEE 802.3bz standard, formally introduced as 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T in 2016. IEEE 802.3bz is a standard for Ethernet over twisted pair copper wire at speeds of 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps.

Why you should care:

Gigabit connections have served us well for many years, delivering fast low-latency data to laptops, smartphones and other devices. However, the latest generation of APs can overwhelm a 1 GbE connection so that the wired network becomes a performance bottleneck. Multi-gigabit technology, which operate above 1 Gbps supports new data rates of 2.5 and 5 Gbps, while still leveraging commonly deployed Cat 5e (for 2.5 Gbps) or Cat 6 (for 5 Gbps) cabling. Thus, enterprises can maximize the performance of their Wi-Fi networks in the most cost-effective, least-disruptive manner. The Ruckus ICX Z-series switches and the Ruckus R720 access point support multi-gigabit technology / 802.3bz to help organizations maximize their Wi-Fi network performance.