ZoneFlex H500

Wall-mounted 802.11ac access point and wired switch

The ZoneFlex™ H500 is a dual-band dual-concurrent 802.11ac wall mounted wired switch and wireless wall access point in one form factor. The ZoneFlex H500 features integrated 2.4GHz and 5GHZ concurrent radios, five wired Ethernet ports, PoE ouput, and a passthrough feature for devices such as digital phones that require native access to a PBX system. Designed with hotels and multi-dwelling units in mind, the ZoneFlex H500 is easy to mount to an electrical junction box and has a sleek and low-profile form factor.

Superior, Fast Wi-Fi Connectivity
802.11ac 2X2:2 stream dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz concurrent connectivity with BeamFlex+ for next generation mobile devices
In-room device provides integrated Wi-Fi AP and Ethernet wall switch for a wide range of devices and applications
Multiple SSIDs, port-based VLANs support, concurrent IP-based services such as VoIP, IPTV, high-speed Internet access and in-room device connectivity
Robust authentication options include: 802.1x, MAC-based, captive portal, LDAP, RADIUS, Active Directory and authentication through an internal user database
Easy to Configure and Deploy
Installs into any standard network wall jack
Gigabit Ethernet uplink with PoE input (802.3af/at)
Requires a single POE cable drop, reducing cabling, switch ports and power sourcing equipment
Provides POE out to power devices such as IP-based VoIP phones eliminating the need for more power cords that clutter the environment
Passthrough feature allows native connectivity for existing digital phones
Can be deployed in standalone mode or centrally managed by the Ruckus vSCG, SmartZone, ZoneDirector or Ruckus FlexMaster systems
Perfect for hotel guest rooms and dormitories
Sleek, inconspicuous compact form factor for best aesthetics
Front port access eliminates unsightly cabling and disruptive furniture placement
  • Description
    Dual-band Universal wall mounted 5 port Gigabit Wi-Fi switch
  • Maximum PHY rate
    867 Mbps (5GHz)
    300 Mbps (2.4GHz)
  • Wi-Fi technology
    802.11ac (2.4/5GHz)
  • Concurrent users
    100
  • Radio chains:streams
    2x2:2
  • BeamFlex gains
    2dB
  • Max. interference mitigation
    5dB
  • PD-MRC
    Yes
  • Rx sensitivity
    -99dBm
  • ChannelFly
    Yes
  • Smart meshing
    Yes
  • USB
    Yes
  • Ethernet ports
    5

Dynamic Pre-shared Key (DPSK)

Security and Onboarding

What it means:

Dynamic Pre-Shared Key (DPSK) is a Ruckus developed technology that provides secure access and simplicity by providing each device or user with a unique PSK credential. Traditional Pre-shared keys (PSK) are shared by all users on a WLAN, giving it inherent vulnerabilities. If the passphrase is compromised, traffic for the entire WLAN is subject to eavesdropping and decryption by any passive observer. Further, to maintain security, all devices on the WLAN will need to be re-provisioned—this is true for all forms of passphrase compromise, including intentional or unintentional sharing, cracking, or device theft. DPSK is a Ruckus extension to the standard by which each and every associated device is issued its own unique passphrase, which is used for authentication and to create encryption keys. By provisioning each device uniquely, you get the benefits of per-device or per-user credentials found in 802.1X, but you maintain the usability and network simplicity benefits of PSK. Credentials can be created and revoked individually, and controlled with expiration intervals. Each DPSK can also be tied to a unique role or policy (even on a single WLAN), such as VLAN, ACLs, rate limits, and more.

Why you should care:

DPSK strengthens the security of the wireless network by vastly reducing the attack footprint of PSKs. It also reduces IT overhead, adds policy flexibility, and improves administrator visibility and control.