ZoneFlex R500

High Performance Smart Wi-Fi Access Point with Adaptive Antenna Technology

The Ruckus ZoneFlex R500 delivers high-performance and reliable 802.11ac wireless networking at a competitive price point.

Unlike any other 802.11ac wireless solution in its class, the ZoneFlex R500 combines patented adaptive antenna technology and automatic interference mitigation to deliver consistent, predictable performance at extended ranges with up to an additional 4dB of BeamFlex gain on top of the physical antenna gain and up to 10dB of interference mitigation.

A sleek and low-profile design, the ZoneFlex R500 was purposebuilt for enterprises requiring reliable high speed client connectivity. It is ideal for a variety of medium density enterprise and hotspot environments including SMBs, hotels, retail outlets, and branch offices.

Independent Wi-Fi testing

High Performance and Cost Effective
Two-stream MIMO 2x2:2
Concurrent dual-band (5GHz/2.4GHz) support
867 Mbps (5 GHz) and 300 Mbps (2.4 GHz) of user throughput
Up to 4dB of signal-to-interference and noise (SINR) improvement and up to 10dB of interference mitigation
Capable of supporting up to 500 clients
Novel channel selection approach delivering up to 50 percent capacity gain over alternative background scanning approaches
Adaptive antennas and Automatic interference mitigation
Up to 2 times extended range and coverage
Automatic interference mitigation, optimized for high-density environments
Mobile device ready: dual polarized adaptive antennas with 64 antenna patterns per radio for ultra-reliability
Concurrent support for HD IPTV, VoIP and data
Support for isochronous, multicast IP video streaming
Four queues per client station
Differentiated services with multiple SSIDs
Support for multiple BSSIDs with unique QoS and security policies
WPA-PSK (AES), 802.1X support
Zero-IT and Dynamic PSK
Captive portal and guest accounts
RADIUS and Active Directory support
  • Description
    Mid-range 802.11ac AP with BeamFlex+
  • Maximum PHY rate
    867 Mbps (5GHz) 300 Mbps (2.4GHz)
  • Wi-Fi technology
    802.11ac (5GHz) 802.11n (2.4GHz)
  • Concurrent users
  • Radio chains:streams
  • BeamFlex gains
  • Max. interference mitigation
  • PD-MRC
  • Rx sensitivity
  • ChannelFly
  • Smart meshing
  • USB
  • Ethernet ports

BeamFlex Adaptive Antenna Technology

Performance Optimization

What it means:

Smart, compact adaptive antenna systems containing multiple elements that electrically manipulate antenna properties so as to create optimal antenna patterns for each device with which they communicate.

Why you should care:

Traditional wireless antennas are either “omnidirectional” (radiating signals in all directions) or “directional” (radiating signals in one direction). Ruckus BeamFlex Adaptive Antenna Technology takes a more adaptable approach. BeamFlex technology enables the antenna system within a Ruckus AP to continually sense and optimize for its environment.

This antenna system mitigates radio interference, noise and network performance issues, and improves application flows. The results:

  • Increased performance and range
  • Crystal clear video and voice communications
  • Maximized power efficiency

BeamFlex+ is an enhancement to Ruckus BeamFlex adaptive antenna technology by providing adaptive support to mobile devices. BeamFlex+ enables antennas to adapt to client device orientation in addition to client device location.