ZoneFlex R600

Indoor 802.11ac Wi-Fi access point for medium density venues

The Ruckus ZoneFlex R600 delivers high-performance and reliable 802.11ac wireless networking at a competitive price point for medium density venues such as in K-12 or education.

The ZoneFlex R600 combines patented adaptive antenna technology and automatic interference mitigation to deliver consistent, predictable performance at extended ranges with up to an additional 6dB of BeamFlex gain on top of the physical antenna gain and up to 15dB of interference mitigation.

The R600 is ideal for wireless networks servicing mobile devices with dual-polarized antennas that adapt in real time to maximize performance for the mobile enterprise.

A sleek and low-profile design, the ZoneFlex R600 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, and schools.

Full functionality under standard PoE - no need for costly switch upgrades.

High Performance and Cost Effective
Three-stream MIMO 3x3:3
Concurrent dual-band (5GHz/2.4GHz) support
1300 Mbps (5 GHz) and 450 Mbps (2.4 GHz) of user throughput
Up to 6dB of signal-to-interference and noise (SINR) improvement and up to 15dB of interference mitigation
Capable of supporting over 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
Dual polarized adaptive antennas with 512 antenna patterns per band 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
    1,300 Mbps (5GHz)
    450 Mbps (2.4GHz)
  • Wi-Fi technology
    802.11ac (5GHz)
    802.11n (2.4GHz)
  • Concurrent users
    512
  • Radio chains:streams
    3x3:3
  • BeamFlex gains
    6dB
  • Max. interference mitigation
    15dB
  • PD-MRC
    Yes
  • Rx sensitivity
    -100dBm
  • ChannelFly
    Yes
  • Smart meshing
    Yes
  • USB
    No
  • Ethernet ports
    2

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.

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.