Zoneflex R610

Indoor 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi access point for medium density venues

The R610 delivers blazing performance, with data rates up to 1900 Mbps and the density-handling ability to match. Patented BeamFlex+ technology rejects interference and improves signal quality for any device, anywhere. Included MU-MIMO technology maximizes network efficiency, reducing bottlenecks and enhancing user experience.

The R610 is a great fit for deployments in high-density environments in which dozens of clients need guaranteed high throughput. K-12 schools offering online digital learning with 30+ kids per classroom and university lecture halls serving concurrent HD video streams to hundreds of student devices are perfect use cases for the R610.

The R610 can be used with any Ruckus control and management platform— appliance, virtual or cloud-managed. That means that as your business needs change, your architecture—and your APs—can change with you.

Mid-range high performance with superior network efficiency
Three-stream MU-MIMO 3x3:3 for simultaneous downlink transmissions to multiple Wave 2 client devices
Concurrent dual-band (5GHz/2.4GHz) support
1300 Mbps (5 GHz) and 600 Mbps (2.4 GHz) of user data rate
Up to 4dB of signal-to-interference and noise (SINR) improvement and up to 10dB of interference mitigation
Capable of supporting up to 512 clients per access point
Novel channel selection approach delivering up to 50 percent capacity gain over alternative background scanning approaches
Capability to support 80+80/160 MHz channels for higher bandwidth
USB port to support BLE
Consistent and predictable performance
Adaptive antenna technology optimizes Wi-Fi performance in most environments
Automatic interference mitigation, optimized for high-density environments
Dual-polarized adaptive antennas with up to 1024 antenna patterns per access point for ultra-reliability
  • Description
    Mid-range 802.11ac Wave 2 dual-concurrent AP with MU-MIMO and BeamFlex+
  • Maximum PHY rate
    1,300 Mbps (5GHz)
    600 Mbps (2.4GHz)
  • Wi-Fi technology
    802.11ac Wave 2 (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
    Yes
  • 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.