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
Supported Rates
  • 802.11ac: 6.5 to 1,733Mbps (MCS0 to MCS9,
  • NSS = 1 to 4 for VHT20/40/80, NSS = 1 to 2 for VHT160)
  • 802.11n: 6.5 Mbps to 600Mbps (MCS0 to MCS31)
  • 802.11a/g: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6Mbps
  • 802.11b: 11, 5.5, 2 and 1 Mbps
Supported Channels
  • 2.4GHz: 1-13
  • 5GHz: 36-64, 100-144, 149-165
MIMO
  • 4x4 SU-MIMO
  • 4x4 MU-MIMO
Spatial Streams
4 for both SU-MIMO & MU-MIMO
Channelization
20, 40, 80, 160/80+80MHz
Security
  • WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP, WPA2 AES, 802.11i, Dynamic PSK
  • WIPS/WIDS
Other Wi-Fi Features
  • WMM, Power Save, Tx Beamforming, LDPC, STBC, 802.11r/k/v
  • Hotspot
  • Hotspot 2.0
  • Captive Portal
  • WISPr

RF

Antenna Type
  • BeamFlex+ adaptive antennas with polarization diversity
  • Adaptive antenna that provides up to 4,000+ unique antenna patterns per band
Antenna Gain (Max)
3dBi (2.4 and 5GHz)
Peak Transmit Power (Aggregate across MIMO chains)
28dBm for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz
Frequency Bands
  • ISM 2.4-2.484GHz
  • U-NII-1 5.15-5.25GHz
  • U-NII-2A 5.25-5.35GHz
  • U-NII-2C 5.47-5.725GHz
  • U-NII-3 5.725-5.85GHz

2.4GHz Receive Sensitivity

MCS0 HT20
-96
MCS7 HT20
-77
MCS0 HT40
-93
MCS7 HT40
-76
MCS0 VHT20
-96
MCS7 VHT20
-75
MCS0 VHT40
-93
MCS7 VHT40
-75

5GHz Recieve Sensitivity

MCS0 VHT20
-96
MCS7 VHT20
-75
MCS8 VHT20
-74
MCS0 VHT40
-94
MCS7 VHT40
-76
MCS8 VHT40
-66
MCS9 VHT40
-72
MCS0 VHT80
-90
MCS7 VHT80
-70
MCS9 VHT80
-68
MCS9 VHT80
-66

2.4GHz Tx Power Target

MCS0 HT20
22
MCS7 HT20
19

5GHz Tx Power Target

VHT20
20
MCS0, VHT40
22
MCS7, VHT40, VHT80
19
MCS9, VHT40, VHT80
17

Performance & Capacity

Peak PHY Rates
  • 2.4GHz: 600 Mbps
  • 5GHz: 1733 Mbps
Client Capacity
Up to 512 clients per AP (256 clients per band)
SSID
Up to 32 per AP

Ruckus Radio Management

Antenna Optimization
  • BeamFlex+
  • Polarization Diversity with Maximal Ratio Combining (PD-MRC)
Wi-Fi Channel Management
  • ChannelFly
  • Background Scan Based
Client Density Management
  • Adaptive Band Balancing
  • Client Load Balancing
  • Airtime Fairness
  • Airtime-based WLAN Prioritization
SmartCast Quality of Service
  • QoS-based scheduling
  • Directed Multicast
  • L2/L3/L4 ACLs
Mobility
SmartRoam
Diagnostic Tools
  • Spectrum Analysis
  • SpeedFlex

Networking

Controller Platform Support
  • SmartZone
  • ZoneDirector
  • Unleashed*
  • Standalone
Mesh
  • SmartMesh™ wireless meshing technology
  • Self-healing Mesh
IP
IPv4, IPv6, dual-stack
VLAN
  • 802.1Q (1 per BSSID or dynamic per use based on RADIUS)
  • VLAN Pooling
  • Port-based
802.1x
Authenticator & Supplicant
Tunnel
L2TP, GRE, soft-GRE
Policy Management Tools
  • Application Visibility and Control
  • Access Control Lists
  • Device Fingerprinting
  • Rate Limiting
Notes
Refer to Unleashed datasheets for SKU ordering information.

Physical Interfaces

Ethernet
  • One 2.5Gbps Ethernet port and one 1Gbps Ethernet port
  • Power over Ethernet (802.3af/at/bt) with Category 5/5e/6 cable
  • LLDP
USB
1 USB 2.0 port, Type A

Physical Characteristics

Physical Size
  • 22.7 cm (L), 21.3 cm (W), 6 cm (H)
  • 8.9in (L) x 8.4in (W) x 2.4in (H)
Weight
1.12 kg (2.5 lb.)
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
-10ºC (14ºF) - 50ºC (122ºF)
Operating Humidity
Up to 95%, non-condensing

Power

802.3af PoE
  • 2.4GHz radio: 1x4, 18dBm per chain
  • 5GHz radio: 1x4, 20dBm per chain
  • 2nd Ethernet port & USB disabled
  • Max Power Consumption: 12.95W
802.3at PoE+
  • 2.4GHz radio: 4x4, 18dBm per chain
  • 5GHz radio: 4x4, 20dBm per chain
  • 2nd Ethernet port & USB disabled
  • Max Power Consumption: 25.5W
802.3bt/PoH/UPoE, Injector, 48VDC
  • 2.4GHz radio: 4x4, 23dBm per chain
  • 5GHz radio: 4x4, 22dBm per chain
  • Max Power Consumption: 33.5W

Certifications & Compliance

Wi-Fi Alliance*
  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ a, b, g, n, ac, ax
  • Passpoint®, Vantage
Standards Compliance*
  • EN 60950-1 Safety
  • EN 60601-1-2 Medical
  • EN 61000-4-2/3/5 Immunity
  • EN 50121-1 Railway EMC
  • EN 50121-4 Railway Immunity
  • IEC 61373 Railway Shock & Vibration
  • UL 2043 Plenum
  • EN 62311 Human Safety/RF Exposure
  • WEEE & RoHS
  • ISTA 2A Transportation
Notes
  • * For complete list of WFA certifications, please see Wi-Fi Alliance website.
  • * For current certification status, please see price list* For current certification status, please see price list

Tecnologia Multigigabit

Tecnologias sem fio gerais

O que significa:

Tecnologia multi-gigabit e especificamente o padrão IEEE 802.3bz, formalmente apresentado como 2.5GBASE-T e 5GBASE-T em 2016. IEEE 802.3bz é um padrão para cabos de cobre trançados Ethernet de velocidade 2,5 Gbps e 5 Gbps.

Por que isso é importante:

As conexões Gigabit atenderam bem nossas necessidades durante muitos anos, oferecendo dados de baixa latência rápidos para laptops, smartphones e outros dispositivos. Porém, a geração mais recente de APs pode sobrecarregar uma conexão de 1 GbE. Assim, a rede com fio transforma-se em um gargalo de desempenho. A tecnologia mult-gigabit, que opera acima de 1 Gbps, oferece suporte a novas taxas de dados de 2,5 e 5 Gbps, enquanto ainda aproveita o cabeamento de Cat 5e geralmente implantado (para 2,5 Gbps) ou Cat 6 (para 5 Gbps). Por isso, as empresas podem maximizar o desempenho de suas redes WiFi da maneira mais econômica e menos interruptiva. A série de switches ICX-Z e o ponto de acesso Ruckus R720 da Ruckus oferecem suporte à tecnologia multi-gigabit e 802.3bz para ajudar organizações a maximizar o desempenho da rede WiFi.