Multi-Gigabit Wired and Wireless Access

Multi-Gigabit Speeds—Without Cable Plant Retrofit

Ready for more? More powerful, always-connected mobile devices. More bandwidth-hungry, latency-sensitive video and cloud applications. More mobility - to work and play anywhere, and everywhere.

To deliver more, network access infrastructure—from access points to switches—must work together like never before.

The problem: 802.11ac Wave 2 access point performance now exceeds the connection performance of Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch ports. Some vendors will say the only option is to upgrade to 5 or 10 GbE at the network edge—at a huge cost, with huge disruption. But there's a way to unleash multi-gigabit access speeds without mass retrofits of Cat 5e cabling infrastructure - 2.5 GbE.

Using Ruckus optimized wireless and wired solutions with 2.5 GbE technology, you can get multi-gigabit access capacity over your existing cable plant—at the right price, without the disruption.

Liberate 802.11ac Wave 2

The latest, fastest Wi-Fi technology was built to handle the explosion in mobile devices and bandwidth-hungry applications. But 802.11ac Wave 2 APs can be too much of a good thing, as a single 802.11ac client can quickly overtax existing 1 GbE backhaul links. Ruckus multi-gigabit access switches and APs beef up capacity—to just the right level—delivering up to 2.5 Gbps per port and up to 1480 Watts Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) budget to connect more devices and more demanding applications.

Keep Existing Cabling

You need to replace your Cat 5e Ethernet plant to get the higher speeds associated with 5 GbE and 10 GbE ports. And when you do, you're looking at huge upgrade costs to pull new Category 6 cabling. With support for 2.5 GbE on both the Ruckus R720 AP and ICX 7150 Z-series switches, you can more than double capacity per port without touching your existing cabling.

Better Performance at the Right Price

While the latest 5 GbE and 10 GbE technologies deliver a huge capacity boost—that boost comes with the price tag to match. Ruckus multi-gigabit access delivers "just right" cost/performance for today's demanding requirements without breaking the bank.

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ZoneFlex R720

Multigigabit Technology

General Wireless Technologies

What it means:

The Ruckus ICX Z-series switches support Multigigabit technology to help organizations prepare their networks for increase in wireless bandwidth from 11ac Wave 1 to Wave 2.

Why you should care:

Based on the IEEE 802.3bz standard, Ruckus Multigigabit technology allows customers greater flexibility in supporting new data rate of 2.5 Gbps over commonly deployed Cat5e and Cat6 cabling. By leveraging existing cabling infrastructure, users can boost the performance of their networks in the most cost-effective, least-disruptive manner.