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Ruckus Wireless says its new ZoneFlex R700 uses the 802.11ac standard , and is ideal for high capacity and challenging Wi-Fi environments such as airports, hotels, schools, hospitals, warehouses and high-density venues.

The Ruckus ZoneFlex R700 operates as a standalone access point (AP) or part of a centrally managed wireless LAN (WLAN). It incorporates six custom smart antenna arrays — one for each band and spatial stream.

Ruckus says that capability allows Wi-Fi transmissions to be focused and automatically directed over the fastest signal paths for each client, enabling stronger signals, higher sustained data rates, and increased AP capacity.

Used with their ZoneDirector Smart WLAN controller, the ZoneFlex R700 supports enterprise capabilities.

Those capabilities include hotspot and 802.1X authentication, guest networking, automatic user and device policy enforcement, client and band balancing, per client performance thresholds, client blacklisting, the creation and installation of dynamic pre-shared keys, and wireless intrusion prevention.

It’s now shipping worldwide at $1,295 (USD).

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