Ruckus Announces 802.11ac Access Points

Posted by Sam Churchill on

Ruckus Wireless announced today the launch of the first two models in a line of new Ruckus ZoneFlex™ T300 Series outdoor 802.11ac access points.

The ZoneFlex T300 omnidirectional and ZoneFlex T301n narrow band models are concurrent, dual-band APs designed for high density environments such as stadiums, railway station platforms, and dense metro/urban hot zones.

They integrate Ruckus’ patented BeamFlex+ technology for optimal performance and ChannelFly for predictive channel selection based on real-time capacity analysis.

The ZoneFlex T300 and T301n are significantly lighter than other outdoor 802.11ac APs. Many outdoor Wi-Fi applications have aesthetic considerations and require minimal visual impact, says Ruckus.

Both models support up to 500 concurrent users per AP and can operate as a standalone AP, or be centrally managed by a Ruckus ZoneDirector controller, SmartCell Gateway 200, virtual SmartCell Gateway (vSCG), or FlexMaster software. They also support co-location operation with distributed antenna systems (DAS) and small cell radios.

The Ruckus ZoneFlex T300 costs $1,295 (USD), with the T301n priced at $1,495 (USD).

Ruckus is big on Hotspot 2.0, with a single sign-on enabling secure roaming to many different access points.

Posted by Sam Churchill on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 7:29 am .

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