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Ruckus ZoneFlex Unleashed R720
Indoor 802.11ac Wave 2 4x4:4 Wi-Fi Access Point with Multi-gigabit Backhaul for the Densest Device Environments


Ruckus ZoneFlex R720

Ruckus Networks Access Points
Ruckus ZoneFlex R720 Series
Unleashed R720 dual-band 802.11abgn/ac (802.11ac Wave 2) Wireless Access Point with Multi-Gigabit Ethernet backhaul
4x4:4 streams, MU-MIMO, BeamFlex+, dual ports, 802.3af/at PoE support.  Does not include power adapter or PoE injector. Includes Limited Lifetime Warranty
#9U1-R720-WW00
List Price: $2,064.00
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Overview:

Organizations must support accelerating demands on their WLAN infrastructure with the rise of Internet of Things (IoT), bandwidth hungry applications and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). The need for employees and customers to have the best user experience is driving organizations in every vertical to adopt the best possible network infrastructure. The Ruckus Unleashed R720 allows all enterprises to deploy an affordable, high performance and highly resilient Wi-Fi network.

The Unleashed R720 indoor AP is the industry’s highest capacity four-stream 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless access point. The Unleashed R720 delivers reliable connectivity for high-density Wi-Fi environments where noise and interference are a big challenge. With MU-MIMO, the Unleashed R720 can simultaneously transmit to multiple Wave 2 clients in the widest available channels, drastically improving RF efficiency even for non-Wave 2 clients. In today’s networks, it only takes a few 802.11ac clients to impact overall network performance by overdriving a 1Gbps backhaul network connection. This problem is easily solved by the Unleashed R720’s 2.5Gbps backhaul connection, eliminating the need for additional cable runs and switch ports.

Large enterprises, office buildings, university campuses, convention centers—these are just some of the environments where high-speed, high-capacity Wi-Fi is critical to productivity, revenue generation, and customer satisfaction.

This high-end 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless access point incorporates patented technologies found only in the Ruckus Wi-Fi portfolio.

  • BeamFlex+ adaptive antenna technology directs each packet over the best performing signal path, extending coverage range and mitigating interference automatically.
  • ChannelFly technology chooses the best channel to give users the highest throughput— delivering up to 50 percent capacity gain over competitive dynamic channel selection approaches.

Whether organizations are deploying ten or ten thousand APs, the Unleashed R720 is also easy to manage through Ruckus’ appliance, virtual and cloud management options.

Patented BeamFlex+ technology extends signal range, improves stability of client connections

The Unleashed R720 integrates patented software-controlled adaptive antennas that delivers additional signal gain per radio chain. As BeamFlex+ adapts to client locations and antenna polarity, the smart antenna technology optimizes the RF energy toward client on a per packet basis. This allows for substantial performance improvement and a reduction in packet loss from the ability to automatically mitigate interference. BeamFlex+, with PD-MRC or polarization diversity, ensures the Unleashed R720 listens in all polarizations simultaneously. This results in significant receive signal gain from mobile devices with weak transmitters.

Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO)

802.11ac MU-MIMO allows the Unleashed R720 to transmit multiple spatial streams to multiple client devices simultaneously, increasing the total throughput and capacity of the wireless network. The Unleashed R720 is able to provide up to four clients each their own dedicated fullbandwidth channel using an MU-MIMO technique known as spatial reuse. This capability enables several benefits:

  1. Efficient use of available spectrum effectively multiplies the total capacity of a network, allowing it to meet the increasing data demand driven by the proliferation of mobile Wi-Fi clients and data-hungry applications such as high-definition video streaming.
  2. Additionally, MU-MIMO does not require client devices to time-share connections with other clients on the network as in legacy Wi-Fi, which means each device experiences less wait time and makes the network more responsive overall. Even legacy clients benefit from MU-MIMO on the wireless network, because substantially increased efficiency for MU clients leaves the network with more free time and capacity by supporting multiple users.

Advanced WLAN applications

When used with the Ruckus WLAN management systems, the Unleashed R720 supports a wide range of value-added applications such as guest networking, Dynamic PSK, hotspot authentication, wireless intrusion prevention and many more. WLANs can also be grouped and shared by specific APs. In a centrally managed configuration, the Unleashed R720 works with various authentication servers including AD, LDAP, and RADIUS.

Features:

Wireless Features

  • 4-stream 802.11ac Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO)
  • Concurrent dual-band (5GHz/2.4GHz) support
  • 80MHz, 80+80MHz and 160MHz channelization; 256-QAM modulation support; 1733 Mbps PHY rates at 5GHz
  • 256-QAM support on 2.4GHz
  • 802.11ac standard Tx Beamforming
  • Backward compatible with legacy 802.11 clients
  • Space Time Block Coding for increased handset performance
  • Improved Maximum Ratio Combining (MRC) for best-in-class receive sensitivity
  • Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) for increased data throughput at all ranges
  • BeamFlex+ (PD-MRC) improves signal reception of mobile devices
  • Integrated smart antenna with many unique patterns for ultra reliability
  • Unmatched Rx sensitivity down to -104 dBm

Interfaces

  • One 2.5Gbps Ethernet port and one 1Gbps Ethernet port
  • Ethernet Port Link Aggregation (LACP)
  • USB port for hosting Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) smart beacons

Power

  • 802.3af/at/bt Power over Ethernet (PoE, PoE+, PoH, UPoE) via the 2.5Gbps Ethernet port.
  • 12V DC input
Power Source 2.4GHz 5GHz 2nd Eth USB
802.3af PoE 1x4 18dBm/chain 1x4 20dBm/chain - -
802.3at PoE+ 4x4 18dBm/chain 4x4 22dBm/chain - -
PoH, UPoE, Injector, 12VDC 4x4 23dBm/chain 4x4 22dBm/chain Yes Yes

Software

  • Four software QoS queues per client station
  • Up to 16 BSSIDs per radio with unique QoS and security policies
  • Either standalone or centrally managed
  • Integrated NAT and DHCP support
  • Multicast IP video streaming support
  • WPA-PSK (AES), 802.1X support for RADIUS and AD*
  • SmartMesh Networking*
  • Zero-IT (BYOD) and Dynamic PSK*
  • Admission control/load balancing*
  • Band balancing
  • Captive portal and guest accounts*

Accessories

  • Wall or ceiling mountable with padlock security
  • Built in mounting options for fast and easy deployment

* when used with management.

Benefits:

Multi-Gigabit Access Speeds

Liberate Wi-Fi Wave 2 performance by connecting to multi-gigabit switches using the onboard 2.5GbE (802.3bz) port

Unmatched Performance

Mitigate interference and extend coverage with patented BeamFlex+ utilizing over 4,000 directional antenna patterns.

Service More Devices

Support more devices simultaneously with four MU-MIMO spatial streams while improving nonWave 2 device performance

Optimize Throughput

Improve performance automatically with ChannelFly and machine learning, which finds less congested WiFi channels with dynamic RF channel selection

Universal Aps

Connects to Cloud management, on-premise physical/ virtual appliances, and controller-less Ruckus offerings – the R720 work with all available management options

Expanding Capabilities

Augment AP capabilities through the onboard USB 2.0 port to support additional technologies like BLE

More Devices Supported

Connects the latest devices with concurrent dual-band radios (2.4GHz / 5GHz) with support for older 2.4GHz only clients

Great Applications

The R720 is more than just great Wi-Fi with support for onboarding with Cloudpath, locationing with SPoT, analytics with SCI and more

Deployment:

ZoneFlex R710 Deployment

Ruckus Unleashed:

Ruckus UnleashedController-less Access Point Solution for SMB

Smart devices are playing a critical role in influencing customer decisions and behaviors. While Wi-Fi devices have become an absolute requirement for customers and employees, small to midsize businesses (SMBs) are challenged to deploy a reliable wireless network within a limited budget and little to no IT staff.

Ruckus Unleashed is a controller-less wireless LAN solution that enables SMBs to deliver an optimal wireless experience at an affordable price point. Configured in 60 seconds and deployed in minutes, Ruckus Unleashed eliminates the complexity pitfall of a controller-based WLAN. With easy migration options to the Ruckus ZoneDirector, SmartZone or future Ruckus platforms, Ruckus Unleashed scales with your business. Now SMBs can deliver a Wi-Fi user experience with high RF performance and network resiliency.

Deployment

With 802.11ac Ruckus Unleashed access points (AP), users can take advantage of higher speeds, better coverage, and improved reliability. Unleashed APs include key Ruckus technologies, such as BeamFlex+ Adaptive Antenna Technology to maximize signal coverage, throughput, and network capacity, and ChannelFly, our predictive capacity management for RF channel selection. And Zero-IT enables easy device onboarding with several key guest features, such as guest WLAN access, captive portal, Guest Pass, and Custom Logo, to provide key value add services to users.

With Unleashed, each AP in the network will actively serve clients. And this controller-less solution supports single location deployments, up to 25 APs and/or 512 clients.

Simple Deployment

The Unleashed WLAN network can be set up in a matter of minutes, eliminating the need for large IT staff. There are 3 simple steps to set up the Unleashed network:

  1. Simply power on the Unleashed access points
  2. Connect to the Unleashed AP via open SSID or DNS
  3. Easily configure one master access point using the Unleashed online wizard

When configuring the network, a standby AP will be chosen automatically. This ensures resiliency in the network. Additionally, all member APs will automatically discover and join the master.

Take advantage of a low-cost controller-less solution

  • No expert IT staff required
  • Save time with a fast deployment and easy network management
  • No AP license, controller or cloud subscription including support and trouble shooting is required

Network Investment Protection

Network Investment Protection

58% of SMBs are expected to grow within 6-12 months. With Ruckus Unleashed, SMBs can easily migrate to the ZoneDirector, SmartZone, or future Ruckus platforms. There is flexibility to choose virtual or physical appliances to best meet business needs. Now is the time to deploy a network that grows with your business.

Who can take advantage of Ruckus Unleashed?

Ruckus Unleashed is ideal for SMBs who are interested in providing high RF performance Wi-Fi that is easy to deploy, at a low price. Furthermore, Unleashed is a scalable solution, which meets the growing needs of the SMB market.

A small deployment with up to 512 devices, such as a hotel, individual and independent retailers, warehousing and local services such as private insurance/title companies is ideal for Unleashed. In this segment, retailers have limited budget and little to no IT staff to manage the network. Ruckus Unleashed enables them to provide a reliable network in addition to value-add services, such as guest access, captive portal and Hotspot/WISPr.

The Controller-less Access Point Solution for SMB

Specifications:


ZoneFlex R720 Specifications
Physical Characteristics
Power1
  • DC Input: 12 VDC 2A
  • PoE: 802.3af/at/bt
Physical Size 23 cm (L), 21 cm (W), 6 cm (H)
Weight 1.12 kg (2.5 lb.)
Ethernet Ports
  • One 2.5Gbps Ethernet port and one 1Gbps Ethernet port
  • Power over Ethernet (802.3af/at/bt) with Category 5/5e/6 cable
  • Link Aggregation (LACP)
USB Port
  • USB 2.0
  • Type A connector - ideal for BLE dongles and sensors

Mounting Options

  • Electrical wallbox; Standard US and EU single gang wall jack
  • Optional bracket for offset & wall mount
Environmental Conditions
  • Operating Temperature: -4ºF (-20ºC) - 140ºF (60ºC)
  • Operating Humidity: up to 95% non-condensing
Lock Options
  • Hidden latching mechanism
  • Kensington Lock Hole
  • T-bar Torx
  • Bracket (902-0108-0000) Torx screw & padlock (sold separately)
Power Draw
  • 5.5W (minimum)
  • 11.4W (typical)
  • 12.95W peak with 802.3af
  • 25W peak with 802.3at
  • 35W peak with full power
RF
Antenna
  • Adaptive antenna that provides up to 4000+ unique antenna patterns
  • Maximum transmit power (aggregate) is 28dBm for both 2.4 & 5GHz
Physical Antenna Gain 3dB (2.4 and 5GHz)
Beamflex+ SINR Tx Gain2 Up to 6dB
Beamflex+ SINR Rx Gain Up to 3-5dB
Interference Mitigation Up to 15dB
Minimum Rx Sensitivity3 -104dBm
Performance and Capacity
PHY Data Rates
  • Up to 800 Mbps (2.4GHz)
  • Up to 1733 Mbps (5GHz)
Concurrent Stations Up to 512
Simultaneous VoIP Clients Up to 60 (802.11e/WMM), 30 per radio
Network Architecture
IP IPv4, IPv6, dual-stack
VLANs
  • 802.1Q (1 per BSSID or dynamic, per user based on RADIUS)
  • Port-based
802.1x for Wired Ports
  • Authenticator
  • Supplicant
Tunneling L2TP
Multimedia and Quality of Service
802.11e/WMM Supported
Software Queues Per WLAN priority (2), Per traffic type (4), per client
Traffic Classification Automatic, heuristics and TOS based or VLAN-defined
Rate Limiting Dynamic per-user or per-WLAN
Management
Deployment Options
  • Standalone (individually managed)
  • Centrally managed
Wi-Fi
Standards IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Supported Data Rates
  • 802.11ac: 29.3 Mbps – 1733 Mbps (160MHz4)
  • 802.11n: 6.5 Mbps – 216.7 Mbps(20MHz) 13.5 Mbps – 800 Mbps (40MHz)
  • 802.11a: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6 Mbps
  • 802.11b: 11, 5.5, 2 and 1 Mbps
  • 802.11 Gbps: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6 Mbps
Radio Chains 4x4
Spatial Streams 4
MIMO
  • SU-MIMO — Up to 4 streams
  • MU-MIMO — Up to 3 streams
Channelization 20MHz, 40MHz, 80MHz, 80+80MHz and/or 160MHz
Frequency Band
  • IEEE 802.11ac: 5.15 – 5.85 GHz
  • IEEE 802.11a/n: 5.15 – 5.85 GHz
  • IEEE 802.11b: 2.4 – 2.484 GHz
BSSIDs
  • Up to 16 (2.4 GHz)
  • Up to 16 (5 GHz)
Power Save Supported
Certifications*
  • WEEE/RoHS compliance
  • EN 60601-1-2 Medical
  • Wi-Fi Alliance certified
  • UL 2043 plenum rated
Subway and Railroad Certifications
  • EN50121-1 EMC
  • EN50121-4 Immunity
  • IEC 61373 Shock & Vibration

1 Max power varies by country setting, band, and MCS rate
2 BeamFlex+ gains are statistical system-level effects (including TxBF), translated to enhanced SINR here, and based on observations over time in real-world conditions with multiple APs and many clients
3 Rx sensitivity varies by band, channel width, and MCS rate
4 Refer to price list for current country certifications

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Comparison:



Model: C110 H320 H500 H510 R300 R310 R500 R510 R600 R610 R700 R710 R720
  ZF C110 ZF H320 ZF H500 ZF H510 ZF R300 ZF R310 ZF R500 ZF R510 ZF R600 ZF R600 ZF R700 ZF R710 ZF R720
Description 802.11ac Wave 2 dual-concurrent wall plate with built-in DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem 802.11ac Wave 2 dual-concurrent wall switch with two 10/100MbE ports and BeamFlex+ 802.11ac Wave 1 dual-concurrent wall plate with five GbE ports and BeamFlex+ 802.11ac Wave 2 dual-concurrent wall switch with five GbE ports and BeamFlex+ Entry level 802.11n dual-concurrent AP with BeamFlex+ Entry level 802.11ac Wave 1 dual-concurrent AP with BeamFlex+ Mid-range 802.11ac Wave 1 dual-concurrent AP with BeamFlex+ Mid-range 802.11ac Wave 2 dual-concurrent AP with MU-MIMO and BeamFlex+ Mid-range 802.11ac Wave 1 dual-concurrent AP with BeamFlex+ Mid-range 802.11ac Wave 2 dual-concurrent AP with MU-MIMO and BeamFlex+ High-end 802.11ac Wave 1 dual-concurrent AP with BeamFlex+ High-end 802.11ac Wave 2 dualconcurrent AP with MU-MIMO and BeamFlex+ High-end 802.11ac Wave 2 dual-concurrent AP with MU-MIMO, BeamFlex+ and 2.5Gbps backhaul
Maximum PHY rate 867 Mbps (5GHz)
300 Mbps (2.4GHz)
867 Mbps (5GHz)
150 Mbps (2.4GHz)
867 Mbps (5GHz)
300 Mbps (2.4GHz)
867 Mbps (5GHz)
300 Mbps (2.4GHz)
300 Mbps (5GHz)
300 Mbps (2.4GHz)
867 Mbps (5GHz)
300 Mbps (2.4GHz)
867 Mbps (5GHz)
300 Mbps (2.4GHz)
867 Mbps (5GHz)
300 Mbps (2.4GHz)
1300 Mbps (5GHz)
450 Mbps (2.4GHz)
1300 Mbps (5GHz)
450 Mbps (2.4GHz)
1300 Mbps (5GHz)
450 Mbps (2.4GHz)
1733 Mbps (5GHz)
800 Mbps (2.4GHz)
1733 Mbps (5GHz)
800 Mbps (2.4GHz)
Wi-Fi technology 802.11ac (5GHz)
802.11n (2.4 GHz)
802.11ac (5GHz)
802.11n (2.4 GHz)
802.11ac (5GHz)
802.11n (2.4 GHz)
802.11ac (5GHz)
802.11n (2.4 GHz)
802.11n (2.4/5 GHz) 802.11ac (5 GHz)
802.11n (2.4 GHz)
802.11ac (5 GHz)
802.11n (2.4 GHz)
802.11ac (5 GHz)
802.11n (2.4 GHz)
802.11ac (5 GHz)
802.11n (2.4 GHz)
802.11ac (5 GHz)
802.11n (2.4 GHz)
802.11ac (5 GHz)
802.11n (2.4 GHz)
802.11ac (5 GHz)
802.11n (2.4 GHz)
802.11ac (5 GHz)
802.11n (2.4 GHz)
Concurrent users 100 100 100 100 256 100 512 512 512 512 512 512 512
Radio chains:streams 2x2:2 5GHz: 2x2:2 MU MIMO
2.4GHz: 1x1:1 SU-MIMO
2x2:2 2x2:2 2x2:2 2x2:2 2x2:2 2x2:2 3x3:3 3x3:3 3x3:3 4x4:4 SU-MIMO
4x4:3 MU-MIMO
4x4:4 SU-MIMO & MU-MIMO
Antenna patterns (per band) 4 4 8 4 64 64 64 64 512 512 3000+ 4000+ 4000+
Antenna gain 3dBi for both 2.4 and 5GHz 3dBi for both 2.4 and 5GHz 3dBi for both 2.4 and 5GHz 3dBi for both 2.4 and 5GHz 3dBi for both 2.4 and 5GHz 3dBi for both 2.4 and 5GHz 4dBi for both 2.4 and 5GHz 4dBi for both 2.4 and 5GHz 3dBi for both 2.4 and 5GHz 3dBi for both 2.4 and 5GHz 4dBi for both 2.4 and 5GHz 3dBi for both 2.4 and 5GHz 3dBi for both 2.4 and 5GHz
PD-MRC
Rx sensitivity (2.4/5GHz) -96/-95 dBm -99/-96 dBm -96/-95dBm -99/-96 dBm -101/-97 dBm -99 dBm -100/-95 dBm -103 dBm -100/-95 dBm -100 dBm -99 dBm -104 dBm -104 dBm
ChannelFly
Smart meshing
USB
Ethernet ports 2 x 10/100MbE
1 x 1GbE
2 x 10/100MbE
1 x 1GbE
5 x 10/100MbE 5 x 1GbE 1 x 1GbE 1 x 1GbE 2 x 1GbE 2 x 1GbE 2 x 1GbE 2 x 1GbE 2 x 1GbE 2 x 1GbE 1 x 1GbE and
1 x 2.5GbE
Unleashed Supported
Cloud Wi-Fi Supported

Documentation:

Download the Ruckus ZoneFlex R720 Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

Ruckus Networks Access Points
Ruckus ZoneFlex R720 Series
Unleashed R720 dual-band 802.11abgn/ac (802.11ac Wave 2) Wireless Access Point with Multi-Gigabit Ethernet backhaul
4x4:4 streams, MU-MIMO, BeamFlex+, dual ports, 802.3af/at PoE support.  Does not include power adapter or PoE injector. Includes Limited Lifetime Warranty
#9U1-R720-WW00
List Price: $2,064.00
Our Price: Request a Quote
Ruckus ZoneFlex R720 Series Accessories
Spares of US Power Adapter for Ruckus R720 - quantity of 1
#902-1170-WW00
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T-bar ceiling mount kit for R720, R710, R610, R510, R310 for mounting to flush frame ceiling
#902-0195-0000
Our Price: $40.00
Power over Ethernet (PoE) Injector (90 – 264 VAC 47-63 Hz)
#902-0180-AU00
Our Price: $159.00
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