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Ruckus SmartZone 100
A Scalable, Smart WLAN Controller for Mid-Size Enterprise


Ruckus SmartZone 100

Ruckus Wireless Products
Ruckus SmartZone 100 Series
USA: FREE Ground ShippingSmartZone 100 with 4 GigE ports
*90-day temporary access to licenses
*Requires Purchase of at least 1 Year of Support
#P01-S104-US00
Our Price: $4,995.00
USA: FREE Ground ShippingSmartZone 100 with 2x 10GigE and 4 GigE ports
*90-day temporary access to licenses
*Requires Purchase of at least 1 Year of Support
#P01-S124-US00
Our Price: $9,995.00

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Ruckus SmartZone 100 Overview:

The Most Affordable, Scalable, Resilient, and Highest Performing Wireless LAN controller in its class

Deploy the SmartZone 100 (SZ100) to manage wireless functions in your mid-size business. Now you can enhance the productivity of your growing mobile workforce with a scalable, low-cost controller. With the SZ100, you can deliver an optimal wireless experience that meets your growing business needs at an affordable price point.

Simplify the deployment and operation of your wireless network.

  • Deploy a network with high availability
  • Deliver an optimal wireless experience to mobile users
  • Scale your network with Ruckus’ granular and flexible cloud-based licensing

The Ruckus Wireless SmartZone 100 (SZ 100) uniquely combines power, simplicity and scalability into an affordable system. Supporting up to 25,000 clients and 2,000 WLANs per device, the SZ 100 manages up to 1,024 ZoneFlex Smart Wi-Fi access points from a single location clustering up to 3,000 APs and 60,000 clients.

Unlike conventional wireless LAN systems that are costly, complex and cumbersome to deploy, the SZ 100 is designed for simplicity and ease of use. It's ideal for any medium to large-scale enterprise requiring a high-performance, reliable, and scalable wireless LAN that can be easily deployed and managed.

The SZ 100 integrates an operating system platform that delivers advanced features such as smart wireless meshing, high availability, hot spot authentication, guest networking and dynamic Wi-Fi security. Licensing can be ported to similar platforms, is granularity scalable per AP, and is cloud based requiring no license installation.

The SZ 100 easily integrates with network, security and authentication infrastructure already in place and is easily configured through a pointand- click web wizard. Ruckus ZoneFlex APs automatically discover and are configured by the SmartZone 100.

Redundant and secure, the SZ 100 provides WLAN-wide network, security, RF and location management within a single, easy-to-use and affordable WLAN system.

Simple to Deploy

The Ruckus SmartZone 100 integrates easily with existing switches, firewalls, authentication servers and other network infrastructure. All Ruckus ZoneFlex APs (wired or meshed) then automatically discover the Ruckus SmartZone 100, self configure and become instantly manageable.

Simple to Manage

Once up and running the SmartZone 100 automatically manages the ZoneFlex network of APs. With a single view into the cluster, when used as such, the SZ 100 has a per user customized dashboard, integrated Google maps, and simplified menus with a single zone and domain to reduce workflow complexity. Additionally, the SZ 100 has a 30 day reporting archive with data persistence even across reboot, and reports can be exporting to CSV, PNG, JPEG, PDF or SVG formats.

Mitigate Interference, Maximize Performance and Extend Reach with BeamFlex+

Ruckus BeamFlex+, a patented adaptive antenna technology, ensures predictable performance for multimedia traffic applications and handheld devices which are constantly in motion.

The SmartZone 100 automatically controls the channel assignments of all ZoneFlex Smart Wi-Fi APs. And with BeamFlex, the ZoneFlex system continuously picks the best path for every packet, to both clients outside the network and mesh APs inside the network, automatically mitigating interference, to guarantee the highest quality of service.

Smart Mesh Networking Increases Flexibility, Reduces Costs

Ruckus Smart Mesh Networking enables self-organizing and self-healing WLAN deployment. It eliminates the need to run Ethernet cables to every AP, allowing administrators to simply plug in ZoneFlex APs to any power source and walk away. All configuration and management is delivered through the SmartZone™ 100 Smart WLAN controller. APs can also be daisy- chained to mesh APs to extend the mesh and take advantage of spatial reuse.

The SmartZone 100 per user customizable dashboard
The SmartZone 100 per user customizable dashboard

Benefits:

Highly scalable with n + 1 clustering
Supporting up to 1,024 APs and 25,000 clients per device, the SmartZone 100 easily serves the largest deployments. SmartZone 100 can cluster up to 4 units (3+1) thereby supporting up to 3,000 APs and 60,000 clients.

Ultra high performance and resiliency
With clustering for resiliency and up to 10 GE throughput, control/management and data are set-up to be delivered separately through dedicated redundant ports ensuring optimal performance.

Granular and flexible cloud-based licensing
Cloud based licensing ensures simple set-up with granular, per AP licensing as opposed to tiered licensing schemes forcing users to pay for unnecessary extra costs. Licensing can be transferred to similar platforms.

Data persistence across reboot for reporting
SmartZone 100 stores up to 30 days of network and client data on an integrated drive that keeps all data even on reboot.

IT lite deployment in 5 minutes, simple to use and manage
Web-based configuration wizard configures an entire WLAN in minutes. ZoneFlex APs auto-discover the SmartZone™ 100.

Advanced WLAN features and functions
Advanced wireless networking features include rogue AP detection, interference detection and mitigation, band steering, airtime fairness, role-based user policies, per-user rate-limiting, hotspot and guest networking services.

Smart Meshing streamlines costly and complex deployment
Integrated Ruckus Smart Mesh Networking technology automates deployment and eliminates the need to run Ethernet cable to every Smart Wi-Fi access point.

Features:

Scalable and ResilientController

  • Supports up to 1,024 APs and 25,000 clients per device
  • With 3+1 active clustering, support up to 3,000 APs and 60,000 clients with full redundancy
  • Easy-to-monitor network stats with up to 30 days of AP and client data storage.

Performance

  • 10 Gbps data throughput per node for next-generation 11ac networks
  • Control/management and data delivered separately through dedicated redundant ports ensuring optimal performance

Simple to use

  • The web-based configuration wizard configures an entire WLAN in minutes.
  • ZoneFlex APs auto-discover the SZ100.
  • Flexible and scalable data forwarding options work with any network topology

Cloud-based licensing

  • Simple set up, cloud-based license management
  • Lower your TCO by buying licenses in 1-AP increments (avoids wasted seats in tiered licensing scheme)
  • Licenses are freely and easily migrated to other RuckOS systems if network requirements change
  • Shared licenses across cluster; no need to purchase licenses twice

Hardware Features

  • 1RU rack-mountable chassis footprint
  • Redundant fans
  • Easy discovery from PC using UPnP
  • One year warranty coverage

Software Features

  • Simplified, Intuitive GUI
  • Installation Wizard
  • Ruckus SPoT LBS Location support
  • WIDS/WIPS (Rogue AP Detection/Prevention)
  • Bonjour Gateway (at AP)
  • Capacity-based client admission control
  • Band Balancing
  • Internal Captive Portal (Radius, AD, LDAP, Local DB)
  • AP Survivability for Guest, Captive Portal
  • Zero-IT (using 802.1x)
  • WLAN Time Scheduling
  • User Roles
  • Device Policy Control
  • Per WLAN ACL Support (L2 white/black list, L3, L4)
  • Multi-hop SpeedFlex for mesh testing
  • Force DHCP
  • ZoneFlex AP discovery
  • Restful/JSON API

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Specifications:


SmartZone 100 Specifications
Physical Characteristics
Power AC input requirements: 250 Watts
Physical Size 1RU: 438 MM (W) x 292.1 MM (D) x 44 MM (H); 17.25"(W) x 11.5"(D) x 1.73"(H)
Weight 11.02 lbs (5 kilograms)
Ethernet Ports
  • 1GE Model: 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • 10GE Model: 2 x 10Gigabit Ethernet ports and 4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports
Environmental Conditions Operating Temperature: 32°F (0°C) – 104°F (40°C)
Capacity
Managed APs
  • Up to 1,024
  • With cluster: 3,000
WLANs (BSSIDs)
  • 2,000
  • With cluster: 6,000
Concurrent Stations
  • Up to 25,000
  • With cluster: 60,000
Application
Hotspot WISPr, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED, Passpoint
Guest Access Supported
Captive Portal Supported
Mesh Supported
Voice
  • 802.11e/WMM
  • U-APSD
  • Tunneling to AP
Security
Standards WPA, WPA2, 802.11i
Encryption TKIP, AES
Authentication 802.1x, MAC address
User Database
  • Internal database up to 25,000 users
  • External: RADIUS, LDAP, Active Directory
Access Control
  • L2 (MAC address-based)
  • L3/4 (IP and Protocol based)
  • L2 client isolation
  • Management interface access control
  • Time-based WLANs
  • Device type access policies
Wireless Intrusion Detection (WIDS/WIPS)
  • Rogue AP detection / prevention
  • Evil-twin/AP spoofing detection
  • Ad hoc detection
Multimedia and Quality of Service
802.11e/WMM Supported
Software Queues Per traffic type (4), per client
Traffic Classification Automatic, heuristics and TOS based or VLAN-defined
Rate Limiting Supported
WLAN Prioritization Supported
Client Load Balancing Automatic
Certifications
Certifications* U.S., Canada, EU, China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea
*Please see price list for latest country certifications

Compare:


  Ruckus Unleashed ZoneDirector 1200 ZoneDirector 3000 ZoneDirector 5000 SmartZone 100 vSmartZone E vSmartZone H
  Ruckus
Unleashed
ZoneDirector
1200
ZoneDirector
3000
ZoneDirector
5000
SmartZone
100
vSmartZone
E
vSmartZone
H
  Controllerless ZoneDirector Platform SmartZone Platform
Access points per Appliance 1-25 5–75 25–500 100–1,000 1–1,024 1–1,024 1–10,000
Access points with Clusters HA* HA* HA* HA* 1–3,000 1–3,000 1–30,000
Platform Controllerless Appliance Appliance Appliance Appliance Virtual Machine Virtual Machine
Site Single Single Single Single Multi-Site Multi-Site Multi Site / Tenant

* High availability (HA) with redundant controller support

Documentation:

Download the Ruckus SmartZone 100 Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

Ruckus SmartZone 100 Series
USA: FREE Ground ShippingSmartZone 100 with 4 GigE ports
*90-day temporary access to licenses
*Requires Purchase of at least 1 Year of Support
#P01-S104-US00
Our Price: $4,995.00
USA: FREE Ground ShippingSmartZone 100 with 2x 10GigE and 4 GigE ports
*90-day temporary access to licenses
*Requires Purchase of at least 1 Year of Support
#P01-S124-US00
Our Price: $9,995.00
Ruckus SmartZone 100 Software
AP management license for SZ-100/vSCG3.X, 1 Ruckus AP access point
Support is required.
#L09-0001-SG00
Our Price: $100.00
Ruckus SmartZone 100 Accessories
10GBASE-SR SFP+ optical transceiver module for SmartZone 100
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Our Price: $1,495.00
Ruckus SmartZone 100 with 4 GigE ports WatchDog Premium Support
WatchDog Premium Support includes Level 1-3 Support (24 x 7 x 365 days), Support web premium login, Software updates and upgrades, for controller and all AP manageable by the controller, and Advanced Hardware Replacement on the controller.
WatchDog Premium Support for SmartZone 100 with 4 GigE ports, 1 Year
#S41-S104-1000
Our Price: $750.00
WatchDog Premium Support for SmartZone 100 with 4 GigE ports, 3 Year
#S41-S104-3000
Our Price: $1,799.00
WatchDog Premium Support for SmartZone 100 with 4 GigE ports, 5 Year
#S41-S104-5000
Our Price: $2,498.00
Ruckus SmartZone 100 with 2x10GigE and 4 GigE ports WatchDog Premium Support
WatchDog Premium Support for SmartZone 100 with 2x10GigE and 4 GigE ports, 1 Year
#S41-S124-1000
Our Price: $1,500.00
WatchDog Premium Support for SmartZone 100 with 2x10GigE and 4 GigE ports, 3 Year
#S41-S124-3000
Our Price: $3,599.00
WatchDog Premium Support for SmartZone 100 with 2x10GigE and 4 GigE ports, 5 Year
#S41-S124-5000
Our Price: $4,998.00
End User WatchDog Support for SmartZone 100 with 4 GigE ports - 1 Year
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Our Price: $999.00
End User WatchDog Support for SmartZone 100 with 4 GigE ports - 3 Year
#S01-S104-3000
Our Price: $2,141.00
End User WatchDog Support for SmartZone 100 with 4 GigE ports - 5 Year
#S01-S104-5000
Our Price: $2,855.00
End User WatchDog Support for SmartZone 100 with 2x10GigE and 4 GigE ports - 1 Year
#S01-S124-1000
Our Price: $1,999.00
End User WatchDog Support for SmartZone 100 with 2x10GigE and 4 GigE ports - 3 Year
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Our Price: $4,284.00
End User WatchDog Support for SmartZone 100 with 2x10GigE and 4 GigE ports - 5 Year
#S01-S124-5000
Our Price: $5,712.00
End User WatchDog Support for SmartZone 100 with 4 GigE ports - 1 Year Renewal
#S21-S104-1000
Our Price: $999.00
End User WatchDog Support for SmartZone 100 with 4 GigE ports - 3 Year Renewal
#S21-S104-3000
Our Price: $2,141.00
End User WatchDog Support for SmartZone 100 with 4 GigE ports - 5 Year Renewal
#S21-S104-5000
Our Price: $2,855.00
End User WatchDog Support for SmartZone 100 with 2x10GigE and 4 GigE ports - 1 Year Renewal
#S21-S124-1000
Our Price: $1,999.00
End User WatchDog Support for SmartZone 100 with 2x10GigE and 4 GigE ports - 3 Year Renewal
#S21-S124-3000
Our Price: $4,284.00
End User WatchDog Support for SmartZone 100 with 2x10GigE and 4 GigE ports - 5 Year Renewal
#S21-S124-5000
Our Price: $5,712.00