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Ruckus ZoneDirector 1200 Series
Enterprise-Class Smart Wireless Lan Controller


Ruckus ZoneDirector 1200 Series

Ruckus Wireless Controllers
Ruckus ZoneDirector 1200 Series
ZoneDirector 1200, licensed for up to 5 ZoneFlex Access Points
*ZD1200 can be upgraded to support up to 75 APs with AP license upgrades.
Requires Purchase of at least 1 Year of WatchDog Premium Support

*Get a $25.00 Apple Gift Card with your Purchase!
#901-1205-UN00
Our Price: $1,095.00

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Ruckus ZoneDirector 1200 Overview:

The Wireless LAN Solution For SMBs

Full-featured Smart Wireless LAN Controller

The Ruckus Wireless ZoneDirector 1200 is Ruckus’ centrally managed Smart Wireless LAN (WLAN) system developed specifically for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs).

With simplicity and ease of use in mind, the Ruckus ZoneDirector 1200 is purpose-built to address the gap between standalone, feature-deficient access points (APs) that must be individually managed and the costly, complex highend enterprise systems that are overkill for most small business environments.

The Ruckus ZoneDirector is ideal for small businesses that require a robust and secure WLAN that can be easily deployed, centrally managed and automatically tuned.

The ZoneDirector 1200 is also perfect for businesses who want to provide services such as voice over Wi-Fi, IP-based video, secure enterprise access and tiered Wi-Fi services in venues such as hotels, airports, schools and public buildings.

The ZoneDirector 1200 integrates the Ruckus Smart/OS application engine that delivers advanced features such as smart wireless meshing, high availability, hotspot authentication, elegant guest networking and dynamic Wi-Fi security.

The Ruckus ZoneDirector 1200 can be deployed and operated by non-wireless experts and installed quickly and easily. Any organization with limited IT staff and budget can create a robust and secure multimedia WLAN in a matter of minutes.

The Ruckus ZoneDirector easily integrates with network, security and authentication infrastructure already in place and is easily configured through a pointand- click web-based wizard. Ruckus ZoneFlex APs automatically discover and are configured by the ZoneDirector. Redundant and secure, the Ruckus ZoneDirector provides WLAN-wide network, security, RF and location management within a single, easy-to-use and affordable WLAN system.

Simple to Deploy

The Ruckus ZoneDirector integrates seamlessly with existing switches, firewalls, authentication servers and other network infrastructure. The ZoneDirector can be placed within any Layer 2/3 network. Ruckus ZoneFlex APs (whether wired or mesh APs using Smart Mesh Networking) automatically discover the Ruckus ZoneDirector, self configure and become instantly manageable. Ruckus Smart Redundancy ensures high network availability and is easy to use with automatic synchronization of configuration and authorized users between ZoneDirectors.

Simple to Manage

Once up and running, the ZoneDirector automatically manages the ZoneFlex network of APs — automatically adjusting transmit power levels and RF channel assignments as needed to avoid interference, prevent adjacent APs from interfering and enable redundant coverage in the event of an AP failure. Configuration changes can easily be applied to multiple APs or the entire system simultaneously. A customizable dashboard provides instant access to a variety of client and network information and events, and a real time heat map displays AP locations and signal coverage, as well as your Ruckus Smart Mesh Networking topology.

ZoneDirector Smart WLAN systems integrate a unique performance utility from Ruckus called SpeedFlex™. Ruckus SpeedFlex allows administrators to locally or remotely determine client Wi-Fi performance over the wireless LAN. With SpeedFlex, administrators can now better plan, troubleshoot, monitor and measure WLAN performance, eliminating the need to use Internet-based speed tools that often provide inaccurate results of the local Wi-Fi environment.

Simple to Secure

The ZoneDirector 1200 provides innovative new techniques that simplify and automate Wi-Fi security. In addition to enter- prise-class 802.1x support and dynamic VLAN assignment capabilities, the ZoneDirector 1200 supports a patent-pending Dynamic Pre-Shared Key (PSK) capability that streamlines WLAN security.

First-time users plug their computers into the LAN and specify a URL that directs them to a captive web portal for a one-time authentication. After successful authentication, the ZoneDirector automatically configures the client system with the designated SSID and a dynamically-generated encryption key. The key is bound to the client, and can be removed upon expiration when the user or the user’s device is no longer trusted.

The Ruckus ZoneDirector centralizes authentication and authorization decisions for all APs, providing secure admission control across the WLAN. It works with any backend authen- tication database such as RADIUS and ActiveDirectory/LDAP and also comes with an internal authentication database. Additionally, clients can be dynamically assigned to a VLAN based on their RADIUS attributes.

Avoid Interference, Maximize Performance and Extend Reach with BeamFlex

Ruckus BeamFlex, a patented Wi-Fi beam-steering technology, ensures predictable performance for multimedia traffic applications and extends range to eliminate Wi-Fi deadspots. With the ZoneDirector, the value of BeamFlex is extended beyond a single access point to the system-wide WLAN and smart wireless meshing.

The ZoneDirector automatically controls the channels assignments and transmit power levels 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 avoiding 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 ZoneDirector Smart WLAN controller. APs can also be daisychained to mesh APs to extend the mesh and take advantage of spatial reuse. Smart meshing uses patented Smart Wi-Fi technology to extend range and control Wi-Fi signals to minimize inter-nodal hops that degrade performance and automatically adapt Wi-Fi connections between nodes to maintain ultra high reliability.

The ZoneDirector 1100 provides
The ZoneDirector 1200 provides a detail map view that lets administrators quickly see the Wi-Fi network topology for all ZoneFlex Smart Wi-Fi access points.

Benefits:

Simple to use, simple to manage
Centralized management, quick setup, IT-Lite and automatic, real-time optimization of entire WLAN

802.11ac ready
ZoneDirector 1200 is 802.11ac ready as well as backwards compatible with all existing Ruckus ZoneFlex access points

IT Lite deployment in 5 minutes or less
A web-based configuration wizard lets any computer user configure an entire WLAN in minutes. Ruckus ZoneFlex APs auto-discover the ZoneDirector. Centralized management and automatic, real-time optimization of entire WLAN

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

Smart Mesh Networking streamlines costly and complex deployment
Integrated Smart Mesh Networking technology automates deployment, eliminates the need to run Ethernet cable to every Smart Wi-Fi access point. Adaptable architecture with Hybrid Mesh extends the wireless network through Ethernet-connected APs, increasing system performance through better spatial reuse

Automatic user security
Dynamic PSK eliminates the requirement to configure and update individual PC client devices with unique encryption keys. Dynamic VLAN assignment seamlessly extends existing security policies to the WLAN

Distributed forwarding architecture
Maximizes data throughput by sending all data traffic directly from the access points to the wired network

Features:

Smart/OS Software Suite and Application Engine

  • Provides WLAN-wide network, security, RF, and location management.
  • SmartMesh wireless meshing that is self-organizing, self-optimizing, and self-healing
  • Adaptable Hybrid SmartMesh extends the wireless network through Ethernet-connected APs, increasing system performance through better spatial reuse
  • Elegant guest networking without the hassle
  • Dynamic Pre-Shared Key (PSK) that are automatically installed on clients
  • Support for 802.1x, LDAP (captive portal), native Active Directory, and RADIUS authentication and dynamic VLAN assignment capabilities
  • Multi-site authentication to scale large deployments
  • Automatic traffic redirection using WISPr for multi-site authentication for large-scale deployments
  • Automatically ensures predictable performance for voice, video, and multimedia through the use of Layer 3 tunneling and using key caching techniques when roaming
  • Bandsteering, load balancing, and airtime fairness to optimize Wi-Fi spectrum
  • Users access policies provide rich WLAN control
  • Traffic thresholds for users on a specific SSID to ensure fairness
  • Maximizes data throughput by sending all data traffic directly from the access points to the wired network

Easy to Deploy and Manage

  • Seamlessly integrates with existing network, security, and authentication infrastructure
  • Automatically discovers and configures ZoneFlex APs, which become instantly manageable
  • Dynamic RF controls over transmit power and channel assignments
  • Supports 256 WLANs mapped to specific APs or VLANs
  • Is easily configured in minutes through point-and-click web-based wizard
  • Customizable dashboard provides comprehensive at-a-glance network snapshot and allows drill down to troubleshoot wireless problems

Outstanding Price/Performance

  • Bridges gap between standalone, feature-deficient access points (APs) that must be individually managed and the costly, cumbersome WLAN systems
  • Provides features not found in costlier WLAN systems
  • Can be configured by non-IT staff

What’s New in the ZoneDirector 1200

  • Now supports up to 75 managed APs and 2,000 concurrent stations
Hardware Features Software Features
  • Thin desktop footprint
  • Easy discovery from PC using UPnP
  • Manage multiple locations and ZoneDirectors with FlexMaster
  • Two 1000 Mbps ports for full redundancy
  • Lifetime warranty coverage

Advanced WLAN Applications with Smart/OSCentral control and configuration of up to 75 ZoneFlex APs

  • Support for 256 WLANs
  • Integrated DHCP server
  • Easy-to-use setup wizard
  • Ultra-intuitive GUI
  • 1+1 redundancy with auto synchronization
  • 802.11ac ready
  • Application recognition and controls
  • VLAN pooling
  • Smart Mesh Networking control and monitoring
  • Real-time client admission control
  • Load balancing
  • Customizable dashboard
  • Dynamic RF channel and power management
  • Quality of service with WLAN prioritization, band steering* and airtime fairness
  • Integrated captive portal
  • Native ActiveDirectory/RADIUS/LDAP support
  • Local authentication database
  • Dynamic VLAN assignment
  • Guest networking
  • Dynamic generation of unique Pre-Shared Keys
  • Rogue AP detection and graphical map view
  • Hotspot authentication using WISPr
  • WISPr Smart Client Support
  • Performance monitoring and statistics
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Deployment:

The ZoneDirector 1200 can be deployed anywhere within a Layer 2/3 network. All ZoneFlex APs automatically discover the ZoneDirector and are automatically provisioned.

ZoneDirector 1200 Deployment

Specifications:


ZoneDirector 1200 Specifications
Physical Characteristics
Power
  • External power adapter
  • Input: 110 - 240V AC
  • Output: 12V DC, 1A
Physical Size 25cm(L), 15.93cm(W), 3.86cm(H)
Weight 2.2 lbs (1 kilogram)
Ethernet Ports
  • 2 Ethernet ports, auto MDX, autosensing 10/100/1000 Mbps
  • 1 Console RJ-45 port
Environmental conditions
  • Operating temperature: 32° F (0°C) - 104°F (40°C)
  • Operating humidity: 20% - 90% non condensing
Capacity
Managed APs Up to 75
WLANs (BSSIDs) 256
Concurrent Stations Up to 2,000
Applications
Hotspot WISPr
Guest Access Supported
Captive Portal Supported
Mesh Supported
Voice
  • 802.11e/WMM
  • U-APSD
  • Tunneling to AP
Network Architecture
IP IPv4, IPv6, dual-stack
VLANs 802.1Q (1 per BSSID), dynamic VLAN
Redundancy 1+1 with auto-synchronization
DCHP Server Supported
Management
Configuration Web user interface, CLI, FlexMaster, SNMP v1, v2, v3
AAA RADIUS (primary and backup)
AP Provisioning
  • L2 or L3 auto-discovery
  • Auto-software upgrade
  • Automatic channel and power optimization
Client Provisioning
  • Zero-IT
  • Auto proxy configuration
Wireless Packet Capture Supported
Security
Standards WPA, WPA2, 802.11i
Encryption
  • TKIP, AES
  • Ruckus Dynamic Pre-Shared Key
Authentication 802.1x, MAC address
User Database
  • Internal database up to 2,000 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
Wireless Intrusion Detection (WIDS)
  • Rogue AP detection
  • DoS attack prevention
  • Evil-twin/AP spoofing detection
  • Ad hoc detection
  • Password guessing protection
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
Countries U.S., Europe, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, UAE

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 ZoneDirector 1200 Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

Ruckus ZoneDirector 1200 Series
ZoneDirector 1200, licensed for up to 5 ZoneFlex Access Points
*ZD1200 can be upgraded to support up to 75 APs with AP license upgrades.
Requires Purchase of at least 1 Year of WatchDog Premium Support

*Get a $25.00 Apple Gift Card with your Purchase!
#901-1205-UN00
Our Price: $1,095.00
Ruckus ZoneDirector 1200 Upgrade Licenses
ZoneDirector 1200 Single AP License Upgrade
*Max orderable upgrade license quantity is 70. Requires Purchase of at least 1 year of WatchDog Premium Support for each additional license.
#909-0001-ZD12
Our Price: $150.00
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 ZoneDirector 1200 - 1 Year
#801-1205-1000
Our Price: $219.00
WatchDog Premium Support for ZoneDirector 1200 - 3 Year
#801-1205-3000
Our Price: $470.00
WatchDog Premium Support for ZoneDirector 1200 - 5 Year
#801-1205-5000
Our Price: $626.00
Ruckus ZoneDirector ONE AP Upgrade Watchdog Premium Support
WatchDog Premium Support for ONE AP Upgrade - 1 Year
#801-1201-1L00
Our Price: $30.00
WatchDog Premium Support for ONE AP Upgrade - 3 Year
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Our Price: $65.00
WatchDog Premium Support for ONE AP Upgrade - 5 Year
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Our Price: $86.00
Ruckus ZoneDirector 1200 Redundant Controller Support
Includes Support & License upgrades to bring the redundant ZD to the same level as Primary ZD. Must purchase with ZD 1205 or use with existing redundant ZD 1200.
Redundant Controller Support for ZoneDirector 1200 - 1 Year
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Our Price: $110.00
Redundant Controller Support for ZoneDirector 1200 - 3 Year
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Our Price: $235.00
Redundant Controller Support for ZoneDirector 1200 - 5 Year
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Our Price: $313.00