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Ruckus ZoneFlex R500 Unleashed
Dual-Band 802.11ac 2x2:2 Smart Wi-Fi Access Points


Ruckus ZoneFlex R500

Ruckus Wireless Unleashed Series
Ruckus ZoneFlex R500 Unleashed Series
ZoneFlex R500 Unleashed Smart Wi-Fi Unleashed 802.11ac Access Point
*Concurrent dual band 802.11ac Unleashed Access Point, no power adapter
*At least 1 Year of Support is recommended with your AP purchase.
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Our Price: $645.00
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Ruckus ZoneFlex R500 Unleashed & Support for Unleashed Access Points - 1 Year Bundle
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#9U1-R500-US00 ZoneFlex R500 Unleashed Smart Wi-Fi Unleashed 802.11ac Access Point
$645.00
#CLD-RKWF-1001 Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi 1 Year Subscription for 1 AP, US Hosted
$95.00

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Overview:

High Performance, 802.11ac Mid-Range Smart Wi-Fi Access Points with Adaptive Antenna Technology

Ruckus R500 Unleashed enables controller-less Wi-Fi architecture for small business environments with superior performance, lower costs and simplified management. Separate controllers and access point licenses are no longer needed, significantly reducing upfront costs. Set-up is also easy, thanks to a simplified web interface that helps businesses configure Wi-Fi in just 60 seconds.

The R500 Unleashed is ideal for wireless networks servicing mobile devices with dual-polarized antennas that adapt in real time to hand-held device movement and rotation ensuring consistent performance.

Each ZoneFlex R500 Unleashed integrates Ruckus-patented BeamFlex, a softwarecontrolled, high gain antenna array that continually forms and directs each Wi-Fi packet over the best performing signal path. The ZoneFlex R500 Unleashed automatically selects channels for highest throughput potential using Ruckus ChannelFly dynamic channel management, adapting to environmental changes. Once deployed, enterprises never have to worry about constant site surveys as the environment changes.

A sleek and low-profile design, the ZoneFlex R500 Unleashed was purpose-built for small-medium enterprises requiring reliable high speed client connectivity. It is ideal for a variety of medium density enterprise and hotspot environments including SMBs, venues, local retailers and non-franchise restaurants.

Patented BeamFlex+ Technology Extends Signal Range, Improves Stability of Client Connections

All ZoneFlex R500 Smart Wi-Fi access points integrate a software-controlled smart antenna with PD-MRC (polarization diversity) that delivers up to an additional 6 dB of BeamFlex gain and 15 dB of interference mitigation. This is especially beneficial to enhance the performance of mobile devices which are constantly in motion and changing orientation.

Advanced WLAN Applications

Each ZoneFlex R500 Unleashed supports a wide range of value-added applications such as guest networking, Dynamic PSK, hotspot authentication, wireless intrusion detection and many more. In a controller-less configuration, the ZoneFlex R500 Unleashed works with a wide range of authentication servers including Microsoft’s Active Directory, and AAA/RADIUS.

Flexible Migration Options

Ruckus Unleashed is custom-designed to help small business owners grow their business, deliver an excellent customer experience and manage costs while supporting Wi-Fi and a variety of mobile devices with minimal IT staff. Unleashed access points have built-in controller capabilities, including user access controls, guest networking functions, advanced Wi-Fi security and traffic management. As businesses grow to multiple sites or a larger scale deployment, Ruckus offers an easy migration path to controllerbased Wi-Fi, using the same Wi-Fi access points.

Complete Local and Remote Management

ZoneFlex R500 Unleashed can be securely managed from anywhere at anytime using any browser on any device.

Features:

High Performance and Cost Effective

  • Two-stream MIMO 2x2:2
  • Concurrent dual-band (5GHz/2.4GHz) support
  • 867 Mbps (5 GHz) and 300 Mbps (2.4 GHz) of user throughput
  • Up to 4dB of signal-to-interference and noise (SINR) improvement and up to 10dB of interference mitigation
  • Capable of supporting up to 500 clients
  • Novel channel selection approach delivering up to 50 percent capacity gain over alternative background scanning approaches

Adaptive antennas and Automatic interference mitigation

  • Up to 2 times extended range and coverage
  • Automatic interference mitigation, optimized for high-density environments
  • Mobile device ready: dual polarized adaptive antennas with 64 antenna patterns per radio for ultra-reliability

Concurrent support for HD IPTV, VoIP and data

  • Support for isochronous, multicast IP video streaming
  • Four queues per client station

Differentiated services with multiple SSIDs

  • Support for multiple BSSIDs with unique QoS and security policies
  • WPA-PSK (AES), 802.1X support
  • Zero-IT and Dynamic PSK
  • Captive portal and guest accounts
  • RADIUS and Active Directory support

Other Features

  • Dual-band concurrent (5GHz/2.4GHz)
  • Adaptive antenna technology and advanced RF management
  • Up to an additional 6dB BeamFlex gain / 15dB interference mitigation / 3 dBi physical antenna gain
  • Automatic interference mitigation, optimized for high-density environments
  • Integrated smart antenna technology
  • Standard 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Gateway mode with NAT and DHCP services
  • IP multicast video streaming support
  • Advanced QoS packet classification and automatic priority for latency-sensitive traffic
  • Dynamic, pre-user rate-limiting for hotspot WLANs
  • WPA-PSK (AES), 802.1X support for RADIUS and Active Directory
  • BYOD, Zero-IT and Dynamic PSK
  • Admission control/load balancing
  • Band steering and airtime fairness support
  • Captive portal and guest accounts
  • Application recognition and control
  • SmartWay Bonjour gateway
  • SecureHotspot
  • SmartMesh

Benefits:

Unleash the Performance
In the Unleashed version, the ZoneFlex R500 is capable of supporting controller-less deployments for up to 25 access points and 512 concurrent devices

Extended range requires fewer APs
Adaptive antenna technology delivers up to 2x increase in Wi-Fi signal coverage minimizing the number of APs required to service any area

Sleek, low profile enclosure for ease-of-deployment
Aesthetically-pleasing design and a range of mounting options

Channel selection optimizes throughput
ChannelFly dynamic channel management, based on throughput measurements, not just interference, chooses the best channel to give users the highest possible throughput

Super simple configuration and management
The industry’s simplest configuration and management through a Web-based wizard and automated deployment capabilities

Flexible migration options
Standalone or controller-based migration

Adaptive Polarization Diversity (PD-MRC)
Dual-polarized antennas that are dynamically selected provide better reception for hard to hear clients and more consistent performance as clients constantly change orientation

Hassle free migration to higher speed Wi-Fi
Support for standard 802.3af power over Ethernet allows enterprises to use existing PoE switches without costly upgrades

Deployment:

The Zoneflex R500 Unleashed Integrates With Your Existing Network Infrastructure
Delivering best-in-class 802.11ac performance and reliability at a competitive price—making it the ideal wireless solution for small business environments.

Deployment

Deployment For Retail
The ZoneFlex R500 Unleashed is ideal for deployment in retail stores to provide inconspicuous wireless connection to high quality video, wireless IP phones and data access for handheld PoS bar code scanners.

Deployment For Retail / Branch Offices

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 R500 Unleashed Specifications
Physical Characteristics
Power
  • DC Input: 12 VDC 1.0A
  • Power over Ethernet 802.3 af
Physical Size
  • 15.8 cm (L) x 15.8 cm (W) x 4 cm (H)
  • 6.2 in (L) x 6.2 in (W) x 1.57 in (H)
Weight 350 g (0.77 lb.)
Data Ports 2 auto MDX, auto-sensing 10/100/1000 Mbps, RJ-45, POE port (on one port)
Mounting Options
  • Electrical wallbox; Standard US and EU single gang wall jack
  • Optional bracket for offset & wall mount
Lock Options
  • Hidden latching mechanism
  • Kensington Lock Hole
  • T-bar Torx
  • Bracket (902-0108-0000) Torx screw & padlock (sold separately
Environmental Conditions
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C - 50°C
  • Operating Humidity: 10% - 95% non-condensing
Power Draw
  • Idle: 4W
  • Typical: 6.13W
  • Peak: 11.1W
Performance and Capacity
Concurrent Stations Up to 512 clients per AP
Simultaneous VoIP Clients Up to 30
RF
Antenna
  • Adaptive antenna that provides up to 64 unique antenna patterns per radio
  • Full omnidirectional polarization diversity
Physical Antenna Gain Up to 3 dBi
BeamFlex1 SINR TX Gain Up to 4 dB
BeamFlex1 SINR RX Gain 3-5 dB (PD-MRC)
Interference Mitigation Up to 10 dB
Minimum RX Sensitivity Up to -100 dBm
Management
Deployment Options Ruckus Unleashed, controller-less
Configuration Basic SNMP support
Wi-Fi
Standards
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • 2.4GHz and 5GHz
Supported Data Rates
  • 802.11n/ac: 6.5Mbps – 260Mbps (20MHz)
  • 13.5Mbps – 600Mbps (40MHz)
  • 29.3Mbps – 1300Mbps (80MHz)
  • 802.11a: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6Mbps
  • 802.11b: 11, 5.5, 2 and 1 Mbps
  • 802.11g: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6 Mbps
Radio Chains 2x2
Spatial Streams 2
RF Power Output (Aggregate)
  • 26 dBm for 2.4GHz
  • 25 dBm for 5GHz
Channelization 20MHz, 40MHz, 80MHz
Frequency Band
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n: 2.4 – 2.484 GHz
  • IEEE 802.11a/ac: 5.15 – 5.25 GHz; 5.25 – 5.35 GHz; 5.47 – 5.725 GHz; 5.725 – 5.85 GHz
Operating Channels
  • US/Canada: 1-11, Europe ( ETSI X30): 1-13, Japan X41: 1-13
  • 5 GHz channels: Country dependent
Power Save Supported
Wireless Security Authentication via 802.1X with the local authentication database, support for RADIUS, LDAP, DPSK and ActiveDirectory
Certifications
  • U.S., Europe, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE, Vietnam
  • WEEE/RoHS compliance
  • EN-60601-1-2 (Medical)
  • Wi-Fi Alliance
  • EN50121-1 Railway EMC
  • EN50121-4 Railway Immunity
  • IEC 61373 Railway Shock & Vibration
  • UL 2043 plenum rated
  • 5GHz UNII-1 (2014)

† Maximum power varies by country
1 BeamFlex gains are statistical system level effects translated to enhanced SINR based on observations over time in real-world conditions with multiple APs and many clients
* Subject to country regulations
** For current certification status please see price list

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Documentation:

Download the Ruckus ZoneFlex R500 Unleashed Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

Ruckus Wireless Unleashed Series
Ruckus ZoneFlex R500 Unleashed Series
ZoneFlex R500 Unleashed Smart Wi-Fi Unleashed 802.11ac Access Point
*Concurrent dual band 802.11ac Unleashed Access Point, no power adapter
*At least 1 Year of Support is recommended with your AP purchase.
#9U1-R500-US00
Our Price: $645.00
Ruckus ZoneFlex R500 Unleashed, Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi 1 Year Bundle
Includes #901-R500-US00 ZoneFlex R500 Unleashed Smart Wi-Fi Unleashed 802.11ac Access Point, #CLD-RKWF-1001 Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi 1 Year Subscription for 1 AP, US Hosted
#9U1-R500-US00-Bundle01
Reg Price: $740.00
Add to Cart to see sale price!
Ruckus ZoneFlex R500 Unleashed & Support for Unleashed Access Points - 1 Year Bundle
Includes #9U1-R500-US00 ZoneFlex R500 Unleashed Smart Wi-Fi Unleashed 802.11ac Access Point, #806-RUNL-1U00 Support for Unleashed Access Points - 1 Year
#9U1-R500-US00-Bundle02
Reg Price: $769.00
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Ruckus ZoneFlex R500 Accessories
Mounting Bracket for ZoneFlex 7352/7372, R500. Mounts to hard wall/ceiling, outlet box, pole, truss. Includes Security Torx screw. Supports padlock.
#902-0108-0000
Our Price: $50.00
Power over Ethernet (PoE) Adapter (10/100/1000 Mbps) with US power adapter
-Applicable for 7731, R710, R700, R600, R500, R300, 7982, 7372, 7352, 7321, H500, 7055, T300, T301
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Our Price: $60.00
Ruckus Support for ZoneFlex R500Unleashed
Support for Unleashed Access Points - 1 Year
#806-RUNL-1U00
Our Price: $124.00
Support for Unleashed Access Points - 3 Year
#806-RUNL-3U00
Our Price: $248.00
Support for Unleashed Access Points - 5 Year
#806-RUNL-5U00
Our Price: $376.00