ZoneFlex 7962
™
Dual-Band 802.11n Smart Wi-Fi Access Point
The highest performing enterprise-class dual-band
802.11n Smart Wi-Fi AP with adaptive antenna technology
The Ruckus ZoneFlex 7962, the industry’s top performing dual-band
802.11n access point with adaptive antenna technology, delivers
ultra-high speed, reliable and longest-range connectivity within
challenging RF environments.
The ZoneFlex 7962 is based on adaptive antenna technology that
extends signal range two to four times while minimizing packet loss
by constantly routing Wi-Fi transmissions over the highest performing signal paths.
The world’s only enterprise-class AP that concurrently supports
Automatic Interference Mitigation (AIM), spatial multiplexing and
adaptive antenna technology, the ZoneFlex 7962 delivers the
industry’s most solid 802.11n performance at range. Because the
ZoneFlex 7962 is able to constantly find the best RF paths for each
packet, once deployed, enterprises never have to worry about constant site surveys as the environment changes.
Using Ruckus’ breakthrough ChannelFly dynamic channel management, ZoneFlex 7962 automatically select the best channel that will
give users the highest throughput. Measuring not only interference
but throughput as well, ChannelFly analyzes trends in the RF environment over time. When a significant drop in throughput arises,
ZoneFlex APs react by automatically switching to the channel that
offers the best client throughput potential. Channel change notifications orchestrate a coordinated change with connected clients,
ensuring no client left behind.
The ZoneFlex 7962 is also the only 802.11n product purpose-built for
hotels, schools and enterprises that enables high-definition IPTV,
video-on-demand and other video applications while supporting
VoIP and data applications for guests and employees.
Ideal for multimedia and high-density user environments, the
ZoneFlex 7962 can be deployed as a standalone access point or as
part of centrally-controlled Smart Wireless LAN with the Ruckus
ZoneDirector. Smart Mesh Networking, another unique feature,
makes the ZoneFlex 7962 perfect for reliably extending wireless
LAN services to areas where cabling Ethernet isn’t possible or economical — saving time and money. With dual radios, the ZoneFlex
7962 delivers high-performance throughout the mesh network.
The ZoneFlex 7962 is also perfect for service providers interested in
delivering high-performance multimedia hotspots, hotzones and
managed services. Coupled with the Ruckus FlexMaster Wi-Fi management platform, the ZoneFlex 7962 opens the door for extending
branded broadband services and new revenue-generating services.
BENEFITS
Highest performance at range
Adaptive antenna technology enables Wi-Fi signals to be constantly
formed and directed over the best performing signal paths thereby
ensuring the lowest packet loss and highest performance at range.
Extended coverage means fewer APs
Directional, high-gain antennas dynamically combine to give hotspot
operators and enterprises 2- to 4-times the coverage over typical
consumer and enterprise APs.
Wire-like reliability
Advanced smart antenna array and Quality of Service (QoS)
technology combine to deliver the industry’s most reliable and
highest performing 802.11n system available.
Concurrent support for high-definition IP video, voice
and data
A directional, high-gain antenna finds the best path for any given
transmission allowing unprecedented support for picture perfect
high-definition video, crystal clear voice and high speed data.
Channel selection optimizes throughput
ChannelFly dynamic channel management, based on throughput
measurements, not just interference, chooses the best channel to
give users the highest throughput.
Distributed forwarding architecture eliminates bottlenecks
Standalone or controller-based, traffic is not forced through the
controller eliminating any single point of failure or performance
bottleneck.
Simple extension of WLAN services
Integrated support for Smart Mesh Networking gives enterprise the
power to easily extend WLAN services wherever needed and without
having to run costly and cumbersome Ethernet cabling to every AP.
Investment protection for legacy Wi-Fi networks
The ZoneFlex 7962 gives enterprises protection over their wireless
investments by enhancing performance and range for legacy
802.11a/b/g clients.
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.
Enables new class of provider hotspots services
New revenue opportunities for operators such as Voice-over-WLAN
services, extended enterprise access and IP video applications.
ZoneFlex 7962
Dual-Band 802.11n Smart Wi-Fi Access Point
Patented BeamFlex™ Technology Extends Signal
Range, Improves Stability of Client Connections
The ZoneFlex 7962 Smart Wi-Fi access point integrates a
software-controlled smart antenna array that delivers 7dBi
of signal gain and 15dB of interference rejection. This allows
a 2 to 4x improvement in signal range and a reduction in
packet loss from the ability to automatically avoid interference and obstacles.
Advanced WLAN Applications
with Smart/OS
When used with the Ruckus ZoneDirector
Smart WLAN controller, the ZoneFlex 7962
supports a wide range of value-added applications such as guest networking, Smart Wireless
Meshing, Dynamic PSK, hotspot authentication,
wireless intrusion detection and many more.
With Smart/OS, up to 2,048 discrete WLANs can be created
and mapped to the same or different APs or VLANs. WLANs
can also be grouped and shared by specific APs. In a centrally
managed configuration, the ZoneFlex 7962 works with a wide
range of authentication servers including Microsoft’s Active
Directory, LDAP, and RADIUS.
Flexible Deployment Options
ZoneFlex 7962 APs can be deployed as a standalone
AP or as part of a centrally managed wireless LAN using
ZoneDirector Smart WLAN controllers. ZoneFlex 7962’s
can be deployed across any L2/L3 network, and can bridge
traffic onto the local network, tunnel to a central location
using L2TP or PPPoE, or route between the WAN and NAT’d
private subnets. It can be wired to the network or connect
wirelessly by meshing to another AP when Ethernet cabling
is unavailable. When used with ZoneDirector, the ZoneFlex
7962 is automatically configured through the network making deployment quick and easy.
Complete Local and Remote Management
The ZoneFlex 7962 can be managed as a standalone AP
through a Web-based GUI, using SNMP or through the
Ruckus FlexMaster Wi-Fi remote management system.
Local management can also be performed using the
ZoneDirector Smart WLAN controller. FlexMaster is a
LINUX-based software platform that uses industry-standard
protocols to perform bulk configuration, fault detection,
monitoring and a wide range of troubleshooting capabilities over a wire area connection. The ZoneDirector enables
local management and control of APs, adding value-added
services such as transmit power control, guest networking
and meshing.
Horizontally and vertically
polarized antenna elements
provide over 4000 potential
antenna combinations for high
availability Wi-Fi
An automatic signal optimizer modifies RF
transmissions based on the orientation of
the access point
A patented smart antenna array integrates high-gain, directional
antenna elements deliver up to 7dBi in signal gain and up to -15dB
of interference avoidance for unprecedented range extension,
signal reliability and higher data rates.
FEATURES
• Concurrent dual-band
(5GHz/2.4GHz) support
• Adaptive antenna technology and advanced RF
management
• Up to 7dBi signal gain / -15dB interference rejection
• Automatic interference avoidance, optimized for highdensity environments
• Integrated smart antenna array with over 4,000 unique patterns for ultra reliability
• Standard 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE)
• Router mode with NAT and DHCP services
• 2 to 4 times extended range and coverage
• Multicast IP video streaming support
• 600 Mbps of user throughput (300 Mbps/radio)
• 16 BSSIDs with unique QoS and security policies
• Advanced QoS packet classification and automatic priority
for latency sensitive traffic
• Dynamic per-user rate-limiting for hotspot WLANs
• WEP, WPA-PSK (AES), 802.1X support for RADIUS and Active
Directory*
• Ethernet 802.1x port-based authentication (authenticator
and supplicant)
• Smart Mesh Networking*
• Zero-IT and Dynamic PSK*
• Admission control/load balancing*
• Band steering and airtime fairness
• Captive portal and guest accounts *
• Wall or ceiling mountable
• Limited lifetime warranty
*when used with Ruckus ZoneDirector controller.
ZoneFlex 7962
Dual-Band 802.11n Smart Wi-Fi Access Point
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Voice
SSID
2.4 GHz
Employee
SSID
ZoneDirector
Firewall
SmartMesh
SSID
5 GHz
Voice
SSID
Employee
SSID
Voice
SSID
2.4
GHz
n
Outdoor Area
Guest
SSID
PoE output
for surveillance
camera
5
GHz
Router
RADIUS/AD
ZF 7962
ZF 7762
Outdoor Area
Internet
ULTRA HIGH PERFORMANCE WLANS
Through the use of an integrated smart antenna array specifically designed for 802.11n
networking, the Ruckus ZoneFlex 7962 provides the industry’s highest performing enterprise
WLAN solution. WLANs can be easily extended where Ethernet is unavailable through the use
of Smart Mesh Networking.
CONCURRENT IP VIDEO AND DATA
IP Video
5GHz
IP Video
5GHz
Data
2.4GHz
Data
2.4GHz
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Internet
With integrated quality of service
mechanisms and an intelligent
multi-element antenna array, the
ZoneFlex 7962 stands alone as the
only dual-band 802.11n system
capable of supporting picture
perfect transmission of IP-based
streaming video concurrently with
high-performance data traffic.
Specifications
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
POWER
WI-FI
• External power adapter
• Input: 110-240V AC
• Output: 12V DC, 1.5A
• Power over Ethernet Class 0
STANDARDS
• IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
• 2.4GHz and 5GHz concurrent operation
SUPPORTED DATA RATES
• 802.11n: 6.5Mbps -144.4Mbps (20MHz)
6.5Mbps - 300Mbps (40MHz)
• 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
• 3 x 3
SPATIAL STREAMS
• 2
• 2 ports, auto MDX, auto-sensing
10/100/1000 Mbps, RJ-45
• Power over Ethernet (802.3af)
RF POWER OUTPUT
• 28 dBm/600 mW
CHANNELIZATION
• 20MHz and/or 40MHz
LOCK OPTION
• Integrated Kensington lock
FREQUENCY BAND
ENVIRONMENTAL
CONDITIONS
• Operating Temperature:
32°F (0°C) - 122°F (50°C)
• Operating Humidity: 15% - 95%
non-condensing
• IEEE 802.11n: 2.4 – 2.484 GHz and
5.15 – 5.85 GHz
• IEEE 802.11a: 5.15 – 5.85 GHz
• IEEE 802.11b: 2.4 – 2.484 GHz
OPERATING CHANNELS
• US/Canada: 1-11, Europe ( ETSI X30):
1-13, Japan X41: 1-13
• 5GHz channels: Country dependent
for the following channel ranges: 36,
40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108,
112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140,
149, 153, 157, 161, 165
BSSID
• Up to eight per radio (16 total)
POWER SAVE
• Supported
WIRELESS SECURITY
• WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP, WPA2 AES,
802.11i
• Authentication via 802.1X, local
authentication database, support for
RADIUS, LDAP, and ActiveDirectory
CERTIFICATIONS
• U.S., Europe, Australia, Brazil, Canada,
Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Israel,
Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand,
Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan,
Thailand, Vietnam
• WEEE/RoHS compliance
• EN 60601-1-2
• Wi-Fi Alliance Certification (Wi-Fi Certified™)
PHYSICAL SIZE
• 19.43cm (L), 14.43cm (W), 12.38cm (H)
WEIGHT
• 680 grams (1.5 lbs.)
ANTENNA
• Internal software-configurable
antenna array with directional and omni
high-gain elements that provide over
4,000 unique antenna patterns
ETHERNET PORTS
POWER DRAW
• 12.95W (PoE)
• 15W (12V DC)
PERFORMANCE AND CAPACITY
TARGET UDP THROUGHPUT
• 150-200 Mbps (300 Mbps bursts)
sustainable throughput for a 5000 sq.
foot (460 sq meter) area for each radio
for each band
CONCURRENT STATIONS
• 256
SIMULTANEOUS VoIP
CLIENTS
• Up to 20
APPLICATIONS
HOTSPOT
• WISPr
VOICE
• 802.11e/WMM
• U-APSD
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 ETHERNET
PORTS
• Authenticator
• Supplicant
TUNNELING
• L2TP, PPPoE
Product Ordering Information
MODEL
ZoneFlex 7962 Dual Band 802.11n Access Point
901-7962-XX00
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
• Dynamic, per-user or per-WLAN
MANAGEMENT
DEPLOYMENT OPTIONS
• Standalone (individually managed)
• Managed by ZoneDirector
• Managed by FlexMaster
CONFIGURATION
• Web User Interface (HTTP/S)
• CLI (Telnet/SSH), SNMP v1, 2, 3
• TR-069 vis FlexMaster
AUTO AP SOFTWARE
UPDATES
• FTP or TFTP, remote auto available
Ruckus Wireless, Inc.
880 West Maude Avenue, Suite 101, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 USA
DESCRIPTION
Centrally managed concurrent
dual band 802.11n access point,
no power adapter
Optional Accessories
902-0157-0000
Flat ceiling & wall mounting kit
902-0158-0000
Drop ceiling mounting kit
902-0162-XXYY
PoE injector (sold in quantities of 10 or 100)
902-0169-XX10, XX11
Power Supply (sold in quantities of 10 or 60)
PLEASE NOTE: When ordering ZoneFlex Indoor APs, you must specify the
destination region by indicating -US, -IL, or -WW instead of XX. When ordering
PoE injectors or power supplies, you must specify the destination region by
indicating -US, -EU, -AU, -BR, -CN, -IN, -JP, -KR, -SA, -UK, or -UN instead of -XX.
(650) 265-4200 Ph \ (408) 738-2065 Fx
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