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ZoneFlex 2942
™
Smart Wi-Fi 802.11g Multimedia Access Point
The First Centrally Managed 802.11g
Smart Wi-Fi Access Point with Mesh Support
The Ruckus ZoneFlex 2942 is the first centrally-managed,
multimedia 802.11g Wi-Fi access point (AP) that delivers
advanced features and functionality not available in any
low-end consumer AP or high-end WLAN system.
BENEFITS
Breakthrough user performance and density
Advanced antenna array and Quality of Service (QoS) software delivers
20 concurrent voice calls, 100 simultaneous data users or 20 Mbps of
guaranteed user throughput throughout a 5,000 square foot facility.
No RF expertise required
Deployed individually, or as a system centrally managed by
the Ruckus ZoneDirector™ Smart WLAN family of controllers, the Ruckus ZoneFlex 2942 can be deployed with or
without Ethernet cabling. Support for Ruckus Smart Mesh
Networking streamlines costly and complex deployment
headaches, eliminating the need to run Ethernet cabling to
every access point. This minimizes operational overhead,
making the ZoneFlex 2942 ideal for hotels, schools, airports
and enterprises everywhere.
The ZoneFlex 2942 is also perfect for hot spot operators that
want to deliver business-class hot-spot services — such as
voice over Wi-Fi, IP-based video or secure enterprise access.
Smart antenna array eliminates AP placement issues and minimizes
adjacent AP interference, while ZoneDirector controls dynamic channel
assignment and power management.
Ruckus Smart Mesh Networking streamlines costly and
complex deployment
Integrated Smart Mesh Networking technology automates deployment, eliminates the need to run Ethernet cables to every Smart Wi-Fi
access point.
Extended coverage means fewer APs
Directional, high-gain antennas dynamically combine to give hotspot
operators and enterprises two- to four-times the coverage over typical
consumer and enterprise APs.
Optimized for voice over Wi-Fi
Each ZoneFlex 2942 integrates Ruckus-patented BeamFlex™
smart antenna technology that enables consistent, high performance, extended coverage and multimedia support as
it automatically tunes itself to adapt to constant changes in
the environment. This means fewer APs, more satisfied users,
and a cost-effective system that can be installed anywhere
by wireless novices.
A web-based wizard allows any computer user to configure
the ZoneFlex 2942 through the ZoneDirector — creating a
secure and sophisticated WLAN in a matter of minutes. The
Ruckus ZoneFlex 2942 simply plugs into any Ethernet network
and automatically discovers the ZoneDirector. No RF tuning.
No client configuration. A true plug-and-play multimedia
WLAN that is ready to use, stable and high performance.
Specialized antenna design, dynamic signal path selection and precision QoS software optimize delay-sensitive, high-density Voice-overWi-Fi (VoFi) applications. Power Save (UAPSD) maximizes handset
battery life.
Proven video streaming support
The Ruckus smart antenna system and video QoS already proven for
real-time IP video streaming applications deployed by over 100 IPTV
operators worldwide.
“IT lite” configuration and management
Web-based wizard enables configuration of multiple APs across the
entire WLAN in minutes. Once configured, the WLAN manages itself.
Enables business class hotspot services
New revenue opportunities for operators such as (VoFi) services, extended
enterprise access, IP video applications and tiered service classes.
ZoneFlex 2942
802.11g Smart Wi-Fi Access Point
Smart Wi-Fi 802.11n Multimedia Access Point
Ultra High Performance and Cost Effective
Based on the IEEE 802.11g standards, the Ruckus ZoneFlex 2942 supports up to 54 Mbps of data capacity. What differentiates the ZoneFlex
2942 is the integration of patented Ruckus BeamFlex Smart antenna
technology that automatically adapts to the RF environment by steering
Wi-Fi signals on the best path, while rejecting interference, in real time.
Each Ruckus ZoneFlex 2942 comes equipped with a state-of-the-art,
high-gain smart antenna array designed to deliver unsurpassed density
and range. Supporting up to 100 simultaneous data users or 20 concurrent voice calls, while its superior coverage reduces the number of APs
required, the Ruckus ZoneFlex 2942 delivers the industry’s most costeffective 802.11g Wi-Fi solution.
Simple Deployment
The self-optimizing Ruckus BeamFlex technology allows the Ruckus
ZoneFlex 2942 to be installed without site survey and RF planning. Plug
any Ruckus ZoneFlex 2942 into an Ethernet and the AP automatically
discovers the Ruckus ZoneDirector and self-configures.
A patented smart antenna array integrates six high-gain
vertically-polarized and six horizontally-polarized antenna
elements. This enables up to 4096 potential antenna
combinations and up to 9 dBi gain, thereby delivering
unprecedented range extension and signal reliability. The
dual polarized smart antenna increases the effectiveness of
spatial-multiplexing, resulting in higher data rates.
The Ruckus ZoneFlex 2942 and ZoneDirector system seamlessly
integrate with existing security systems such as firewalls, intrusion
detection systems and authentication servers, including RADIUS and
ActiveDirectory. An internal authentication database lets enterprises
implement user authentication without the expense and complexity
associated with external authentication servers.
Simple Configuration
Ruckus ZoneFlex 2942 APs are automatically configured by the Ruckus
ZoneDirector. A network of APs can be centrally configured quickly and
simply through the ZoneDirector’s web-based wizard.
External
RP-SMA
RF Connector
AC power
Smart Mesh Networking Increases Flexibility, Reduces Costs
10/100
Ethernet
Soft
reset
10/100
802.3 af
PoE
Ruckus Smart Mesh Networking enables self-organizing and self-healing
wireless meshing. Smart Mesh Networking eliminates the need to run
Ethernet cabling to every Smart Wi-Fi AP, allowing administrators to simply plug ZoneFlex APs into any power source, then walk away. All configuration and management is delivered through the ZoneDirector Smart
WLAN platform. Patented Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi technology provides
extended range and dynamic signal controls. Smart Mesh Networking
minimizes inter-nodal hops that might degrade performance, automatically adapts Wi-Fi connections between nodes to environmental
changes, and requires deployment of fewer APs.
Automatic User Security
Used with the Ruckus ZoneDirector, the Ruckus ZoneFlex 2942 provides first-of-its-kind automatic, robust user security enforcement.
Provisioning secure wireless access often involves configuring all the
client devices with a wireless setting such as an SSID and encryption key.
Typically organizations use a single pre-shared key for all employees.
This is a security problem and an ongoing operational headache.
An intuitive web-based wizard in the Ruckus
ZoneDirector enables quick and easy configuration of
each ZoneFlex 2942 in a matter of minutes.
ZoneFlex 2942
802.11g Smart Wi-Fi Access Point
ZoneFlex 2942 Smart Wi-Fi access
points can be deployed in standalone
Guest
SSID
mode or managed by a centralized
g
ZoneDirector. The ZoneFlex 2942 can
Voice
SSID
also be deployed with Ruckus Smart
g
Mesh Networking, eliminating the
need to run Ethernet cables to every
access point.
ZoneDirector
Employee
SSID
Voice
SSID
Employee
SSID
Firewall
g
g
Router
Internet
RADIUS/AD
Ruckus patent-pending Dynamic PSK on the Ruckus ZoneDirector
and ZoneFlex 2942 automates this process to assure integrity of
the user authentication system. First-time users simply plug their
computers into the LAN and specify a URL that directs them to a
captive portal for a one-time authentication. Upon authentication,
the ZoneDirector automatically configures the user’s system with the
designated SSID and a unique, dynamically-generated encryption
key. The key can be removed automatically upon expiration, or manually when the user or their device is no longer trusted.
Business-Class, Multimedia Hotspots
The ZoneFlex 2942 lets operators build a new class of hotspots and
offers multimedia hotspot services. Equipped with a dual-polarized
directional antenna system, the ZoneFlex 2942 delivers stable connectivity to any Wi-Fi-enabled handheld device and flicker-free support for concurrent video streams and voice over Wi-Fi calls.
Differentiated Services with Multiple SSIDs
Up to eight discrete SSIDs can be configured within each Ruckus
ZoneFlex 2942, each with unique broadcast, QoS, security and
management parameters assigned. This enables hot-zone operators to easily offer tiered services to different user or traffic types.
Enterprises can use this features to differentiate guest, contractor
and employee access policies or to segment different traffic types.
Dynamic RF Management
A Ruckus ZoneFlex WLAN is inherently RF-coordinated as BeamFlex
automatically steers Wi-Fi signals toward each receiver, and away
from noise, in real time. And unlike omni antennas, BeamFlex does
not constantly radiate in all directions, thereby minimizing the
chances of adjacent AP interference. As a last resort, the Ruckus
ZoneDirector can dynamically exert control over the RF channel
assignment and transmit power levels on the ZoneFlex APs, to further
optimize the RF environment without manual intervention.
ZoneFlex
2942
FEATURES
• Integrated smart antenna array with over
4,000 unique patterns designed for tripleplay services
• Automatic interference avoidance,
optimized for high-density environments
• Two- to four-times extended range and
coverage
• 20 Mbps of guaranteed user throughput
to any corner of a 10,000 sq. ft facility
• Four queues per station
• Eight BSSIDs with unique QoS and
security policies
• WEP, WPA-PSK, 802.1X
• Smart Mesh Networking (with
ZoneDirector)
• Zero-IT and Dynamic PSK (with
ZoneDirector)
• Admission control/load balancing
(with ZoneDirector)
• Captive portal and guest accounts
(with ZoneDirector)
• RADIUS and Active Directory support
(with ZoneDirector)
• Advanced RF management (with
ZoneDirector)
• Two 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports allowing
for daisy chaining of APs and connection
of local devices
• Power over Ethernet (PoE) for easy
deployment
• Ceiling or wall mountable
• Kensington lock support
• Limited lifetime warranty coverage
Specifications
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
MANAGEMENT
POWER
CONFIGURATION
• Web user interface, CLI (Telnet),
SSH HTTP/S, SNMP statistics interface. TR-069 through FlexMaster
STATISTICS
• LAN, wireless and associated stations (accessible via Web UI)
AUTO AP SOFTWARE
UPDATES
• FTP or TFTP, remote auto available
• External power adapter
• Input: 110-240V AC
• Output: 12V DC, 1A
• Power over Ethernet Class 0
PHYSICAL SIZE
• 19.43cm (L), 14.43cm (W),
10.16cm (H)
WEIGHT
• 680 grams
ANTENNA
• Internal software-configurable
antenna array with directional
and omni high-gain elements that
provide up to 4,000 unique antenna
patterns
• External RP-SMA connector
ETHERNET PORTS
STANDARDS
• 802.11b/g
SUPPORTED DATA RATES
• 54,48,36,24,18,12,11,5.5,2,1 Mbps
CHANNELS
• US/Canada: 1-11
• 2 ports, auto MDX, auto-sensing
10/100Mbps, RJ-45
• Power over Ethernet (802.3af)
LED DISPLAY
WI-FI
• Power/status, Ethernet status, wireless status, wireless network quality
indicator, Director status
• Europe (ETSI X30): 1-13
• Japan X41: 1-13
AUTO CHANNEL
SELECTION
• Supported
RF POWER OUTPUT
• 23 dBm for wireless-B
• 23 dBm for wireless-G
LOCK OPTION
• Integrated Kensington lock
ENVIRONMENTAL
CONDITIONS
• Operating Temperature:
32°F (0°C) - 122°F (50°C) with PoE
• Operating humidity: 15% - 95%
non-condensing
PERFORMANCE AND SUPPORTED CONFIGURATIONS
CONCURRENT STATIONS
• Up to 100
TARGET UDP
THROUGHPUT
• 15-20Mbps (54Mbps bursts)
sustainable throughput for a 5000
sq. foot (460 sq meter) area
SIMULTANEOUS Vo-Fi
CLIENTS
• Up to 20
• Country-specific power settings are
configurable
TRANSMIT POWER
CONTROL
• Supported
BSSID
• Up to eight
POWER SAVE
• Supported
WIRELESS SECURITY
• WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP, WPA2 AES,
802.11i
• Authentication via 802.1X with the
ZoneDirector, local authentication
database, support for RADIUS and
ActiveDirectory
CERTIFICATIONS
TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AND QUALITY OF SERVICE
CLASSES OF SERVICE
SOFTWARE QUEUES
• Plenum-rated (UL-2043 in process)
• Voice, video, best effort and
background
• WEEE/RoHS compliance
• Wi-Fi alliance certification
• Four per station
802.11e
• Supported
AUTOMATIC TRAFFIC
CLASSIFICATION
• Automatic type of service tagging
for multicast video packets
RATE LIMITING
• Supported
VLAN SUPPORT
• 802.1Q
HEURISTIC
CLASSIFICATION
• Supported
Product Ordering Information
Model
Description
ZoneFlex 2942 802.11g Smart Wi-Fi Access Point
901-2942-XX01
2-port centrally managed
multimedia AP
PLEASE NOTE: When ordering you must specify the destination region
by indicating -US, -EU, -UK, -UN, -AU, -UU or -IN instead of XX.
DEPLOYMENT
OPTIONS
• U.S., Europe, Canada, Australia, Chile,
Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia,
Philippines, Singapore, Saudi Arabia,
Canada, Australia
• Managed by ZoneDirector
• Individually managed
• Managed by FlexMaster
Ruckus Wireless, Inc.
880 West Maude Avenue, Suite 101, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 USA
(650) 265-4200 Ph \ (408) 738-2065 Fx
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