Ruckus Wireless ZoneFlex 2925

ZoneFlex 2925
™
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 2925 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.
Deployed individually, or as a system centrally managed by
the Ruckus ZoneDirector™ Smart WLAN family of controllers,
the ZoneFlex 2925 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 2925
ideal for hotels, schools, airports and enterprises everywhere.
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
Smart antenna array eliminates AP placement issues and minimizes
adjacent AP interference while ZoneDirector controls dynamic channel
assignment and power management.
Smart Mesh Networking streamlines costly and complex
deployment
Integrated SmartMesh Networking technology automates deployment,
eliminates running Ethernet cables to every Smart Wi-Fi access point.
Extended coverage means fewer APs
The ZoneFlex 2925 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.
Directional, high-gain antennas dynamically combine to give hotspot
operators and enterprises two- to four-times the coverage over typical
consumer and enterprise APs.
Each ZoneFlex 2925 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.
Optimized for voice over Wi-Fi
A web-based wizard allows any computer user to configure the ZoneFlex 2925 through the Ruckus ZoneDirector™
— creating a secure and sophisticated WLAN in a matter of minutes. The Ruckus ZoneFlex 2925s 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 2925
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 2925 supports up to 54 Mbps of data capacity. What differentiates the ZoneFlex
2925 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 2925 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 2925 delivers the industry’s most costeffective 802.11g Wi-Fi solution.
Simple Deployment
The self-optimizing Ruckus BeamFlex technology allows the Ruckus
ZoneFlex 2925 to be installed without site survey and RF planning. Plug
any Ruckus ZoneFlex 2925 into an Ethernet and the AP automatically
discovers the Ruckus ZoneDirector and self-configures.
A special smart antenna array ideally suited for highdensity hot spot environments delivers up to 20 dB of
interference rejection, 64 unique omni and directional
antenna patterns and 5 dBi peak gain. An advanced expert
control system optimizes signal path selection, throughput
and coverage.
The Ruckus ZoneFlex 2925 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 2925 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.
AC power
adapter input
10/100 Mbps
RJ-45 network ports
WAN
port
Factory
resets
Smart Mesh Networking Increases Flexibility, Reduces Costs
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 2925 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 2925 in a matter of minutes.
ZoneFlex 2925
802.11g Smart Wi-Fi Access Point
ZoneFlex 2925 Smart Wi-Fi access
points can be deployed in standalone
Guest
SSID
mode or managed by a centralized
ZoneDirector. The ZoneFlex 2925 can
Voice
SSID
also be deployed with Ruckus Smart
Mesh Networking, eliminating the
need to run Ethernet cables to every
access point.
ZoneDirector
Employee
SSID
Voice
SSID
Employee
SSID
Firewall
Router
Internet
RADIUS/AD
Ruckus Dynamic PSK™ on the Ruckus ZoneDirector and ZoneFlex
2925 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
FEATURES
• Integrated smart antenna array with over
64 unique patterns designed for triple-play
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
The ZoneFlex 2925 lets operators build a new class of hotspots and
offers multimedia hotspot services. Equipped with a dual-polarized
directional antenna system, the ZoneFlex 2925 delivers stable connectivity to any Wi-Fi-enabled handheld device and flicker-free support for concurrent video streams and voice over Wi-Fi calls.
• Four queues per station
Differentiated Services with Multiple SSIDs
• Zero-IT and Dynamic PSK (with
ZoneDirector)
Up to eight discrete SSIDs can be configured within each Ruckus
ZoneFlex 2925, 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.
• Four BSSIDs with unique QoS and
security policies
• WEP, WPA-PSK, 802.1X
• Smart Mesh Networking (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
• 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
PHYSICAL SIZE
• 14.2cm (L), 12.2cm (W),
7.5cm (H)
WEIGHT
• 200 grams
ANTENNA
• Internal software-configurable antenna array with directional and omni
high-gain elements that provide up to
64 unique antenna patterns
ETHERNET PORTS
• 5 ports, auto MDX, auto-sensing
10/100Mbps, RJ-45
LED DISPLAY
• Power/status, Ethernet status, wireless status, wireless network quality
indicator
ENVIRONMENTAL
CONDITIONS
WI-FI
STANDARDS
• 802.11b/g
SUPPORTED DATA RATES
• 54,48,36,24,18,12,11,5.5,2,1 Mbps
CHANNELS
• US/Canada: 1-11
• Europe (ETSI X30): 1-13
• Japan X41: 1-13
• Operating Temperature:
32°F (0°C) - 104°F (40°C)
AUTO CHANNEL
SELECTION
• Supported
• Operating humidity: 15% - 95%
non-condensing
RF POWER OUTPUT
• Max transmit power 23 dBm
• Country-specific power settings are
configurable
TRANSMIT POWER
CONTROL
• Supported
BSSID
• Up to eight
• Up to 22 (for WPA-TKIP)
POWER SAVE
• Supported
TARGET UDP
THROUGHPUT
• 15-20 Mbps sustainable throughput
for a 5,000 sq. foot (460m2) public
area
WIRELESS SECURITY
• WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP, WPA2 AES,
802.11i
SIMULTANEOUS Vo-Fi
CLIENTS
• Up to 20
PERFORMANCE AND SUPPORTED CONFIGURATIONS
CONCURRENT STATIONS
• Up to 100 (for Open, WEP or WPAAES)
• Authentication via 802.1X with the
ZoneDirector, local authentication
database, support for RADIUS and
ActiveDirectory
CERTIFICATIONS
CLASSES OF SERVICE
• Voice, video, best effort and
background
• Australia, Canada, Chile, China,
Columbia, Ecuador, Europe, Hong
Kong, India, Mexico, New Zealand,
Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore,
Thailand, UAE, U.S.
SOFTWARE QUEUES
• Four per station
• WEEE/RoHS compliance
802.11e
• Supported
• Wi-Fi alliance certification
AUTOMATIC TRAFFIC
CLASSIFICATION
• Automatic type of service tagging
for multicast video packets
TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AND QUALITY OF SERVICE
RATE LIMITING
• Supported
VLAN SUPPORT
• 802.1Q
HEURISTIC
CLASSIFICATION
• Supported
Product Ordering Information
Model
Description
ZoneFlex 2925 802.11g Smart Wi-Fi Access Point
901-2925-XX01
5-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.
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