Ruckus Wireless ZoneFlex 2741

ZoneFlex 2741
™
Smart Wi-Fi 802.11g Outdoor Access Point
The First Outdoor AP with an Integrated
Smart Antenna Array and Smart Wi-Fi Meshing
The Ruckus ZoneFlex 2741 is the first centrally-managed 802.11g
Smart Wi-Fi access point (AP) with advanced capabilities, such as
an integrated high-gain directional antenna array and smart wireless meshing, not found in any other outdoor wireless AP.
Designed for harsh outdoor conditions, the Ruckus ZoneFlex 2741
is perfect for service providers looking to easily extend branded
broadband services, offload data traffic from congested 3G networks, deploy multimedia hotspots or offer wireless broadband
services where fixed line access is limited.
The ZoneFlex 2741 is also ideal for hotels, schools, warehouses
and other enterprises needing to extend managed wireless LANs
(WLANs) outdoors where Ethernet cabling is not possible.
The ZoneFlex 2741 is capable of sustaining performance of up
to 20 Mbps over 100 meters and up to 10 Mbps over 300 meters
or more. The ZoneFlex 2741 can be deployed and managed as a
standalone AP, as part of a distributed Wi-Fi network using the
Ruckus FlexMaster™ system or as part of a managed WLAN using
the Ruckus ZoneDirector Smart WLAN controller.
Each ZoneFlex 2741 integrates Ruckus-patented BeamFlex™
smart antenna technology that automatically adapts Wi-Fi signals to changing environmental conditions – enabling unprecedented multimedia support, ensuring stable user connectivity
and delivering consistent performance at longer ranges.
BENEFITS
Breakthrough user performance, range and density
Advanced smart antenna array and Quality of Service (QoS) technology
delivers 20 concurrent voice calls, 100 simultaneous data users or 20
Mbps of guaranteed user throughput for over 100 meters (line of sight).
Flexible deployment options enable myriad business models
L2TP tunneling and WISPr (future) traffic redirection capabilities
enablesupport for a variety of architectures and business models while
SNMP and TR-069 support provide robust remote management.
Smart antenna array extends coverage, improves reliability
Directional, high-gain antennas dynamically combine to give hotspot
operators and enterprises two- to four-times the coverage over typical
consumer and enterprise APs.
Hardened enclosure for harsh outdoor environments
IP-65 water and dust proof plastic enclosure with flexible mounting
options ensures that no distortion of Wi-Fi signals is introduced.
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.
Proven video streaming support
Flexible deployment options using sophisticated tunneling
and traffic redirection techniques, allow support for a number
of hotspot business models. Advanced remote management
includes support for Ruckus FlexMaster (using TR-069) remote
WLAN management system as well as the ZoneDirector™ WLAN
controller (using SNMP).
The ZoneFlex 2741 can be configured in minutes through a
Web-based wizard on the Ruckus ZoneDirector controller. The
Ruckus ZoneFlex 2741 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.
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 multimedia hotspots
New revenue opportunities for operators such as (VoFi) services,
extended enterprise access, IP video applications and tiered
service classes.
ZoneFlex 2741
Flexible mounting options,
including pole, ceiling or wall
mounting.
802.11g Smart Wi-Fi Outdoor Access Point
With a sleek, purpose-built IP-65
enclosure, the ZoneFlex 2741 can
be deployed in harsh environmental
conditions ranging from
-20°C - 65°C ( -4°F - 149°F)
Ultra high performance and cost effective
Unlike any other outdoor AP available today, each Ruckus
ZoneFlex 2741 integrates a state-of-the-art intelligent antenna
array that extends signal coverage and adapts to changes in
the RF environment. Sophisticated expert control software
constantly steers Wi-Fi signals over the best performing paths
while rejecting interference – all in real time. This high-gain smart
antenna array supports up to 100 simultaneous data users or 20
concurrent voice calls, and capable of sustaining 20 Mbps of performance over 100 meters (LOS) and up to 10 Mbps of sustained
throughput up to 300 meters. Superior signal coverage reduces
the number of APs required for any given area.
Flexible deployment options and robust management
The ZoneFlex 2741 is ideally suited to help providers deliver
consistent access policies and user experience across all locations using advanced tunneling or traffic redirection techniques.
The ZoneFlex 2741 can be deployed and managed individually
as a standalone AP using SNMP or remotely as part of a network
of APs, leveraging using the TR-069 protocol supported by the
Ruckus FlexMaster Smart Wi-Fi management platform. The
ZoneFlex 2741 can also be deployed as part of a managed wireless LAN system using the ZoneDirector Smart WLAN controller.
Simple configuration
Ruckus ZoneFlex 2741 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. And with the self-optimizing Ruckus BeamFlex technology, the ZoneFlex 2741 can be installed without extensive site
surveys and RF planning.
Smart meshing increases flexibility, reduces costs
The ZoneFlex 2741 uniquely supports Ruckus Smart Mesh
Networking technology. This enables providers and enterprises
A patented smart antenna array integrates six
high-gain vertically and horizontally-polarized
antenna elements. This enables up to 4096
potential antenna combinations and up to 10 dB
gain, delivering unprecedented range extension,
signal reliability and higher data rates.
to easily extend Wi-Fi services to locations where cabling
Ethernet is cost prohibitive or impossible. Smart Mesh
Networking is self-organizing and self-healing allowing administrators to plug ZoneFlex 2741 APs into PoE injectors, 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 between mesh nodes, minimizing inter-nodal hops that
degrade performance. Dynamic RF routing between mesh nodes
adapts ensures high reliability when the environment changes.
Business-class, smart multimedia hotspots
The ZoneFlex 2741 lets operators build a new class of multimedia
hotspots. Equipped with a dual-polarized directional antenna
system, the ZoneFlex 2741 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 2741, 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 traffic types.
Dynamic RF management
An integrated smart antenna system (BeamFlex) automatically
coordinates local RF management – automatically steering Wi-Fi
signals toward each receiver and away from noise. Unlike omni
antennas, BeamFlex does not constantly radiate in all directions thereby minimizing adjacent AP interference. The Ruckus
ZoneDirector also dynamically exerts control over RF channel
assignments and transmit power levels to further optimize the RF
environment without manual intervention.
ZoneFlex 2741
802.11g Smart Wi-Fi Outdoor Access Point
ENTERPRISE WLAN EXTENSION
ZoneFlex 2741 Smart Wi-Fi access points can be deployed as a seamless extension (meshed or wired) to a managed wireless LAN working in concert with
indoor ZoneFlex 2942 APs and controlled by the Ruckus ZoneDirector Smart WLAN controller.
ZF 7962
ZF 7962
SmartMesh
SSID
(wired)
(meshed)
SmartMesh
SSID
5GHz
5
5GHz
5GHz
2.4GHz
802.11n
Video
SSID
802.11n
802.11g
Voice
SSID
ZF 7962
(meshed)
ZoneDirector
Employee
SSID
Guest
SSID
Firewall
Router
ZF 7962
RADIUS/AD
Internet
SMARTER MULTIMEDIA HOTSPOTS (SMARTSPOTS)
Perfect for offloading data traffic from 3G networks, the ZoneFlex 2741 also supports L2TP tunneling and WISPr traffic redirection (future) providing the
cost-effective extension of carrier-branded broadband services and creating more robust multimedia hotspots.
Voice traffic to
GSM network
Network Operations Center
Data traffic to
Wi-Fi network
FlexMaster
Authentication
Content Filter
Ad insertion
Operator
GSM/3G
ZF 2741
ZF 2741
ZF 2741
Internet
L2TP tunneling or
WISPr traffic
redirection
WIRELESS BROADBAND ACCESS
A long-range, adaptive smart antenna system within each ZoneFlex 2741 allows providers to reliably deliver new wireless DSL services in areas where
fixed line access is non-existent or cost prohibitive.
Point-to-Point
ZF 7731
Smart Mesh
High-reliability,
High-capacity backbone
Long-range
broadband access
ZF 7731
Remote
Location
(e.g. train station)
5G
Hz
Hz
5G
Broadband
Fixed Line
Network
2.4 GHz
5 GHz
n
Network
Operations
Center
2.4 GHz
g
High Speed
150 Mbps
at 300 meters
FlexMaster
ZoneFlex
7762 Outdoor
Smart Wi-Fi AP
ZoneDirector
3XXX or 1XXX
ZoneFlex
2211
Repeater
Apartment
Complex
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
• Power over Ethernet Class 0
• 12V DC
PHYSICAL SIZE
• 27.1 cm (L), 17.2 cm (W),
13.1 cm (H)
WEIGHT
• 877g (1.93 lbs.)
(no external mounting hardware)
ANTENNA
• Internal software-configurable
antenna array with directional
and omni high-gain elements that
provide up to 4,000 unique antenna
patterns
WI-FI
STANDARDS
• 802.11b/g
SUPPORTED DATA RATES
• 54,48,36,24,18,12,11,9,6,5.5,2,1 Mbps
CHANNELS
• US/Canada: 1-11
• One external N-Type antenna port
ETHERNET PORTS
• 1 port, auto MDX, auto-sensing
10/100Mbps, RJ-45
• Europe (ETSI X30): 1-13
• Japan X41: 1-13
• Power over Ethernet (802.3af)
MOUNTING OPTIONS
• Flexible mounting kit for pole,
ceiling or wall included
PoE INJECTOR
• Included
ENVIRONMENTAL
CONDITIONS
• IP-65 rated
POWER DRAW
AUTO CHANNEL
SELECTION
• Supported
RF POWER OUTPUT
• 27 dBm for wireless-B
• 27 dBm for wireless-G
• Country-specific power settings are
configurable
• Operating air temperature:
-20°C - 65°C ( -4°F - 149°F)
TRANSMIT POWER
CONTROL
• Supported
• 10W (PoE)
BSSID
• Up to eight
• 10W (12V DC)
POWER SAVE
• Supported
WIRELESS SECURITY
• WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP, WPA2 AES,
802.11i
PERFORMANCE AND SUPPORTED CONFIGURATIONS
CONCURRENT STATIONS
• Up to 100
TARGET UDP
THROUGHPUT
• 15-20 Mbps (54 Mbps bursts)
sustainable throughput for over 100
meters (line of sight)
SIMULTANEOUS Vo-Fi
CLIENTS
• Up to 20
• Authentication via 802.1X with the
ZoneDirector, local authentication
database, support for RADIUS and
ActiveDirectory
CERTIFICATIONS
• U.S., Europe, Canada, Australia, New
Zealand, China, Hong Kong, India,
Japan
• WEEE/RoHS compliance
TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AND QUALITY OF SERVICE
CLASSES OF SERVICE
• Voice, video, best effort and
background
SOFTWARE QUEUES
• Four per station
802.11e
• Supported
AUTOMATIC TRAFFIC
CLASSIFICATION
• Automatic type of service tagging
for multicast video packets
Product Ordering Information
RATE LIMITING
• Supported
VLAN SUPPORT
• 802.1Q
HEURISTIC
CLASSIFICATION
• Supported
TUNNELING/
REDIRECTION
• L2TP support
• WISPr traffic redirection (future)
Model
Description
ZoneFlex 2741 802.11g Outdoor Access Point
901-2741-XX01
Centrally managed 802.11g
Outdoor Access Point
PLEASE NOTE: When ordering you must specify the destination region
by indicating -US, -EU, -UK, -UN, -AU, -CH, -JP or -IN instead of XX.
DEPLOYMENT
OPTIONS
• Managed by ZoneDirector
• Individually managed
• Managed by FlexMaster
Ruckus Wireless, Inc.
880 West Maude Avenue, Suite 101, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 USA
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