PRODUCT SPEC SHEET
RFS 6000
FEATURES
WIRELESS SERVICES CONTROLLER
RFS 6000
ENABLING A SECURE AND RELIABLE WIRELESS
ENTERPRISE FOR MEDIUM TO LARGE DEPLOYMENTS
WIRELESS SERVICES CONTROLLER AND
VOICE COMMUNICATIONS PLATFORM
The RFS 6000 Wireless Services Controller from Motorola
enables the wireless enterprise by offering an integrated
WLAN communication platform that delivers secure and
reliable voice, video and data applications. Designed on
the innovative and modular Wi-NG operating system,
the RFS 6000 provides wired and wireless networking
services, multiple locationing technologies such as
Wi-Fi and RFID*; resiliency via 3G wireless broadband
backhaul; and high performance with 802.11n networks.
The enterprise class RFS 6000 delivers the best in class
performance, security, scalability and manageability
required to meet the needs of demanding mission critical
business applications.
COST-EFFECTIVE CENTRALIZED
MANAGEMENT & TROUBLESHOOTING
Based on Motorola’s landmark Wireless Next
Generation (Wi-NG) operating system, the RFS 6000
provides the tools you need to simplify and minimize
the costs associated with real-time management of
mobility solutions. The Wi-NG architecture provides
unified management of network hardware, software
configuration, and network policies, complete with
built-in process monitors and troubleshooting tools for
all the Access Points that it administers policy
configurations for.
* Available in WiNG 4 only currently
** Available in WiNG 5
RAISING THE BAR ON ENTERPRISE
CLASS PERFORMANCE AND NETWORK
RESILIENCY
The RFS 6000 offers a multicore, multithreaded Wi-NG
architecture capable of supporting 2,000 to mobile devices
and up to 256 802.11 a/b/g/n adaptive access points per
switch/controller. The result is an architecture that is
purpose-built to deliver high availability — and scalability.
In addition, a user accessible ExpressCard™ Slot supports
3G broadband cards for a redundant wireless WAN
backhaul connection, providing a truly self-sustainable
wireless enterprise.
GAP-FREE SECURITY FOR THE
WIRELESS ENTERPRISE
Comprehensive network security features keep wireless
transmissions secure and provide compliance for HIPAA
and PCI. The RFS 6000 provides gap-free security for the
WLAN network, following a tiered approach to protect
and secure data at every point in the network, wired or
wireless. This complete solution includes a wired/wireless
firewall, a built-in wireless intrusion protection system
(IPS), an integrated IPSec VPN gateway, AAA Radius
Server and secure guest access with a captive web portal,
reducing the need to purchase and manage additional
infrastructure. Additional security features include MACbased authentication, 802.11w* to secure management
frames, NAC support, anomaly analysis and more.
Wi-NG Operating
System — delivering a
unified voice, data and
RF management platform
Improve business
process flow with one
platform for wireless
voice, video, data and
multiple RF technologies
— such as RFID*, Wi-Fi
(including 802.11n) and
future 4G technologies;
rich enterprise-class
functionality includes
seamless roaming across
L2/L3 deployments,
resilient failover
capabilities, comprehensive
security, toll-quality voice
and other value-added
services, such as secure
guest access and multi-RF
locationing*
Role-based wired/
wireless firewall
Comprehensively secures
and protects the wired and
wireless network against
attacks and unauthorized
access at Layer 2 and Layer
3 with stateful inspection;
ability to create identity
and location-based policies
provides granular control of
network access
Adaptive AP: extending
the enterprise
Enables centralized
management of adaptive
access points at remote
sites including automatic
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RFS 6000
RFS 6000 network architecture
The RFS 6000 offers the comprehensive functionality necessary to extend wireless voice, video and data access inside
medium to large enterprises — as well as to remote locations such as branch offices.
RFS 6000: Simplifying your wireless deployment
Auxiliary Building
AP 650
AP 650s for
in-building coverage
AP 7161
Headquarters
RFMS with
Air Defense Services
Platform
RFS 6000s
The Yard
AP 650
AP 650
WAN
Backhaul
Access
Layer
Indoor
Mesh:
AP 7131
802.11a/b/g/n
AP 6532
RFID Reader
and
RFID Tags
Warehouse
RFID Tags
3G/4G Broadband Backhaul
Point-to-Point/Point-to-Multipoint
RFS 6000
Medium Enterprise
Wired connection
Remote
Locations
Small Offices
and Storefronts
AP 6532
AP 650
Wireless connection
AP 650
Long-distance wired or wireless connection
SMART RF Management
Enables the WLAN
to automatically and
intelligently
adapt
AP
5181
to changes in the RF
environment to eliminate
unforeseen gaps in
coverage
Wireless Intrusion
Prevention System
The built-in WIPS
system provides defense
against over-the-air
attacks by leveraging the
band-unlocked sensing
capabilities of 802.11n APs
Outdoor
Mesh:
AP 7161
802.11a/b/g
RFID Reader*
firmware upgrades;
provides site survivability
for remote locations with
802.11a/b/g/n networks for
unparalleled resiliency with
full WING 5 capabilities
available at the edge of
the network,even in site
survivable mode
AP 6511
Wall plate AP
Secure Guest Access
(Hotspot)
Provides secure guest
access for Wired*, and
Wireless clients. built-in
captive portal, customizable
login/ welcome pages, URL
redirection for user login,
Usage based charging,
Dynamic VLAN assignment
of clients, DNS white list,
GRE tunneling of traffic to
central site*, API support*
for interoperabilty with
custom web portals,
support for external
authentication and billing
systems
Real Time Locationing
System (RTLS)*
Provides rich locationing
Small Offices
services to enableand
real-time
Storefronts
enterprise
asset-tracking
AP 6532/
AP 5131 AP 6511
through
support for 802.11,
Wall plate AP
RFID and third party
locationing solutions —
including industry leaders
AeroScout, and Ekahau.
Standards-based support
for: EPC Global ALE
interface for processing and
filtering data from all active
and passive tags; and EPC
Global LLRP interface for
passive RFID tag support
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RFS 6000
ENABLING TOLL-QUALITY VOICE FOR
THE WIRELESS ENTERPRISE
Support for VoWLAN provides cost-effective voice
services throughout the wireless enterprise, enabling
push-to-talk and more for employees inside the four walls
as well as outside. The rich feature set provides granular
control over the many wireless networking functions
required to deliver high performance persistent clear
connections with toll-quality voice. Quality of Service
(QoS) ensures superior performance for voice and video
services. WMM Admission Control, including TSPEC,
SIP Call Admission Control, and 802.11k* radio resource
management, ensures dedicated bandwidth for voice
calls as well as better control over active voice calls for a
variety of VoIP handsets.
ADAPTIVE AP FOR INCREASED
NETWORK FLEXIBILITY — AND SITE
SURVIVABILITY
The RFS 6000 simplifies and reduces the cost of
extending mobility to remote and branch offices as
well as telecommuters. Motorola’s Independent Mesh
Access Points can be deployed at remote locations yet
centrally managed in the Network Operations Center
(NOC) through the RFS 6000 (single switch or a cluster for
scalability). Remote Site Survivability (RSS) mesh access
points deliver secure uninterrupted wireless service —
providing unparalleled resiliency that survives a WAN
link outage with the distributed intelligence of WiNG 5
that delivers controller-like services at the edge.
PUT YOUR RF ON AUTOPILOT
The WiNG architecture delivers SMART RF Management,
which provides the dynamic RF tuning required for optimal
network performance. This feature takes self-healing to
the next level, dramatically reducing network monitoring
IT costs by enabling the WLAN to intelligently adapt to
the ever-changing RF environment.
The ability to dynamically adjust the power and channels
automatically eliminates the gaps in coverage that occur
when an AP fails, or has a faulty antenna or there is a
change in your environment — all without any physical
intervention. And adjustments are completely transparent
— there is no impact on voice calls and data sessions in
progress — protecting the quality of service and the user
experience to ensure user productivity.
MAXIMIZE BENEFITS — AND MINIMIZE
COSTS
All the enterprise class services such as security, voice,
performance and resiliency are built into the Wi-NG
architecture — the innovative and modular operating
system (OS) for the RFS 6000. The RFS6000 includes a
full-function DHCP server, AAA Server, POE/L2 Switch,
VPN gateway. Captive Portal for Guest Access and a
Wired/Wireless Firewall as part of the base OS image
- giving users a highly secure multi-function solution,,
simplifying the network deployment and reducing opex
and capex. These comprehensive services come at no
additional cost and are packaged together to make
mobility work — even better.
END-TO-END SUPPORT
As an industry leader in mobility, Motorola offers the
experience gained from deploying mobility solutions all
over the globe in many of the world’s largest enterprises.
Leverage this expertise through Motorola Enterprise
Mobility Services, which provides the comprehensive
support programs you need to deploy and maintain your
RFS 6000 at peak performance. Motorola recommends
protecting your investment with ‘Service from the Start
Advance Exchange Support’, a multi-year program that
provides the next-business-day device replacement ,
technical software support and software downloads
you need to keep your business running smoothly and
productively. This service also includes ‘Comprehensive
Coverage’, which covers normal wear and tear, as well
as internal and external components damaged through
accidental breakage — significantly reducing your
unforeseen repair expenses.
For more information, visit us on the web at www.motorola.com/rfs6000 or access our
global contact directory at www.motorola.com/enterprisemobility/contactus
Clustering and
failover features
Supports multiple levels
of redundancy and failover
capabilities to ensure high
availability networks;
provides a single virtual
IP* (per VLAN) for the
cluster for use as default
gateway by mobile devices/
wired infrastructure, onboard DHCP/AAA server
synchronized failover; multiplatform license sharing
enables deployment of
cost-effective networks
3G Wireless for WAN
Backhaul
Support for 3G wireless
cards to backhaul
WAN traffic for rapid
deployments or as a
secondary WAN when the
primary WAN Link fails
Enhanced End-to-End
Quality of Service (QoS)
Enhances voice and video
capabilities; prioritizes
network traffic to minimize
latency and provide optimal
quality of experience; SIP
Call Admission Control
and Wi-Fi Multimedia
Extensions (WMM-Power
Save) enhances multimedia
application support and
improves battery life
and capacity; network
optimization through
granular bandwidth
contracts based on
bandwidth utilization
network load and number
of users for different
applications being used, in
different locations; TSPEC
Admission Control ensures
ample bandwidth and a
superior user experience for
VoIP calls
True mobility
Virtual AP provides better
control of broadcast traffic
and enables multiple
mobile and wireless
applications with quality
of service when network
is congested; Pre-emptive
Roaming ensures Motorola
mobile devices roam before
signal quality degrades;
Power Save Protocol
optimizes battery life
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RFS 6000
RFS 6000 SPECIFICATIONS
PACKET FORWARDING
802.1D-1999 Ethernet bridging; 802.11-.802.3 bridging; 802.1Q VLAN tagging and
trunking; proxy ARP; IP packet steering-redirection
WIRELESS NETWORKING
Wireless LAN
Bandwidth
management
Supports 32 WLANs; multi-ESS/BSSID traffic
segmentation; VLAN to ESSID mapping; auto
assignment of VLANs (on RADIUS authentication);
power save protocol polling; pre-emptive roaming; VLAN
Loadbalancing and dynamic VLAN adjustment; IGMP
Snooping
Congestion control per WLAN; per user based on user
count or bandwidth utilization per AP; dynamic load
balancing; bandwidth provisioning via AAA server
Layer 2 or Layer 3 deployment of dependent and Adaptive access points
Layer 3 Mobility (Inter-Subnet Roaming)
RFS 6000 Part Numbers:
RFS-6010-100R0-WR:
802.11w*
Provides origin authentication, integrity, confidentiality
and replay protection of management frames for
Motorola’s AP 300 access point
IPSec VPN gateway
Supports DES, 3DES and AES-128 and AES-256
encryption, with site-to-site and client-to-site
VPN capabilities; supports 1,024 concurrent IPSEC
tunnels per switch
Secure guest access
(Hotspot provisioning)
Wireless RADIUS
Support (Standard and
Motorola Vendor
Specific Attributes)
IPv6 client support
Dependent
Access Ports
Supports 1-48 802.11a/b/g AP 300 or 256** 802.11a/b/g/n
AP 650 / AP 621 access points for L2 or L3 deployment per
RFS 6000 Wireless Services Controller; Legacy support*:
AP 100 for L2 deployments only
Adaptive AP
Supports adoption of 256 adaptive access points per RFS
6000 Wireless Services Controller; Legacy support*: AP
4131 port conversion for L2 deployments only
Power-over-Ethernet
Integrated; up to 29.7 watts per Ethernet port, up to a
maximum of 180 watts for simultaneous operation
Mesh Capability
Single hop mesh** supported on the 802.11n Dependent
and Adaptive/Independent Access Points. WING v4.x
supports multi-hop mesh on AP5131/AP7131
Provides secure guest access for wired* and wireless
clients. built-in captive portal, customizable login/
welcome pages, URL redirection for user login, usagebased charging, dynamic VLAN assignment of clients,
DNS white list, GRE tunneling of traffic to central site,
API support for interoperability with custom web portals
support for external authentication and billing systems
User Based VLANs (Standard)
MAC Based Authentication (Standard)
User Based QoS (Motorola VSA)
Location Based Authentication (Motorola VSA)
Allowed ESSIDs (Motorola VSA)
RSSI based triangulation for Wi-Fi assets
Tags supported
Ekahau, Aeroscout
RFID support
Compliant with LLRP protocol. Built-in support for
the following Motorola RFID readers: fixed (XR440,
XR450, XR480; mobile (RD5000) and handheld
(MC9090-G RFID)
OPTIMIZED WIRELESS QOS
WMM-power save with TSPEC Admission Control;
WMM U-APSD
NETWORK SECURITY
IGMP snooping
Role-based wired/wireless firewall (L2-L7) with stateful inspection for wired
and wireless traffic; Active firewall sessions — 100,000 per RFS 6000 Wireless
Services Controller; protects against IP Spoofing and ARP Cache Poisoning
Optimizes network performance by preventing flooding of
the broadcast domain
SIP Call Admission
Control
Controls the number of active SIP sessions initiated by a
wireless VoIP phone
802.11k*
Provides radio resource management to improve client
throughput (11k client required)
Classification
and marking
Layer 1-4 packet classification; 802.1p VLAN priority;
DiffServ/TOS
Geofencing
Add location of users as a parameter that defines access
control to the network
WIPS sensor
conversion
Supported on all dependent and Independent
Access Points
Anomaly Analysis
Source Media Access Control (MAC) = Dest MAC;
Illegal frame sizes; Source MAC is multicast; TKIP
countermeasures; all zero addresses
Authentication
Access Control Lists (ACLS); pre-shared keys (PSK);
802.1x/EAP—transport layer security (TLS), tunneled
transport layer security (TTLS), protected EAP (PEAP);
Kerberos Integrated AAA/RADIUS Server with native
support for EAP-TTLS, EAP-PEAP (includes a built in user
name/password database; supports LDAP), and EAP-SIM
Transport encryption
WEP 40/128 (RC4), KeyGuard, WPA—TKIP, WPA2-CCMP
(AES), WPA2-TKIP
24 Port Wireless Switch
RFS-6010-10060-WR:
48 Port Wireless Switch
RFS-6010-UC-08-WWR:
8 Port RFS 6000 Series
Upgrade Certificate
RFS-6010-ADSEC-LIC:
RFS 6000 License for
Advanced Security
Advanced Wireless Intrusion
Protection License for RFS6000
Wi-Fi Multimedia
extensions
Multi-mode rogue AP detection, Rogue AP Containment,
802.11n Rogue Detection, Ad-Hoc Network Detection,
Denial of Service protection against wireless
attacks, client blacklisting, excessive authentication/
association; excessive probes; excessive disassociation/
deauthentication; excessive decryption errors;
excessive authentication failures; excessive 802.11
replay; excessive crypto IV failures (TKIP/CCMP replay);
Suspicious AP, Authorized device in ad-hoc mode,
unauthorized AP using authorized SSID, EAP Flood, Fake
AP Flood, ID theft, ad-hoc advertising Authorized SSID
RFS-6010-10030-WR:
REAL TIME LOCATIONING SYSTEM (RTLS)*
Optimizes network performance by preventing flooding of
the broadcast domain
Wireless IDS/IPS
8 Port Wireless Switch
RFS-6010-ADWIP-LIC**:
RF priority
L2/L3/L4 ACLs
RFS-6010-10010-WR:
NAC support with third party systems from Microsoft, Symantec and Bradford
Radio frequency automatic channel select (ACS); Transmit power control management (TPC); Country code-based RF configuration; 802.11b, 802.11g 802.11a, and
802.11n
Access Control Lists
(ACLs)
Zero Port Wireless Switch
RFS-6010-ADP-128:
RFS 6000 Licenses for 128
Adaptive Access Points
RFS-6010-ADP-16:
RFS 6000 Licenses for 16
Adaptive Access Points
RFS-6010-ADP-256:
RFS 6000 Licenses for 256
Adaptive Access Points
RFS-6010-APPL-LIC*:
RFS 6000 License for the
Location Application License
RFS-3G-BKHL-LIC*:
RFS 6000 License for Wireless
WAN support
SYSTEM RESILIENCY AND REDUNDANCY
Active:Standby; Active:Active and N+1 redundancy with access port and MU load
balancing; Critical resource monitoring
Virtual IP*: Single virtual IP (per VLAN) for a switch/contoller cluster to use as the
default gateway by mobile devices or wired infrastructure. Seamless fail-over of
associated services e.g. DHCP Server.
SMART RF: Network optimization to ensure user quality of experience at all times by
dynamic adjustments to channel and power (on detection of RF interference or loss of
RF coverage/neighbor recovery).
Dual Firmware bank supports Image Failover capability
SYSTEM EXTENSIBILITY
ExpressCard™ Slot: Driver support for 3G wireless cards for WAN backhaul
• AT&T (NALA) – HYPERLINK “http://www.wireless.att.com/businesscenter/
sierra-wireless-aircard-890/index.jsp?skuId=sku9557600025” Sierra Wireless
AirCard® 890, Option GT Ultra Express
• Verizon (NALA) – V770 Express Card
• Sprint (NALA) - Sprint Novatel Merlin C777 Express card
• Rogers Wireless (Canada) – Sierra Wireless AirCard® 503
• Vodaphone (EMEA) – Novatel Merlin XU870
• Vodaphone (EMEA) – Vodaphone E3730 3G Expresscard
• Telstra (Australia) – Sierra Wireless AirCard® 503, Telstra Turbo 7 series
Expresscard (Aircard 880E)
• General Use – Novatel Merlin XU870, Option GE 0302, Sierra Wireless
AirCard® 504
PCI-X interface
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RFS 6000
MANAGEMENT
USER ENVIRONMENT
Command line interface (serial, telnet, SSH); secure Web-based GUI (SSL) for the
wireless switch and the cluster; SNMP v1/v2/v3; SNMP traps—40+ user configurable options; Syslog; Firmware, Config upgrade via TFTP, FTP & SFTP (clients);
simple network time protocol (SNTP); text-based switch configuration files; DHCP
(client/server/relay), switch auto-configuration and firmware updates with DHCP
options; multiple user roles (for switch access); MIBs (MIB-II, Etherstats, wireless
switch specific monitoring and configuration); Email notifications for critical
alarms*; Wireless Client friendly nomenclatures naming capability
Operating temperature
32° F to 104° F /0° C to 40° C
Storage temperature
-40° F to 158° F/-40° C to 70° C
Operating humidity
5% to 85% (w/o condensation)
Storage humidity
5% to 85% (w/o condensation)
Heat dissipation
665 BTU per hour
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Max Operating
Altitude
3000m
Form factor
1U Rack Mount
Dimensions
1.75 in. H x 17.32 in. W x 15.39 in. D
44.45 mm H x 440 mm W x 390.8 mm D
Weight
14 lbs./6.35 kg
Physical interfaces
1x Uplink Port -10/100/1000 Cu/ Gigabit SFP interface
8x 10/100/1000 Cu Ethernet Ports with 29.7 Watts PoE,
802.3af and 802.3at Draft
1x 10/100 Management Interface (OOB port)
1x USB 2.0 Host
1x ExpressCard™ Slot (in USB mode) 1X PCI-X Interface
1x Serial Port (RJ45 style)
MTBF
REGULATORY
Product safety
UL / cUL 60950-1, IEC / EN60950-1
EMC compliance
FCC (USA), Industry Canada, CE (Europe), VCCI (Japan),
C-Tick (Australia/New Zealand)
RECOMMENDED ENTERPRISE MOBILITY SERVICES
Customer Services
Service from the Start Advance Exchange Support
>65,000 Hours
POWER REQUIREMENTS
AC input voltage
100-240 VAC 50/60Hz
Max Power
Consumption
300W
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RFS 6000 SERIES
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