Ruckus Networks has announced the Ruckus R730, an IoT- and LTE-ready, 802.11ax wireless access point (AP).
The high-capacity, 12 spatial-stream R730 works in concert with the new Ruckus Ultra-High Density Technology Suite to deliver high-resolution, latency-sensitive video in ultra-high density user environments such as stadiums, train stations and schools.
In addition, the R730 complies with both the new WPA3 security protocol and Wi-Fi Enhanced Open for more secure connections on public networks.
The new 802.11ax standard was designed for high-density connectivity, with the ability to support up to a four-fold capacity increase over its 802.11ac Wave 2 predecessor.
With 802.11ax, multiple APs used in dense device environments are collectively able to deliver required quality-of-service (QoS) to more clients with more diverse usage profiles due to the use of orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (OFDMA) and multi-user multiple-in multiple-out (MU-MIMO) technologies.
The R730 supports eight spatial streams on 5 GHz and four spatial streams on 2.4 GHz.
The Ruckus Ultra-High Density Technology Suite goes beyond the 802.11ax standard, including:
- Airtime decongestion – increases average client throughput in heavily congested environments by using patent-pending techniques to reduce unnecessary management traffic.
- Transient client management – maintains throughput levels for priority clients in high transient-client environments such as rail stations by using patent-pending techniques to delay AP association with low-priority transient clients.
- BeamFlex+ antennas—Patented technology improves AP coverage and capacity by continuously optimising antenna patterns on a per-device, per-packet basis.