Ruckus Expands Wave 2 Portfolio with ZoneFlex H510 Access Point

Wall-mounted Access Point with Integral Switch Ideal for Hotels and Multi-dwelling Units

Ruckus Wireless, Inc., now part of Brocade, has launched ZoneFlex™ H510, a wall-plate access point (AP) featuring an integral wired switch and 802.11ac Wave 2 technology.

The new AP is ideal for hotels, multi-dwelling units and student housing where Wi-Fi is often a cost of doing business due to the ever-increasing number of wireless connected devices in these environments.

“We see the benefits of 802.11ac Wave 2 technology in delivering optimal performance and reliability in the face of an increasing number of guest devices and in-room applications,” said Greg Beach, vice president of product management, Ruckus Wireless. “Travelers today often think of a hotel as a home away from home, bringing with them their smartphones, laptops, tablets, and more. As a result, robust wireless connectivity is a must. ZoneFlex H510 relies on Wave 2 802.11ac MU-MIMO technology to deliver unprecedented in-room signal quality and data rates at an affordable price.”

The ZoneFlex H510 is a converged Wave 2 802.11ac AP and Ethernet switch in a compact and discrete wall-plate form-factor. It enables multiple wired and wireless connectivity options with a single Ethernet cable drop.

Featuring multi-user MIMO support, H510 delivers reliable, best-in-class Wi-Fi performance using BeamFlex+™ adaptive antenna technology to adapt to mobile client device location and orientation.

Additional features include:
•1,166 Mbps aggregate radio throughput
•5 Ethernet ports •1 rear-facing 10/100/1000 & PoE in
•4 front-facing 10/100/1000, single PoE out

•Support for snap-on radio modules to support value-added services and connectivity beyond Wi-Fi
•Ruckus SmartMesh™ wireless meshing technology
•Cable channel for pass-through applications
•Mounts to worldwide standard electrical outlet boxes
•Management: Standalone, ZoneDirector, SmartZone,,FlexMaster