Wi-Fi capacity requirements in classrooms, office spaces, and medium-size venues are rising due to the increase in the number of Wi-Fi connected devices. An increase in bandwidth requirements for applications and an ever-growing assortment of IoT devices puts further strain on already stretched Wi-Fi networks.
The RUCKUS® R550 access point (AP) with the latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 ax) technology delivers the ideal combination of increased capacity, improved coverage and affordability in dense environments. The R550 is our mid- range dual-band, dual-concurrent AP that supports four spatial streams (2x2:2 in 2.4GHz/5GHz). The R550 supports peak data rates of up to 1774 Mbps and efficiently manages up to 512 clients connections.
Also, wireless requirements within enterprises are expanding beyond Wi-Fi with BLE, Zigbee and many other non-Wi-Fi wireless technologies resulting in creation of network silos. Enterprises need a unified platform to eliminate network silos. The RUCKUS AP portfolio is equipped to solve these challenges.
The R550 has built-in IoT radios with onboard BLE and Zigbee capabilities. In addition, the R550 is a converged access point that allows customers to seamlessly integrate any new wireless technologies with the pluggable IoT module.
The R550 is packed with ruckus patented technologies in addition to Wi-Fi 6 features such as OFDMA, MU-MIMO and TWT. The R550 is ideal for medium-density deployments such a, K-12 classrooms, residence halls, hallways and office spaces.
The R550 Wi-Fi 6 AP incorporates patented technologies found only in the RUCKUS Wi-Fi portfolio.
- BeamFlex®+ Antennas:Extended coverage and optimized throughput with patented multi- directional antennas and radio patterns
- ChannelFly®:Improved throughput with dynamically changing the channels to use least congested channel
Whether you are deploying ten or ten thousand APs, the R550 is also easy to manage through RUCKUS’ cloud, physical, virtual and controllerless management options.
Stunning Wi-Fi performance
Mitigate interference and extend coverage with patented BeamFlex®+ adaptive antenna technology utilizing several directional antenna patterns.
Serve more devices
Connect more devices simultaneously with four MU-MIMO spatial streams and concurrent dual-band 2.4/5GHz radios while enhancing device performance.
Converged Access Point
Allows customers to eliminate siloed networks and unify WiFi and non-WiFi wireless technologies into one single network by using built-in BLE and Zigbee, and also expand to any future wireless technologies through the USB port.
Automate optimal throughput
ChannelFly® dynamic channel technology uses machine learning to automatically find the least congested channels. You always get the highest throughput the band can support.
Better mesh networking
Reduce expensive cabling, and complex mesh configurations by checking a box with SmartMesh wireless meshing technology to dynamically create self-forming, self-healing mesh networks.
More Than Wi-Fi
Access Point Antenna Pattern
RUCKUS’ BeamFlex+ adaptive antennas allow the R550 AP to dynamically choose among a host of antenna patterns (up to 64 possible combinations) in real-time to establish the best possible connection with every device. This leads to:
- Better Wi-Fi coverage
- Reduced RF interference
Traditional omni-directional antennas, found in generic access points, oversaturate the environment by needlessly radiating RF signals in all directions. In contrast, the RUCKUS BeamFlex+ adaptive antenna directs the radio signals per-device on a packet by-packet basis to optimize Wi-Fi coverage and capacity in real-time to support high device density environments. BeamFlex+ operates without the need for device feedback and hence can benefit even devices using legacy standards.
Note: The outer trace represents the composite RF footprint of all possible BeamFlex+ antenna patterns, while the inner trace represents one BeamFlex+ antenna pattern within the composite outer trace.
|Radio Chains and Streams|
|Other Wi-Fi Features|
|Antenna Gain (max)|
|Peak Transmit Power (Tx port/chain + Combining gain)|
|MCS7, VHT40, VHT80||17.5|
|MCS9, VHT40, VHT80||16|
|MCS11, HE20, HE40, HE80||13|
|Peak PHY Rates|
|Wi-Fi Channel Management|
|Client Density Management|
|SmartCast Quality of Service|
|Controller Platform Support|
|Policy Management Tools|
|Power Supply||Operating Characteristics||Max Power Consumption|
|802.3af PoE||PoE: 12.71W|
|PoE+ : 18.71W|
|DC Input 12VDC||Full Functionality||16.58W|
|Location Based Services|
|Security and Policy|
See Ruckus price list for country-specific ordering information.
Warranty: Sold with a limited lifetime warranty.
For details see: http://support.ruckuswireless.com/warranty.
PLEASE NOTE: When ordering Indoor APs, you must specify the destination region by indicating -US, -WW, or -Z2 instead of XX. When ordering PoE injectors or power supplies, you must specify the destination region by indicating -US, -EU, -AU, -BR, -CN, -IN, -JP, -KR, -SA, -UK, or -UN instead of -XX.
For access points, -Z2 applies to the following countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Tunisia, and Vietnam.
1Refer to Unleashed datasheets for SKU ordering information.
2Max power varies by country setting, band, and MCS rate.
3For complete list of WFA certifications, please see Wi-Fi Alliance website.
4For current certification status, please see price list.