A perfect storm of technology trends—the Internet of Things (IoT), bandwidth-hungry cloud and video applications, an explosion of new devices—is driving organizations in every industry to upgrade their WLAN infrastructure. 802.11ac Wave 2 can deliver the performance you need, but it can also quickly overload existing 1 Gbps backhaul connections. Who wants to bear the cost of running more Ethernet and using more switch ports to ensure greater throughput between wired and wireless?
The Ruckus R720 indoor access point is our highest-capacity four-stream 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi AP. It features multi-gigabit technology, so you can step up to faster Wi-Fi speeds and 2.5GbE backhaul connectivity without having to replace your Cat 5e cabling or use additional switch ports. Deploy a high-performance, highly resilient Wi-Fi network without breaking the bank.
With hundreds of devices and nonstop wireless noise and interference, busy indoor environments can be the most challenging Wi-Fi deployments. The R720 makes it easy to deliver reliable, high-performance connectivity in large enterprises, office buildings, university campuses, convention centers, and practically any other indoor space.
The R720 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi AP incorporates patented technologies found only in the Ruckus Wi-Fi portfolio.
- Extended coverage with patented BeamFlex+ utilizing multi-directional antenna patterns
- Improve throughput with ChannelFly which dynamically find less congested Wi-Fi channels to use
With four stream MU-MIMO connectivity, the R720 can simultaneously transmit to multiple Wave 2 clients in the widest available channels, drastically improving RF efficiency even for non-Wave 2 clients. Additionally, the R720’s integrated multi-gigabit technology provides a 2.5Gbps Ethernet interface, so you can more than double your backhaul capacity utilizing existing switches.
Whether you’re deploying ten or ten thousand APs, the R720 is also easy to manage through Ruckus’ appliance, virtual and cloud management options.
Multi-Gigabit Access Speeds
Liberate the multi-gigabit power of Wave 2 Wi-Fi by using built-in 2.5GbE (802.3bz) backhaul to connect to multi-gigabit switches.
Provide a great user experience no matter how challenging the environment with BeamFlex+™ adaptive antenna technology and a library of 4K+ 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 non-Wave 2 device performance.
Multiple Management Options
Manage the R720 from the cloud, or with on-premises physical/virtual appliances.
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.
Augment AP capabilities through the onboard USB 2.0 port to provide additional technologies like BLE.
More Than Wi-Fi
Access Point Antenna Pattern
Ruckus’ BeamFlex+ adaptive antennas allow the R720 AP to dynamically choose among a host of antenna patterns (over 4,000 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||19|
|MCS9, VHT40, VHT80||17|
|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|
|PoH/UPoE, Injector, 48VDC||33.5W|
|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.