R730 Indoor Access Point

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Indoor 802.11ax Wi-Fi Access Point for Ultra-Dense Environments

The R730 is based on the latest Wi-Fi standard, 802.11ax and bridges the performance gap from ‘gigabit’ Wi-Fi to ‘multi-gigabit’ Wi-Fi in support of the insatiable demand for better and faster Wi-Fi.

The R730 makes it easy to deliver reliable, secure, high-performance connectivity in large enterprises, small & medium businesses, public venues, convention centers, and practically any other indoor space.

The Ruckus R730 is our highest capacity dual-band, dual-concurrent 802.11ax AP that supports 12 spatial streams (8x8:8 in 5GHz, 4x4:4 in 2.4GHz). The R730, with OFDMA and MU-MIMO capabilities, efficiently manages more than 1K client connections with increased capacity, improved coverage and performance in ultra-high dense environments. Furthermore, 5 Gbps multi-gigabit Ethernet ports enhances backhaul capacity.

The R730 is also easy to manage through Ruckus’ appliance, virtual and cloud management options.

8x8 MU-MIMO
Supports 2x more devices than previous generation Wi-Fi APs.
OFDMA
Supports multi-user diversity and increases network utilization by enabling simultaneous connections with multiple clients.
Ultra-High-Density Performance
Provides exceptional end-user experience within stadiums, large public venues, convention centers and school auditoriums with the Ruckus Ultra-High-Density Technology Suite.
Service More Devices with 11ax
Connect more devices simultaneously with eight MU-MIMO spatial streams and concurrent dual-band 2.4/5GHz radios while enhancing non802.11ax device performance.
Security / WPA3
Upgrade to the latest Wi-Fi security standard and receive enhanced protection from man-in-themiddle attacks in the most secure way.
Multi-Gigabit Access Speeds
Optimized multi-gigabit Wi-Fi performance delivered using built-in 5GbE/2.5GbE Ethernet ports to connect to multi-gigabit switches.
Device Management Options
Manage the R730 with on premise physical/ virtual appliances and control auto-provisioning for faster deployment and seamless firmware upgrades.
Better Mesh Networking
Minimize complexity by reducing expensive cabling with SmartMesh™ that dynamically creates self-forming, self-healing mesh networks.
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.
More Than Wi-Fi
Support services beyond Wi-Fi with Ruckus IoT Suite, Cloudpath security and onboarding software, SPoT Wi-Fi locating engine, and SCI network analytics.

Overview

  • Description
    Indoor 802.11ax 8x8:8 Wi-Fi AP with 5Gbps Backhaul
  • Maximum PHY Rate
    • 2.4GHz: 1.148 Gbps (11ax)
    • 5GHz: 4.8 Gbps (11ax)
  • Wi-Fi Technology
    Yes
  • Concurrent Clients
    N/A
  • Radio Chains:Streams
    • 2.4GHz: 4x4:4
    • 5GHz: 8x8:8
  • Antenna Gain (Max)
    • 2.4GHz: 3 dBi
    • 5GHz: 3 dBi
  • Max. Interference Mitigation
    N/A
  • PD-MRC
    Yes
  • Rx Sensitivity
    N/A
  • ChannelFly
    Yes
  • Smart Meshing
    Yes
  • USB
    Yes
  • Ethernet Ports
    • 1x 1/2.5/5 Gbps port, RJ-45
    • 1x 10/100/1000 Mbps port, RJ-45

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Standards
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Supported Rates
  • 802.11ax: 4 to 4800 Mbps
  • 802.11ac: 6.5 to 3467 Mbps
  • 802.11n: 6.5 to 600 Mbps
  • 802.11a/g: 6 to 54 Mbps
  • 802.11b: 1 to 11 Mbps
Supported Channels
  • 2.4GHz: 1-13
  • 5GHz: 36-64, 100-144, 149-165
MIMO
  • 8x8 MU-MIMO
  • 8x8 SU-MIMO
Spatial Streams
  • 8 MU-MIMO
  • 8 SU-MIMO
Channelization
20, 40, 80, 160 MHz
Security
  • WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP, WPA2 AES, 802.11i, Dynamic PSK
  • WIPS/WIDS
Other Wi-Fi Features
WMM, Power Save, TxBF, LDPC, STBC, 802.11r/k/v

RF

Antenna Type (2.4GHz Antenna)
  • Omni: 2 Antennas
  • BeamFlex+ Adaptive: 2 Antennas
  • Polarization: 3 Vertical & 1 Horizontal
Antenna Type (5GHz Antenna)
  • Omni: 4 Antennas
  • BeamFlex+ Adaptive: 4 Antennas
  • Polarization: 6 Vertical & 2 Horizontal
Antenna Gain (Max)
  • 2.4GHz: 3 dBi
  • 5GHz: 3 dBi
Frequency Bands
  • 2.4 - 2.484 GHz
  • 5.17 - 5.33 GHZ
  • 5.49 - 5.71 GHz
  • 5.735 - 5.835 GHz
Notes
* Rx sensitivity varies by band, channel width and MCX rate.

Performance & Capacity

Peak PHY Rates
  • 2.4GHz: 1.148 Gbps (11ax)
  • 5GHz: 4.8 Gbps (11ax)
Client Capacity
Up to 1024 clients per AP
SSID
Up to 16 per Radio

Ruckus Radio Management

Antenna Optimization
  • BeamFlex+
  • Polarization Diversity with Maximal Ratio Combining (PD-MRC)
Wi-Fi Channel Management
ChannelFly
Client Density Management
  • Adaptive Band Balancing
  • Client Load Balancing
  • Airtime Fairness
  • Airtime-based WLAN Prioritization
Queuing & Scheduling
SmartCast
Mobility
SmartRoam
Diagnostic Tools
  • Spectrum Analysis
  • SpeedFlex
High Density Deployments
  • Per Packet Adaptive Transmit Power
  • Adaptive Wi-Fi Cell Size
  • Transient Client Management
  • Airtime Decongestion
  • Network Capacity Utilization

Networking

Controller Platform Support
  • SmartZone
  • ZoneDirector
  • Standalone
Mesh
  • SmartMesh™ wireless meshing technology
  • Self-healing Mesh
IP
IPv4, IPv6
VLAN
  • 802.1Q (16 BSSIDs / radio)
  • VLAN Pooling
  • Port-based, Dynamic, per user based on Radius
802.1x
Wired & wireless Authenticator & Supplicant
Tunnel
RuckusGRE, soft-GRE
Policy Management Tools
  • Application Visibility and Control
  • Access Control Lists
  • Device Fingerprinting

Other Radio Technologies

IoT
BLE, Zigbee (Validation in Progress)
LTE
OpenG/ CBRS (Validation in progress)

Physical Interfaces

Ethernet
  • 1x 1/2.5/5 Gbps port, RJ-45
  • 1x 10/100/1000 Mbps port, RJ-45
USB
1 USB 2.0 port, Type A

Physical Characteristics

Physical Size
  • 22.19 x 24.96 x 5.8 cm
  • 8.74 x 9.83 x 2.28 in.
Weight
1.6 kg, 3.52 lbs
Mounting
  • Wall, Acoustic ceiling, Desk
  • Secure bracket (sold separately)
Physical Security
  • Hidden latching mechanism
  • Kensington lock
  • T-bar Torx
  • Bracket (902-0120-0000) Torx screw & padlock (sold
  • separately)
Operating Temperature
14 F (-10 C) to 40 C 104 F (40 C)
Operating Humidity
Up to 95%, non-condensing

Certifications & Compliance

Wi-Fi Alliance
  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ a, b, g, n, ac
  • Passpoint®, Vantage
Countries*
U.S., Europe, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE, Vietnam
Wi-Fi Alliance
  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ a, b, g, n, ac, ax
  • Passpoint®
  • Vantage
Standards Compliance*
  • EN 60950-1 Safety
  • EN 60601-1-2 Medical
Notes
* For current certification status, please see price list

802.11ax 

General Networking Technologies

What it means:

802.11ax, is the latest Wi-Fi IEEE wireless standard. This new standard brings significant advances on multiple fronts.  It expands the multiple input, multiple output (MU-MIMO) techniques to transmit simultaneously on up to eight streams compared to four streams on 802.11ac Wave 2. Furthermore, it piggybacks on MU-MIMO with Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) technology allowing each MU-MIMO stream to be split into four additional streams, boosting effective average throughput per user by four times.

Introduction of new modulation and coding sets with 1024-QAM allows for more data to be transmitted per packet resulting in better throughput. It also improved the overall physical and MAC layer efficiency and improves the battery power management.

If earlier standard was like a long line of customers waiting in a grocery store for one cashier, MU-MIMO expanded it to four cashiers serving four lines of customers in 802.11ac. 802.11ax expanded it further to eight cashiers serving eight lines of customers. With OFDMA, now the cashier gets the ability to handle multiple customers at a time when they are free. Imagine, a cashier being able to serve the next customer, if the first customer decides to do a quick run back to pick something up.

Why you should care:

Wi-Fi is now being deployed at crowded stadiums or busy airports with hundreds of thousands of devices fighting for bandwidth which the current 802.11ac standard has challenges in supporting. 802.11ax increase the average throughput per user by 4x in high-density scenarios.

The newest standard combined with Ruckus’ Ultra-High-Density Technology Suite will empower you to deliver the best end-user experience.

Related Products and Solutions

Airtime Decongestion

Performance Optimization

What it means:

APs and Clients continuously exchange management frames to maintain a connection. Airtime Decongestion is a Ruckus technology that limits management frame exchanges between APs and clients in ultra-high dense environments.

Why you should care:

In an ultra-high dense Wi-Fi environment, excessive management traffic saturates the available Wi-Fi spectrum. This results in poor connectivity and low per-client throughput, ultimately leading to a poor client experience.

Airtime Decongestion technology enables APs to selectively respond to clients, dramatically increasing overall network efficiency for higher airtime utilization and thus a better user experience.

Related Products and Solutions

Network Capacity Utilization

Performance Optimization

What it means:

Network Capacity Utilization improves overall network capacity and airtime utilization with built-in adaptive client management techniques that evenly spread client load across APs and across bands to maintain optimal AP-to-client links in ultra-high dense environments.

Why you should care:

In dense networks, APs end up with uneven client load leading to inefficient utilization of overall network capacity. This leads to a sub-optimal client-to-AP link quality resulting in a lower throughput for the clients.

Network Capacity Utilization employs real-time learning techniques to associate clients to APs with higher link quality and capacity in response to dynamic network loads resulting in higher overall network capacity and higher per-client throughput and a better user experience.

Related Products and Solutions

Transient Client Management

Performance Optimization

What it means:

Transient Client Management is a capability that delays associations of Ruckus AP’s with transient clients (devices that are in the AP’s coverage area for a short time) using statistical methods.

Why you should care:

In a dense Wi-Fi network, transient clients can degrade the user experience for already connected clients. This problem is typical in train stations, bus terminals and various public hot spot venues where thousands of devices moving through an area send management frames to an AP they don’t intend to connect with. This overwhelms the network with unnecessary traffic and thus slows down the Wi-Fi.

With Transient Client Management, Ruckus APs maximize the attention towards already connected non-transient clients and utilize the airtime more efficiently.

Related Products and Solutions

Ultra-High Density Technology Suite

Performance Optimization

What it means:

The Ruckus Ultra-High-Density Technology Suite is a collection of features and technologies designed to improve network performance and end-user experience in ultra-high dense environments – specifically stadiums, auditoriums, convention centres, transit hubs and lecture halls.

It comprises Ruckus unique technologies:

Why you should care:

There exists an insatiable demand for faster and better Wi-Fi driven by the growth in more devices and more demanding applications. This demand exists whether we are at the office or in a densely populated area such as at an airport or a train station.

While the latest Wi-Fi standards like 802.11ax deliver more, by itself that is not enough. Ruckus’ unique technologies combined with the new standard 802.11ax enable our customers to deliver the best end-user experience in ultra-high dense environments.

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