SmartZone 3.6 (GA) AP Bundle for T310 Series (b771) Release Notes
Applicable To The Following Products
The SmartCell™ Gateway (SCG) 200 represents the first in a new category of scalable and versatile WLAN controllers with support for 3GPP compatible WLAN gateway functionality. It has been designed to eliminate the difficulties operators are experiencing with building and managing large-scale Wi-Fi RANs and integrating them into the mobile packet core. The latter is required for a truly scalable heterogeneous network (HetNet) deployment. Capabilities include:
Massively Scalable WLAN Controller
Support for WLAN Gateway Functionality per 3GPP Standards
Integrated Element Management System Support
Support for Hotspot 2.0 functionality
SmartZone™ 100 (SZ-100) is the most scalable, resilient, and highest performing Wireless LAN controller within the Ruckus family of WLAN controllers for enterprises around the world. It manages up to 1,024 ZoneFlex Smart Wi-Fi access points, 2,000 WLANs, and 25,000 clients per device. Its unique SmartZone architecture allows the SZ-100 to be deployed in a 3+1 Active-Active cluster. With Active-Active clustering all members (up to 4) of a cluster will actively manage APs in the network, providing enhanced resiliency for high availability requirements. With clustering, the SZ-100 can manage up to 3,000 APs and 60,000 clients.
Smart licensing allows customers to manage all licensing needs online at https://support.ruckuswireless.com. With Smart licensing, customers have the ability to buy and assign licenses at a granular level down to 1 (one) AP license.
The Smart Zone 300 (SZ300) Flagship Large Scale WLAN Controller is designed for Service Provider and Large Enterprises, which prefer to use appliances. The Carrier Grade platform supports N+1 Active/Active clustering, comprehensive integrated management functionality, high performance operations and flexibility to address many different implementation scenarios.
The SZ300 supports up to 10,000 AP and 100,000 Clients per unit and 30,000 AP and 300,000 Clients per 3+1 Active/Active Cluster, and runs SmartZone 3.5+ release firmware.
Note: The Virtual SmartCell Gateway (vSCG) has a new name: Virtual SmartZone (vSZ). Same product, new name.
The Ruckus Virtual SmartZone (vSZ) is an NFV-based and cloud-ready WLAN controller for service providers and enterprises ready to elevate their WLAN deployment to the next level of flexibility, resiliency, andscale. vSZ operates in two modes: Essentials and High-Capacity.
Enterprises will find that the Essentials mode (vSZ-E) delivers world-beating Wi-Fi performance in an incredibly easy to manage and cost-effective package that’s friendly to both virtualized and/or distributed environments.
Managed Service Providers deploying the High-Capacity mode (vSZ-H) in their data center will experience a scalable carrier-class Wi-Fi rollout brimming with unique service provider features ready to back up their service level agreements.
The Ruckus Virtual SmartZone-Dataplane (vSZ-D) is available on the vSZ platform and offers organizations more flexibility in deploying the SZ dataplane as needed in an NFV architechture-aligned fashion. Deploying vSZ-D offers secured tunneling of user data traffic that encrypts payload traffic, maintains flat network topology, enables mobility across L2 subnets, supports POS data traffic for PCI compliance, and offers differentiated per site policy control and QoS, etc.
The T310c is an 802.11ac Wave2, 2x2:2 Outdoor AP with MU-MIMO. It is a great fit when all that is desired is bare bones, basic outdoor WiFi coverage. It has an Omni-directional internal antenna, perfect for outdoor deployments where WiFi access is needed like Stadiums, Smart cities, Large Public Venues, Campgrounds, Schools and other outdoor areas. The AP is good for moderate temperature deployments, supporting temperatures down to -20C.
It can be powered using standard 802.3af/at PoE. The T310c comes in a sleek, compact form factor - atypical for an outdoor AP. The T310c can be deployed as standalone, or managed by ZoneDirector or SmartZone controllers.
The T310d is an 802.11ac Wave 2, 2x2:2 Outdoor AP with MU-MIMO. The T310d is the most advanced Outdoor AP in it's class - enabling multiple use cases of outdoor deployments that are not possible with any other AP. It is an omni-directional internal antenna AP, perfect for outdoor deployments where WiFi access is needed like Stadiums, Smart cities, Large Public Venues, Campgrounds, Schools and other outdoor areas. The AP supports temperatures down to -40C, making it a good fit for extreme weather deployments where WiFi is still critical.
It can be powered in 2 ways: through standard PoE (802.3af) and for the first time, through DC power. The DC power input ensures that Meshed outdoor T310d APs are not powered off an unreliable power grid - ensuring that the WiFi outdoor mesh network can continue to function even during grid power outages.
Additionally, the T310d comes with a USB port - perfect for supporting all manner of IoT technologies - both today, and any new technologies that come in the future. The T310d enables multiple different use cases, yet retains a sleek, compact form factor - atypical for an outdoor AP. The T310d can be deployed as standalone, or managed by ZoneDirector or SmartZone controllers.
The T310n is an ultr-specialized outdoor access point (AP) meant for extremely targeted deployments, when focusing the WiFi signal is of paramount importance. The T310n enables use cases that no other outdoor AP can do while meeting strict customer SLAs. It is unique in that there are no comparable APs of its class.
The T310n is a dual-band 802.11ac Wave 2 outdoor AP which includes a narrow (30 degree) internal antenna, enabling a focused beam. This is critical in deployments like stadiums, where the AP might be deployed far away from the user, or in challenging RF environments like warehouses - to get WiFi down long aisles. Having a focused beam enables meeting customer SLAs that omni or sector APs cannot hope to meet. Additionally, it also has a USB port and a unique DC power option that enables multiple use cases like IoT support and Mesh without reliance on a power grid.
Designed for easy installation within an ultra-lightweight and low profile enclosure, the T310n is ideal for venue owners and enterprises looking to quickly and economically deploy WiFi in specialized or challenging high-capacity environments.
The T310s is a specialized outdoor access point (AP) meant for more targeted deployments, when focusing the Wi-Fi signal is of paramount importance. Unlike other sectorized APs of its class, T310s is not restricted to just a sector AP, but provides a platform for multiple different use cases in one box.
The T310s is a dual-band 802.11ac Wave 2 outdoor AP which includes a wide (120 degree) internal antenna, enabling a focused beam when it makes little sense to waste WiFi in an Omni deployment, such as blanketing a public park that is surrounded by apartments, or a stadium.
Additionally, it also has a USB port and unique DC power option that enables multiple use cases like IoT support and Mesh without reliance on a power grid.
Designed for easy installation within an ultra-lightweight and low profile enclosure, the T310s is ideal for venue owners and enterprises looking to quickly and economically deploy focused WiFi in high-capacity envrionments.