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SmartZone 5.0.0.0.675 (GA) Release Notes

SmartZone 5.0.0.0.675 (GA) Release Notes

Upgrade directly only from SZ 3.6.0 / 3.6.1 versions.

Supported platforms:

  • SZ300
  • SZ-100
  • vSZ-H
  • vSZ-E
  • vSZ-D

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Applicable To The Following Products

Ruckus C110

ZoneFlex C110 Wave2 802.11ac (MU-Mimo) Wi-Fi AP with DOCSIS 3.0 backhaul support.

The ZoneFlex C110 is a Wave 2 802.11ac (MU-MIMO capable) Wi-Fi Access Point with support for DOCSIS 3.0 backhaul. The C110 comes in a convenient wall-plate form factor for easy installs.

C110 features Ruckus' patented BeamFlex+ adaptive antenna technology to deliver high-speed 802.11ac Wi-Fi in a low-profile design that can be discretely installed over a standard electrical junction box. C110, with a DOCSIS 3.0 backhaul, allows a range of wired and wireless services to be delivered in hotel guest rooms, student residences, and multi-dwelling units over existing coaxial cabling and, therefore, minimal additional capital expenditure. 

C110 has an Ethernet switch with two 10/100Mbps Ethernet ports that can be used to connect a range of wired network devices such as IP telephones and networked minibars while simultaneously providing dual-band 802.11ac wireless LAN coverage.

The C110 is powered by an external 12V DC power supply. The C110 can be deployed as a standalone device or centrally managed by SmartZone or ZoneDirector management platforms.



Ruckus E510

The ZoneFlex™ E510 is a Wave 2 802.11ac (MU-MIMO-capable) Wi-Fi access point (AP) with a unique, diminutive two element enclosure which separates the RF components from the antenna module, is designed to address challenging RF conditions in an aesthetic manner.  The E510 is ideal for installation in stadiums, park benches, street furniture, light poles or on trains.

The E510 can be placed unobtrusively inside metal-shielded signage at a bus or train station, and within a vending machine and display kiosk.  The low profile antenna module can be located externally and linked to the RF module via weather proof cabling.

Ruckus H320

The H320 is an entry-level Wave2 802.11ac (MU-MIMO-capable) Wi-Fi access point with integrated switch in a wall-plate form factor.

H320 features Ruckus' patented BeamFlex + adaptive antenna technology to deliver high-speed 802.11ac WiFi in a low-profile design that can be discretely installed over a standard electrical junction box.  H320 allows a range of wired & wireless services to be delivered in hotel guest rooms, student residences, and multi-dwelling unit swith just a single cable pull per room and eliminates the need for additional switches and power supplies.

H320 has dual-band concurrent 2x2:2 on 5GHz and 1x1:1 on 2.4GHz with MU-MIMO support.

With a 1Gbps Eth0 link to switched network, there are 2 Ethernet ports for in-room access, to connect a range of wired network devices such as IPtv set top boxes, IP telephones, or networked minibars while simultaneously providing dual band 802.11ac wireless LAN coverage.  The H320 itself may be powered via standard PoE (802.3af), and can be deployed as a standalone device or centrally managed by SmartZone, ZoneDirector, or FlexMaster management platforms.

Ruckus H510

The ZoneFlex™ H510 is a Wave 2 802.11ac (MU-MIMO-capable) Wi-Fi access point with integrated switch in a wall-plate form factor.

H510 features Ruckus' patented BeamFlex + adaptive antenna technology to deliver high-speed 802.11ac WiFi in a low-profile design that can be discretely installed over a standard electrical junction box.  H510 allows a range of wired & wireless services to be delivered in hotel guest rooms, student residences, and multi-dwelling units with just a single cable pull per room and eliminates the need for additional switches and power supplies.

Equipped with four Ethernet ports for in-room access, the ZoneFlex H510 can be used to connect a range of wired network devices such as IPtv set top boxes, IP telephones, or networked minibars while simultaneously providing dual band 802.11ac wireelss LAN coverage.  An IEEE 802.3af-compliant Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) port on the H510 allows devices such as IP telephones to be powered directly from the wall switch.  The H510 itself may be powered via standard PoE or a DC power adapter.  The H510 can be deployed as a standalone device or centrally managed by SmartZone, ZoneDirector, or FlexMaster management platforms.

Ruckus M510

The ZoneFlex™ M510 is a Wave 2 802.11ac (MU-MIMO-capable) Wi-Fi access point (AP) designed to leverage LTE networks as a backhaul and connect wirelessly back to any network without the need for an Ethernet cable connection.

Because of the LTE backhaul capability, the M510 addresses multiple deployment scenarios not previously served, including mobile "in-vehicle" WiFi (mobile AP), rapid Wi-Fi deployment and pop-up retail or first-responders and temporary Wi-Fi deployments at construction site.  M510's LTE backhaul can serve as failover or redundancy for the WAN connectivity.  M510 is managed only by SmartZone.

Ruckus R310

The ZoneFlex R310 is the industry’s lowest cost enterprise class 802.11ac access point. The R310 has dual radios (2.4GHz & 5GHz) which are capable of concurrent operation. It is a 2x2:2 stream access point, offering up to 867Mbps of physical layer throughput in the 802.11 a/n/ac 5GHz range, with an additional 300Mbps physical layer throughput in the 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz range. It has a single Gigabit Ethernet port and can be powered by 802.3af PoE or a 12V DC power supply. The R310 has a compact form factor (13.8cm x 13.5cm x 3.3cm) is extremely helpful in easy installation, and enables the power of 802.11ac literally in the palm of your hand.

It is perfect for low client density deployments such as coffee shops, convenience stores and other brick & mortar establishments, where cutting edge WiFi is necessary, but there is only a lean IT staff to manage the network. The R310 is a perfect entry level enterprise class 802.11ac access point that delivers maximum value at minimal cost.

Ruckus R500

The ZoneFlex R500 is the industry’s best-performing 2x2 802.11ac indoor WLAN access point, combining Ruckus-patented RF technologies with the new IEEE 802.11ac standard to provide outstanding WiFi performance.

The R500 features dual radios, capable of concurrent operation.  It features a 5 GHz 802.11a/n/ac radio in a 2x2:2 spatial stream configuration, capable of physical layer rates of up to 867 Mbps. A 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n radio in a 2x2:2 spatial stream configuration offers an additional 300 Mbps of physical layer throughput. Ruckus’ ZoneFlex R500 is an ideal access point for medium client density enterprise and hotspot environments including SMBs, schools, hotels, branch offices and retail outlets.

Ruckus R510

The ZoneFlex R510 brings cutting edge 802.11ac Wave 2 to the mid-tier segment.  It improves aggregate network throughput and benefits both Wave 2 & non-Wave 2 clients.   It combines Ruckus patented technologies and best-in-class design with the next generation of 802.11ac features to deliver outstanding Wi-Fi performance and reliability.  It future proofs the customer for emerging Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

With throughput capacities of 300Mbps (2.4GHz) and 867 Mbps (5GHz), the ZoneFlex R510 brings cutting edge Wave 2 technology for the mid-tier segment.  802.11ac Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) support allows the R510 to simultaneously transmit to multiple client devices, drastically improving airtime efficiency, overall throughput, and availability.

ZoneFlex R510 is purpose-built for medium density, high performance and interference-laden environments such as schools, universities, small-medium businesses, hotels, MDUs and conference centers.

Ruckus R600

The ZoneFlex R600 is a 3x3 802.11ac WLAN access point featuring performance-enhancing, Ruckus-patented RF technologies available at a compelling price point.  The R600 is ideal for medium- to high-density mobile device wireless networks. It is a power-efficient access point, capable of operating with full functionality on standard (802.3af) PoE.  This keeps total cost of ownership of the R600 low by eliminating the need to upgrade to more expensive PoE+ switch infrastructure.  The R600 features dual radios, capable of concurrent operation.  It features a 5 GHz802.11a/n/ac radio in a 3x3:3 spatial stream configuration, capable of physical layer rates of up to 1300 Mbps. A 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n radio in a 3x3:3 spatial stream configuration offers an additional 450 Mbps of physical layer throughput.

Ruckus R610

The ZoneFlex R610 delivers blazing performance, with data rates up to 1900 Mbps and the density-handling ability to match.  Patented BeamFlex+ technology rejects interference and improves signal quality for any device, anywhere.  Included MU-MIMO technology maximizes network efficiency, reducing bottlenecks and enhancing user experience.
The R610 is a great fit for deployments in high-density enviornments in which dozens of clients need guaranteed high throughput.  K-12 schools offering online digital learning with 30+ kids per classroom and university lecture halls serving concurrent HD video streams to hundreds of student devices are perfect use cases for the r610.
The R610 can be used with any Ruckus control and management platform - appliance, virtual or cloud-managed.  That means that as your business needs change, your architecture - and your APs - can change with you.

Ruckus R710

The ZoneFlex R710 is industry’s highest performance 802.11ac Wave 2 access point.  It combines Ruckus patented technologies and best-in-class design with the next generation of 802.11ac features to deliver outstanding Wi-Fi performance and reliability.

With throughput capacities of 800 Mbps (2.4GHz) and 1733 Mbps (5GHz), the ZoneFlex R710 supports the highest available throughput for Wi-Fi clients. 802.11ac Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) support allows the R710 to simultaneously transmit tomultiple client devices, drastically improving airtime efficiency, overall throughput, and availability. 

ZoneFlex R710 is purpose-built for high-capacity, high performance and interference-laden environments such as schools, universities, public venues, hotels, and conference centers.

Ruckus R720

The ZoneFlex R720 is a new dual-band concurrent 4x4 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Point capable of 160 MHz and 80+80 MHz channelization, designed for high density indoor applications.  The R720 features one 10/100/1000 Etherenet port, and one 100/1000/2500 Ethernet port that supports 802.3af and 802.3at Power Over Ethernet (PoE), and a USB port for IoT applications.


Ruckus T300

The ZoneFlex T300, a dual-band 802.11ac outdoor access point (AP), is designed explicitly for high density public venues such as airports, conventions centers, plazas & malls, and other dense urban environments.

Designed for easy installation within an ultra-lightweight and low profile enclosure, the T300 is ideal for venue owners and enterprises looking to quickly and economically deploy Wi-Fi in high-capacity environments.

Ruckus T301n

The T301n, a dual-band 802.11ac outdoor access point (AP), is designed explicitly for high density public venues such as airports, conventions centers, plazas & malls, and other dense urban environments.

Designed for easy installation within an ultra-lightweight and low profile enclosure, the T301n is ideal for venue owners and enterprises looking to quickly and economically deploy Wi-Fi in high-capacity environments. The T301n includes a narrow (30 degree) internal antenna.

Ruckus T301s

The T301s, a dual-band 802.11ac outdoor access point (AP), is designed explicitly for high density public venues such as airports, conventions centers, plazas & malls, and other dense urban environments.

Designed for easy installation within an ultra-lightweight and low profile enclosure, the T301s is ideal for venue owners and enterprises looking to quickly and economically deploy Wi-Fi in high-capacity environments. The T301s includes a wide (120 degrees) internal antenna.

Ruckus T310c

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.

Ruckus T310d

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.

Ruckus T310n

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.

Ruckus T310s

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.

Ruckus T504

The Ruckus ZoneFlex T504 is a purpose-build strand mounted access point that combines dual-band 802.11ac with an integrated cable modem.  With patented adaptive antenna technology, the T504 delivers unprecedented range and reliability for multiple system cable operators (MSOs).

Managed by SmartZone controllers, the Ruckus T504 is lightweight and can be easily installed and integrated with the cable operator's network.  It leverages existing cable assets, including mounting, power, backhaul and customer service systems to quickly and easily extend wireless services to cable operator's customers.

Ruckus T610

The T610 delivers blazingly fast connectivity for high-density outdoor deployments, with combined radio data rates of 2.5Gbps and the density-handling ability to match.  Patented BeamFlex+ technology rejects interference amd improves signal quality for any device, anywhere.  Included MU-MIMO technology maximizes network efficiency, reducing bottlenecks and enhancing user experience.  Smart Mesh accelerates time-to-deployment and eliminates the cost associated with Running Ethernet cabling between multiple access points in the network.  The T610 can be used with any Ruckus control and management platform - appliance, virtual or cloud-managed.  That means as your business needs change, your architecture - and your APs - can change with you.

The T610 is designed for high-density deployments in which dozens of clients need guaranteed high throughput.  Smart Cities providing city wide wireless connectivity for: municipal Wi-Fi, untilities and smart sensors for IoT applications are ideal use cases for the T610.  The T610 is for customers that want premium wireless performance and don't have specialized backhaul interface needs (like fiber or coaxial cable).

Ruckus T710

The ZoneFlex T710 is the industry's first and highest performing 802.11ac Wave 2 Outdoor AP.  The T710 combined Ruckus patented technologies and best-in-class industrial grade design with next generation of 802.11ac features to deliver industry-leading Wi-Fi performance, reliability and coverage for challenging high density outdoor deployments.  With throughput capacities of 800Mbps (2.4GHz) and 1733 Mbps(5GHz), the ZoneFlex T710 supports the highest available thoughtput for Wi-Fi clients.  802.11ac Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) support allows the T710 to simultaneously transmit to multiple client devices, drastically improving airtime efficiency, overall throughput, and availability.  The T710 is designed to support multiple backhaul scenarios like Ethernet (with Link Aggregation between the 2 Ethernet ports supported to boost data rates) andFiber.

The T710 is ideal for deployment in dynamic outdoor environments with highest density utilization and interference, like public outdoor hotspots, smart cities, outdoor enterprise and schools,where support for hight client densities and/or data intensive streaming multimedia applications (like HD IPvideo) is imperative.

Ruckus T710s

The ZoneFlex T710s the 120-degree Sector coverage version of the T710 - industry's first and highest performing 802.11ac Wave 2 Outdoor AP.  The T710 combined Ruckus patented technologies and best-in-class industrial grade design with next generation of 802.11ac features to deliver industry-leading Wi-Fi performance, reliability and coverage for challenging high density outdoor deployments.  With throughput capacities of 800Mbps (2.4GHz) and 1733 Mbps(5GHz), the ZoneFlex T710s supports the highest available thoughtput for Wi-Fi clients.  802.11ac Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) support allows the T710s to simultaneously transmit to multiple client devices, drastically improving airtime efficiency, overall throughput, and availability.  The T710s is designed to support multiple backhaul scenarios like Ethernet (with Link Aggregation between the 2 Ethernet ports supported to boost data rates) andFiber.

The T710 is ideal for deployment in dynamic outdoor environments where directional (120-degree sector) coverage is required.


SmartZone 100 (SZ-100)

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.

SmartZone 300 (SZ300)

The SmartZone 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.


Virtual SmartZone - (vSZ)

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. 


Virtual SmartZone-Dataplane (vSZ-D)

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.


ZoneFlex R700

The ZoneFlex R700 ensures the most reliable connectivity within challenging and ever-changing RF environments. With BeamFlex+, the ZoneFlex R700 is capable of delivering 6 dB of signal-to-interference-plus-noise (SINR) improvement and up to 15 dB of interference mitigation over other APs. The ZoneFlex R700 simultaneously supports spatial multiplexing and BeamFlex+ to deliver the best price/performance of any three-stream 802.11ac AP.

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