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SmartZone 5.1 (GA) AP Bundle for R320 Release Notes (b916)

The SmartZone new AP Bundle process has been developed to: 

1) allow existing SmartZone controllers to add new AP model support, or 

2) apply important bug fixes before the next Maintenance Release with these built-in.

This new AP Bundle will add R320 model AP support, and important bug fixes to SmartZone 5.1.0.0.496 (GA) Controllers.

View the attached Release Notes for a list of New features and Resolved Issues.

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Applicable To The Following Products

Ruckus R320

The R320 is an Indoor 2x2:2 802.11ac Wave2 (MU-MIMO-capable) Wi-Fi access point.

The Ruckus R320 delivers consistent, reliable 802.11ac Wave 2 dual-band wireless networking at an affordable price, and offers up to 867Mbps throughput on 802.11a/n/ac 5GHz, and up to 300Mpbs throughput in 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz range. It has a single Gigabit Ethernet port and can be powered by 802.3af PoE or 12V DC power supply.

The R320 features the patented Ruckus performance optimization and interference mitigation technologies found in our premier access points, to deliver superior user experiences at extended ranges. But it provides them in an ultra-compact form factor built for small and midsize businesses and low to mid-density hotspot environments.


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.


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