The Ruckus Wireless ZoneDirector 1200 is Ruckus' centrally managed Smart Wireless LAN (WLAN) system developed specifically for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs). With simplicity and ease of use in mind, the Ruckus ZoneDirector 1200 is purpose-built to address the gap between standalone, feature-deficient access points (APs) that must be individually managed and the costly, complex highend enterprise systems that are overkill for most small business environments. The ZoneDirector 1200 is also perfect for businesses who want to offer services such as voice over Wi-Fi, IP-based video, secure enterprise access and tiered Wi-Fi services in venues such as hotels, airports, schools and public buildings. The Ruckus ZoneDirector 1200 can be deployed and operated by non-wireless experts and installed quickly and easily. Any organization with limited IT staff and budget can create a robust and secure multimedia WLAN in a matter of minutes.
Ruckus ZoneDirector 1200 - Network management device - 5 access points - GigE (Voltage: AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz))
- Network management device
Data Link Protocol:
- Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
Remote Management Protocol:
- SNMP 1, SNMP 2, SNMP 3, HTTP, CLI
- Maximum number of access points: 75
- Wireless LANs: 256
- Concurrent stations: up to 2000
- Load balancing, LDAP support, VLAN support, auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X), DoS attack prevention, IPv6 support, Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support, RADIUS support, DHCP server, rogue access point detection
- RADIUS, LDAP, Basic Service Set Identifier (BSSID), Active Directory
- IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.1x, IEEE 802.11i, IEEE 802.11e
- 2 x 1000Base-T - RJ-45
- 1 x management - RJ-45
Service & Support:
- Limited warranty - lifetime
Min Operating Temperature:
Max Operating Temperature:
Humidity Range Operating:
- 20 - 90% (non-condensing)
- Simple to use, simple to manage
Centralized management, quick setup, IT-Lite and automatic, real-time optimization of entire WLAN.
- 802.11ac ready
ZoneDirector 1200 is 802.11ac ready as well as backwards compatible with all existing Ruckus ZoneFlex access points.
- IT Lite deployment in 5 minutes or less
A web-based configuration wizard lets any computer user configure an entire WLAN in minutes. Ruckus ZoneFlex APs auto-discover the ZoneDirector. Centralized management and automatic, real-time optimization of entire WLAN.
- Advanced WLAN features and functions
Advanced wireless networking features include rogue AP detection, interference detection, band steering, airtime fairness, role-based user policies, per-user rate-limiting, hotspot, guest networking services, VLAN pooling, application recognition and control.
- Smart Mesh Networking streamlines costly and complex deployment
Integrated Smart Mesh Networking technology automates deployment, eliminates the need to run Ethernet cable to every Smart Wi-Fi access point. Adaptable architecture with Hybrid Mesh extends the wireless network through Ethernet-connected APs, increasing system performance through better spatial reuse.
- Automatic user security
Dynamic PSK eliminates the requirement to configure and update individual PC client devices with unique encryption keys. Dynamic VLAN assignment seamlessly extends existing security policies to the WLAN.
- Distributed forwarding architecture
Maximizes data throughput by sending all data traffic directly from the access points to the wired network.
- Simple to deploy
The Ruckus ZoneDirector integrates seamlessly with existing switches, firewalls, authentication servers and other network infrastructure. The ZoneDirector can be placed within any Layer 2/3 network. Ruckus ZoneFlex APs (whether wired or mesh APs using Smart Mesh Networking) automatically discover the Ruckus ZoneDirector, self-configure and become instantly manageable. Ruckus Smart Redundancy ensures high network availability and is easy to use with automatic synchronization of configuration and authorized users between ZoneDirectors.
- Simple to manage
Once up and running, the ZoneDirector automatically manages the ZoneFlex network of APs - automatically adjusting transmit power levels and RF channel assignments as needed to avoid interference, prevent adjacent APs from interfering and enable redundant coverage in the event of an AP failure. Configuration changes can easily be applied to multiple APs or the entire system simultaneously. A customizable dashboard provides instant access to a variety of client and network information and events, and a real time heat map displays AP locations and signal coverage, as well as your Ruckus Smart Mesh Networking topology. ZoneDirector Smart WLAN systems integrate a unique performance utility from Ruckus called SpeedFlex. Ruckus SpeedFlex allows administrators to locally or remotely determine client Wi-Fi performance over the wireless LAN. With SpeedFlex, administrators can now better plan, troubleshoot, monitor and measure WLAN performance, eliminating the need to use Internet-based speed tools that often provide inaccurate results of the local Wi-Fi environment.
- Simple to secure
The ZoneDirector 1200 provides techniques that simplify and automate Wi-Fi security. In addition to enterprise-class 802.1x support and dynamic VLAN assignment capabilities, the ZoneDirector 1200 supports a patent-pending Dynamic Pre-Shared Key (PSK) capability that streamlines WLAN security. First-time users plug their computers into the LAN and specify a URL that directs them to a captive web portal for a one-time authentication. After successful authentication, the ZoneDirector automatically configures the client system with the designated SSID and a dynamically-generated encryption key. The key is bound to the client, and can be removed upon expiration when the user or the user's device is no longer trusted. The Ruckus ZoneDirector centralizes authentication and authorization decisions for all APs, providing secure admission control across the WLAN. It works with any backend authentication database such as RADIUS and ActiveDirectory/LDAP and also comes with an internal authentication database. Additionally, clients can be dynamically assigned to a VLAN based on their RADIUS attributes.
- Avoid interference, maximize performance and extend reach with BeamFlex
Ruckus BeamFlex, a patented Wi-Fi beam-steering technology, ensures predictable performance for multimedia traffic applications and extends range to eliminate Wi-Fi deadspots. With the ZoneDirector, the value of BeamFlex is extended beyond a single access point to the system-wide WLAN and smart wireless meshing. The ZoneDirector automatically controls the channels assignments and transmit power levels of all ZoneFlex Smart Wi-Fi APs. And with BeamFlex, the ZoneFlex system continuously picks the best path for every packet, to both clients outside the network and mesh APs inside the network, automatically avoiding interference to guarantee the highest quality of service.
- Smart mesh networking increases flexibility, reduces costs
Ruckus Smart Mesh Networking enables self-organizing and self-healing WLAN deployment. It eliminates the need to run Ethernet cables to every AP, allowing administrators to simply plug in ZoneFlex APs to any power source and walk away. All configuration and management is delivered through the ZoneDirector Smart WLAN controller. APs can also be daisychained to mesh APs to extend the mesh and take advantage of spatial reuse. Smart meshing uses patented Smart Wi-Fi technology to extend range and control Wi-Fi signals to minimize inter-nodal hops that degrade performance and automatically adapt Wi-Fi connections between nodes to maintain ultra-high reliability.
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