In a fiercely competitive marketplace, managed service providers (MSP) are looking for new ways to differentiate their services and open new revenue streams. One nascent market is the "mobile-wireless" segment where new opportunities to add branded Wi-Fi to mobile and semi-mobile public access context exist that complement LTE networks. But integrating into existing LTE networks with mobile Wi-Fi hotspot services has not been straightforward.
The RUCKUS M510 mobile-wireless access point (AP) is an 802.11ac 2x2:2 Wave 2 Wi-Fi 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 wireless LTE backhaul capability, the M510 addresses multiple deployment scenarios not previously served, including mobile "in-vehicle" Wi-Fi ("mobile AP"), rapid Wi-Fi deployment for pop-up retail or first-responders and temporary Wi-Fi deployments at a construction site. M510's LTE backhaul can serve as a failover or redundancy for the WAN connectivity. Additionally, the M510 satisfies an operator's requirement to deliver branded Wi-Fi connectivity for mobile outdoor hotspots for transit hubs or isolated public locations where a wired connection is too expensive or impossible.
The M510 AP incorporates patented technologies found only in the Ruckus Wi-Fi portfolio.
Extended coverage with patented BeamFlex+ utilizing multi-directional antenna patterns.
Improve throughput with ChannelFly, which dynamically finds less congested Wi-Fi channels to use.
Additionally, using the M510's integrated GPS, customers can automatically establish the exact location of each access point on a network or geographic map in real-time-greatly simplifying installation, tracking and maintenance.
Whether operators are deploying ten or ten thousand APs, the M510 is easy to manage through any SmartZone physical or virtual controller. MSPs can leverage the carrier-grade features of SmartZone such as resiliency and geo-redundancy.
Superior performance, managed Wi-Fi without cable pulls using an LTE connection to support mobile hotspot requirements.
M510 with SmartZone brings in carrier-grade management features. MSPs can leverage physical or virtual SmartZone controller to manage all APs.
GPS support location aware services for tracking the mobile unit.
Provide an excellent user experience in any environment with patented BeamFlex+™ adaptive antenna technology and multiple directional antenna patterns.
ChannelFly™ dynamic channel technology uses machine learning to automatically find the least congested channels. You always get the highest throughput the band can support.
Connect more devices simultaneously with two MU-MIMO spatial streams and concurrent dual-band 2.4/5GHz radios while also enhancing non-Wave 2 device performance.
Support services beyond Wi-Fi withRuckus IoT Suite, Cloudpath security and onboarding software, SPoT Wi-Fi locationing engine, and SCI network analytics.
Ruckus' BeamFlex+ adaptive antennas allow the M510 AP to dynamically choose among a host of antenna patterns in real-time to establish the best possible connection with every device. This leads to:
Better Wi-Fi coverage
Reduced RF interference
Traditional omni-directional antennas, found in generic access points, oversaturate the environment by needlessly radiating RF signals in all directions. In contrast, the Ruckus BeamFlex+ adaptive antenna directs the radio signals per- device on a packet by-packet basis to optimize Wi-Fi coverage and capacity in real- time to support high device density environments. BeamFlex+ operates without the need for device feedback and hence can benefit even devices using legacy standards.
|Antenna Gain||Up to 3 dBi|
|Antenna Patterns, per band||64|
|Controller Support||SmartZone | Standalone | Unleashed|
|Ethernet Ports||2 x 1GbE ports, RJ45|
|PHY Rate at 2.4 GHz, maximum||300 Mb/s|
|PHY Rate at 5 GHz, maximum||867 Mb/s|
|Radio Chains:Streams||2x2:2 SU-MIMO 2x2:2 MU-MIMO|
|Rx Sensitivity at 2.4 GHz||-101 dBm|
|Rx Sensitivity at 5 GHz||-95 dBm|
|Venue Sub-Type||Buses/Shuttles | Emergency Response Vehicles | Trains|
|Wi-Fi Interface Standard||IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wave 2|
|Wi-Fi Interface Standard at 2.4 GHz||802.11n|
|Wi-Fi Interface Standard at 5 GHz||802.11ac|
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Client Density Management
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