Ruckus Wireless has rolled out the first MU-MIMO enabled 4x4 802.11ac access point.
The ZoneFlex R710 is a 4x4 MU-MIMO enabled AC2600 class access point supporting maximum link rates of 1733 Mbps in 5 GHz and 800 Mbps in 2.4 GHz when used with 4x4 capable clients.
The company claims the R710 can support up to 500 clients.
Ruckus ZoneFlex R710
The internal view posted with the press release shows a clean design with Ruckus' patented BeamFlex+ adaptive antennas. The design, plus the absence of multi-processor claims indicates the R710 is likely based on Qualcomm Atheros' (QCA) 4x4 devices announced about a year ago.
Ruckus ZoneFlex R710 inside
The AP can operate as a standalone Wi-Fi access point or part of a centrally managed Ruckus Smart Wireless LAN.
Other features include dual aggregatable gigabit Ethernet ports with 802.3af PoE support, USB port for supporting a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) sensor for proximity-aware services, SPoT location triangulation service support and SmartFlex Location and Analytics.
The ZoneFlex R710 starts shipping sometime this quarter at $1295 MSRP.
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