How many devices can you connect in a single room? It sounds like the start of a riddle. But if you operate a hotel, apartment building, or other multi-dwelling unit (MDU) structure, your answer can have a big impact on your bottom line.
The RUCKUS H550 wall-mounted access point, IoT gateway and Ethernet switch makes it easy to support the most demanding in-room connectivity requirements. It starts with RUCKUS patented Wi-Fi optimization intelligence to deliver the industry's highest-performing wireless connectivity. Combine that with four-ports of Gigabit Ethernet to connect multiple in-room wired devices, without extra cabling and add supports for Zigbee® and Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE), as well as other protocols via optional USB modules. Put it all in a sleek, low-profile design that can be discretely installed over a standard electrical outlet.
The H550 is a perfect choice for delivering converged services in hospitality and residential locations such as hotel guest rooms, student residence halls, apartments, and other MDU structures. It can connect wired network devices such as IPTV set-top boxes, IP phones, or networked minibars, while simultaneously providing dual-band Wi-Fi 6 coverage and Zigbee® and Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE). This enables The H550 to support a diverse range of IoT endpoints, minimizing the need for stand-alone IoT networks and simplifying the deployment of IoT solutions.
A PoE port and pass-through features can connect and power devices directly from the wall switch. And, an included cable channel can connect even legacy devices, like digital phones that require native access to PBX systems. All of these in-room services can coexist within the same junction box, dramatically reducing cabling, installation time, and construction costs.
The H550 wall-mounted Wi-Fi 6 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.
- Maximize the reliability and performance of video and IP-based voice over Wi-Fi networks with the SmartCast™ traffic prioritization engine
With Multiuser-MIMO connectivity, the H550 can simultaneously transmit and receive from/to multiple Wi-Fi 6 clients, improving network RF efficiency and overall performance, even for non-Wi-Fi 6 clients. The H550 also features a USB port to support future add-on radio modules, easy-to - deploy mesh networking capabilities, and support for up to 100 clients per room. Whether you're deploying ten or ten thousand APs, the H550 is also easy to manage through Ruckus' controller-less, appliance, virtual, and cloud management options.
GREAT ALL-IN-ONE: WI-FI 6, IoT, WIRED PORTS
Deliver great in-room Wi-Fi and enable consolidated IP services with Wi-Fi 6 speed, BLT, Zigbee and a built-in 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch.
STUNNING WI-FI PERFORMANCE
Extends coverage with patented BeamFlex®+ adaptive antenna technology while mitigating interference by utilizing multi-directional antenna patterns.
SUPPORT MORE SERVICES
Multiple SSIDs and switch ports help support services such as VoIP, IPTV, and high-speed Internet access and in-room device connectivity. Embedded IoT helps support connected entry, staff alert and building automation.
AUTOMATE OPTIMAL THROUGHPUT
ChannelFly® dynamic channel technology uses machine learning to automatically find the least congested channels. You always get the highest throughput the band can support.
SERVE MORE DEVICES
Connect more devices simultaneously with two MU-MIMO spatial streams and concurrent dual-band 2.4/5GHz radios.
MULTIPLE MANAGEMENT OPTIONS
Manage the H550 from the cloud, with on-premises physical/virtual appliances, or without a controller.
Support services beyond Wi-Fi with RUCKUS IoT Suite, Cloudpath® security and onboarding software, SPoT Wi-Fi locationing engine, and SCI network analytics.
Access Point Antenna Pattern
RUCKUS' BeamFlex+ adaptive antennas allow the H550 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.
Note: The outer trace represents the composite RF footprint of all possible BeamFlex+ antenna patterns, while the inner trace represents one BeamFlex+ antenna pattern within the composite outer trace.
|Radio Chains and Streams||
|Other Wi-Fi Features||
|Antenna Gain (max)||
|Peak Transmit Power (aggregate across MIMO chains)||
|Minimum Receive Sensitivity1||
|MCS7 VHT40, VHT80||15.5|
|MCS9 VHT40, VHT80||14.5|
|MCS11 HE20, HE40, HE80||12|
|Peak PHY Rates||
|Wi-Fi Channel Management||
|Client Density Management||
|SmartCast Quality of Service||
|Controller Platform Support||
|Policy Management Tools||
|Power Mode||802.3af||802.3at||802.3bt, uPoE, PoH|
|Wi-Fi (2.4GHz) 2x2||Tx Power (per Chain)||16dBm||16dBm||16dBm|
|Wi-Fi (5GHz) 2x2||Tx Power (per Chain)||19dBm||19dBm||19dBm|
|Ethernet LAN Ports (4x)||Enabled||Enabled||Enabled|
|Power @ PD||NA||NA||8.4W||12.4W||12.95W|
|Maximum Cable Length||NA||NA||20m||20m||100m|
|Location Based Services||
|Security and Policy||
See RUCKUS price list for country-specific ordering information.
Warranty: Sold with a limited lifetime warranty.
PLEASE NOTE: When ordering Indoor APs, you must specify the destination region by indicating -US, -WW, or -Z2 instead of XX. When ordering PoE injectors or power supplies, you must specify the destination region by indicating -US, -EU, -AU, -BR, -CN, -IN, -JP, -KR, -SA, -UK, or -UN instead of -XX.
For access points, -Z2 applies to the following countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Tunisia, and Vietnam.
1Rx sensitivity varies by band, channel width and MCS rate.
2Refer to Unleashed datasheets for SKU ordering information.
3Max power varies by country setting, band, and MCS rate.
4For complete list of WFA certifications, please see Wi-Fi Alliance website.
5For current certification status, please see price list.