The 2220 Series AP-224 Indoor Dual-Radio Wireless Access Point from aruba delivers gigabit Wi-Fi performance to 802.11ac mobile devices. This dual-radio access point (AP) offers maximum data rates of up to 1.3 Gb/s in the 5 GHz band (802.11ac) and 600 Mb/s in the 2.4 GHz band (802.11n). Each radio supports 3x3 MIMO with three spatial streams. The unit has three RP-SMA connectors for external dual-band antennas. In addition to 802.11n data rates, the 2.4 GHz radio supports 802.11ac data rates using 256-QAM modulation. This gives the TurboQAM-enabled clients a 33% boost above the maximum supported data rate.
For large installations across multiple sites, the aruba Activate service significantly reduces deployment time by automating device provisioning, firmware upgrades, and inventory management. If WLAN and network requirements change, a built-in migration path allows this AP to become part of a WLAN that is centrally managed by a Mobility Controller.
The Wireless AP comes integrated with aruba ClientMatch technology that ensures consistently high performance across the WLAN infrastructure. This technology eliminates sticky clients by continuously gathering session performance metrics from mobile devices, which is then used to steer each mobile device to a better AP and radio on the WLAN. ClientMatch dynamically optimizes Wi-Fi client performance as users roam and RF conditions change. If a mobile device moves out of range of an AP or RF interference impedes performance, ClientMatch automatically steers it to a better AP.
With ClientMatch, this AP loads web pages faster, delivers video streams with improved quality, and supports high densities of mobile devices. This AP additionally supports priority handling and policy enforcement for individual Microsoft Lync media on the same device, including encrypted video conferencing, voice chat, and desktop sharing.