aruba 320 Series AP-325 Indoor Dual-Radio Wireless Access Point with Integrated Antennae

aruba 320 Series AP-325 Indoor Dual-Radio Wireless Access Point with Integrated Antennae

aruba 320 Series AP-325 Indoor Dual-Radio Wireless Access Point with Integrated Antennae

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aruba 320 Series AP-325 Indoor Dual-Radio Wireless Access Point with Integrated Antennae

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The 320 Series AP-325 Indoor Dual-Radio Wireless Access Point from aruba offers maximum data rates of up to 1,733 Mb/s in the 5 GHz band (802.11ac) and 800 Mb/s in the 2.4 GHz band (802.11n) for an aggregated date rate of 2.5 Gb/s. Each radio supports multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) and four spatial Access Point streams (4SS). It provides simultaneous data transmission to multiple devices, maximizing data throughput and improving network efficiency. The unit has eight integrated omnidirectional down-tilt antennas that are optimized for horizontal ceiling mounted orientation of the access point.

This dual-radio access point (AP) includes enhanced ClientMatch technology that extends the client steering technology with MU-MIMO client awareness. It automatically identifies MU-MIMO capable mobile devices and steers those devices to the closest MU-MIMO capable Aruba access point. By grouping MU-MIMO capable mobile devices together, the network starts taking advantage of the simultaneous transmission to these devices, increasing its overall capacity. These dynamic roaming policies that are based on device types, help customers achieve optimum WLAN performance in a mixed device environment during the technology transition period.

The unit features an integrated Bluetooth Aruba Beacon that simplifies the remote management of a network of large scale battery-powered Aruba beacons while also providing advanced location and indoor way finding, and proximity based push notification capabilities. It enables businesses to leverage mobility context to develop applications that will deliver an enhanced user experience and increase the value of the wireless network for organizations.

General Features
  • Dual-radio 4x4 802.11ac access point with multi-user MIMO.
  • Supports up to 1,733 Mb/s in the 5 GHz band (with 4SS/VHT80 clients) and 800 Mb/s in the 2.4 GHz band (with 4SS/VHT40 clients).
  • Built-in Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) radio enables location-based services with BLE-enabled mobile devices receiving signals from multiple Aruba Beacons at the same time. It also simplifies battery-powered Aruba beacon management.
  • Advanced Cellular Coexistence (ACC) minimizes interference from 3G/4G cellular networks, distributed antenna systems, and commercial small cell / femtocell equipment.
  • It supports priority handling and policy enforcement for unified communication apps, including Microsoft Skype for Business with encrypted videoconferencing, voice, chat, and desktop sharing.
  • For large installations across multiple sites, the aruba Activate service significantly reduces deployment time by automating device provisioning, firmware upgrades, and inventory management.
  • Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) technology automatically assigns channel and power settings, provides airtime fairness, and ensures that the access point stays clear from all sources of RF interference to deliver reliable, high-performance WLANs.
  • Access Point can be configured to provide part-time or dedicated air-monitoring for spectrum analysis and wireless intrusion protection, VPN tunnels to extend remote locations to corporate resources, and wireless mesh connections where Ethernet drops are not available.
  • The spectrum analyzer remotely scans the radio bands to identify sources of RF interference.
  • AppRF technology leverages deep packet inspection to classify and block, prioritize or limit bandwidth for over 1,500 enterprise apps or groups of apps.
  • Integrated wireless intrusion protection offers threat protection and mitigation, eliminating the need for separate RF sensors and security appliances.
  • IP reputation and security services identify, classify, and block malicious files, URLs, and IPs, providing comprehensive protection against advanced online threats.
  • Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) provides secure storage of credentials and keys and SecureJack ensures secure tunneling of wired Ethernet traffic.
Operating Modes
  • Offers a choice of operating modes to meet your management and deployment requirements
  • Controller-Managed Mode - When managed by Aruba Mobility Controllers, this access point offers centralized configuration, data encryption, policy enforcement, and network services, as well as distributed and centralized traffic forwarding
  • Remote Access Point (RAP) for branch deployments
  • Air Monitor (AM) for wireless IDS, rogue detection, and containment
  • Spectrum Analyzer (dedicated or hybrid) for identifying sources of RF interference
  • Secure Enterprise Mesh
Radio Features
  • Software-configurable dual radio supports 5 GHz (Radio 0) and 2.4 GHz (Radio 1)
  • Four spatial stream SU-MIMO for up to 1,733 Mb/s wireless data rate to a single client device
  • Three spatial stream MU-MIMO for up to 1,300 Mb/s wireless data rate to up to three MU-MIMO capable client devices simultaneously
  • Supports up to 255 associated client devices per radio, and up to 16 BSSIDs per radio
  • Dynamic frequency selection (DFS) optimizes the use of available RF spectrum
  • Advanced Cellular Coexistence (ACC) feature to effectively deal with interference from cellular systems
  • Maximum Ratio Combining (MRC) for improved receiver performance
  • Cyclic Delay / Shift Diversity (CDD / CSD) for improved downlink RF performance
  • Short guard interval for 20-, 40-, and 80-MHz channels
  • Space-Time Block Coding (STBC) for increased range and improved reception
  • Low-Density Parity Check (LDPC) for high-efficiency error correction and increased throughput
  • Transmit Beam-forming (TxBF) for increased reliability in signal delivery
In the Box
aruba 320 Series AP-325 Indoor Dual-Radio Wireless Access Point with Integrated Antennae
  • 2 x Mounting Bracket
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Type Indoor, dual radio, 5 GHz 802.11ac and 2.4 GHz 802.11n
    Software arubaOS 6.4.4.0
    Radio
    Type Software-configurable dual radio supports 5 GHz (Radio 0) and 2.4 GHz (Radio 1)
    MIMO 4 x spatial stream SU-MIMO for up to 1,733 Mb/s wireless data rate to a single client device
    3 x spatial stream MU-MIMO for up to 1,300 Mb/s wireless data rate to up to 3 MU-MIMO capable client devices simultaneously
    Frequency Bands 2.4000 to 2.4835 GHz
    5.150 to 5.250 GHz
    5.250 to 5.350 GHz
    5.470 to 5.725 GHz
    5.725 to 5.850 GHz

    Please Note: Country-specific restrictions apply.
    Available Channels Dependent on configured regulatory domain
    Frequency Selection Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS): Optimizes the use of available RF spectrum
    Supported Radio Technologies 802.11b: Direct-Sequence Spread-Spectrum (DSSS)
    802.11a/g/n/ac: Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
    Supported Modulation Types 802.11b: BPSK, QPSK, CCK
    802.11a/g/n/ac: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM
    Transmit Power Configurable in increments of 0.5 dBm

    Maximum (Aggregate, Conducted Total):
    2.4-GHz Band: +24 dBm (18 dBm per chain)
    5-GHz Band: +24 dBm (18 dBm per chain)

    Note: The maximum transmit power is limited by local regulatory requirements. Also, the conducted transmit power levels exclude antenna gain. For total (EIRP) transmit power, add antenna gain.
    Data Rates 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mb/s
    802.11a/g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mb/s
    802.11n: 6.5 to 450 Mb/s (MCS0 to MCS23)
    802.11ac: 6.5 to 1,300 Mb/s (MCS0 to MCS9, NSS = 1 to 4)
    Throughput 802.11n High-Throughput (HT) Support: HT 20/40
    802.11ac Very High Throughput (VHT) Support: VHT 20/40/80
    802.11n/ac Packet Aggregation: A-MPDU, A-MSDU
    Antenna
    Number 8 integrated down-tilt omnidirectional antennas for 4x4 MIMO
    Maximum Gain 3.5 dBi in 2.4 GHz
    5 dBi in 5 GHz
    Angle Adjustment Down-tilt Angle: 30° for maximum gain
    Interface
    Network 2 x 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet network interface (RJ45):
    Auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
    Load balancing support to achieve platform throughput greater than 1 Gb/s
    802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
    PoE-PD: 48 VDC 802.3af PoE or 802.3at PoE+
    DC Power Input Accepts 0.08 / 0.22" (2.1 / 5.5 mm) center-positive circular plug with 0.37" (9.5 mm) length
    USB USB 2.0 port (Type A connector)
    Bluetooth Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Radio:
    Up to 4 dBm transmit power (class 2) and -94 dBm receive sensitivity
    Integrated antenna, -5 dBi gain (30° down-tilt)
    Can be disabled with configuration
    LEDs Tri-color LEDs for system and radio status
    Button Reset Button: Factory reset (during device power up)
    Additional Serial console interface (RJ45)
    Kensington security slot
    Power
    Maximum Power Consumption 20 W (802.3at PoE)
    13.5 W (802.3af PoE)
    18.5W (DC)

    Idle Mode:
    8 W (PoE)
    7 W (DC)

    Note: These maximum consumption values exclude power consumed by an external USB device (and internal overhead); this could add up to 6 W (POE) or 5.5 W (DC) for 5 W / 1 A USB device.
    External DC Source 48 VDC nominal, ±5%
    Power Over Ethernet (PoE) 12 VDC (nominal) 802.3af/802.3at compliant source
    Unrestricted functionality with 802.3at PoE
    Power-save mode with reduced functionality from 802.3af PoE
    USB port disabled
    Second Ethernet port disabled
    2.4 GHz radio in 1x1:1
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature 32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
    Humidity 5 to 93% non-condensing
    Storage and Transportation Temperature: -40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C)
    General
    Mounting 2 x mounting bracket for attaching to 9/16" or 15/16" T-bar drop-tile ceiling
    Regulatory FCC/Industry of Canada
    CE Marked
    R&TTE Directive 1995/5/EC
    Low Voltage Directive 72/23/EEC
    EN 300 328
    EN 301 489
    EN 301 893
    UL/IEC/EN 60950
    EN 60601-1-1 and EN 60601-1-2
    Certifications CB Scheme Safety, cTUVus
    UL2043 plenum rating
    Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) certified 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
    Bluetooth SIG interoperability certification
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 8 x 8 x 2.2" (203 x 203 x 57 mm) without mounting brackets
    Weight 34 oz (950 g)

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