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RG-AP740-I Wireless Access Point

Equipped with Ruijie’s highly acclaimed X-Sense Smart Antenna, the Ruijie RG-AP740-I Wireless AP tops the class by supporting the latest 802.11ac Wave 2 standard, 4 spatial streams and MU-MIMO. Powering a tri-radio design, the RG-AP740-I AP offers access rates of up to 1733Mbps and 800Mbps with the 2 main radio units, eliminating the performance bottleneck of high-speed Wi-Fi over 1000Mbps. The AP hence speeds up the Wi-Fi performance to up to 2.966Gbps per device. Gearing up with the industry-leading “X-Sense 4” antenna, the RG-AP740-I greatly improves the AP coverage performance and ensures an optimal access experience for smart mobile devices. The AP also features security, radio frequency (RF) control, mobile access, Quality of Service (QoS) and seamless roaming. Teaming up with Ruijie RG-WS Wireless Controller Series, wireless data forwarding, security and access control can be accomplished with ease.

With tri-radio design, the RG-AP740-I AP supports 2.4G+5G+2.4G and 2.4G+5G+5G mode as well as 802.11ac Wave 2, 802.11ac Wave 1 and 802.11n. The wall-mountable RG-AP740-I AP allows easy and safe installation on wall or ceiling and offers local power and Power over Ethernet (PoE) options. The RG-AP740-I AP is an ideal match for environments such as large-sized campuses, offices, hospitals, and hotspots of service providers.

Feature highlights of RG-AP740-I AP:

●IEEE 11ac Wave 2 Standard, 4x4 MU-MIMO, HT160, up to 2.966Gbps

●Tri-radio, Dual-band Design (2.4G+5G+2.4G or 2.4G+5G+5G operating modes)

●Patented X-Sense (Gen 4) Smart Antenna and X-speed Anti-interference Technology

●500+ Concurrent Users Support

 

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802.11ac Wave 2 Ready

Tri-radio, Dual-band Design

The RG-740-I AP supports 2.4G+5G+2.4G or 2.4G+5G+5G operating modes and concurrent 802.11ac Wave 2, 802.11ac Wave 1 and 802.11n. The two main radios deliver up to 1,733Mbps and 800Mbps. The whole AP hence speeds up the performance to up to 2.966Gbps.

MU-MIMO Support

The Multi-User MIMO feature, which is one of the milestone technologies of 802.11ac Wave 2, enables wireless communication among a set of end users. The RG-AP740-I AP implements an industry-leading design with 4 spatial streams, supporting 4x4 SU-MIMO and 4x4 MU-MIMO.

HT160 Support

The 802.11ac Wave 2 ready AP deploys 160 MHz channel bandwidths (contiguous 80+80) or 80+80 MHz channel bonding (discontiguous 80+80), multiplying the access speed of one-spatial-stream devices.

“X-Sense 4” Dual-mode Reflector Antenna

By supporting automatic antenna switching, the RG-AP740-I AP offers Wave 1 and Wave 2 devices the best user experience.

1、Wave 1 Mode
Under the Wave 1 mode, the AP implements “X-Sense 3” algorithm to achieve signal follow your move. By dynamic antenna selection, the AP enhances the signal strength based on the location of the end device and maximizes the performance 3 times better than general AP. The best signal strength is thereby available in every corner under wireless coverage. There is no need to worry about the radiation level. The enhanced signal is used to compensate for the loss along the transmission path or wall penetration.

2、Wave 2 Mode
Under the Wave 2 mode, the reflector feature of the antenna is enabled to largely improve the isolation level among antennas. The feature does not only make channel evaluation and user grouping more efficient, but proactively controls the antenna direction during beam formation for boosting the beam formation efficiency. The MU-MIMO performance is hence greatly upgraded, delivering a better and more stable throughput performance for end users.

Flexible Networking Mode

●High-density Dynamic Expansion

When high usage of positioning service and signal detection is required for the RG-AP740-I AP, the third RF module can be enabled to achieve dynamic expansion instantly.

1、Spectrum Probe
The dedicated RF of RG-AP740-I AP is used as the spectrum probe to ensure that the performance of the main RF module will not be affected.

2、Wireless Positioning
The dedicated RF of RG-AP740-I AP is used as positioning engine. Without the need of an extra AP, accurate wireless positioning can be achieved with the most efficient performance and lowest cost.

Both of the above features require an extra AP according to the industry’s traditional deployment and cabling must be re-deployed from the access switch. If the port number of the switch is inadequate, the number of access switch and aggregation switch required will be doubled. Deploying the RG-AP740-I AP can lower the procurement, implementation, operation, maintenance and management cost such as cable procurement, occupied switch ports, number of switches required, remote cabling, number of managed APs and electricity cost.

With important features such as wireless network security, RF control, mobile access, quality of service and seamless authentication, the RG-AP740-I AP offers data forwarding, security and access control for wireless users.

Carrier-class Design

The IP41 rated AP deploys a totally enclosed design for absolute dustproof performance. The case prevents erosion by dripping or condensation to maximize the AP life cycle. In addition, the dual Ethernet ports design of RG-AP740-I AP not only solves the problem of interface data backup, but also provides flexible networking modes for the network which requires intranet and Internet isolation. Both Ethernet ports support PoE for power backup and load power feature. PoE switch (non-PoE+) can be deployed for dual power supply to save network investment cost. An aviation aluminum bottom case is used here with a zero cooling hole design. The aluminum case achieves high-efficiency cooling with strong adaptability at the same time.

High Performance & Reliability

802.11ac Superior Wireless Performance

The RG-AP740-I Outdoor AP supports concurrent dual-band 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz. 5.8GHz supports the next-generation Wi-Fi standard 802.11ac Wave 2 and offers access rate up to 1.733Gbps. 2.4GHz supports the existing 802.11n wireless standard and offers access rate up to 800Mbps, which is backward compatible with a/b/g to achieve smooth transition. The third RF supports 802.11ac Wave 1, offering access rate up to 433Mbps. When tri-radio is enabled, the RG-AP740-I AP can offer up to 2.966Gbps high-speed wireless performance. Compared with the existing wireless data transmission such as downloads, the time is reduced by at least 80%, offering superior wireless experience.

Remarkable Energy-saving Design

The AP adopts advanced power-saving features including single-antenna standby, dynamic MIMO power saving, enhanced transmission technology with automatic power saving and packet-by-packet power control. Coupled with the high-performance power supply design, the AP guarantees high-speed wireless access and saves energy consumption by 25%.

Intelligent Device Recognition

The AP supports intelligent recognition of end devices including PC and mainstream operating systems such as iOS and Android.

Industry-leading Local Forwarding Technology

Employing an industry-leading local forwarding technology, the RG-AP740-I AP eliminates the traffic bottleneck of ACs. In collaboration with Ruijie RG-WS Wireless Controller Series, users can flexibly pre-set a forwarding mode for the AP. The AP can determine whether to forward data to the AC according to a SSID or user VLAN, or directly send the data to a wired network for data exchange.

The local forwarding technology can forward delay-sensitive and real-time transmission data through the wired network. The feature significantly alleviates the traffic pressure on the wireless controllers and better fulfills the high traffic transmission requirements of 802.11n network.

Abundant QoS Policies

The RG-AP740-I AP supports an extensive array of QoS policies. For example, it provides bandwidth limitations in WLAN/AP/STA modes and Wi-Fi multimedia (WMM) that defines different priorities for different service data. The RG-AP740-I AP realizes timely and quantitative transmission of audio and video and guarantees smooth operation of multi-media applications.

With the multicast-to-unicast conversion technology, the RG-AP740-I AP resolves the video interruption problem due to packet loss or long delay in the wireless Video on Demand (VoD) system. The RG-AP740-I AP highly enhances user experience with multicast video over wireless networks.

Intelligent Wireless Experience

X-speed Wireless Experience

Under interference of multiple APs, the RG-AP740-I AP effectively shortens the waiting time of wireless packet transmission, allowing Ruijie wireless network users to enjoy high-speed wireless experience in environments with severe interference.

The feature solves the problems such as high latency and low network speed caused by use of an old wireless LAN card which is far away from the AP. The RG-AP740-I AP ensures a fair high-speed wireless network for all users with any devices anywhere and anytime.

X-speed Technology Gives Wireless Performance a Strong Boost

Intelligent Identification of Smart Devices

Teaming up with Ruijie RG-WS Wireless Controller Series, the AP intelligently identifies the type of smart device, delivering an adaptive authentication page that fits the screen automatically. The intelligent feature eliminates the trouble of screen size adjustment and hence offers a better wireless user experience. The feature supports all mainstream operating systems including Apple iOS, Android, and Windows.

Remote Intelligent Perception Technology (RIPT)

In the traditional network architecture where FIT APs are centrally managed by a wireless controller, packets received by the AP must be transmitted to the controller before being forwarded. When the wireless controller becomes faulty, the APs will fail to work properly causing whole network breakdown. Ruijie’s latest RIPT provides you a complete disaster recovery solution and enables the AP to implement intelligent link perception. Once the faulty controller is detected, the AP will quickly switch to the intelligent mode to continue data forwarding, ensuring the high availability of the wireless network and keeping wireless users always online.

Remote Intelligent Perception Technology (RIPT) - Disaster Recovery

Intelligent Load Balancing

On a high-density wireless LAN, the AP collaborates with the Wireless Controller Series to intelligently distribute users among different APs according to the number of users and data traffic in real time. This feature balances the load pressure on each AP and improves the average bandwidth and Quality of Service (QoS), offering higher network availability.

Intelligent Load Balancing Mechanism

Seamless Roaming Experience

The APs team up with the RG-WS Wireless Controllers in perfect harmony, allowing wireless users to roam seamlessly on Layer 2 and Layer 3 networks without data interruption.

Seamless L2 & L3 Roaming

Wireless IPv6 Access

The AP fully supports IPv6 features and implements IPv6 forwarding in a wireless network. Both IPv4 and IPv6 users can automatically connect to the controller over tunnels, enabling IPv6 applications to be borne on the wireless network.

Comprehensive Security Protection

Secure User Access

The APs support a wide range of authentication methods such as Web, 802.1x, MAC address and local authentication. The APs also support Ruijie’s advanced Security Management Platform (SMP) which complies with a standard access control system. The system has a set of control policies in terms of user access, authorization, host compliance check, network behavior monitoring, network attack defense, etc. All these control features ensure that users are authenticated before accessing the network services securely.

Virtual AP Technology

With the virtual AP technology, the AP supports up to 16 ESSIDs/802.1QVLANs. Network administrator can separately encrypt and isolate subnets or VLANs that have the same SSID. The deployment thereby enables specified authentication mode and encryption mechanism for each SSID.

Comprehensive Wireless Protection

In conjunction with RG-SNC (Smart Network Commander) and RG-WS Wireless Controllers, the AP offers breadth of security features including WIDS (Wireless Intrusion Detection System), RF interference tracking, rogue AP containment, anti-ARP snooping, DHCP protection and beyond for all-around security protection. 

Multiple easy-to-use authentication modes

The AP supports convenient Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol (PEAP), Web Portal Authentication, SMS Authentication, and QR Code Authentication.

If users are authenticated via PEAP, they just need to perform password authentication for once. That means they are only required to enter user credentials during their first network visit.

If users are authenticated via SMS, they need to sign in first with their mobile phone numbers and then obtain usernames and passwords from the SMS sent to their mobile phones.

QR code authentication is another wireless security highlight. After accessing a wireless network, users will obtain a QR code and need to get it scanned by any authorized staff’s mobile phones to gain network access.

Advanced Guest Wireless Interfaces of the QR Code Authentication

Flexible Device Management

Flexible Switching Between FAT & FIT Modes

The AP supports flexible switching over the FAT and FIT modes according to the networking requirements of different industries. When there are few APs, users can adopt the FAT mode for easy, independent network establishment. For large-scale networks, the AP can operate at FIT mode and works with RG-WS ACs to allow centralized management of all the APs and other aspects such as security, traffic management, QoS and IP management. Smooth transition from one mode to another, the AP fully protects user investment.

Web Management Interface

The AP offers a web interface for AC and AP management. The feature not only makes wireless configuration easier, but also simplifies the whole network management. On the AC web interface, administrator can manage APs as well as the associated users under the APs for speed limit and online behavior monitoring. The interface facilitates wireless planning, operation and maintenance. 

Integration with Network Control Software

The AP can integrate with RG-SNC to achieve management on APs and ACs, supporting configuration backup, device status query and offering heat maps to show the signal distribution in the actual wireless environment.

Model

RG-AP740-I

Radio

Concurrent tri-radio dual-band

Protocol

802.11a/b/g/n, 802.11ac Wave 1, 802.11ac Wave 2
Support 2.4G+5G+2.4G or 2.4G+5G+5G

Operating Bands

802.11b/g/n: 2.4GHz to 2.483GHz
802.11a/n/ac: 5.150GHz to 5.350GHz, 5.47GHz to 5.725GHz, 5.725GHz to 5.850GHz
(vary depending on countries)

Antenna

Built-in "X-Sense 4" Smart Antenna array with 24 antennas and 16.7 million antenna combinations
4×4 SU-MIMO, 4×4 MU-MIMO

Spatial Streams

4

Max Throughput

1733Mbps/800Mbps/433Mbps per radio
2.966Gbps per AP

Modulation

OFDM: BPSK@6/9Mbps
QPSK@12/18Mbps
16-QAM@24Mbps
64-QAM@48/54Mbps
DSSS: DBPSK@1Mbps
DQPSK@2Mbps
CCK@5.5/11Mbps
MIMO-OFDM: PSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM and 256QAM

Receiver Sensitivity

11b: -96dBm(1Mbps), -93dBm(5Mbps), -89dBm(11Mbps)
11a/g: -91dBm(6Mbps), -85dBm(24Mbps), -80dBm(36Mbps), -74dBm(54Mbps)
11n: -90dBm@MCS0, -70dBm@MCS7, -89dBm@MCS8, -68dBm@MCS15
11ac HT20: -88dBm (MCS0) , -63dBm (MCS9)
11ac HT40: -85dBm (MCS0), -60dBm (MCS9)
11ac HT80: -82dBm (MCS0), -57dBm (MCS9)

Maximum Transmit Power

≤100mW (20dBm, transmit power of the RF card only)

Adjustable Power

1dBm

Service Ports

2 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet uplink ports (PoE)
1 USB 3.0 port

Management Port

1 console port

Lock

Support

LED Indicators

1 LED (red, green, blue, orange, and flashing modes, breathing flashing mode for smart device access, and the indicator can be switched off to silent mode)

IP Rating

IP41

Safety Standard

GB4943, EN/IEC 60950-1

EMC Standard

GB9254, EN301 489

Health Standard

EN 62311

Radio Standard

EN300 328, EN301 893

Vibration Standard

IEC60068-2-31, ETSI EN300 019, NEBS GR-63-CORE

Wi-Fi Alliance Certification

Support

Bluetooth

BT4.0 (BLE)

Support

iBeacon

Support

WeChat shake

Support

WLAN

Maximum clients per AP

Up to 512

SSID capacity

Up to 16 per radio

Up to 48 per AP

SSID hiding

Support

Configuring the authentication mode, encryption mechanism, and VLAN attributes for each SSID

Support

WDS (bridge mode)

Support

Remote Intelligent Perception Technology  (RIPT)

Support

X-speed

Support

Intelligent identification of smart device

Support

Intelligent load balancing based on the number of users or traffic

Support

STA control

SSID/radio-based

Bandwidth control

STA/SSID/AP-based speed control

Preference for 5 GHz (band select)

Support

Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)

Support

Security

PSK, Web, and 802.1x authentication

Support

Data encryption

WPA (TKIP), WPA2 (AES), WPA-PSK, and WEP (64 or 128 bits)

WeChat authentication

Support

QR code authentication

Support

SMS authentication

Support

PEAP authentication

Support

Data frame filtering

Whitelist, static/dynamic blacklist

User isolation

Support

Rogue AP detection and countermeasure

Support

Dynamic ACL assignment

Support

WAPI

Future release support

RADIUS

Support

CPU Protection Policy (CPP)

Support

Network Foundation Protection Policy (NFPP)

Support

Wireless Intrusion Detection System (WIDS)

Support

Remote probe

Future release support

Routing

IPv4 address

Static IP address or DHCP reservation

IPv6 CAPWAP tunnel

Support

ICMPv6

Support

IPv6 address

Manual or automatic configuration

IPv6 tunnel

Manual or automatic configuration

IPv6 transparent transmission

Support

Multicast

Multicast to unicast conversion

L2 Features

IGMP snooping

Support

VLAN features

Support

Location-based Service

Wireless position tracking

Support

Management and Maintenance

Network management

SNMP v1/v2C/v3, Telnet, SSH, TFTP, FTP and Web management

Visualized wireless heat map analysis

Support

Real-time spectrum analysis

Support

Fault detection and alarm

Support

One-click collection of device operating status

Support

HTTP local upgrade

Support

Cloud AC management

Support

Statistics and logs

Support

FAT/FIT switching

The AP working in FIT mode can switch to the FAT mode through the RG-WS wireless AC.
The AP working in FAT mode can switch to the FIT mode through a local console port or Telnet.

Dimensions (W x D x H) (mm)

230 × 230 × 42
(Height of AP only, excluding case and mount kit)

Weight

1.0kg

Installation Mode

Ceiling/wall-mountable

Power Supply

Local power supply (DC 48V) and PoE+ (802.3af/802.3at)
Support dual PoE for power backup

Power Consumption

<25.4W

Temperature

Operating Temperature: -10°C to 55°C

Storage Temperature: -40°C to 70°C

Humidity

Operating Humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)

Storage Humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)

 

 

The RG-AP740-I AP is an ideal match for spacious buildings densely with high end user density, such as meeting rooms, libraries, classrooms, bars, and recreation centers. Clients can deploy the devices flexibly according to their needs.

Typical topology diagram for the RG-AP740-I AP:

Model

Description

RG-AP740-I

Indoor Wireless Access Point, built-in “X-Sense 4” Smart Antenna, tri-radio, dual-band, 4 spatial streams, access rate up to 2.966Gbps per AP, support concurrent 802.11ac and 802.11a/b/g/n, FAT/FIT modes, 2 10/100/1000BASE-T uplink ports, support PoE+ and local power supply

(PoE+ and local power adapters sold separately)

 

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