We recently announced the expansion of our multigigabit portfolio with the addition of the new R750 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) access point (AP) and ICX 7150-C10ZP multigigabit switch. More specifically, the R750 is a dual-band, 4×4:4 (5GHz) + 4×4:4 (2.4GHz) AP with embedded IoT radios (BLE, Zigbee) and 2.5GbE support. In addition, the R750 is optimized for high client-density environments and supports the latest WPA3 Wi-Fi security standard.

As we’ve previously discussed on The Ruckus Room, the migration to Wi-Fi 6 is driving companies to upgrade their network infrastructure to support multigigabit infrastructure. As with all new technology, the initial multigigabit switches to hit the market were high-priced entries targeting early adopters. The technology has matured and sales shipments of Wi-Fi 6 APs have begun to ramp, though multigigabit switch options have been slower to expand.

Ruckus Networks (now part of CommScope) is pleased to be leading the charge by offering a range of multigigabit switch options that offer customers a choice of how they want to “dip their toes” into multigigabit and choose their level of investment. With our most recent announcement, Ruckus now offers:

High-performance Multigigabit
The ICX 7650-48ZP features 2.5/5/10 GbE access ports paired with 100 GbE uplinks to deliver top-of-line performance for high-density Wi-Fi 6 deployments where performance is essential. The switch provides customers the performance and capacity that they’ll need for the next 7-10 years.

Affordable Multigigabit
The ICX 7150-48ZP offers 1/2.5 GbE access ports for most Wi-Fi 5 and Wi-Fi 6 deployments. Based on our entry-level switch series, it delivers more than double the performance of gigabit switches at a surprisingly affordable price.

The ICX 7150-C10ZP features multigigabit access ports (both 2.5/5/10 GbE and 1/2.5 GbE) in a small form factor that’s fanless for silent operation. Four ports are PoE-enabled with up to an industry-best 90W. Like all Ruckus ICX switches, the ICX 7150-C10ZP can be stacked with other ICX 7150-family switches within a single wiring closet or across closets or classrooms. This switch is ideal for deployments where only a few multigigabit ports are needed. See my companion blog about uses for this compact multigigabit switch.

What’s the right switch for you? Contact Net-Ctrl on 01473 281 211, or email [email protected].

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