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Aruba AP-215 Access Point
Affordable, high-performance 802.11ac


Aruba AP-215 Access Point

Aruba Networks Products
Aruba Wireless Access Point
Aruba P-215 802.11n/ac Dual 3x3:3 Radio Integrated Antenna Access Point
#JW170A
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Overview:

Multifunctional and affordable Aruba 210 series wireless access points (APs) maximize mobile device performance in medium-density, highperformance Wi-Fi environments.

These compact and cost-effective dual-radio APs deliver wireless data rates of up to 1.3 Gbps to 5-GHz devices with 802.11ac technology. They also support 3x3 MIMO with three spatial streams as well as 2.4-GHz 802.11n clients at data rates up to 450 Mbps.

The AP-215 and IAP-215 models have six integrated omnidirectional downtilt antennas, while the AP-215 and IAP-215 support external, detachable dual-band antennas using three RP-SMA connectors.

Choose your operating mode

The 210 series supports your choice of operating modes to meet unique management and deployment requirements.

  • Controller-managed AP or Remote AP (RAP) running ArubaOS.
    When managed by Aruba Mobility Controllers, 210 series APs offer centralized configuration, data encryption, policy enforcement and network services as well as distributed and centralized traffic forwarding. Please refer to the Aruba Mobility Controller data sheets for more details.
  • Aruba Instant AP running InstantOS.
    In Aruba Instant mode, a single AP automatically distributes the network configuration to other Instant APs in the WLAN. Simply power-up on Instant AP, configure it over the air, and plug in the other APs – the entire process takes about five minutes.

For large installations across multiple sites, the Aruba Activate service significantly reduces deployment time by automating device provisioning, firmware upgrades, and inventory management. With Aruba Activate, Instant APs are factoryshipped to any site and configure themselves when powered up.

Benefits:

Wi-Fi client optimization

  • To eliminate sticky client behavior while users roam, 200 series APs feature patented ClientMatch technology, which continuously gathers session performance metrics from mobile devices.
  • If a mobile device moves away from an AP or if RF interference impedes performance, ClientMatch automatically steers the device to a better AP.

Advanced Cellular Coexistence (ACC)

  • ACC lets WLANs perform at peak efficiency by minimizing interference from 3G/4G LTE networks, distributed antenna systems and commercial small cell/femtocell equipment.

Quality of service for unified communication apps

  • The 200 series APs support priority handling and policy enforcement for unified communication apps, including Microsoft Lync with encrypted videoconferencing, voice, chat and desktop sharing.

Features:

RF management

  • Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) technology automatically assigns channel and power settings, provides airtime fairness and ensures that APs stay clear of all sources of RF interference to deliver reliable, high-performance WLANs.
  • 210 series APs can be configured to provide part-time or dedicated air monitoring for spectrum analysis and wireless intrusion protection, VPN tunnels to extend corporate resources to remote locations, and wireless mesh connections where Ethernet drops are not available.

Spectrum analysis

  • Capable of part-time or dedicated air monitoring, the spectrum analyzer remotely scans the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz radio bands to identify sources of RF interference

Security

  • With an OpenDNS service subscription, Aruba Instant RAPs deliver integrated web filtering, malware and botnet protection to every device connected to the WLAN.
  • Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for secure storage of credentials and keys.
  • SecureJack-capable for secure tunneling of wired Ethernet traffic.

Specifications:


AP-214 and AP-215 Specifications

AP-210 Series Specifications

  • AP-214 and IAP-214
    • 2.4-GHz (450 Mbps max rate) and 5-GHz (1.3 Gbps max rate) radios, each with 3x3 MIMO and six integrated omni-directional downtilt antennas.
  • AP-214 and IAP-214
    • 2.4-GHz (450 Mbps max rate) and 5-GHz (1.3 Gbps max rate) radios, each with 3x3 MIMO and three combined, diplexed (dual-band) external RP-SMA antenna connectors.

Operating Modes

  • Aruba Instant AP
  • Mobility Controller-managed AP
  • Remote AP (RAP) for branch deployments
  • Air monitor (AM) for wireless IDS, rogue detection and containment
  • Spectrum analyzer, dedicated or hybrid
  • Secure enterprise mesh (targeted for introduction in ArubaOS 6.4.3)

Wireless Radio Specifications

  • AP type: Indoor, dual radio, 5 GHz 802.11ac and 2.4 GHz 802.11n 3x3:3
  • Software-configurable dual radio supports 5 GHz (Radio 0) and 2.4 GHz (Radio 1)
  • 3x3 MIMO with three spatial streams and up to 1.3 Gbps wireless data rate
  • Supported frequency bands (country-specific restrictions apply):
    • 2.4000 GHz to 2.4835 GHz
    • 5.150 GHz to 5.250 GHz
    • 5.250 GHz to 5.350GHz
    • 5.470 GHz to 5.725GHz
    • 5.725 GHz to 5.850GHz
  • Available channels: Dependent on configured regulatory domain
  • 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) transmit power (limited by local regulatory requirements):
    • 2.4-GHz band: +23 dBm (18 dBm per chain)
    • 5-GHz band: +23 dBm (18 dBm per chain)
    • Note: conducted transmit power levels exclude antenna gain. For total (EIRP) transmit power, add antenna gain
  • Advanced Cellular Coexistence (ACC) minimizes interference from cellular networks
  • Maximum ratio combining (MRC) for improved receiver performance
  • Cyclic delay/shift diversity (CDD/CSD) for improved downlink RF performance
  • Short guard interval for 20-MHz, 40-MHz 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 beamforming (TxBF) for increased signal reliability and range
  • Supported data rates (Mbps):
    • 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11
    • 802.11a/g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54
    • 802.11n: 6.5 to 450 (MCS0 to MCS23)
    • 802.11ac: 6.5 to 1,300 (MCS0 to MCS9, NSS = 1 to 3)
  • 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

Antennas

  • AP-214/IAP-214: Three RP-SMA connectors for external dual-band antennas. Internal loss between radio interface and external antenna connectors (due to diplexing circuitry): 1.0 dB in 2.4 GHz and 2.0 dB in 5 GHz.
  • AP-215/IAP-215: Six integrated downtilt omni-directional antennas for 3x3 MIMO with maximum antenna gain of 5.0 dBi in 2.4 GHz and 5.0 dBi in 5 GHz. Built-in antennas are optimized for horizontal ceiling mounted orientation of the AP. Downtilt angle for maximum gain is roughly 30 degrees.

Other Interfaces

  • One 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet network interface (RJ-45)
    • Auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
    • 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
    • PoE-PD: 48 Vdc (nominal) 802.3af or 802.3at PoE
  • DC power interface, accepts 1.7/4.0-mm center-positive circular plug with 9.5-mm length
  • USB 2.0 host interface (Type A connector)
  • Visual indicators (LEDs):
    • Power/system status
    • Ethernet link status (ENET)
    • Radio status (two; RAD0, RAD1)
  • Reset button: factory reset (during device power-up)
  • Serial console interface (RJ-45)
  • Kensington security slot

Power

  • Maximum (worst-case) power consumption: 14.9 watts (PoE) or 13.6 watts (DC)
    • Excludes power consumed by external USB device (and internal overhead); this could add up to 6 watts (PoE) or 5.5 watts (DC) for 5W/1A USB device
  • Maximum (worst-case) power consumption in idle mode: 8.2 watts (PoE) or 7.4 watts (DC)
  • Direct DC source: 12 Vdc nominal, +/- 5%
  • Power over Ethernet: 48 Vdc (nominal) 802.3af/802.3at compliant source
    • USB port is disabled when using an 802.3af PoE power source; for unrestricted operation with PoE power, use an 802.3at compliant source
  • Power sources sold separately
  • When both power sources are available, DC power takes priority

Mounting

  • Included with AP:
    • Mounting brackets (2) for attaching to 9/16-inch or 15/16-inch T-bar drop-tile ceiling
  • Spare mounting kit:
    • AP-220-MNT-C1: Aruba AP mount kit contains two ceiling-grid rail adapters for flat rails
  • Optional mounting kits:
    • AP-220-MNT-C2: Aruba AP mount kit contains two ceiling-grid rail adapters for Interlude and Silhouette style rails
    • AP-220-MNT-W1: Aruba AP mount kit contains one basic flat-surface wall/ceiling mount bracket
    • AP-220-MNT-W2: Aruba AP mount kit contains one secure flat-surface wall/ceiling mount cradle

Mechanical

  • Dimensions/weight (unit, excluding mount accessories):
    • 180 mm x 180 mm x 45 mm (W x D x H)
    • 610 g
  • Dimensions/weight (shipping):
    • 220 mm x 225 mm x 55 mm (W x D x H)
    • 860 g

Environmental

  • Operating:
    • Temperature: 0° C to +50° C (+32° F to +122° F)
    • Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
  • Storage and transportation:
    • Temperature: -40° C to +70° C (-40° F to +158° F)

Regulatory

  • FCC/Industry of Canada
  • CE Marked
  • R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC
  • Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC
  • EN 300 328
  • EN 301 489
  • EN 301 893
  • UL/IEC/EN 60950
  • EN 60601-1-1, EN60601-1-2 For more country-specific regulatory information and approvals, please see your Aruba representative

Reliability

  • MTBF: 538,975 hours (61.5 years) at +25° C operating temperature

Regulatory Model Number

  • AP-214 and IAP-214: APIN0214
  • AP-215 and IAP-215: APIN0215

Certifications

  • CB Scheme Safety, cTUVus
  • UL2043 plenum rating
  • Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) certified 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

Warranty

  • Aruba limited lifetime warranty

Minimum Software Versions

  • ArubaOS 6.4.2.0
  • Aruba InstantOS 4.1.1.0

Wireless Radio Specifications:


RF Performance Table
  Maximum transmit power (dBm) per transmit chain Receiver sensitivity (dBm) per receive chain
2.4 GHz - 802.11b
1 Mbps 18.0 -97.0
11 Mbps 18.0 -89.0
2.4 GHz - 802.11g
6 Mbps 18.0 -93.0
54 Mbps 18.0 -75.0
2.4 GHz - 802.11n HT20
MCS0/8/16 18.0 -92.0
MCS7/15/23 18.0 -72.0
2.4 GHz - 802.11n HT40
MCS0/8/16 18.0 -89.0
MCS7/15/23 16.0 -69.0
5 GHz - 802.11a 5 GHz
6Mbps 18.0 -93.0
54Mbps 16.5 -75.0
5 GHz - 802.11n HT20
MCS0/8/16 18.0 -92.0
MCS7/15/23 16.0 -72.0
5 GHz - 802.11n HT40
MCS0/8/16 18.0 -89.0
MCS7/15/23 16.0 -69.0
5 GHz - 802.11ac VHT20
MCS0 18.0 -92.0
MCS9 14.0 -64.0
5 GHz - 802.11ac VHT40
MCS0 18.0 -89.0
MCS9 14.0 -61.0
5 GHz - 802.11ac VHT80
MCS0 18.0 -86.0
MCS9 14.0 -58.0

Antenna Pattern Plots:

Horizontal or azimuth plane (top view, 0 degrees downtilt)

Horizontal or azimuth plane (top view, 0 degrees downtilt)

Horizontal or azimuth plane (top view, 30 degrees downtilt)

Horizontal or azimuth plane (top view, 30 degrees downtilt)

Elevation plane (side view, 0 degrees angle)

Elevation plane (side view, 0 degrees angle)

Elevation plane (side view, 90 degrees angle)

Elevation plane (side view, 90 degrees angle)

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Mounting Spares
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