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Aruba AP-225 Access Point
Setting a higher standard for 802.11ac


Aruba AP-225 Access Point

Aruba Networks Products
Aruba Wireless Access Point
Aruba AP-225 Wireless Access Point
802.11n/ac, 3x3:3, dual radio, integrated antennas
#AP-225
List Price: $1,295.00
Our Price: $1,165.00

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Overview:

Multifunctional 220 series wireless APs deliver gigabit Wi-Fi performance to 802.11ac mobile devices. Integrated Aruba ClientMatch technology ensures consistently high performance across the WLAN infrastructure.

With a maximum data rate of 1.3 Gbps in the 5-GHz band and 600 Mbps in the 2.4-GHz band, 220 series APs are three-times faster than 802.11n APs and provide performance similar to a wired connection.

The 220 series APs include ClientMatch technology, which eliminates sticky clients by continuously gathering session performance metrics from mobile devices. This information is then used to steer each mobile device to the best AP and radio on the WLAN.

Proactive and deterministic, 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, 220 series APs load web pages faster, deliver video streams with improved quality and support high densities of mobile devices. An 802.11ac network without ClientMatch performs no different than an 802.11n WLAN.

The 220 series APs additionally support priority handling and policy enforcement for individual Microsoft Lync media on the same device, including encrypted videoconferencing, voice, chat and desktop sharing.

Choose your operating mode

The 220 series APs offer a choice of operating modes to meet your unique management and deployment requirements.

  • Controller-managed AP or Remote AP (RAP) running ArubaOS.
    When managed by Aruba Mobility Controllers, 220 series APs offer centralized configuration, data encryption, policy enforcement and network services, as well as distributed and centralized traffic forwarding.
  • 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 one 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 factory-shipped to any site and configure themselves when powered up.

If WLAN and network requirements change, a built-in migration path allows 220 series Instant APs to become part of a WLAN that is centrally managed by a Mobility Controller.

Benefits:

Allows phased wired infrastructure upgrades

  • Adapts to available 802.3af power-over-Ethernet (PoE) instead of requiring customers to upgrade to 802.3at PoE+.

Delivers 1.9 Gbps aggregate throughput

  • ­EtherChannel link aggregation on two Gigabit Ethernet ports provides 1.9 Gbps aggregate throughput.

600 Mbps in the 2.4-GHz band

  • Supports up to 600 Mbps for TurboQAM-enabled mobile devices operating in the 2.4-GHz band – an industry first.

Best-in-class RF management

  • Integrated Adaptive Radio Management technology manages the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz radio bands and ensures that APs stay clear of RF interference.

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.

Wireless mesh

  • Wireless mesh connections are convenient where Ethernet drops are not available.

Security

  • Integrated wireless intrusion protection offers threat protection and mitigation and eliminates the need for separate RF sensors and security appliances.
  • With an OpenDNS service subscription, Aruba Instant APs delivers integrated web filtering, malware and botnet protection to every device connected to the WLAN.
  • Encrypted IPsec VPN tunnels securely connect remote users to corporate network resources.
  • Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for secure storage of credentials and keys.
  • SecureJack-capable for secure tunneling of wired Ethernet traffic.

Specifications:


AP-224 and AP-225 Specifications

AP-210 Series Specifications

  • AP-225 and IAP-225
    • 2.4-GHz (600 Mbps max) and 5-GHz (1.3 Gbps max) radios, each with 3×3 MIMO and three integrated omni-directional downtilt antennas
  • AP-224 and IAP-224
    • 2.4-GHz (600 Mbps max) and 5-GHz (1.3 Gbps max) radios, each with 3×3 MIMO and three combined, diplexed external antenna connectors

Wireless Radio Specifications

  • AP type: Indoor, dual radio, 5 GHz 802.11ac and 2.4 GHz 802.11n
    • In addition to 802.11n data rates, the 2.4-GHz radio supports 802.11ac data rates using 256-QAM modulation. This gives TurboQAM-enabled clients a 33% boost above the maximum supported data rate.
  • Software-configurable dual radio supports 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz
  • 3×3 MIMO with three spatial streams and up to 1.3 Gbps wireless data rate
  • Supported frequency band (country-specific restrictions apply):
    • 2.4000 GHz 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
  • Available channels: Dependent upon 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)
    • 802.11n/ac: 3×3 MIMO with up to three spatial streams
  • Supported modulation types:
    • 802.11b: BPSK, QPSK, CCK
    • 802.11a/g/n: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
    • 802.11ac: 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
    • 5-GHz bands: +23 dBm
  • Advanced cellular coexistence (ACC) feature to effectively deal with interference from cellular systems
  • Maximum ratio combining (MRC) for improved receiver performance
  • Cyclic delay diversity (CDD) 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 beam-forming (TxBF) for increased reliability in signal delivery
  • 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-224: Three RP-SMA connectors for external dual-band antennas
  • AP-225: Six integrated down-tilt omni-directional antennas for 3×3 MIMO with maximum antenna gain of 3.5 dBi in 2.4 GHz and 4.5 dBi in 5 GHz. Built-in antennas are optimized for horizontal ceiling mounted orientation of AP-225.

Other Interfaces

  • Two 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet network interfaces (RJ-45)
    • Auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
    • PoE-PD: 48 Vdc 802.3af PoE or 802.3at PoE+
  • DC power interface, accepts 1.7/4.0mm center-positive circular plug with 9.5 mm length
  • USB 2.0 port (Type A connector)
  • Serial console interface (RJ-45, TTL levels)
  • Visual indicators (LEDs):
    • Power/system status
    • Ethernet link status (2x; ENET0, ENET1)
    • Radio status (2x; RAD0, RAD1)
  • Kensington security slot
  • Reset button

Power

  • Worst-case power consumption from the AP (excluding power drawn by an attached USB device):
    • In restricted mode (PoE): 13.5 watts
    • In unrestricted mode (PoE): 17 watts
    • In unrestricted mode (DC): 15.5 watts
  • Power sources sold separately
  • Direct DC source: 12 Vdc nominal, +/- 5%
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE): 48 Vdc (nominal) 802.3af or 802.3at-compliant source
  • Efficient mode PoE – power save with 802.3af PoE and limited functionality on 2.4 GHz
    • USB port disabled
    • Second Ethernet port disabled
    • 2.4-GHz 802.11n radio in 1×3:1SS mode
  • Unrestricted functionality with 802.3at PoE+

Mounting

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

Mechanical

  • Dimensions/weight (unit, excluding mount accessories):
    • 203 mm (W) x 203 mm (D) x 54 mm (H), 8.0” (W) x 8.0” (D) x 2.1” (H)
    • 750 g/27 oz
  • Dimensions/weight (shipping):
    • 315 mm (W) x 265 mm (D) x 100 mm (H), 12.4” (W) x 10.4” (D) x 3.9” (H)
    • 1,250 g/44 oz

Environmental

  • Operating:
    • Temperature: 0° C to +50° C (+32° F to +122° F)
    • Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
  • Storage and transportation temperature range:
    • 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-224 and IAP-224: APIN0224
  • AP-225 and IAP-225: APIN0225

Certifications

  • CB Scheme Safety, cTUVus
  • Wi-Fi Alliance certified 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

Warranty

  • Aruba limited lifetime warranty

Minimum Software Versions

  • ArubaOS 6.3.0.0Aruba Instant 4.0.0.0

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 -92.0
2 Mbps 18.0 -92.0
5.5 Mbps 18.0 -90.0
11 Mbps 18.0 -88.0
2.4 GHz - 802.11g and 5 GHz - 802.11a
6 Mbps 18.0 -88.0
54 Mbps 16.0 -75.0
2.4 GHz and 5 GHz - 802.11n HT20
MCS0/8 18.0 -88.0
MCS7/15 14.0 -71.0
2.4 GHz and 5 GHz - 802.11n HT40
MCS0/8 18.0 -85.0
MCS7/15 14.0 -68.0
5 GHz - 802.11ac VHT20
MCS0 18.0 -88.0
MCS9 12.0 -65.0
5 GHz - 802.11ac VHT40
MCS0 18.0 -85.0
MCS9 12.0 -62.0
5 GHz - 802.11ac VHT80
MCS0 18.0 -82.0
MCS9 12.0 -59.0

Maximum capability of the hardware provided. Maximum transmit power is limited by local regulatory settings. RF performance numbers for AP-224 are slightly lower due to additional internal RF circuitry.

Antenna Plots:

Horizontal or Azimuth plane (top view)

Horizontal or Azimuth plane (top view)

Elevation plane (side view)

Elevation plane (side view)

Pricing Notes:

Aruba Networks Products
Aruba Wireless Access Point
Aruba AP-225 Wireless Access Point
802.11n/ac, 3x3:3, dual radio, integrated antennas
#AP-225
List Price: $1,295.00
Our Price: $1,165.00
Aruba Support for AP-225
Aruba Next-Day Support for AP-225, 1 Year
#SN1-AP-225
Our Price: $51.80
Aruba Next-Day Support for AP-225, 2 Years
#SN2-AP-225
Our Price: $95.35
Aruba Next-Day Support for AP-225, 3 Years
#SN3-AP-225
Our Price: $140.00
Aruba Next-Day Support for AP-225, 4 Years
#SN4-AP-225
Our Price: $180.00
Aruba Next-Day Support for AP-225, 5 Years
#SN5-AP-225
Our Price: $220.00
Aruba Access Point Mount Kits
Aruba Indoor Access Point Ceiling Rail Mount Kit
Contains 2x ceiling grid rail adapters (for interlude and silhouette style rails)
#AP-220-MNT-C2
List Price: $25.00
Our Price: $22.00
Aruba Indoor Access Point Flat-Surface Mount Kit (basic, black)
Contains 1x flat surface wall/ceiling mount bracket. Color: black
#AP-220-MNT-W1
List Price: $25.00
Our Price: $22.00
Aruba Indoor Access Point Flat-Surface Mount Kit (box style, secure)
Contains 1x flat surface wall/ceiling secure mount cradle
#AP-220-MNT-W2
List Price: $75.00
Our Price: $67.00