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

Aruba AP-225 Access Point

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Aruba Wireless Access Point
Aruba AP-225 Wireless Access Point
-802.11n/ac, 3x3:3, dual radio, integrated antennas
#AP-225
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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.

Unique 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.

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.

Specifications:


  AP-224 and IAP-224 AP-225 and IAP-225
Specifications
Specifications 2.4-GHz (600 Mbps max) and 5-GHz (1.3 Gbps max) radios, each with 3x3 MIMO and three combined, diplexed external antenna connectors 2.4-GHz (600 Mbps max) and 5-GHz (1.3 Gbps max) radios, each with 3x3 MIMO and three integrated omni-directional downtilt antennas
Wireless Radio Specifications
AP type:
  • Indoor, dual radio, 5 GHz 802.11ac and 2.4 GHz 802.11n indoor
    • 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.
Radios:
  • Software-configurable dual radio supports 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz
  • 3x3 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: 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: 3x3 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: 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 Features:
  • 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 MCS15)
  • 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 Packet Aggregation: A-MPDU, A-MSDU
Power
Maximum Power Consumption: 15 watts, plus up to 2.5 watts for attached USB device.
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
      • USB port disabled
      • Second Ethernet port disabled
      • 5-GHz 802.11ac radio in 2x3:2SS mode
      • 2.4-GHz 802.11n radio in 1x3:1SS mode
    • Unrestricted functionality with 802.3at PoE+
Antennas
Antennas: Three RP-SMA connectors for external dual-band antennas Six integrated down-tilt omni-directional antennas for 3x3 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
    • MACSec encryption and 802.3az EEE
    • 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
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 (unit, excluding mount accessories): 203 mm (W) x 203 mm (D) x 65 mm (H), 8.0” (W) x 8.0” (D) x 2.6” (H)
Weight (unit, excluding mount accessories): 750 g/27 oz
Dimensions (shipping): 315 mm (W) x 265 mm (D) x 100 mm (H), 12.4” (W) x 10.4” (D) x 3.9” (H)
Weight (shipping): 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 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, EN60601-1-2

For more country-specific regulatory information and approvals, please see your Aruba representative.

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

*Wi-Fi Alliance certification currently covers 802.11a/b/g/n only; 802.11ac will be added as soon as the Wi-Fi Alliance establishes the certification program during the second half of 2013.

Warranty
Limited lifetime warranty
Minimum Software Versions
  • ArubaOS™ 6.3.0.0
  • Aruba Instant 3.5.0.0*

*Available Q3 2013.


Wireless Radio Specifications:


RF Performance Table
  Maximum transmit power (dBm) per transmit chain Receiver sensitivity (dBm) per receive chain
802.11b 2.4 GHz
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
802.11g 2.4 GHz and 802.11a 5 GHz
6 Mbps 18.0 -88.0
54 Mbps 16.0 -75.0
802.11n HT20 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
MCS0/8 18.0 -88.0
MCS7/15 14.0 -71.0
802.11n HT40 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
MCS0/8 18.0 -85.0
MCS7/15 14.0 -68.0
802.11ac VHT20 5 GHz
MCS0 18.0 -88.0
MCS9 12.0 -65.0
802.11ac VHT40 5 GHz
MCS0 18.0 -85.0
MCS9 12.0 -62.0
802.11ac VHT80 5 GHz
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)

Products Comparison:


Aruba Indoor 802.11N Access Point Description
AP-68
Aruba AP-68
The multifunction AP-68 is ideal for environments that require a WLAN with enterprise-class security and reliability, but do not need to support high Wi-Fi client densities or extended range.

Features:

  • Managed by a Mobility Controller
  • One 2.4-GHz radio, 1x1 MIMO, 150 Mbps
  • Internal and external antennas
  • One 10/100BASE-T port
90 Series APs
Aruba AP-92/AP-93
Entry-level indoor 802.11n APs for low-density deployments in offices, hospitals, schools and retail stores.

Features:

  • Managed by a Mobility Controller
  • One radio, 2x2 MIMO, 300 Mbps
  • Internal and external antennas
  • One Gigabit Ethernet port
AP-93H
AP-93H
Indoor single-radio 802.11n dual-band AP for dormitories, classrooms, hotels, medical clinics and multitenant environments.

Features:

  • Managed by a Mobility Controller
  • Mounts to Ethernet wall plate
  • One radio, 2x2 MIMO, 300 Mbps, internal antennas
  • Four 10/100BASE-T ports, one Gigabit Ethernet port, one RJ-45 pass-through port
100 Series APs
100 Series APs

Affordable indoor 802.11n APs for high-density deployments in offices, hospitals, schools, retail stores and warehouses.

Features:

  • Managed by a Mobility Controller
  • Two radios, 2x2 MIMO, 300 Mbps per radio
  • Internal and external antennas
  • One Gigabit Ethernet port
130 Series APs
130 Series APs

802.11n indoor APs maximize mobile device performance in extremely high-density Wi-Fi environments and support MACSec to ensure strong threat protection on the AP wired Ethernet uplink.

Features:

  • Managed by a Mobility Controller
  • Two radios, 3x3 MIMO, 450 Mbps per radio
  • Internal and external antennas
  • Two Gigabit Ethernet ports
220 Series APs
220 Series APs
802.11ac indoor APs deliver gigabit Wi-Fi performance to 802.11ac mobile devices in extremely high-density WLAN client environments and support MACSec to ensure strong threat protection on the AP wired Ethernet uplink.

Features:

  • Managed by a Mobility Controller
  • Two radios, 3x3 MIMO, 1.3 Gbps max in the 5-GHz band, 600 Mbps max in the 2.4-GHz band
  • Internal and external antennas
  • Two Gigabit Ethernet ports support link aggregation
Aruba Indoor 802.11N Access Point Product Line Matrix
  AP-68 90 Series APs AP-93H 100 Series APs 130 Series APs 220 Series APs
Spectrum Analysis No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Number of Radios Single radio Single radio Single radio Dual radio1 Dual radio1 Dual radio1
Operating Frequencies 2.400 to 2.4835 GHz Radio channel availability is centrally managed by the Mobility Controller based on configured regulatory domain 2.400 to 2.4835 GHz
5.150 to 5.875 GHz
Radio channel availability is centrally managed by the Mobility Controller based on configured regulatory domain
FCC/US Not applicable Yes (AOS 6.2+) Yes (AOS 6.2+) Yes (AOS 6.2+) Yes (AOS 6.2+) Planned
ETSI/EU Not applicable Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MKK/JP Not applicable Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wi-Fi client performance optimization Aruba ClientMatch™ technology eliminates sticky clients by continuously gathering session performance metrics from mobile devices and using this information to intelligently steer each one to the best AP and radio on the WLAN. Proactive and deterministic, ClientMatch dynamically optimizes Wi-Fi client performance, even while 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.
Best-in-class RF management Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) provides dynamic, application-aware channel management to maximize network capacity and ensure fairness in bandwidth availability per user. Capabilities include adaptive power and channel assignments, coordinated access to a single channel, band steering, channel load balancing, airtime fairness, airtime performance protection and coverage hole detection. In addition, spectrum analysis remotely scans the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz radio bands to identify sources of RF interference. This provides visibility into non-802.11 RF interference sources and their effect on 802.11 channel quality.
Number of BSSIDs per radio Up to 8 Up to 8 (16 possible but not recom.) Up to 8 (16 possible but not recom.) Up to 8 Up to 8 (16 possible but not recom.) Up to 8 (16 possible but not recom.)
Antennas AP-68: Integrated, omnidirectional antenna elements with receive spatial diversity. Antenna gain: 3 dBi max AP-92: Two RP-SMA interfaces for external dualband antennas with 2x2 MIMO
AP-93: Two integrated omni-directional dual-band antennas with 2x2 MIMO
Two integrated omnidirectional dipole antennas with 2x2 MIMO) AP-104: Four RP-SMA interfaces (two per band) for external 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz antennas with 2x2 MIMO
AP-105: Four integrated omnidirectional dual-band dipole antennas with 2x2 MIMO
AP-134: Three RP-SMA interfaces for external dualband antennas with 3x3 MIMO
AP-135: Six integrated omnidirectional antennas with 3x3 MIMO
AP-224: Three RP-SMA interfaces for external dual- band antennas with 3x3 MIMO
AP-225: Six integrated downtilt omni-directional antennas with 3x3 MIMO
Network interfaces One 10/100BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45), auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX One 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45), auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX One 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45), auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
Four 10/100BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45), auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
One passive RJ-45 passthrough interface (two ports)
One 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45), auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX Two 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45), auto-sensing link speed and MDI/DX. Supports MACSec encryption, 802.3az (EEE) Two 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45), auto-sensing link speed and MDI/DX. Supports MACSec encryption, 802.3az (EEE)
Other interfaces Console interface (RJ-45) Console interface (RJ-45) Console interface (RJ-45) Console interface (RJ-45) Console interface (RJ-45) Console interface (RJ-45) USB 2.0 port
Power over Ethernet (PoE) interfaces 48V DC 802.3af-compatible 48V DC 802.3af-compatible 48V DC 802.3af-compatible 48V DC 802.3af-compatible 48V DC 802.3af or 802.3at or PoE+ interoperable with intellisource PSE sourcing intelligence (both ports) 48V DC 802.3af or 802.3at or PoE+ interoperable with intellisource PSE sourcing intelligence (both ports)
DC power interfaces 12V, 1.25A 12V, 1.25A 12V, 1.25A 12V, 1.25A 12V, 1.25A 12V, 1.5A
AC power interfaces Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Power consumption 8 watts (maximum) When powered from PoE: 8 watts
When powered from DC: 7 watts
9 watts (maximum) 12.5 watts (maximum) 12.5 watts (maximum) 15 watts, plus up to 2.5 watts for attached USB device
Class Indoor Indoor, plenum-rated Indoor Indoor, plenum-rated Indoor, plenum-rated Indoor, plenum-rated
Operating temperature 0° C to +40° C
(+32° F to +104° F)
0° C to +50° C
(+32° F to +122° F)
0° C to +40° C
(+32° F to +104° F)
0° C to +50° C
(+32° F to +122° F)
0° C to +50° C
(+32° F to +122° F)
0° C to +50° C
(+32° F to +122° F)
TAA/FIPS (AP HW) No Yes No Yes Yes Planned
FIPS (SW) No ArubaOS 6.1-FIPS No ArubaOS 6.1-FIPS ArubaOS 6.1-FIPS Planned
CC No In progress No In progress In progress Planned
Accessories None AP-90-MNT mount kit
AP-90-MNT-W2 flat surface mount cradle (secure)
AP-90-MNT-C2 ceiling-tile rail adapters (special)
None AP-105-MNT and AP-105- MNT-DC flat-surface mount cradles (secure)
AP-105-MNT-C ceiling-tile rail adapters (basic)
AP-105-MNT-C2 ceiling-tile rail adapters (special)
AP-130-MNT flat surface mount bracket (basic)
AP-130-MNT-W2 flat surface mount cradle (secure)
AP-130-MNT-C2 ceiling-tile rail adapters (special)
AP-220-MNT-C2 ceiling-grid mount kit
AP-220-MNT-W1 flat-surface mount kit
AP-220-MNT-W2 box style, secure flat-surface mount kit
Attachable antennas AP-68P [1]: Yes – see Antenna Matrix AP-92: Yes – see Antenna Matrix
AP-93: Not supported
Not supported AP-104: Yes – see Antenna Matrix
AP-105: Not supported
AP-134: Yes – see Antenna Matrix
AP-135: Not supported
AP-224: Yes – see Antenna Matrix
AC power adapters AP-AC-UN or AP-AC-12V18 AP-AC-UN or AP-AC-12V18 AP-AC-UN or AP-AC-12V18 AP-AC-UN or AP-AC-12V18 AP-AC-UN or AP-AC-12V18 AP-AC-UN or AP-AC-12V18
PoE midspan injectors PD-3501-AC PD-3501G-AC PD-3501G-AC PD-3501G-AC PD-3501G-AC
PD-9001GR-AC
PD-9001GR-AC
Product warranty One-year parts and lab Limited lifetime Limited lifetime Limited lifetime Limited lifetime Limited lifetime
Minimum ArubaOS version 5 5.0.3.0 5.0.4.1, 6.0.2.1, 6.1.2.0 6.1.3.0 6.1.3.0 (AP-104)
3.4.1.0 (AP-105)
6.1.1.0 6.3.0.0

[1] Concurrent operation of both radios in the same frequency band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) is not supported.
[2] AP ships with ceiling-tile rail adapters for basic (flat) rails.

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 Supports for AP-225
Aruba Next-Day Support for AP-225, 1 Year #SN1-AP-225
Our Price: $51.80
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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
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Aruba Next-Day Support for AP-225, 5 Years #SN5-AP-225
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Aruba Access Point Accessories
Aruba 220 Series Access Point Mount Kit (ceiling grid)
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 220 Series Access Point Mount Kit (basic, flat surface)
Contains 1x flat surface wall/ceiling mount bracket
#AP-220-MNT-W1
List Price: $25.00
Our Price: $22.00
Aruba 220 Series Access Point Mount Kit (box style, secure, flat surface)
Contains 1x flat surface wall/ceiling secure mount cradle
#AP-220-MNT-W2
List Price: $75.00
Our Price: $67.00