Aruba 300 Series

  • The entry-level Aruba 300 Series Wave 2 access points deliver high performance and superb user experience for medium density environments.

    These Wave 2 access points deliver multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) aware ClientMatch to boost network efficiency and support the growing device density demands on your network.

    The 300 Series also has an integrated Bluetooth Aruba Beacon that simplifies the remote management of a network of large-scale battery-powered Aruba beacons while also providing advanced location and indoor way finding, and proximity-based push notification capabilities.

    • UNIQUE BENEFITS
      • Dual Radio 802.11ac access point with Multi-User MIMO
        • Supports up to 1,300 Mbps in the 5 GHz band (with 3SS/VHT80 clients) and up to 300 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz band (with 2SS/HT40 clients)
      • Built-in Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) radio
        • Enables location-based services with BLE-enabled mobile devices receiving signals from multiple Aruba Beacons at the same time
        • Enables management of your deployment of battery-powered Aruba Beacons
      • Advanced Cellular Coexistence (ACC)
        • Minimizes interference from 3G/4G cellular networks, distributed antenna systems and commercial small cell/femtocell equipment. Quality of service for unified communication apps
      • Quality of service for app visibility and control
        • Supports priority handling and policy enforcement for unified communication apps, including Microsoft Skype for Business with encrypted videoconferencing, voice, chat and desktop sharing
      • 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
        • The Aruba 300 Series APs can be configured to provide part-time or dedicated air monitoring for spectrum analysis and wireless intrusion protection, VPN tunnels to extend remote locations to corporate resources, and wireless mesh connections where Ethernet drops are not available
      • Intelligent app visibility and control
        • AppRF technology leverages deep packet inspection to classify and block, prioritize or limit bandwidth for over 2,500 enterprise apps or groups of apps
      • Security
        • Integrated wireless intrusion protection offers threat protection and mitigation, and eliminates the need for separate RF sensors and security appliances
        • IP reputation and security services identify, classify, and block malicious files, URLs and IPs, providing comprehensive protection against advanced online threats
        • Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for secure storage of credentials and keys
      • Intelligent Power Monitoring (IPM)
        • Enables the AP to continuously monitor and report its actual power consumption and optionally make autonomous decisions to disable certain capabilities
        • For the 300 Series APs, the IPM power-save feature applies when the unit is powered by an 802.3af PoE source. By default, the USB interface will be the first feature to turn off if AP power consumption exceeds the available power budget. In rare cases it may be necessary to take additional power saving measures, but in most cases, the 300 Series APs will operate in unrestricted mode
      CHOOSE YOUR OPERATING MODE
      • The Aruba 300 Series APs offer a choice of operating modes to meet your unique management and deployment requirements.
      • Controller-managed mode – When managed by Aruba Mobility Controllers, Aruba 300 Series APs offer centralized configuration, data encryption, policy enforcement and network services, as well as distributed and centralized traffic forwarding
      • Aruba Instant mode – 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. If WLAN requirements change, a built-in migration path allows 300 Series Instant APs to become part of a WLAN that is managed by a Mobility Controller
      • Remote AP (RAP) for branch deployments
      • Air monitor (AM) for wireless IDS, rogue detection and containment
      • Spectrum analyzer, dedicated or hybrid, for identifying sources of RF interference
      • Secure enterprise mesh
      • 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, the Instant APs are factory-shipped to any site and configure themselves when powered up.
      SPECIFICATIONS
      • AP-304 (controller-managed) and IAP-304 (Instant):
        • 802.11ac – 5GHz 3x3 MIMO (1,300 Mbps max rate) and 2.4GHz 2x2 MIMO (300 Mbps max rate) radios, with a total of three dual-band RP-SMA connectors for external antennas
      • AP-305 (controller-managed) and IAP-305 (Instant):
        • 802.11ac – 5GHz 3x3 MIMO (1,300 Mbps max rate) and 2.4GHz 2x2 MIMO (300 Mbps max rate) radios, with a total of three integrated omni-directional downtilt dualband antennas
      WI-FI RADIO SPECIFICATIONS
      • AP type: Indoor, dual radio, 5GHz 802.11ac 3x3 MIMO and 2.4GHz 802.11n 2x2 MIMO
      • Software-configurable dual radio supports 5 GHz (Radio 0) and 2.4 GHz (Radio 1)
      • 5GHz: Three spatial stream Single User (SU) MIMO for up to 1,300 Mbps wireless data rate to individual 3x3 VHT80 client devices
      • 5GHz: Two spatial stream Multi User (MU) MIMO for up to 867 Mbps wireless data rate to up to two (1x1 VHT80) MU-MIMO capable client devices simultaneously
      • 2.4GHz: Two spatial stream Single User (SU) MIMO for up to 300 Mbps wireless data rate to individual 2x2 VHT40 client devices (300 Mbps for HT40 802.11n client devices)
      • Support for up to 256 associated client devices per radio, and up to 16 BSSIDs per radio
      • Supported frequency bands (country-specific restrictions apply):
        • 2.400 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 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 (conducted) transmit power (limited by local regulatory requirements):
        • 2.4GHz band: +18 dBm per chain, +21 dBm aggregate (2x2)
        • 5GHz band: +18 dBm per chain, +23 dBm aggregate (3x3)
        • 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 beam-forming (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 (2.4GHz): 6.5 to 300 (MCS0 to MCS15)
        • 802.11n (5GHz): 6.5 to 450 (MCS0 to MCS23)
        • 802.11ac: 6.5 to 1,300 (MCS0 to MCS9, NSS = 1 to 3 for VHT20/40/80
      • 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
    • WI-FI ANTENNAS
      • AP-304/IAP-304: Three RP-SMA connectors for external dual band antennas. Worst-case internal loss between radio interface and external antenna connectors (due to diplexing circuitry): 0.8dB in 2.4GHz and 1.6dB in 5GHz.
      • AP-305/IAP-305: Three integrated dual-band downtilt omni-directional antennas for 3x3 MIMO with maximum antenna gain of 3.9dBi in 2.4GHz and 5.4dBi in 5GHz. Built-in antennas are optimized for horizontal ceiling mounted orientation of the AP. The downtilt angle for maximum gain is roughly 30 degrees.
        • The maximum gain of the combined (summed) antenna patterns for all elements operating in the same band is 5.4dBi in 2.4GHz and 7.6dBi in 5GHz
      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)
      • USB 2.0 host interface (Type A connector)
      • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio
        • Up to 3dBm transmit power (class 2) and -92dBm receive sensitivity
        • Integrated antenna with roughly 30 degrees downtilt and peak gain of 2.3dBi (AP-304/IAP-304) or 3.4dBi (AP-305/IAP-305)
      • Visual indicators (multi-color LEDs): for System and Radio status
      • Reset button: factory reset (during device power up)
      • Serial console interface (proprietary; optional adapter cable available)
      • Kensington security slot
      POWER SOURCES AND CONSUMPTION
      • The AP supports direct DC power and Power over Ethernet (PoE)
      • When both power sources are available, DC power takes priority over PoE
      • Power sources are sold separately
      • Direct DC source: 412Vdc nominal, +/- 5%
        • Interface accepts 2.1/5.5-mm center-positive circular plug with 9.5-mm length
      • Power over Ethernet (PoE): 48 Vdc (nominal) 802.3af/802.3at compliant source
        • Unrestricted functionality with 802.3at PoE
        • When using IPM, the AP may enter power-save mode with reduced functionality when powered by an 802.3af PoE source (see details on Intelligent Power Monitoring)
        • Without IPM, the USB port is disabled when the AP is powered by and 802.3af PoE source
      • Maximum (worst-case) power consumption: 13W (PoE) or 11W (DC)
        • Excludes power consumed by external USB device (and internal overhead); this could add up to 6.5W (PoE) or 5.5W (DC) for a 5W/1A USB device
      • Maximum (worst-case) power consumption in idle mode: 3.7W (PoE) or 2.6W (DC)
      MOUNTING
      • The AP ships with two (white) mounting clips to attach to a 9/16-inch or 15/16-inch flat T-bar drop-tile ceiling
      • Several optional mount kits are available to attach the AP to a variety of surfaces; see the Ordering Information section for details
      MECHANICAL
      • Dimensions/weight (unit, excluding mount accessories):
        • 165mm x 165mm x 38mm
        • 460g
      • Dimensions/weight (shipping):
        • 205mm x 205mm x 52mm
        • 620g
      ENVIRONMENTAL
      • Operating:
        • Temperature: 0° C to +50° C (+32° F to +122° F)
        • Humidity: 5% to 93% 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 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 and EN 60601-1-2
      For more country-specific regulatory information and approvals, please see your Aruba representative.
      RELIABILITY
      • MTBF: 1,116,000hrs (127yrs) at +25C operating temperature
      REGULATORY MODEL NUMBERS
      • AP-304 and IAP-304: APIN0304
      • AP-305 and IAP-305: APIN0305
      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 6.5.1.0
      • Aruba InstantOS 4.3.1.0