Aruba 203R Series Remote Access Point

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Multifunctional 802.11ac for home and small branch offices

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  • This compact, cost-effective remote access point is software configurable to operate in either 1x1 dual radio mode, or 2x2 single radio mode.

    Managed by the Aruba Mobility Controller, the 203R supports centralized configuration, data encryption, policy enforcement and network services. It extends corporate resources to remote locations by establishing site-to-site VPN tunnels to the data center.

    It offers a variety of enterprise-class features which gives remote workers the same high-quality Wi-Fi experience they get at corporate headquarters.

    • Get a big performance advantage

      Patented ClientMatch™ technology improves performance and eliminates sticky client behavior while roaming.
    • Protect service quality over the air

      AppRF technology enables prioritization and policy enforcement for business-critical enterprise apps like Microsoft Lync.
    • You have the freedom to choose

      The RAP-203R can be deployed as a wall-mounted hospitality AP or converted to a desk mounted remote AP.
    • RAP-203R SERIES SPECIFICATIONS
      • Unified flexible radio 802.11ac remote AP with internal antennas.
      • Supports wall-box and desk mount deployments
      WI-FI RADIO SPECIFICATIONS
      • AP type: Indoor, flex radio:
        • 5GHz 802.11ac 2x2 MIMO OR 2.4GHz 802.11n 2x2 MIMO1, or
        • 5GHz 802.11ac 1x1 AND 2.4GHz 802.11n 1x11
      • Software-configurable radio supports 5GHz (Radio 0) and/or 2.4GHz (Radio 1)
      • 5GHz: Two spatial stream Single User (SU) MIMO for up to 867Mbps wireless data rate to individual 2x2 VHT80 client devices
      • 2.4GHz: Two spatial stream Single User (SU) MIMO for up to 400Mbps wireless data rate to individual 2x2 VHT40 client devices (300Mbps 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 2.4835GHz
        • 5.150 to 5.250GHz
        • 5.250 to 5.350GHz
        • 5.470 to 5.725GHz
        • 5.725 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 (conducted) transmit power (limited by local regulatory requirements):
        • 2.4GHz band: +18 dBm per chain, +21 dBm aggregate (2x2 mode)
        • 5GHz band: +18 dBm per chain, +21 dBm aggregate (2x2 mode)
        • 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 20MHz, 40MHz and 80MHz 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 867 (MCS0 to MCS9, NSS = 1 to 2 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
      • Two integrated dual-band omni-directional antennas for 2x2 MIMO with maximum individual antenna gain of 0.9dBi in 2.4GHz and 2.9dBi in 5GHz. Built-in antennas are optimized for vertical orientation of the AP.
        • Combining the patterns of each of the antennas of the MIMO radios, the peak gain of the effective per-antenna pattern is -1dBi in 2.4GHz and 0.9dBi in 5GHz.
      OTHER INTERFACES
      • Uplink: 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45, back)
        • Auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
        • 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
      • Local: Two 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45, back)
        • Auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
        • 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
        • One port (E2): PoE-PSE (output): 48 Vdc (nominal) 802.3af PoE (AP-203RP models)
      • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio
        • Up to 4dBm transmit power (class 2) and -93dBm receive sensitivity
        • Integrated antenna with moderately directional pattern and peak gain of 1dBi
      • USB 2.0 host interface (Type A connector, top)
        • 3G/4G cellular modems
        • Device battery charging port
        • Capable of supplying up to 1A/5 watts of power to an attached device
      • AC power interface, 2 prong IEC 60320-1 C8 receptacle (back)
      • Visual indicators (LEDs, front):
        • Power/system status
        • Radio status
        • Local network port status (2x)
          • Includes PoE-PSE status (AP-203RP models)
      • Reset/LED control button (“paperclip access”, bottom)
        • Factory reset (when activated during device power up)
        • LED control: toggle off/normal
      • Serial console interface (custom, uUSB physical jack, bottom)
      1 256-QAM modulation (802.11ac) supported by the 2.4GHz radio as well.
    • ENCRYPTED THROUGHPUT
      • Maximum IPsec encrypted wired throughput: 20Mbps
      POWER SOURCES AND CONSUMPTION
      • The AP supports direct AC power: 90V – 265V, 47Hz – 63Hz.
        • Note that the unit does not include an AC power cord (IEC C7 plug). A compatible region-specific cord should be selected and added when ordering the AP.
      • Maximum (worst-case) power consumption: 7.5W.
        • Excludes power consumed by external USB and/or PoE-PD device (and internal losses); this could add up to 6W for a 5W/1A USB device and up to 18W for a max load (15.4W) 802.3af PoE-PD device
      • Maximum (worst-case) power consumption in idle mode: 4.6W.
      MOUNTING
      • The AP supports desk mount without additional accessories. A cover ships with the AP to hide connectors, cables and product labels.
      • The cover can be used to support wall mounted deployments as well.
      MECHANICAL
      • Dimensions/weight (unit, with cable cover):
        • 155mm (W) x 50mm (D) x 95mm (H)
        • 320g (AP-203R), 340g (AP-203RP)
      • Dimensions/weight (shipping):
        • 224mm (W) x 159mm (D) x 78mm (H)
        • 510g (AP-203R), 590g (AP-203RP)
      ENVIRONMENTAL
      • Operating:
        • Temperature: 0° C to +40° C (+32° F to +104° 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 at +25C° operating temperature:
        • AP-203R: 324,000 hours (37 years)
        • AP-203RP: 308,000 hours (35 years)
      REGULATORY MODEL NUMBER
      • AP-203R-xx (all variants): APINR203
      • AP-203RP-xx (all variants): APINP203
      CERTIFICATIONS
      • CB Scheme Safety, cTUVus
      • Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) certified 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
      WARRANTY
      Aruba limited lifetime warranty
      MINIMUM SOFTWARE VERSION
      • ArubaOS™ 6.5.2.0/8.2.0.0
      • Aruba InstantOS™ 6.5.2.0/8.2.0.0
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