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  • Aerohive AP550
    Devised for demanding high capacity and high density environments


     

    Overview:

    AP550The AP550 is an excellent choice to provide instant adaption to ever-changing capacity and density needs. AP550 features 4x4:4 MU-MIMO with aggregate data rates up to 3.46 Gbps per access point. Software configurable radio allows IT managers to enable dual 5 GHz 802.11ac performance on both radios to provide the best of coverage and capacity Wi-Fi design and maximize ROI. Built-in BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) radio enables proximity, indoor location tracking, and other location-based mobile engagement services.

    Highlights

    • Software selectable radio allows either two 5 GHz radios (for high density-high capacity deployments) or concurrent 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios
    • Full 4x4:4 Wave 2 802.11ac MU-MIMO and dual 5 GHz performance
    • Built-in BLE for iBeacon and other beacon technologies
    • IoT readiness with USB port for other wireless technologies to connect seamlessly

    AP550 is engineered for high performance in demanding environments, with data rates up to 1.3 Gbps. AP550 features software defined radio that allows IT managers to enable 802.11ac 5 GHz performance on both radios. AP550 extends support to the next-generation Wi-Fi clients, such as smartphones, tablets, and high-performance laptops that have integrated 802.11ac Wave 2 support.

    With the underlying powerful HiveOS and innovative distributed Cooperative Control architecture, AP550 brings to market a rich set of enterprise-grade features and best-in-class performance. In addition, the integrated BLE radio and a USB interface in the access point lay the foundation for a wide variety of deployment use-cases in IoT and proximity/location-oriented services.

    AP550 is a key component of the Aerohive Connect solution. Connect provides cloud-managed connectivity built on Aerohive’s industry-first cooperative control Wi-Fi focused on optimizing speed and resilience. Connect is centrally managed from the cloud, allowing for simple, fast, and powerful management.

    Enterprise Connectivity Cloud Management HiveCare Support
    • 4x4 Wave 2 802.11ac technology with MU-MIMO capability and 4 spatial streams
    • Software configurable radio for dual 5 GHz operation
    • Built-in Bluetooth Low Energy for iBeacon/other beacon technologies
    • IoT readiness with USB port
    • PoE redundancy between the 2 Ethernet ports for high availability
    • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) – Hardware-based key storage and encryption
    • RF-IQ antenna and radio technology
    • Network Device and Client Monitoring
    • Global Search and Filter function
    • Auto-Provisioning Tools for quick and easy deployment
    • Network Health View
    • Versatile RF Planning
    • Guided Network Configuration Setup
    • 802.1X and PSK Secured Networks
    • Guest Access functionality with configurable Captive Web Portal
    • HiveCare Community Support: forum-based interactive support
    • HiveCare Connect CallBack service (optional)
    • Wide array of online resources and tools

    Specifications:

    Specifications
    Radio Specifications—802.11a
    • 5.150–5.850 GHz Operating Frequency
    • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) Modulation
    • Rates (Mbps): 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 w/ auto fallback
    Radio Specifications—802.11b
    • 2.4–2.5GHz Operating Frequency
    • Direct-Sequence Spread-Spectrum (DSSS) Modulation
    • Rates (Mbps): 11, 5.5, 2, 1 w/auto fallback
    Radio Specifications—802.11g
    • 2.4–2.5 GHz Operating Frequency
    • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) Modulation
    • Rates (Mbps): 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 w/ auto fallback
    Radio Specifications—802.11n
    • 2.4–2.5 GHz & 5.150–5.850 GHz Operating Frequency
    • Rates (Mbps): MCS0–MCS23 (6.5Mbps - 300Mbps)
    • 4x4 4-Stream Multiple-In, Multiple-Out (MIMO) Radio
    • HT20 High-Throughput (HT) Support for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
    • HT40 High-Throughput (HT) Support for 5 GHz
    • A-MPDU and A-MSDU Frame Aggregation
    Radio Specifications—802.11ac
    • 5.150–5.850 GHz Operating Frequency
    • 802.11ac Modulation (256-QAM)
    • Rates (Mbps): MCS0–MCS9 (6.5Mbps – 1733Mbps), NSS = 1-4
    • 4x4 4-Stream Multiple-In, Multiple-Out (MIMO) Radio
    • VHT20/VHT40/VHT80 support
    Included Mounting Options
    • Wall Mount
    • Ceiling Tile flush 15/16”
    Mounting
    • Desktop
    • Ceiling Tile Recessed 15/16”, 3/8”, 9/16” sold as an accessory
    • Ceiling Tile flush 3/8”, 9/16” sold as an accessory
    • Suspend Mount sold as an accessory
    • Plenum Mount sold as an accessory
    • Silhouette and Interlude sold as an accessory
    Antennas
    • 12x WiFi internal antennas (4x 2.4 GHz antennas and 8x 5 GHz antennas)
    • 1x BLE internal antenna
    Interfaces
    • Two Autosensing 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports. PoE (Power over Ethernet 802.3af) capability on both ports for redundancy and high availability
    • RJ-45 console port
    • Standard USB port
    Physical
    • WxDxH: 8.15” x 8.15” x 2.17” (208mm x 208mm x 55mm)
    • Weight: 2.4 lbs (1.1 Kg)
    Environmental
    • Operating: 0 to +40°C, Storage: -40 to +70°C
    • Humidity: 95%
    Environmental Compliance
    • UL2043
    Power Specifications
    • IEEE 802.3at PoE+ Power required for full 4x4:4 MU-MIMO, dual 5 GHz, USB, BLE and 2 Ethernet ports to operate*
    Power Options
    • Power Draw: Typical PoE 20.0W, Max PoE 23.8W Typical DC 16.9W, Max DC 21.6W
    Certifications
    • WPA/WPA2
    • Voice-Enterprise
    • Passpoint

    Transmit Power Table

    2.4 GHZ DATA RATE POWER (dBm)
    11b 1-11 Mbps 21
    11G 6 Mbps 20
    36 Mbps 18
    48 Mbps 17
    54 Mbps 16
    11n HT20 MCS7, 15, 23 16
    MCS6, 14, 22 17
    MCS5, 13, 21 18
    MCS0-4, 8-12, 16-20 20
    5 GHZ DATA RATE POWER (dBm)
    11a 6 Mbps 19
    36 Mbps 18
    48 Mbps 16
    54 Mbps 15
    11n HT20 MCS7, 15,23 15
    MCS6, 14, 22 16
    MCS5, 13, 21 18
    MCS0-4, 8-12, 16-20 19
    11n HT40 MCS7, 15, 23 14
    MCS6, 14, 22 16
    MCS5, 13, 21 18
    MCS0-4, 8-12, 16-20 19
    11ac VHT 256QAM@3/4 Code Rate 12
    256QAM@5/6 Code Rate 11

    Note: Power shown is per transmit chain and is the maximum power that the radio is capable of. Power limits will be limited by local radio regulations.


    Receive Sinsitivity Table

    2.4 GHZ DATA RATE SENSITIVITY
    11b 1 Mbps -100
    11 Mbps -93
    11g 6 Mbps -95
    36 Mbps -86
    48 Mbps -82
    54 Mbps -80
    11n HT20 MCS0, 8, 16 -95
    MCS5, 13, 21 -81
    MCS6, 14, 22 -79
    MCS7, 15, 23 -77
    5 GHZ DATA RATE SENSITIVITY
    11a 6 Mbps -95
    36 Mbps -86
    48 Mbps -81
    54 Mbps -80
    11n HT20 MCS0, 8, 16 -91
    MCS5, 13, 21 -78
    MCS6, 14, 22 -76
    MCS7, 15, 23 -74
    11n HT40 MCS0, 8, 16 -88
    MCS5, 13, 21 -75
    MCS6, 14, 22 -73
    MCS7, 15, 23 -71
    11ac HT20 Code Rate 3/4 -65
    Code Rate 5/6 -63
    11ac HT40 Code Rate 3/4 -62
    Code Rate 5/6 -60
    11ac HT80 Code Rate 3/4 -59
    Code Rate 5/6 -57

    Radiation Patterns

    Aerohive Radiation Patterns

    Compare Access Points:


    Model AP121 AP141 AP330 AP350 AP122 AP130 AP230 AP245X AP250 AP550 AP1130
    Environment Indoor - Plenum Indoor Industrial - Plenum Indoor - Non Plenum Indoor - Plenum Outdoor - Waterproof (IP 67)
    Radio Technology Dual Radio 802.11n Dual Radio 802.11ac/n Wave 1 Dual Radio 802.11ac/n Wave 2 Dual Radio w/ a Software Selectable Radio 802.11ac Dual Radio 802.11ac/n Wave 1
    Wave 1 & 2 Dual Wave 2
    Performance 2x2:2 MIMO 300 + 300Mbps 3x3:3 MIMO 450 + 450Mbps 2x2:2 MIMO 300 + 867Mbps 2x2:2 MIMO 300 + 867Mbps 3x3:3 MIMO 450 + 1300Mpbs 3x3:3 MU- MIMO 450 + 1300Mpbs 3x3:3 MU-MIMO 1300Mbps SSR +1300Mbps 4x4:4:3 MU- MIMO 1733Mbps SSR + 1733Mbps 2x2:2 MIMO 300 + 867Mbps
    Security TPM Security Chip & Private Pre-Shared Key (PPSK)
    Interfaces 1 x GE (PoE) 2 x GE (1 x PoE) with Link aggregation 1 x GE (PoE) 2 x GE (1 x PoE) with Link aggregation 2 x GE (2 x PoE) with Link aggregation 1 x GE(PoE)
    Power PoE, AC PoE PoE PoE, DC PoE PoE+, DC
    IoT USB USB + BLE N/A USB USB + BLE N/A
    Operating Temperatures 0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F) -20°C - 55°C (-4°F - 131°F) 0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F) 0°C - 50°C (32°F - 122°F) 0°C-40°C (32°F-104°F) -40°C - 55°C (-40°F - 131°F)
    Deployment HiveManager Cloud & On-premises (NG or Classic)

    Documentation:

    Download the Aerohive AP550 Datasheet (.PDF)