Aruba 203RP Remote Access Point provides wireless and wired network access to corporate resources for branches and home offices.
These access points provide remote workers with enterprise-class features like role-based network access, policy-based forwarding, and Adaptive Radio Management (ARM), similar to what corporate networks offer. With these low-cost APs, an existing Aruba WLAN can be quickly enhanced.
Aruba Mobility Controller manages configuration, encryption, policy enforcement, and network services for Access Points. Site-to-site VPN tunnels enable remote access to corporate resources.
Depending on the deployment mode, either a controller-based (InstantOS) or a controlless system (ArubaOS) was used.
Flexible radio architecture ( 802.11ac)
Operate either in 1x1 dual radio mode or in 2x2 single radio mode.
In single radio 2 x2 mode, it operates up to 867Mbps in 5GHz (with 2SS/VHT80 clients) or 400Mbps in 2.4GHz(with 2SS/VHT40 clients).
In Dual-radio 1x1 mode, provides a maximum 5GHzup to 433Mbps and 2.4GHz up to 200Mbps data rates.
Built-in Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) radio
Provides location-based services for mobile devices that support Bluetooth Low Energy.
Manages the deployment of batteries that are powered by Aruba beacons.
Advanced Cellular Coexistence (ACC)
This technology reduces the impact of out-of-band interference from sources such as 3G/4G cellular networks.
ARM technology ensures airtime fairness, keeps WLANs free of interference, and automatically adjusts channel settings to provide a reliable, high-performance WLAN
VPN tunnels provide part-time or dedicated air monitoring of corporate resources from remote locations and use wireless mesh connections to provide access to resources where ethernet is unavailable.
Intelligent app visibility and control
Through AppRF technology, thousands of applications in a variety of categories can be classified, blocked, prioritized, and bandwidth-limited.
IOT PLATFORM CAPABILITIES
With integrated Bluetooth capabilities, Meridian and IoT-based location services, asset tracking, and mobile engagement capabilities can be provided.
With an IoT expansion radio, the Zigbee protocol can be extended to increase IoT capabilities.
Eliminates the need for an overlay infrastructure and additional IT resources by leveraging the AP as an IoT platform.
An integrated wireless intrusion prevention system eliminates the need for separate security appliances and RF sensors.
To protect users against advanced online threats, IP reputation and security services identify, classify, and block malicious files, URLs, and IP addresses.
Credentials, certificates, and keys are securely stored by Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM).
By enforcing device-level access policies, Dynamic Segmentation optimizes network simplicity and security.
Controller-based and controller-less deployment modes are supported by unified access points
Controller Mode:- With an Aruba Mobility Controller, Aruba APs can be configured centrally, offer data encryption, enforce policies, and provide network services.
Controllerless (Instant) mode - A cluster of access points functions as a controller. It is easy to migrate from Instant to Controller mode as the network grows.
Remote AP (RAP) mode for branch deployments.
Wireless IDS, rogue detection, and containment through air monitor (AM).
Operate either dual radio mode 5GHz 802.11ac OR 2.4GHz 802.11n (2x2 MIMO) or single radio mode 5GHz 802.11ac AND 2.4GHz 802.11n (1x1 MIMO)
Software-configurable radios support 5GHz (Radio 0) and 2.4GHz (Radio 1).
5GHz: With 2x2 VHT80 clients, Single User MIMO can support up to 867Mbps wireless data rates.
2.4GHz: Two spatial streams, One User Multi-user (SU) MIMO, providing wireless data rates of up to 400Mbps (300Mbps on HT40 802.11n devices).
Support for up to 16 BSSIDs per access point and 256 associated client devices per radio.
Built-in dual-band omnidirectional antennas have maximum individual gains of 0.7dBi at 2.4GHz and 1.0dBi at 5GHz.
Combining the antenna patterns results in a peak gain of -0.4dBi in 2.4GHz and 0.5dBi in 5GHz.
Plane horizontal or azimuth (looking up at the front of the AP)
In elevation plane 0 (looking toward the right from the side of the AP)
View of the AP from elevation plane 90
Automatic link speed detection (10/100/1000BASE-T) and MDI/MDX
IEEE 802.3az-based Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standard
Local: Two Ethernet (RJ-45, back)
Auto-sensing link speed 10/100/1000BASE-T and MDI/MDX
IEEE 802.3az-based Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standard
One port (E2): PoE-PSE (output): 48 Vdc (nominal) 802.3af PoE (AP-203RP models)
BLE radio (Bluetooth Low Energy)
Up to 4 dBm (class 2) of transmit power and -93 dBm of receiving sensitivity.
Antenna with moderately directional pattern and peak gain of 1dB
USB 2.0 host interface (Type A connector, top)
Supports cellular modems for 3G/4G networks
Port for charging the device's battery
Provides up to 1A/5 watts of power to connected devices
Visual indicators: Shows Power, Radio, Local network port status (2x), PoE-PSE and System Status.
Reset button: Factory reset ( power up) and LED control: toggle off/normal
Note: serial console interface (custom, with a physical USB jack at bottom)
Reliability: At +25C operating temperature, the MTBF is 493,000 hours (56 years).
POWER SOURCES AND CONSUMPTION
Direct AC power support: 90V - 265V, 47Hz - 63Hz.
Power consumption ( worst case scenario) is 8.2 watts.
5W/1A USB device could consume up to 5.7W, and a high-load (15.4W) 802.3af PoE-PD device could consume up to 17.2W. This excludes power consumed by external USB and/or PoE-PD devices (and internal losses)
Max Power consumption in idle mode (worst-case scenario): 5.0W.
Note: The unit does not come with an AC power cord (IEC C7 plug). When ordering the AP, be sure to select and add a region-specific cord.
➛Dimensions ( w x D x H): 155mm x 50mm x 95mm (unit, with cable cover)➛weight: 340g
➛ Dimensions (W x D xH ): 224mm x 159mm x 78mm ➛ Weight: 590g