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ZEBRA AP 6521E

ZEBRA AP 6521E

VERSATILE SINGLE RADIO 802.11A/B/G/N WIRELESS ACCESS POINT

The AP 6521E is a versatile access point with the cost-efficiency of a single radio. With it’s WiNG Express intelligence, this access point offers higher throughput along with direct forwarding, security, QoS services and site survivability. The AP 6521E can also serve as a virtual controller and coordinate the operation of up to 24 additional access points.

ENTERPRISE-GRADE WIRELESS FOR MIDSIZE BUSINESSES

WiNG Express brings the power of enterprise award-winning WiNG 5 architecture to midsize businesses. With WiNG Express, smaller businesses now have access to the latest wireless technology and always-on capability trusted by large enterprise businesses. In addition, the portfolio contains purpose built enterprise-grade products for midsize businesses that will allow customers to scale their network with their business.

WiNG EXPRESS FAST PROVISIONING

WiNG Express products can be configured and deployed in about 5 minutes. After powering on the access point, user can connect to “WiNGExpress” SSID and go to www.zebra.com/wingexpress. com to configure the access point. Once an access point is configured, the user can enable the virtual controller feature and let the access point configure and manage additional access points by simply adding them to the network.

WiNG EXPRESS USER INTERFACE

WiNG Express is Zebra’s powerful enterprise-class WLAN operating system wrapped in an easy-to-use and easy to understand graphical user interface that makes end-to-end deployment and management of WLAN network easy for midsize businesses. The user interface provides a concise menu with time tracked network and client information. As such, WiNG Express User Interface empowers smaller businesses with valuable information available to enterprise customers in a meaningful way, allowing your business to leverage wireless applications to drive business.

UNIQUE VALUE

The AP 6521E is a multipurpose access point designed to lower the cost of deploying and operating a secure, reliable 802.11n wireless LAN (WLAN) in branch offices or headquarters facilities. The access point features a MIMO radio, superior receive and transmit sensitivity, and a GigE WAN uplink port. The embedded WiNG Express intelligence ensures that traffic is locally forwarded along the most efficient paths without sacrificing quality of service and security implemented at the access point itself. The AP 6521E can also sense on either 2.4 Ghz or 5.0 Ghz frequency bands for rouge devices.

AUTOMATIC REAL-TIME WIRELESS OPTIMIZATION

Common problems such as building attenuation, electronic interference or sub-optimal access point placement are minimalized as the SMART power and channel configuration option automatically optimizes power and channel selection so each user gets optimal high-quality access and mobility.

VIRTUAL CONTROLLER

AP 6521E allows network services to scale securely without configuring additional access points. When enabled, virtual controller automatically configures its peer access points on the local network and allows users to manage all access points from a single access point. Meaning customers can scale their wireless network up to 25 access points on the same network without the need to configure each access point individually.

FAST AND EASY DEPLOYMENT

The access ports require no configuration or manual firmware maintenance. The WiNG Express Manager discovers WiNG Express access points on the network and automatically downloads all configuration parameters and firmware, greatly reducing installation, maintenance and troubleshooting costs for Layer 2 and Layer 3 deployments.

For more information on how the AP 6521E can benefit your business, please visit us on the web at www.zebra.com/wingexpress or access our global contact directory at www.zebra.com/contact

AP 6521E SPECIFICATIONS CHART

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Dimensions: AP 6521E (INTERNAL ANTENNA):
6.0 in. L x 5.5 in. W x 1.63 in. H
15.24 cm L x 13.97 cm W x 4.11 cm H
AP 6521E (EXTERNAL ANTENNA):
6.0 in. L x 5.5 in. W x 1.63 in. H
15.24 cm L x 13.97 cm W x 4.11 cm H
Weight: AP 6521E (INTERNAL ANTENNA):
2.0 lbs./.91 kg
AP 6521E (EXTERNAL ANTENNA):
2.5 lbs./1.14 kg
Part number: AP 6521E (INTERNAL ANTENNA):
AP-6521E-60010-US
AP-6521E-60010-WR
AP 6521E (EXTERNAL ANTENNA):
AP-6521E-60020-US
AP-6521E-60020-WR
Available mounting configurations: AP 6521E (INTERNAL ANTENNA):
Ceiling-mount (to suspended ceiling T-bars, below tile); wall mount
AP 6521E (EXTERNAL ANTENNA):
Ceiling-mount (above tile); wall-mount
Plenum rated: AP 6521E (INTERNAL ANTENNA):
No
AP 6521E (EXTERNAL ANTENNA):
Yes, certified to UL 2043
LED indicators: 2 LED indicators with multiple modes indicating 2.4GHz/5 GHz Activity, Power, Adoption and Errors
RADIO CHARACTERISTICS
Operating channels: 5GHz: All channels from 5180 MHz to 5825 MHz
2.4GHz: 2412-2472 MHz
Actual operating frequencies depend on national regulatory limits
Maximum available transmit power: 27dBm
Transmit power Adjustment: 1dB increments
Antenna configuration: 2x2 MIMO (transmit on two and receive on two antennas)
Operating bands: FCC EU 2.412 to 2.462 GHz 2.412 to 2.472 GHz 5.150 to 5.250 (UNII -1) 5.150 to 5.250 GHz
5.725 to 5.825 (UNII -3) 5.150 to 5.350 GHz 5.725 to 5.850 (ISM) 5.470 to 5.725 GHz
POWER SPECIFICATIONS
Operating voltage: 802.3af supply: 48 VDC @ 12.95W (typical), 36 VDC to 57 VDC (range)
Operating current: 270mA rms at 48V
Integrated Power-over-Ethernet support: Standards-based IEEE 802.3af
TYPICAL OPERATIONAL RMS POWER CONSUMPTION
Option1: 1
DC VOLTAGE 48V
DC AMPS 270mA
DC POWER CONSUMPTION 12.95W
Option1: 2
DC VOLTAGE 48V
DC AMPS 209mA
DC POWER CONSUMPTION 10.00W
INTERNAL ANTENNA INFORMATION
INTERNAL ANTENNA DESCRIPTION VALUES
Peak gain, 2.4GHz band 3.0dBi
Peak gain, 5.2GHz band 6.0dBi
WIRELESS DATA COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING
Data rates supported: 802.11b/g: 1,2,5.5,11,6,9,12,18,24,36,48, and 54Mbps802.11a: 6,9,12,18,24,36,48, and 54Mbps
802.11n: MCS 0-15 up to 300Mbps
Network standard: 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless medium: Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) and Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
(OFDM), and Spatial Multiplexing (MIMO)
VLANs/WLANs supported: VLANs and WLANs are controller-dependent
Uplink: Auto-sensing 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet
USER ENVIRONMENT
Operating temperature: 32°F to 104° F/0°C to 40° C
Storage temperature: -40°F to 158° F/-40°C to 70° C
Operating humidity: 5%-95% (non-condensing)
Operating altitude: 8,000 ft./2438 m
Storage altitude: 15,000 ft./4572 m
Electrostatic discharge: +/- 15 kV (Air), +/- 8 kV (contact)
MAXIMUM RADIO TRANSMIT POWER:
SINGLE ANTENNA COMPOSITE TRANSMIT POWER +27 dBm (2400MHZ)
+22 dBm (5200MHZ)
DUAL ANTENNA COMPOSITE TRANSMIT POWER +30 dBm (2400MHZ)
+25 dBm (5200MHZ)
ANTENNA PORT SPECIFICATON
Type: AP 6521E (INTERNAL ANTENNA):
Integrated 2.4 GHz and 5.2 GHz Dual-Antenna Elements
AP 6521E (EXTERNAL ANTENNA):
Two RP-SMA connectors for external antennas (not included)
Band: 2.4 GHz to 2.5 GHz; 4.9 GHz to 5.180 GHz (actual operating frequencies depend on regulatory rules and certification agency)
REGULATORY
Product safety certifications: UL 60950, cUL, EU EN 60950, TUV and UL 2043 (external antenna)
Radio approvals: FCC (USA), Industry Canada, CE (Europe)

CONDUCTED RECEIVER SENSITIVITY (ANTENNA ELEMENT NOT INCLUDED)

(maximum) at antenna housing connector, 2400MHz band   (maximum) at antenna housing connector, 5200MHz band
Rate/MCS Mode Sensitivity (dBm) Rate/MCS Mode Sensitivity (dBm)
1 Legacy -95 6 Legacy -94
2 Legacy -95 9 Legacy -93
5.5 Legacy -95 12 Legacy -93
11 Legacy -92 18 Legacy -91
6 Legacy -96 24 Legacy -87
9 Legacy -96 36 Legacy -84
12 Legacy -95 48 Legacy -80
18 Legacy -93 54 Legacy -79
24 Legacy -89 MCS0 HT20 -94
36 Legacy -86 MCS1 HT20 -92
48 Legacy -82 MCS2 HT20 -90
54 Legacy -81 MCS3 HT20 -86
MCS0 HT20 -96 MCS4 HT20 -84
MCS1 HT20 -94 MCS5 HT20 -79
MCS2 HT20 -91 MCS6 HT20 -78
MCS3 HT20 -88 MCS7 HT20 -76
MCS4 HT20 -85 MCS8 HT20 -91
MCS5 HT20 -81 MCS9 HT20 -88
MCS6 HT20 -79 MCS10 HT20 -86
MCS7 HT20 -78 MCS11 HT20 -83
MCS8 HT20 -93 MCS12 HT20 -80
MCS9 HT20 -90 MCS13 HT20 -75
MCS10 HT20 -87 MCS14 HT20 -74
MCS11 HT20 -85 MCS15 HT20 -72
MCS12 HT20 -82 MCS0 HT40 -90
MCS13 HT20 -77 MCS1 HT40 -88
MCS14 HT20 -76 MCS2 HT40 -86
MCS15 HT20 -74 MCS3 HT40 -83
MCS0 HT40 -92 MCS4 HT40 -80
MCS1 HT40 -90 MCS5 HT40 -76
MCS2 HT40 -88 MCS6 HT40 -74
MCS3 HT40 -85 MCS7 HT40 -73
MCS4 HT40 -82 MCS8 HT40 -88
MCS5 HT40 -78 MCS9 HT40 -85
MCS6 HT40 -76 MCS10 HT40 -82
MCS7 HT40 -75 MCS11 HT40 -80
MCS8 HT40 -89 MCS12 HT40 -76
MCS9 HT40 -86 MCS13 HT40 -72
MCS10 HT40 -84 MCS14 HT40 -71
MCS11 HT40 -81 MCS15 HT40 -69
MCS12 HT40 -78  
MCS13 HT40 -73
MCS14 HT40 -72
MCS15 HT40 -70