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AP 8222 802.11ac ACCESS POINT

AP 8222 802.11ac ACCESS POINT

5TH GENERATION WIRELESS WI-FI NETWORKS FOR CUSTOMER-FACING SPACES

SLEEK DESIGN DELIVERS NEXT GENERATION HIGH PERFORMANCE WI-FI IN YOUR MOST DESIGN-CONSCIOUS ENVIRONMENTS Retail stores, hotels, hospitals and schools all have one thing in common. They all need to provide high-speed wireless connections not only for their own workers, but also to the customers, patients and students they serve — and performance expectations are at an all time high. At the same time, applications are becoming bandwidth-heavy: today’s data applications are often rich with multimedia video calls are rapidly replacing voice calls. Now, with Zebra's AP 8222 access point, you can deliver dependable blazing desktop speeds to virtually any number of mobile devices running the most demanding applications. With its sleek housing, understated design and internal antennas, the AP 8222 blends right into your indoor environment — including the most fashionable high-end retail store. The next generation 1.3Gbps 802.11ac radio empowers your network with fifth generation Wi-Fi — up to four times the speed of 802.11n — while the 802.11n radio ensures backward compatibility with every mobile device in use in your operation today. And with our high-powered radios, you’ll need fewer access points. The result? A new level of capacity and performance for your wireless LAN — all at a lower cost.

UNMATCHED BANDWIDTH FOR UNMATCHED NETWORK AND APPLICATION PERFORMANCE

802.11ac technology builds on advances of 802.11n, offering up to four times the bandwidth through additional technology advancements. Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) enables data to be sent in multiple streams (known as “spatial streams”) to a single device simultaneously to better utilize bandwidth. While MIMO exists in both 802.11n and 802.11ac, the bandwidth per spatial stream is nearly tripled, increasing from 150Mbps in 802.11n to 433Mbps. In addition, interference from 2.4 GHz devices is finally eliminated. Since 802.11ac operates only in the 5 GHz band, Bluetooth® headsets, microwave ovens and more will no longer impact Wi-Fi network performance. The result? Your WLAN can support an unprecedented number of users and applications — including voice and video — allowing you to confidently deploy Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives as well as empower new workgroups with mobile devices and new mobile applications.

VOICE, LOCATIONING AND GUEST ACCESS

The AP 8222 supports Voice over wireless LAN (VoWLAN) quality of service (QoS), ensuring toll-quality, even with many simultaneous calls on a single access point. In addition, you can leverage locationing services to locate and track people and assets, as well as control network and application access. And since you can prevent users from accessing authorized networks, sites and applications, it’s easy to provide hotspot and guest access.

EASY MIGRATION TO 5TH GENERATION 802.11ac WI-FI

The dual radio AP 8222 provides the simplest path to next generation Wi-Fi. The 802.11ac radio readies you to support new 5 GHz mobile devices, while the 802.11n radio ensures support for all existing mobile devices — including 2.4 GHz clients. The radios work together to allow you to migrate to 802.11ac at your own pace — and without the high cost of “rip and replace”.

THE ZEBRA ADVANTAGE: A TURBOBOOST FOR PERFORMANCE AND SUPERIOR SCALABILITY

Since the AP 8222 802.11ac Access Point is part of our WiNG 5 family of WLAN infrastructure, it is “network aware”, able to work in concert with all other Zebra WiNG 5 controllers and access points to define the route that will enable the fastest and most robust path for every transmission. And since the AP 8222 can be adopted by our controllers for easy centralized management, your network is easy to scale. No matter how many access points and controllers you need, or where in the world they are located, you can deploy, monitor, troubleshoot and manage them all from a single location. No matter how many users you need to support today or tomorrow, you get the peace of mind that comes from knowing your network is always ready and waiting.

MORE ROBUST WIRELESS CONNECTIONS

Your users will experience a more robust wireless connection than ever before, thanks to improved beamforming. Beamforming creates the most efficient path for data transmission between an access point and a mobile device. Until today, the transmitting beamformer worked alone to define this path. Now, the receiver also assists, a process known as sounding. The result is a stronger connection that enables faster data transmission. Application throughput and performance is improved, along with mobile device battery power.

SUPPORT SERVICES BRING OUR EXPERTISE RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR

A respected leader in enterprise mobility, Zebra provides services that allow you to benefit from the experience we’ve gained from working around the globe with many of the world’s leading companies in practically every vertical market. Our family of services can help you get and keep your WLAN up and running at peak performance by providing the assistance you need at every phase of network lifecycle — from planning and implementation to post-deployment everyday support. Not only can we help you tailor your network to meet your specific needs, we can also help you reduce risk, lower your capital investment and reduce operational costs.

GAP-FREE SECURITY

The AP 8222 secures all your wireless transmissions, ensuring compliance with the government or industry regulations your business may be subjected to, such as PCI in retail and HIPAA in healthcare. Your network is protected every second of every day with comprehensive integrated security features that include layer 2-7 stateful packet filtering firewall, AAA RADIUS services, a VPN gateway and location-based access control. In addition, one of the radios can serve as a dedicated wireless IPS sensor for around-the-clock rogue detection, eliminating the need for standalone hardware and additional power or Ethernet cabling.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

802.11AC CAPABILITIES
• 3X3 MIMO with 3 Spatial Streams
• 20, 40 and 80 MHz Channels
• 1.3 Gbps data rates per radio
• Packet Aggregation (AMSDU, AMPDU)
• Reduced Interface Spacing
• 802.11 DFS
• MIMO Power Save (Static and Dynamic)
• Advanced forward error correction coding: STBC, LDPC
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Dimensions 9.0 in. L x 6.0 in. W x 1.77 in. H
230 mm L x 153 mm W x 45 mm H
Weight 3.41 lbs/1.55 kg
Housing Metal and plastic
Available mounting No additional hardware required to mount (bracket included)
Configurations Under ceiling or on wall
LEDs activity indication 2 top mounted LEDs
Uplink 1 port (GE1) Auto-sensing 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet; 802.1at on GE1 LAN port
Console port RJ45 Console Port
USER ENVIRONMENT
Operating Temp. 32° F to 104° F/0° C to 40° C
Storage Temp. -40° F to 185° F/-40° C to 85° C
Operating humidity 5 to 95% RH non-condensing
Electrostatic discharge 15kV air, 8kV contact
POWER SPECIFICATIONS
Operating voltage 48V
Operating current 310mA or 520mA
Integrated PoE support 802.3af and 802.3at
Aux power supply 30W (625mA@48V) DC auxiliary power supply
NETWORKING SPECIFICATIONS
Layer 2 and Layer 3 Layer 3 routing, 802.1q, DynDNS, DHCP server/client, BOOTP client, PPPoE, and LLDP
Security Stateful Firewall, IP filtering, NAT, 802.1x, 802.11i, WPA2, WPA Triple-Methodology Rogue Detection: 24x7 dual-band WIPS sensing, MU-assisted, on-board IDS and secure guest access (hotspot)
Quality of
Service (QoS)
WMM, WMM-UAPSD, 802.1p, Diffserv and TOS
RADIO SPECIFICATIONS
Wireless medium Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS),
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) and Spatial multiplexing (MIMO)
Network standards IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 802.11d and 802.11i
WPA2, WMM and WMM-UAPSD
Data rates supported 802.11b/g: 1,2,5.5,11,6,9,12,18,24,36,48, and
54Mbps 802.11a: 6,9,12,18,24,36,48, and
54Mbps 802.11n: MCS 0-23 up to 450Mbps
802.11ac: MCS 0-9 up to 1.3Gbps
Operating channels 2.4 GHz band: channel 1 through channel 13 5.2 GHz band: channel 36 through channel 165
* Channel availability depends on local regulatory restriction
Antenna configuration 3x3 MIMO (transmit/receive on all three antennas) and green mode (dynamical antenna selection)
Transmit power adjustment 1dB increment from 0dBm to max
Operating frequencies 2412 to 2472 MHz, 5180 to 5825 MHz
REGULATORY
Product safety certifications UL / cUL 60950-1, IEC / EN60950-1, UL2043, RoHS
Radio approvals FCC (USA), EU, TELEC

The AP 8222 — providing users in your most design conscious environments with dependable, blazing, desktop-style wireless speeds — all at a lower cost.