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Aruba 90 Series Access Points

Dec 23 2012

For low-density Wi-Fi client environments Multifunctional and affordable 90 series wireless access points (APs) deliver enterprise-grade Wi-Fi to low-density client environments in offices, hospitals, schools and retail stores.

These high-performance 802.11n APs deliver wireless data rates up to 300 Mbps per radio and ensure peak performance by utilizing channel bonding, block acknowledgement and MIMO radios. Advanced antenna technology also increases RF signal range and reliability.

The 93 series of APs features one dual-band 2.4-GHz or 5-GHz radio with 2×2 MIMO and two integrated omni-directional antennas. The 92 series feature the same radios with external antenna connectors.

Choose your operating mode

The 90 series of APs offers a choice of operating modes to meet your unique management and deployment requirements.

  • Controller-managed mode. When managed by Aruba Mobility Controllers, 90 series APs offer centralized configuration, data encryption, policy enforcement and network services, as well as distributed and centralized traffic forwarding. Please refer to the Aruba Mobility Controller data sheets for more details.
  • Aruba Instant™ mode. In Aruba Instant mode, a single AP automatically distributes the network configuration to other Instant APs in the WLAN. Simply power-up one Instant AP, configure it over the air, and plug in the other APs – the entire process takes about five minutes.

For large installations, the Aruba Activate dramatically reduces deployment time by automating device provisioning, firmware upgrades and inventory management. Aruba Instant APs are factory-shipped to your remote offices and configure themselves when powered up.

Specifications

Advanced Features

  • Spectrum Analysis: Spectrum analyzer remotely scans the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz radio bands to identify sources of RF interference.
  • Security: With an OpenDNS service subscription, Aruba Instant delivers integrated web filtering, malware and botnet protection to every device connected to the WLAN
  • Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for secure storage of credentials and keys
  • SecureJack-capable for secure tunneling of wired Ethernet traffic

Operating Modes

  • 802.11a/b/g/n Aruba Instant AP
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Mobility Controller-managed AP
  • Air monitor (AM)
  • Secure enterprise mesh
  • Remote AP (RAP) when used with a Mobility Controller

Wireless Radio Specifications

  • AP type: Single-radio, dual-band 802.11n indoor
  • Software-configurable dual radio supports 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz
  • 2×2 MIMO 802.11n with two spatial streams and up to 300 Mbps
  • Supported frequency bands (country-specific restrictions apply): ◦2.400 to 2.4835 GHz
  • 5.150 to 5.250 GHz
  • 5.250 to 5.350 GHz
  • 5.470 to 5.725 GHz
  • 5.725 to 5.875 GHz
  • Available channels: Dependent upon configured regulatory domain
  • Controller-managed, dependent upon 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: Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)
  • 802.11n: 2×2 MIMO with two spatial streams

Supported modulation types:

  • 802.11b: BPSK, QPSK, CCK
  • 802.11a/g/n: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
  • Transmit power: Configurable in increments of 0.5 dBm
  • Maximum transmit power: ◦2.4 GHz: 21 dBm (limited by local regulatory requirements)
  • 5 GHz: 21 dBm (limited by local regulatory requirements)
  • Maximum ratio combining (MRC) for improved receiver performance
  • Cyclic delay diversity for improved downlink RF performance
  • Space time blocking code (STBC) for increased range and improved reception

Association rates (Mbps):

  • 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11
  • 802.11a/g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54
  • 802.11n: MCS0 to MCS15 (6.5 Mbps to 300 Mbps)
  • 802.11n high-throughput (HT) support: HT 20/40
  • 802.11n packet aggregation: A-MPDU, A-MSDU

Power

  • 48 volts DC 802.3af power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • 12 volts DC external AC supplied power (adapter sold separately)
  • Maximum power consumption: 10 watts

Antenna

  • AP-92 and IAP-92: Two RP-SMA connectors for external antennas
  • AP-93 and IAP-93: Two integrated omni-directional antennas for 2×2 MIMO with maximum antenna gain of 2.5 dBi in 2.4 GHz and 5.8 dBi in 5 GHz

Interfaces

  • Network: One 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45), auto-sensing link speed and MDI/MDX
  • Power: One DC power connector
  • Other: One RJ-45 console interface

Mounting

  • Included with AP: Molded mounting tabs for attaching to 15/16” T-bar drop-tile ceiling
  • Slotted tabs for screw mounting to a wall, ceiling or other flat surface
  • Optional AP-90-MNT mounting kit (one per AP recommended) includes: ◦One 9/16” and one 15/16” T-bar drop-tile ceiling adapter
  • One stand-off bracket for mounting to a flat surface

Mechanical

  • Dimensions/weight (unit): 120 mm x 130 mm x 35 mm (4.7” x 5.1” x 1.4“)
  • 255 g (9 oz)
  • Dimensions/weight (shipping): 180 mm x 155 mm x 45 mm (7.1” x 6.1” x 1.8”)
  • 375 g (13.2 oz)

Environmental

  • Operating: Temperature: 0° C to +50° C (+32° F to +122° F)
  • Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
  • Storage and transportation temperature range: 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, EN60601-1-2

For more country-specific regulatory information and approvals, please see your Aruba representative.

Certifications

  • CB Scheme Safety, cTUVus
  • UL2043 plenum rating
  • Wi-Fi certified 802.11a/b/g/n

Warranty

Limited lifetime warranty

Minimum ArubaOS Version

ArubaOS 5.0.4.2, 6.0.2.1, 6.1.2.0 on an Aruba Mobility Controller
Aruba Instant 2.0.0.3 software

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