- High performance Dual Radio 802.11ax AP with OFDMA and Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO)
- Supports all mandatory and several optional 802.11ax features
- Maximum data rates of 4.8Gbps in the 5GHz band and 575Mbps in the 2.4GHz band
- Mid-range 802.11ax 510 series APs ideal for high density environments, such as schools, retail branches, hotels and enterprise offices
- Includes Bluetooth 5 and Zigbee radios for location and IoT use-case
With an increasing number of mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices reliant on wireless access, networks must be capable of accommodating a diverse mixture of device types, applications and services. The Aruba 510 series campus access points with 802.11ax technology are designed to deliver high performance access for mobile and (IOT) devices in environments where density is an issue. The 510 series uses 802.11ax features to efficiently and simultaneously serve multiple clients and traffic types in dense environments, increasing data rates for both individual device and overall system. The 510 series supports maximum data rates of 4.8Gbps in the 5GHz band and 575Mbps in the 2.4GHz band (for an aggregate peak data rate of 5.4Gbps). The AP supports up to 256 associated client devices per radio (typical recommended limit for active clients is 150), making the mid-range 802.11ax 510 series APs ideal for high density environments, such as schools, retail branches, hotels and enterprise offices.
- Multi-user transmission with downlink and uplink OFDMA
OFDMA increases user data rates and also reduces latency, especially for large numbers of devices with short frames or low data-rate requirements, such as voice and IoT devices. By providing multi-user capabilities, a channel can be divided in the frequency domain, and multiple transmissions can be carried simultaneously. OFDMA is particularly effective in raising network efficiency and capacity where there are many devices, short frames, or low data-rate streams.
- Multi user transmission with downlink multi-user MIMO
MU-MIMO is another multi-user capability, originally introduced in 802.11ac. This improves network capacity by allowing multiple devices to transmit simultaneously.
- Energy efficiency
As higher performance 802.11ax access points will handle a greater number of devices and traffic, they will be driving the need for more power consumption. To offset these demands, Aruba NetInsight includes a feature called GreenAP which allows the 510 series access points to draw less power when it's not being used, such as evenings when the buildings are empty.
- Unsurpassed performance
In addition to the standard 802.11ax capabilities, Aruba's ClientMatch technology will automatically detect and classify mobile devices with common characteristics, group these devices, and match them with the best AP's and radios to the optimize performance of the network. For example, ClientMatch will automatically attempt to group 802.11ax capable devices onto available AP radios with equivalent capabilities, so that the performance benefits of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) are maximized. This means increased network performance and a boost in network capacity.
- IoT ready
The 802.11ax technology also provides unique benefits for IoT devices ranging from dedicated channels in OFDMA which is simultaneous transmission of IoT connections with low latency, to power saving options with Target Wake Time (TWT) to save battery life. In addition, the 510 series support an integrated Bluetooth 5 and Zigbee radio, as well as a USB port for maximum flexibility, providing secure and reliable connectivity for IoT devices and for implementing location services.