Riverbed Expands Cloud Networking Portfolio with New High-Performance Outdoor Access Point

Kowshik Bhat

XH2-240 outdoor AP packs simplicity, security and scalability all into one

Riverbed Xirrus expands its cloud networking Wi-Fi portfolio with a new 802.11ac Wave 2 outdoor access point (AP), the XH2-240. As Riverbed’s flagship outdoor AP, it delivers the ultimate in wireless performance for outdoor and other harsh environments. The solution extends Riverbed’s software-defined LAN (SD-LAN) solution to address the growing demand for mobile connectivity in all types of locations.

Ubiquitous wireless coverage across indoor and outdoor locations is becoming an essential part of IT infrastructure. Consider the swimming pool area of a brand name resort. Resort guests expect Wi-Fi service and the AP has to withstand extreme heat, cold, rain, humidity, wind and dust.

Designed to address a broad range of applications, the new AP supports an integrated controller, a deep packet inspection engine which controls over 2000 applications, software-defined radios, and Bluetooth for location services.

XH2-240 outdoor access point

XH2-240 outdoor access point

The new solution is well suited for outdoor locations. These locations include colleges campuses, business parks, oil rigs, shipyards, stadiums, parking lots, or freezers/cold storage units. It is also ideal for wireless backhaul applications to provide inter-building connectivity.

Key Benefits of XH2-240 outdoor AP:

Extreme Durability: The new AP is designed to withstand up to 30 minutes of immersion in the water to a depth of 1 meter. It can operate in temperatures from -40°C to 55°C (-40°F to 131°F).

High Performance: With an integrated controller and 4×4 802.11ac software-defined radios, it delivers an industry leading 6.9Gbps total Wi-Fi capacity.

Easy Management: With zero-touch activation and automated software upgrades, patches, and licensing, IT enjoys the benefits of a superior cloud management. All workflow and services can be access from a single console.

XMS-Cloud Management Dashboard to manage XH2-240 outdoor AP

XMS-Cloud Management Dashboard

Simplified Access Management: The XH2-240 integrates with EasyPass to deliver secure access for bring your own device (BYOD) and the Internet of Things (IoT) applications. EasyPass enables integration with Google Apps and Microsoft Azure for employee Single Sign On (SSO).

Customizable Coverage: Outdoor environment requires unique installation and often need to support a variety of outdoor places. The XH2-240 support 30 degree, 60 degrees and omnidirectional external antennas to address challenging locational needs.

30 degree external antenna for XH2-240 outdoor AP

30-degree external antenna for XH2-240 outdoor AP

End User Experience Visibility: Gain complete visibility into end user experience as they connect over your outdoor network. Gain actionable insights into user application and device performance with SteelCentral Aternity.

Learn more about this access point or download the datasheet for technical specifications.

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