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Motorola RFS 7000 Wireless Services Controller
Enabling a Secure and Reliable Wireless Enterprise for Campus, Data Center and Large Deployments
High performance Wireless LAN Controller for the Demanding Enterprise Networks
Designed for large scale, high bandwidth deployments, the RFS 7000 Wireless Services Controller provides highly scalable enterprise mobility in large enterprises, campuses and data centers. Motorola’s landmark Wireless Next Generation (Wi-NG) operating system enables a comprehensive set of services, offering unmatched security, reliability and mobility for high performance 802.11n networks. Easy to deploy and manage, the RFS 7000 provides a converged platform to deliver multimedia applications (data, voice, video), wireless networking, and value-added mobility services such as secure guest access and locationing for multi-RF networks.
Cost-Effective Centralized Management
The RFS 7000 provides the tools you need to simplify and minimize the costs associated with day-to-day management of mobility solutions. The Wi-NG operating system provides unified management of network hardware, software configuration, and network policies, complete with built-in process monitors and troubleshooting tools. A valuable modular software offering, the AirDefense Infrastructure Management Solution, provides centralized control over the entire lifecycle of your Motorola mobility solution — allowing you to easily design, deploy, monitor and secure your wireless network.
Raising the Bar on Enterprise-Class Performance
The RFS 7000 offers a multicore, multithreaded Wi-NG operating system, intended for large scale, high bandwidth enterprise deployments. It easily handles from 8,000 to 96,000 mobile devices and 256 to 3,000 802.11 dual-radio thin a/b/g access points or 1,024 adaptive access points (AP 5131 a/b/g or AP 7131a/b/g/n) per switch/controller. The RFS 7000 delivers the investment protection enterprises require: Motorola’s patent pending clustering technology provides a 12X capacity increase, and a build-as-you-grow expansion of your network.
Gap-free Security for the Wireless Enterprise
Comprehensive network security features keep wireless transmissions secure and provide compliance for HIPAA and PCI. The RFS 7000 provides gap-free security for the WLAN network, following a tiered approach to protect and secure data at every point in the network, wired or wireless. This complete solution includes a wired/wireless firewall, a built-in Wireless Intrusion Protection System (IPS), an integrated IPSec VPN gateway, AAA RADIUS server and secure guest access with a captive web portal, reducing the need to purchase and manage additional infrastructure. Additional security features include MAC-based authentication, 802.11w to secure management frames, NAC support, anomaly analysis and more.
Motorola also offers a Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4 (CC EAL4) and FIPS 140-2 certified version of the RFS 7000.
Enabling Toll-Quality Voice for the Wireless Enterprise
Support for VoWLAN provides cost-effective voice services throughout the wireless enterprise, enabling push-to-talk and more for employees inside the four walls as well as in outside areas such as the yard. The rich feature set provides granular control over the many wireless networking functions required to deliver high performance persistent clear connections with toll-quality voice. Quality of service (QoS) ensures superior performance for voice and video services. WMM Admission Control and 802.11k radio resource management, including TSPEC and SIP Call Admission Control, ensure dedicated bandwidth for voice calls as well as better control over active voice calls for a variety of VoIP handsets. Layer 3 hyper-fast secure roaming combines with readiness for external fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) solutions, enabling seamless voice services with true mobility across the enterprise.
Enabling Value-Added Mobility Services
The RFS 7000 supports seamless mobile access to multi-RF networks, enabling locationing and simplified real-time asset tracking throughout the network. In addition, the RFS 7000 offers unparalleled management flexibility — the user is free to choose between Motorola’s AirDefense Infrastructure Management solution, a partner portal or any other enterprise application for central monitoring and visualization. Secure guest access, onboard RADIUS services, granular access, bandwidth control at the client level and automatic load balancing enable highly optimized, flexible and secure hotspot deployments managed centrally through one console.
Adaptive AP for Increased Network Flexibility — and Site Survivability
The RFS 7000 simplifies and reduces the cost of extending mobility to remote and branch offices as well as telecommuters. Motorola’s Independent Mesh Access Points (AP 51X1 a/b/g and AP 7131 a/b/g/n) can be deployed at remote locations yet centrally managed in the Network Operations Center (NOC) through the RFS 7000 (single controller or a cluster for scalability). An IPSec VPN tunnel secures all traffic between the access points and the wireless controller. Remote Site Survivability (RSS) mesh access points deliver secure uninterrupted wireless service — providing unparalleled resiliency that survives a WAN link outage.
Put Your RF on Autopilot
The Wi-NG operating system delivers SMART RF Management, which provides the dynamic RF tuning required for optimal network performance. This feature takes self-healing to the next level, dramatically reducing network monitoring IT costs by enabling the WLAN to intelligently adapt to the ever-changing RF environment. The ability to dynamically adjust the power and channels on any access port automatically eliminates the gaps in coverage that occur when an AP fails or there is a change in your environment — for example, the introduction of an increased volume of liquid or metal — all without any physical intervention. The elegant feature protects against under- or over-powering — scenarios that could reduce performance and network availability. And adjustments are completely transparent — there is no impact on voice calls and data sessions in progress — protecting the quality of service and the user experience to ensure user productivity.
Maximize Benefits — and Minimize Costs
All the enterprise class services such as security, voice, performance and resiliency are built into the Wi-NG operating system — the innovative and modular operating system (OS) for the RFS 7000. These comprehensive services come at no additional cost and are packaged together to make mobility work — even better.
As an industry leader in mobility, Motorola offers the experience gained from deploying mobility solutions all over the globe in many of the world’s largest enterprises. Leverage this expertise through Motorola Enterprise Mobility Services, which provides the comprehensive support programs you need to deploy and maintain your RFS 7000 at peak performance. Motorola recommends protecting your investment with Service from the Start Advance Exchange Support, a multi-year program that provides the next-business-day device replacement, technical software support and software downloads you need to keep your business running smoothly and productively. This service also includes Comprehensive Coverage, which covers normal wear and tear, as well as internal and external components damaged through accidental breakage — significantly reducing your unforeseen repair expenses.
WiNG Architecture - Delivering a Unified Voice, Data and RF Management Platform
Improve business process flow with one platform for wireless voice, video, data and multiple RF technologies on one platform - such as RFID, Wi-Fi (including 802.11n) and future technologies such as Wi-MAX; rich enterprise-class functionality includes seamless roaming across L2/L3 deployments, resilient failover capabilities, comprehensive security, toll-quality voice and other value-added services, such as multi-RF locationing.
Role-Based Wired/Wireless Firewall
Comprehensively secures and protects the wired and wireless network with Stateful Inspection against attacks and unauthorized access at Layer 2 and Layer 3; ability to create identity and location-based policies provides granular control of network access.
Adaptive AP - Extending the Enterprise
Enables centralized management of 802.11 a/b/g/n mesh access points at remote sites including automatic firmware upgrades; provides site survivability for remote locations with 802.11a/b/g/n networks for unparalleled resiliency.
SMART RF Management
Next generation self-healing: enables the WLAN to automatically and intelligently adapt to changes in the RF environment to eliminate unforeseen gaps in coverage.
Wireless Intrusion Protection System
The built-in wireless intrusion protection system provides defense against over-the-air attacks by leveraging the sensing capabilities of AP300/ AP51x1/ AP7131
Comprehensive Layered Security
Exceptional level of data and network protection without sacrificing fast roaming, including: WPA2-CCMP (with 802.11i fast roaming options); Stateful Firewall at Layer 2 and Layer 3 for the wired and wireless network with role based configurations; Geofencing, integrated RADIUS Server; IPSec VPN Gateway; Secure Guest Access Provisioning; 802.11w for management frame protection, and 24x7 dedicated security via Motorola’s Wireless IPS, providing the advanced technology required to detect any rogue network, including 802.11n
Enhanced End-to-End Quality of Service (QOS)
Enhances voice and video capabilities; prioritizes network traffic to minimize latency and provide optimal quality of experience; SIP Call Admission Control and Wi-Fi Multimedia Extensions (WMM-Power Save) with Admission Control enhances multimedia application support and improves battery life and capacity; network optimization through granular bandwidth contracts based on bandwidth utilization network load and number of users for different applications being used, in different locations; TSPEC Admission Control ensures ample bandwidth and a superior user experience for VoIP calls; 802.11k provides effective radio resource management.
Real Time Locationing System (RTLS)
Provides rich locationing services to enable real-time enterprise asset-tracking through support for 802.11, RFID and third party locationing solutions - including industry leaders AeroScout, Ekahau, and Newbury Networks. Standards-based support for: EPC Global ALE interface for processing and filtering data from all active and passive tags; and EPC Global LLRP interface for passive RFID tag support.
Clustering and Failover Features
Supports multiple levels of redundancy and failover capabilities to ensure high availability networks; provides a single Virtual IP (per VLAN) for the cluster for use as a default gateway by mobile devices or wired infrastructure; built-in DHCP/ AAA server synchronized failover; multi-platform license sharing enables deployment of cost-effective networks.
Virtual AP provides better control of broadcast traffic and enables multiple mobile and wireless applications with quality of service when network is congested; Pre-emptive Roaming ensures Motorola mobile devices roam before signal quality degrades; Power Save Protocol optimizes battery life.
Adaptive AP Support
Supports 1024 AP-5131 802.11 a/b/g or AP-7131 802.11 a/b/g/n Adaptive Access Points per Switch and 12,288 per cluster. Multiple country configuration support for Adaptive AP