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802.11ax AP555 Aruba Wireless Access Points 550 Series TAA 8x8:8

802.11ax AP555 Aruba Wireless Access Points 550 Series TAA 8x8:8

AP555 Aruba Wireless Access Points

802.11ax Aruba Wireless Access Points

TAA aruba 550 series

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New And Original
Wireless WiFi 6
Supported Frequency:
Dual Radio 8x8:8 / 4x4:4
Indoor Access Point
Transmission Standard:
320mm (W) X 303mm (D) X 108mm (H)
Product Description
  • AP type: Indoor, dual radio, 802.11ax 8x8:8 / 4x4:4 MU-MIMO Dual Radio
  • Aruba Wi-Fi 6 access points provide high-performance
    connectivity for any organization experiencing growing
    numbers of IoT and mobility requirements. With a combined
    peak datarate of up to 5.37Gbps, the 550 Series deliver the
    speed and reliability needed for any enterprise
    The 550 Series APs are also designed to optimize user
    experience by maximizing Wi-Fi efficiency and dramatically
    reducing airtime contention between clients.
    Features include Orthogonal frequency-division multiple
    access (OFDMA), bi-directional multi-user MIMO and
    cellular optimization. With optional tri-radios, up to 4 spatial
    streams (4SS) and 160MHz channel bandwidth, the 550
    Series provides groundbreaking wireless capabilities for
    any enterprise.
    Read the Multi-User 802.11ax white paper for further
    Advantages of OFDMA
    This capability allows Aruba’s APs to handle multiple Wi-Fi 6
    capable clients on each channel simultaneously, regardless
    of device or traffic type. Channel utilization is optimized by
    handling each transaction via smaller sub-carriers or resource
    units (RUs), which means that clients are sharing a channel and
    not competing for airtime and bandwidth.
    The following table highlights the number of available
    resources units per Wi-Fi Channel used:
    Aruba Air Slice™ for Extended Application Assurance
    Initially, APs in controller-less mode (Instant) can provide
    SLA-grade performance by allocating radio resources, such as
    time, frequency, and spatial streams, to specific traffic types.
    By combining Aruba’s Policy Enforcement Firewall (PEF) and
    Layer 7 deep packet inspection (DPI) to identify user roles and
    applications, the APs will dynamically allocate the bandwidth
    needed. Non-Wi-Fi 6 clients can also benefit.
    Air Slice for APs uses Aruba Central for management.
    Bi-directional Multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO)
    Similar to downlink MU-MIMO in Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac Wave 2), the
    550 Series can simultaneously connect clients use downlink
    – and now – uplink spatial streams. The added benefit is the
    ability to multiply the number of clients that can now send
    traffic, thus optimizing client-to-AP spatial stream diversity.
    Wi-Fi 6 and MU-MIMO aware client optimization
    Aruba’s patented AI-powered ClientMatch technology
    eliminates sticky client issues by placing Wi-Fi 6 capable devices
    on the best available AP. Session metrics are used to steer
    mobile devices to the best AP based on available bandwidth,
    types of applications being used and traffic type – even as
    users roam.
    Aruba Advanced Cellular Coexistence (ACC)
    This feature uses built-in filtering to automatically minimize
    the impact of interference from cellular networks, distributed
    antenna systems (DAS), and commercial small cell or femtocell
    Intelligent Power Monitoring (IPM)
    Aruba APs continuously monitor and report hardware energy
    consumption. They can also be configured to enable or disable
    capabilities based on available PoE power – ideal when wired
    switches have exhausted their power budget.
    Like all Aruba Wi-Fi 6 APs, the 550 Series includes an integrated
    Bluetooth 5 and 802.15.4 radio (for Zigbee support) to simplify
    deploying and managing IoT-based location services, asset
    tracking services, security solutions and IoT sensors. It also
    enables NFC to easily display AP status information and
    streamline deployment. This allows organizations to leverage
    the 550 Series as an IoT platform, which eliminates the need for
    an overlay infrastructure and additional IT resources.
    Target Wake Time (TWT)
    Ideal for IoTs that communicate infrequently, TWT establishes
    a schedule for when clients need to communicate with an AP.
    This helps improve client power savings and reduces airtime
    contention with other clients.
    Aruba APs act as a foundation for accurate indoor location
    so that location-aware services can be deployed at scale.
    Using embedded GPS receivers, Aruba Wi-Fi 6E APs are able
    to self-locate and work with Wi-Fi 6 APs to establish reference
    points that can be used to accurately determine indoor client
    Because they use universal latitude and longitude
    coordinates, there is no need for custom map development
    or to create separate applications for indoor and outdoor
    The Aruba 550 Series includes components of Aruba’s 360
    Secure Fabric to help protect user authentication and wireless
    traffic. Select capabilities include:
    WPA3 and Enhanced Open
    Support for stronger encryption and authentication is provided
    via the latest version of WPA for enterprise protected networks.
    Enhanced Open offers seamless new protection for users
    connecting to open networks where each session is
    automatically encrypted to protect user passwords and data
    on guest networks.
    MPSK enables simpler passkey management for WPA2
    devices – should the Wi-Fi password on one device or device
    type change, no additional changes are needed for other
    devices. Requires ClearPass Policy Manager.
    VPN Tunnels
    In Remote AP (RAP) and IAP-VPN deployments, the Aruba 550
    Series can be used to establish a secure SSL/IPSec VPN tunnel
    to a Mobility Controller that is acting as a VPN concentrator.
    Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
    For enhanced device assurance, all Aruba APs have an installed
    TPM for secure storage of credentials and keys, and boot code.

    To simplify policy enforcement, the Aruba 550 Series uses
    Aruba’s policy enforcement firewall (PEF) feature to encapsulate
    all traffic from the AP to the Mobility Controller (or Gateway)
    for end-to-end encryption and inspection. Policies are applied
    based on user role, device type, applications, and location.
    This reduces the manual configuration of SSIDs, VLANs and
    ACLs. PEF also serves as the underlying technology for Aruba
    Dynamic Segmentation.

    Like the 530 Series AP, each 550 Series AP provides
    connectivity for a maximum of 1024 associated clients per
    radio (2048 in total). In real-world scenarios, the maximum
    recommended client density is dependent on environmental
    A unique feature of Aruba APs is the ability to operate in either
    controllerless (Instant) or controller-based mode.
    Controller-less (Instant) mode
    In controllerless mode, one AP serves as a virtual controller
    for the entire network. Learn more about Instant mode in this
    technology brief.
    Mobility Controller mode
    For optimized network performance, roaming and security, APs
    tunnel all traffic to a mobility controller for centrally managed
    traffic forwarding and segmentation, data encryption, and
    policy enforcement. Learn more in the ArubaOS datasheet.
    Management options
    Available management solutions include Aruba Central (cloudmanaged)
    or Aruba AirWave – a multi-vendor on-premises
    management solution.
    For large installations across multiple sites, APs can be factoryshipped
    and can be activated with Zero Touch Provisioning
    through Aruba Central or AirWave. This reduces deployment
    time, centralizes configuration, and helps manage inventory.

    Each AP also includes the following standards-based
    Transmit beamforming (TxBF)
    Increased signal reliability and range
    Passpoint Wi-Fi (Release 2) (Hotspot 2.0)
    Seamless cellular-to-Wi-Fi carryover for guests
    Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)
    Optimized use of available RF spectrum
    Maximum Ratio Combining (MRC)
    Improved receiver performance
    Cyclic Delay/Shift Diversity (CDD/CSD)
    Greater downlink RF performance
    Space-Time Block Coding
    Increased range and improved reception
    Low-Density Parity Check (LDPC)
    High-efficiency error correction for increased throughput
    Hardware variants
    • AP-555: Internal antenna models
    Wi-Fi radio specifications
    • AP type: Indoor, dual/tri-radio, 5GHz and 2.4GHz 802.11ax
    4x4 MIMO
    • 5GHz radio (dual-radio operation): Eight spatial stream
    HE80 (or 4SS HE160) MIMO for up to 4.8Gbps wireless
    data rate
    • 5GHz radio (tri-radio operation): Four spatial stream HE80
    (or 2SS HE160) MIMO for up to 2.4Gbps wireless data rate
    • 2.4GHz radio: Four spatial stream HE40 (HE20) MIMO for
    up to 1,147Mbps (574Mbps)
    • Both downlink and uplink MU-MIMO in 5GHz, downlink
    only in 2.4GHz
    • Support for up to 1,024 associated client devices per
    radio, and up to 16 BSSIDs per radio
    • Supported frequency bands (country-specific restrictions
    - 2.400 to 2.4835GHz (radio 1) ISM
    - 5.150 to 5.250GHz (radio 0 and 0L) U-NII-1
    - 5.250 to 5.350GHz (radio 0 and 0L) U-NII-2A
    - 5.470 to 5.725GHz (radio 0 and 0U) U-NII-2C
    - 5.725 to 5.850GHz (radio 0 and 0U) U-NII-3
    - 5.850 to 5.895GHz (radio 0 and 0U) U-NII-4
    • Available channels: Dependent on configured regulatory
    • Dynamic frequency selection (DFS) optimizes the use of
    available RF spectrum
    - Including Zero-Wait DFS (ZWDFS) to accelerate channel
    • Supported radio technologies:
    - 802.11b: Direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS)
    - 802.11a/g/n/ac: Orthogonal frequency-division
    multiplexing (OFDM)
    - 802.11ax: Orthogonal frequency-division multiple access
    (OFDMA) with up to 37 resource units (for an 80MHz
    • Supported modulation types:
    - 802.11b: BPSK, QPSK, CCK
    - 802.11a/g/n: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM
    (proprietary extension)
    - 802.11ac: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM,
    1024-QAM (proprietary extension)
    - 802.11ax: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM, 256-QAM,
    • 802.11n high-throughput (HT) support: HT20/40
    • 802.11ac very high throughput (VHT) support:
    • 802.11ax high efficiency (HE) support: HE20/40/80/160
    • Supported data rates (Mbps):
    - 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11
    - 802.11a/g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54
    - 802.11n: 6.5 to 600 (MCS0 to MCS31, HT20 to HT40),
    800 with 256-QAM
    - 802.11ac: 6.5 to 1,733 (MCS0 to MCS9, NSS = 1 to 4,
    VHT20 to VHT160), 2,166 with 1024-QAM
    - 802.11ax (2.4GHz): 3.6 to 1,147 (MCS0 to MCS11, NSS =
    1 to 4, HE20 to HE40)
    - 802.11ax (5GHz): 3.6 to 4,804 (MCS0 to MCS11, NSS = 1
    to 8, HE20 to HE160)
    • 802.11n/ac/ax packet aggregation: A-MPDU, A-MSDU
    • Transmit power: Configurable in increments of 0.5dBm
    • Maximum (aggregate, conducted total) transmit power
    (limited by local regulatory requirements):

    - 2.4GHz band: +24dBm (18dBm per chain)
    - 5GHz band: +27dBm in dual-radio mode, +24dBm in triradio
    mode (18dBm per chain)
    - Note: conducted transmit power levels exclude antenna
    gain. For total (EIRP) transmit power, add antenna gain.
    • Advanced Cellular Coexistence (ACC) minimizes the impact
    of interference from cellular networks
    • Maximum ratio combining (MRC) for improved receiver
    • Cyclic delay/shift diversity (CDD/CSD) for improved
    downlink RF performance
    • Space-time block coding (STBC) for increased range and
    improved reception
    • Low-density parity check (LDPC) for high-efficiency error
    correction and increased throughput
    • Transmit beam-forming (TxBF) for increased signal
    reliability and range
    • 802.11ax Target Wait Time (TWT) to support low-power
    client devices
    Wi-Fi antennas
    • Integrated downtilt omni-directional antennas for 4x4
    MIMO in 2.4GHz with peak antenna gain of 4.3dBi, and
    8x8 MIMO in 5GHz with peak antenna gain of 5.8dBi in
    5GHz. In tri-radio mode, the peak gain of the antennas
    for each of the 4x4 5GHz radios is 5.5dBi (radio 0L, lower
    half of 5GHz) and 5.6dBi (radio 0U, upper half of 5GHz).
    Built‑in antennas are optimized for horizontal ceiling
    mounted orientation of the AP. The downtilt angle for
    maximum gain is roughly 30 degrees.
    - A mix of horizontally and vertically polarized antenna
    elements is used
    - Combining the patterns of each of the antennas of
    the MIMO radios, the peak gain of the combined,
    average pattern is 2.4dBi in 2.4GHz and 2.0dBi in 5GHz
    (dual-radio mode).
    - In tri-radio mode, the peak gain of the combined,
    average pattern is 2.7dBi (radio 0L, lower half of 5GHz)
    and 1.8dBi (radio 0U, upper half of 5GHz)
    Other interfaces
    • E0, E1: HPE SmartRate port (RJ-45, maximum negotiated
    speed 5Gbps)
    - Auto-sensing link speed (100/1000/2500/5000BASE-T)
    and MDI/MDX
    - 2.5Gbps and 5Gbps speeds comply with NBase-T and
    802.3bz specifications
    - POE-PD: 48Vdc (nominal) 802.3at/bt POE (class 4 or
    - 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
    • Link aggregation (LACP) support between both network
    ports for redundancy and increased capacity
    • POE power can be drawn from either port (single source,
    or set to prioritize) or both ports simultaneously (set to
    combine). When set to prioritize, the AP draws power
    from E0 and may failover to E1.
    • DC power interface: 48Vdc (nominal, +/- 5%), accepts
    1.35mm/3.5mm center-positive circular plug with 9.5mm
    • USB 2.0 host interface (Type A connector)
    - Capable of sourcing up to 1A / 5W to an attached device
    • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE5.0) and Zigbee (802.15.4)
    radio (2.4GHz)
    - BLE: up to 8dBm transmit power (class 1) and -99dBm
    receive sensitivity (125kbps)
    - Zigbee: up to 8dBm transmit power and -97dBm receive
    - A pair of integrated omnidirectional antennas
    (polarization diversity) with roughly 30 degrees downtilt
    and peak gain of 4.5dBi
    • Visual indictors (two multi-color LEDs): for System and
    Radio status
    • Reset button: factory reset, LED mode control (normal/off)
    • Serial console interface (proprietary, micro-B USB physical
    • Kensington security slot
    Power sources and power consumption
    • The AP supports direct DC power and Power over
    Ethernet (POE; on port E0 and/or E1)
    • When POE power is supplied to both Ethernet ports,
    the AP can be configured to combine or prioritize power
    • When both DC and POE power sources are available, DC
    power takes priority over POE
    • Power sources are sold separately; see the ordering
    Information section below for details
    • When powered by DC, 802.3bt (class 5) POE or 2x 802.3at
    (class 4) POE, the AP will operate without restrictions.
    • When powered by 1x 802.3at (class 4) POE and with the
    IPM feature disabled, the AP will disable the USB port,
    disable the other Ethernet port, operate the 5GHz radio in
    4x4 mode, and disable tri-radio operation
    • In the same configuration but with IPM enabled, the AP
    will start up in unrestricted mode, but may dynamically
    apply restrictions depending on the POE budget and
    actual power. The feature restrictions and order can be
    • Operating the AP with an 802.3af (class 3 or lower) POE
    source is not supported.
    • Maximum (worst-case) power consumption (dual-radio
    - DC powered: 32.6W
    - POE powered (802.3bt or dual 802.3at): 38.2W
    - POE powered (802.3at, IPM disabled): 25.1W
    - All numbers above are without an external USB device
    connected. When sourcing the full 5W power budget
    to such a device, the incremental (worst-case) power
    consumption for the AP is up to 6.0W (POE powered) or
    5.4W (DC powered).
    • Maximum (worst-case) power consumption in idle mode
    (dual-radio operation): 15.0W (POE) or 15.1W (DC).
    • Maximum (worst-case) power consumption in deep-sleep
    mode: 3.8W(POE) or 3.6W (DC)
    Mounting details
    • A mounting bracket has been pre-installed on the back
    of the AP. This bracket is used to secure the AP to any of
    the Aruba mount kits (sold separately); see the ordering
    Information section below for details.
    Mechanical specifications
    • Dimensions/weight (AP-555; unit, excluding mount
    - 260mm (W) x 260mm (D) x 61mm (H) / 10.2” (W) x 10.2”
    (D) x 2.3” (H)
    - 1,570g / 55.4oz
    • Dimensions/weight (AP-555; shipping):
    - 320mm (W) x 303mm (D) x 108mm (H) / 12.6” (W) x 11.9”
    (D) x 4.3” (H)
    - 2,230g / 78.7oz
    Environmental specifications
    • Operating conditions
    - Temperature: 0C to +50C / +32F to +122F
    - Humidity: 5% to 93% non-condensing
    - AP is plenum rated for use in air-handling spaces
    - ETS 300 019 class 3.2 environments
    • Storage and transportation conditions
    - Temperature: -40C to +70C / -40F to +158F
    - Humidity: 5% to 93% non-condensing
    - ETS 300 019 classes 1.2 and 2.3 environments

    • Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF): 855,000hrs (98yrs) at
    +25C operating temperature.
    Regulatory compliance
    • FCC/ISED
    • CE Marked
    • RED Directive 2014/53/EU
    • EMC Directive 2014/30/EU
    • Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU
    • UL/IEC/EN 60950
    • EN 60601-1-1, EN60601-1-2
    For more country-specific regulatory information and
    approvals, please see your Aruba representative.
    Regulatory model numbers
    • AP-555: APIN0555
    • UL2043 plenum rating
    • Wi-Fi Alliance:
    - Wi-Fi CERTIFIED a, b, g, n, ac, ax
    - WPA, WPA2 and WPA3 – Enterprise with CNSA option,
    Personal (SAE), Enhanced Open (OWE)
    - WMM, WMM-PS, W-Fi Agile Multiband
    - Passpoint (release 2)
    • Bluetooth SIG
    Aruba’s hardware limited lifetime warranty.
    • ArubaOS and Aruba InstantOS (with some
    restrictions). For unrestricted operation, use or
    • ArubaOS 10.0.0.

      Maximum transmit power (dBm)
    per transmit chain
    Receiver sensitivity (dBm)
    per receive chain
    2.4 GHz 802.11b 
    1Mbps 18.0 -98.0
    11Mbps 18.0 -89.0
    2.4 GHz 802.11g 
    6Mbps 18.0 -92.0
    54Mbps 16.0 -75.0
    2.4 GHz 802.11n HT20 
    MCS0/8 18.0 -92.0
    MCS/7/15 14.0 -73.0
    2.4 GHz 802.11ax HE20 
    MCS0/8 18.0 -92.0
    MCS7/15 10.0 -64.0
    5 GHz 802.11a 
    6Mbps 18.0 -91.0
    54Mbps 16.0 -74.0
    5 GHz 802.11n HT20 
    MCS0/8/16/24 18.0 -91.0
    MCS7/15/23/31 14.0 -72.0
    5 GHz 802.11n HT40 
    MCS0/8/16/24 18.0 -88.0
    MCS7/15/23/31 14.0 -69.0
    5 GHz 802.11AC VHT20 
    MCS0 18.0 -91.0
    MCS8 12.0 -68.0
    5 GHz 802.11AC VHT40 
    MCS0 18.0 -88.0
    MCS9 12.0 -65.0
    5 GHz 802.11AC VHT80 
    MCS0 18.0 -85.0
    MCS9 12.0 -62.0
    5 GHz 802.11AC VHT160 
    MCS0 18.0 -82.0
    MCS9 12.0 -59.0
    5 GHz 802.11ax HE20 
    MCS0 18.0 91.0
    MCS11 10.0 62.0
    5 GHz 802.11ax HE40 
    MCS0 18.0 88.0
    MCS11 10.0 58.0
    5 GHz 802.11ax HE80 
    MCS0 18.0 85.0
    MCS11 10.0 56.0
    5 GHz 802.11ax HE160 
    MCS0 18.0 82.0
    MCS11 10.0 53.0
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