Ray’s Canopus is a tri-radio, cloud-managed 2x2:2 802.11ac Wave 2 Outdoor access point with MU-MIMO support.
With a maximum concurrent data rate of 900 Mbps in the 5GHz band, 900 Mbps in the 5GHz band and 400 Mbps in the 2.4GHz band (for an aggregate peak data rate of 2.2 Gbps), this High performance Ray Access Point brings an always-on wireless network experience with the performance required for enterprises.
The combination of cloud management, 802.11ac Wave 2, full-time RF environment scanning, and advanced Radio Resource Management (RRM) delivers the throughput, reliability, and flexibility required by demanding business applications like voice and high-definition streaming video, today and tomorrow.
Canopus delivers the ideal combination of performance, affordability, and 802.11ac features for high-density locations which demand fast data rates, density-handling intelligence to support dozens of users with guaranted throughput.
Canopus is a perfect fit for environments like High-density and challenging RF stadium, arena, and open-air deployments, Harsh and rugged environments, industrial outdoor environments and voice, video, and performance-intensive networks.
Canopus access points deliver high performance and superb user experience for mobile devices, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and applications in dense office environments.
Canopus is IP67 rated, tested for dust, shock, vibration, and moisture. Canopus supports lightning protection and is made to suit harsh environments.
A dedicated third radio provides a reliable link for Mesh applications.
Ray has brought true innovation to the networking space with the world’s first AI-driven wireless network with an element of extensibility through the Ray Wi-Fi Application store.
Wi-Fi Driven By Ai
The Ray Cloud uses AI and data science to analyse large amounts of rich metadata collected from Access Points to provide actionable insight. AI Platform makes networking predictable, reliable and measurable with unprecedented visibility into the user experience. Time consuming manual IT tasks are replaced with AI-driven proactive automation and self-healing capabilities, lowering networking operational costs and saving substantial time and money.
Microservices bring unparalleled agility, scale, resiliency. Ray makes it easy to add or remove new features by leveraging a microservices cloud architecture. New enhancements and bug fixes are delivered almost weekly without network disruption. Services scale up or down elastically when they’re needed, eliminating the cost and complexity of monolithic hardware.
Plus, the Ray platform is inherently resilient as the failure of one service does not impact others.
Ray Access Point
The Ray enterprise-grade access point family consists of the Wi-Fi AP ranging from 300 Mbps to 2200 Mbps. These access points are all built on a real-time microservices platform and are managed by the Ray Cloud.
Ray Canopus - Access Point
FEATURES & BENEFITS
Effortless, Cloud-based Setup & Updates
Simplicity is one of the core tenets of Ray. The Access points automatically connects to the Ray cloud, download its configuration, and joins the network.
It self-optimizes, determining the ideal channel, transmit power, and client connection parameters. And it self-heals in the event of a switch or cable failure by meshing with nearby access points, providing continued internet service.
Firmware updates are retrieved and installed automatically, ensuring that the network is always up to date with new features, bug fixes, and security updates.
Ray’s sophisticated, automated RF optimization algorithms collect real-time, full-spectrum RF analysis data for threats and interference. This data is continuously fed back to the Ray cloud. The cloud then automatically tunes the Ray’s channel selection and transmit power for optimal performance under the most challenging RF conditions.This ensures optimal performance under what could otherwise be challenging RF conditions.
Ray automatically assigns channel, width and power settings based on environment and client density. It also provides airtime fairness and ensures that APs stay clear of all sources of RF interference to deliver reliable, high performance WLANs. The Access Points can also be configured to provide dedicated air monitoring for spectrum analysis and wireless intrusion detection and determine the position of wireless stations.
Application-aware Traffic Shaping
The Ray platform includes an integrated Layer 7 packet inspection, classification, and control engine, enabling you to set QoS policies based on traffic type and time. Prioritize your mission critical applications, while setting limits on recreational traffic, e.g., peer-to-peer and video streaming. Ray supports 250+ applications natively along with content categorization engines from a variety of industry leading security vendors.
Voice And Video Optimizations
Industry standard QoS features are easy to configure like Wireless Multi Media (WMM) Access Categories, 802.1p, and DSCP.
Remote Working & Work From Home
Ray native VPN makes it easy to extend the corporate LAN to remote sites, without requiring all clients and devices to have client VPN software along with the ease of
Dynamic Packet Capture
The Ray platform automatically captures packets and streams them to the cloud when major issues are detected. This saves IT time and effort and eliminates the need for truck rolls with sniffers.
Ray cloud service includes a base analytics capability for analysing up to 15 days of data which enables you to simplify the process of extracting network insights from data and analytics across your enterprise to properly align your support resources or introduce enhanced premium services.
Drill down into the details of your network usage with highly granular traffic analytics. Extend your visibility into the physical world with built-in location analytics that enables you to view visitor numbers, dwell time, repeat visit rates, and track foot traffic trends.
Integrated Enterprise Security And Guest Access
The Ray Platform features integrated, easy-to-use security technologies to provide secure connectivity for employees and guests alike. Advanced security features such as AES hardware-based encryption and WPA2-Enterprise authentication with 802.1X provide wire- like security while still being easy to configure. One-click guest isolation provides secure, Internet-only access for visitors. Our Enterprise policy feature enables group or device based, granular access policy control.
Ready For IoT
Ray cloud is built as an IoT platform to natively support a variety of Internet of Things (IoT) products. The IoT platform can consume data from various IoT devices and manage them centrally reducing the requirement to setup a separate IoT gateway at customer premise.
The Ray platform offers the most innovative Mesh networking which is Self Configuring, Self Healing, Self Managing and Self Defending. The technology dynamically selects the best Wi-Fi link for each device based on application, band and context, giving each one the bandwidth it needs for optimal performance.
Open Cloud API
The Ray AI cloud platform is 100% programmable, using open APIs, for full automation and seamless integration with complementary products including our AI for IT partners across LAN, WAN, security, engagement and asset location.