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Symbol WS5000 Wireless Switch

The Symbol WS5000 redefines the standard for enterprise class wireless networks, delivering extensive functionality, security, scalability and management at a much lower total cost of ownership than first-generation access point-based networks. By centralizing intelligence that was previously distributed throughout a wireless network via access points, the WS5000's wireless switch architecture delivers an unparalleled level of wireless LAN control, performance and management simplicity. When combined with Symbol Access Ports, the WS5000 creates the heart of Symbol's Wireless Switch System. The WS5000 moves beyond access point wireless networking by utilizing an extensible, expandable media independent Access Port architecture that supports 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g (ready), as well as supporting legacy access points.
WS5000 Options
Part # DescriptionAvailabilityPriceOrder
CC-5000-Z30-WW WS5000, Wireless Switch: 30-Port Switch Version. Requires US Line Cord (Part# 50-16000-182R), not included. See accessories. See Replacement Call for Details
CC-5000-Z24-WW WS5000, Wireless Switch: 24-Port Switch Version. Requires US Line Cord (Part# 50-16000-182R), not included. See accessories. See Replacement Call for Details
CC-5000-Z12-WW WS5000, Wireless Switch: 12-Port Switch Version. Requires US Line Cord (Part# 50-16000-182R), not included. See accessories. See Replacement Call for Details
CC-5000-SME-WW WS5000, Wireless Switch: 6-Port Switch Version. Requires US Line Cord (Part# 50-16000-182R), not included. See accessories. See Replacement Call for Details
CC-5000-RS-WW WS5000, Standby Wireless Switch, R-Switch Version. Provides Warm Standby for cost-effective redundancy. 0-Port version - standby only. Requires US Line Cord (Part# 50-16000-182R), not included. See accessories. See Replacement Call for Details

Symbol WS5000 Details

Wireless Switch WS5000

The WS5000 Wireless Switch System is designed to grow and adapt to changing network and organizational needs. Adding additional network capacity is much easier and less expensive than traditional WLAN solutions: each WS5000 enables the addition of up to 30 Access Ports and 32 WLANs. The plug-and-play Access Ports are ready to install right out of the box—just attach to your layer 2 LAN with Power-over-Ethernet and the network is immediately operational. LAN network integration is transparent. The result is a highly scalable wireless network architecture that eliminates the complexities associated with the management of a traditional access point-based infrastructure.
Features Benefits
Switch-based architecture Delivers unparalleled functionality, performance and simplicity of implementation and management via centralization of intelligence
Overlay network architecture Simplifies network integration tasks by fitting in the distribution layer of an existing and trusted network
Works in conjunction with Symbol's family of next-generation Access Ports—AP100, AP200 and AP300 (ready) Much lower costs and more functionality than traditional generation access ports, due to the centralization of processing power in the WS5000
Supports up to 30 Access Ports Enables fast, easy and cost-effective expansion to meet growing company needs
Centralized management of Access Ports Eliminates the need to configure and manage each device, dramatically reducing the time and costs previously associated with wireless LAN management
Supports 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies with frequency hopping, direct sequence, and OFDM encoding techniques, as well as 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g (ready), FH, and DS radio operations Offers the broadest and most flexible radio technology support in the industry, with the ability to accommodate new coverage, radio types, channels, and spectrum; enables maximum flexibility in wireless network design, enables the use of the right protocols to support specific applications for maximum cost-efficiencies
Upgradeable to support future 802.11 standards Delivers outstanding investment protection—no forklift upgrade required to implement new standards
Ability to upgrade Access Ports Enables very cost-effective implementation of the latest features, ensuring that the wireless LAN can always take advantage of new features and functionality as they are developed
Per Device, Bandwidth Allocation-Weighted Fair Queuing Enables multiple mobile and wireless applications with quality of service during periods of network congestion
Power Save Protocol Maximizes battery life of devices and ensures continual application performance for users
True virtual LAN support with multiple BSSID support Enables segmentation of the wireless LAN to meet company needs, ensures that broadcast traffic reaches only devices for which it is intended; protects against broadcast storms; maximizes battery life for mobile devices by eliminating processing of unnecessary messages; and increases security by eliminating the possibility that broadcast messages could reach unintended recipients
Load Balancing and Pre-emptive Roaming Ensures that devices roam before connection speed degrades; loads are always balanced between Access Ports, ensures quality of application performance
Automatic Channel Selection Reduces cost of installation by eliminating the need for manual configuration of Access Port channels
Transmit Power Control Minimizes interference between wireless devices in networks where a dense population of Access Ports are required to meet bandwidth needs
Support for Access Control Lists (ACLs), 802.1X, Kerberos and Certificate Based Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Provides the flexibility to select from a complete security suite of authentication mechanisms to validate user identify and authorize network access
Support for WEP, WPA-TKIP, KeyGuard-MCM and WTLS AES Virtual Private Networking (VPN) Provides the flexibility to select from a complete security suite of encryption mechanisms to ensure privacy of data during transmission
Support for Command Line Interface (CLI), web-based interface and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Support for multiple management protocols provides flexible anytime anywhere management; supports Symbol's Enterprise Mobility Manager (SEMM) and Wavelink's Mobile Manager
Policy-based management Simplifies management by enabling a pre-defined set of policies to be assigned to a selected group of users, applications and device groups
Extensive management wizards Greatly simplifies management tasks, such as adding new features
Standard 1U form factor chassis Mounts into any standard 19" rack mount for co-location with other network equipment
Support for 802.3af Symbol or standard Power-over-Ethernet devices Eliminates the need to run expensive power lines and install outlets to provide power to Access Ports

Specification Highlights

Packet Forwarding
802.1D-1999 Ethernet Bridging; 802.11-.802.3 Bridging; 802.1Q VLAN Tagging & Trunking; Proxy ARP; IP packet steering-redirection
Wireless Networking
Wireless LAN: Supports 32 WLANs, Multi-ESS/BSSID traffic segmentation, VLAN to ESSID mapping, Power Save Protocol Polling, Preemptive Roaming, Congestion control with bandwidth allocation
Access Port Radios: Supports 1-30 Access Ports, Automatic Access Port Adoption with ACLs, Access Port Load Balancing, Frequency Hopping AP-to-APort Conversion, Direct Sequence AP-to-APort Conversion
Supported Access Ports and Access Points: Access Ports - AP100 (802.11b); AP200 (802.11a/b); AP300 (802.11a/b/g ready) Access Points - AP 3021; AP 4121
Radio & Frequency Management: Automatic Channel Select (ACS), Transmit Power Control (TPC), Country Code based RF Configuration, 802.11b—3 Nonoverlapping channels, 802.11a—11 Non-overlapping channels, 802.11g—3 Non-overlapping channels (ready)
Network Security
Packet Filtering: L2/3/4 Stateful Packet Analysis; Network Address Translation
Authentication Mechanisms: Access Control Lists (ACLS); Pre-Shared Keys (PSK); 802.1x/EAP, Transport Layer Security (TLS), Tunneled Transport Layer Security (TTLS), Protected EAP (PEAP); Kerberos; PKI Certificates
Transport Encryption: WEP 40/128 (RC4); KeyGuard; WPA—TKIP; AES
Key Exchange and Management: Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP), Kerberos
Optimized Wireless QoS
Per Device Weighted Fair 8 queues per device; Bandwidth management controls; Power Save Protocol
Queuing: (PSP) integration
Classification & Marking: Layer 1-4 Packet Classification; 802.1p VLAN Priority; DiffServ/TOS
System Resiliency & Redundancy
Redundant Warm-Standby Switch; Access Port Load Balancing; Hardware based watchdog timer
Command Line Interface (Serial, Telnet); Secure Web Based GUI (SSL); Telnet Server; SNMP v1/v2; SNMP Traps—40+ user configurable options; Syslog; TFTP Client; Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP); Text-Based Switch Configuration Files; DHCP— Client/Server/Relay, Switch Auto-Configuration with DHCP options; Authentication— Radius Client, Kerberos Authentication Server; MIBs—MIB-II, Etherstats, Wireless Switch specific monitoring and configuration
Physical Characteristics
Form Factor: Standard 1RU
Dimensions: 1.71 in. H x 16.89 in. W x 15.75 in. D
43.5 mm H x 429 mm W x 400.2 mm D
Weight: 13.23 lbs./6 kg
Physical Interfaces: RS232 serial console port; 10/100 Ethernet ports
MTBF: >50,000 Hours
Power Requirements
AC Input Voltage: 100-240 VAC
Max AC Input Current: 6A@115 VAC, 3A@230 VAC
Max Power Consumption: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 3A
Input Frequency: 47 Hz to 63 Hz
User Environment
Operating Temperature: 50°F to 95°F/10°C to 35°C
Storage Temperature: 40°F to 149°F/-40°C to 65°C
Operating Humidity: 8%-80% (w/o condensation)
Storage Humidity: 5%-95% (w/o condensation)
Operating Altitude: 50 ft. to 10,000 ft./16 m to 3,048 m
Storage Altitude: 50 ft. to 35,000 ft./16 m to 10,600 m
Safety Certifications: FCC (Art.15, part B), Industry Canada, CE, VCCI, C-Tick, BSMI
EMI Compliance: UL 1950, cUL (Canada), VDE GS, DENAN (Japan), CB Cert

Specifications are subject to change without notice.
The Symbol WS5000 is also known as the Symbol Technologies WS5000 .