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Newer AP 503 vs AP 505

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  • 1.  Newer AP 503 vs AP 505

    Posted Apr 19, 2023 11:28 AM

    Dear Experts, 

    Going through the datasheet of 503 (not the H version but the latest R8M98A) i couldnt see much difference between 503 and 505 except antenna gain and operating temperatures. 

    Can someone highlight the major difference between the two and when to select 503 over 505? Requesting to please dont ask me to contact my SE, he is currently OOO and i have a quick customer query to respond to



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  • 2.  RE: Newer AP 503 vs AP 505

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Apr 19, 2023 02:39 PM

    Sure, here's a list of where the AP-503 makes compromises when compared with the AP-505:
    - Reduced CPU performance (quad ARM7 @ 1GHz instead of 1.5GHz)
    - No built-in BLE/Zigbee (use optional external dongle instead if needed)
    - No general-purpose USB host port (limited power, just enough to power the BLE/Zigbee dongle)
    - No DC power support (POE only)
    - No IPM or deep-sleep support
    - No FTM or Open Locate support
    - Max ambient temperature limited to +40C (instead of +50C)
    - No external/connectorized antenna support
    - No aesthetic snap-on cover
    - No Kensington lock
    - No plenum rating (UL2043)
    - No specific certs for deployment in medical environments (EN60601)
    - No railway transportation certs
    - No TAA/FIPS models
    - Not compatible with AP-5xx/6xx metal mount brackets




  • 3.  RE: Newer AP 503 vs AP 505

    Posted Apr 19, 2023 05:48 PM
    Thanks alot Sir





  • 4.  RE: Newer AP 503 vs AP 505

    Posted Apr 20, 2023 12:30 AM

    And the antenna gain is also less then 505 which means it will cover less area as compared to 505?

     

    Best Regards

    Owais Iqbal

    CCIE | ACDX 

    Technical Consultant - Aruba Networks

    Mob/Whatsapp: +92-321-2960496

     






  • 5.  RE: Newer AP 503 vs AP 505

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Apr 20, 2023 01:00 PM

    Not necessarily. The peak gain may not be in the plane that defines the coverage area.
    Also, in the downlink direction, transmit power is typically limited (regulatory) in terms of EIRP power, which accounts for antenna gain, so unless the radio is allowed to transmit at the max capability of the hardware (21dBm plus antenna gain in case of AP-503/505), EIRP transmit levels will be the same.
    In the uplink direction (AP receiver) you're right that a higher gain has benefits (again assuming that higher gain applies in the coverage plane), but a couple of dB will typically not have a significant impact.




  • 6.  RE: Newer AP 503 vs AP 505

    Posted Jun 01, 2023 06:38 AM

    Re-posted to main question.



  • 7.  RE: Newer AP 503 vs AP 505

    Posted Jun 01, 2023 06:45 AM
    Which country code did you select?





  • 8.  RE: Newer AP 503 vs AP 505

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Jun 01, 2023 06:57 AM

    Replied in your other thread regarding this issue




  • 9.  RE: Newer AP 503 vs AP 505

    Posted Apr 21, 2023 02:36 PM

    Anyone know why whether we'll ever see a 600 version of these models?



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  • 10.  RE: Newer AP 503 vs AP 505

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Apr 23, 2023 06:12 PM

    for future products and roadmap items it is best to contact your local Aruba SE or representative



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