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Fortinet FortiAP U423EV
802.11ac Wave 2 4x4 MU-MIMO Universal Access Point With Dual Radios, External Antennas

Fortinet FortiAP U423EV

Fortinet FortiAP-U423EV Series
FortiAP-U423EV
USA: FREE Ground ShippingFortiAP-U423EV Universal Indoor wireless AP
Universal Indoor wireless AP - 2 x GE RJ45 port, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WAVE 2, dual concurrent dual band (2.4GHz/5GHz), 4x4 MIMO, external antennas, Ceiling/wall mount kit included. For Gigabit PoE injector order: GPI-115(limited features) or GPI-130. For AC power adapter order: SP-FAP400-PA. Region Code A
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Overview:

The FortiAP U321EV and U323EV access points support the latest 802.11ac Wave 2 standard, with a client association rate of up to 2.34 Gbps. Additional features include 802.11ac explicit transmit beamforming (TxBF), MU-MIMO built in BLE radio for location services and more.

  • 802.11ac Wave 2
  • Dual Radio 2.4 & 5 GHz
  • 6 Interior/Exterior Antennas
  • 3x3 MU-MIMO
  • Up to 450 Mbps + 2.34 Gbps

Universally Manageable Access Points

Fortinet’s FortiAP-U Series offers a wide range of Access Points capable of being managed by any of Fortinet’s controller and management options: Cloud, FortiOS, or WLAN Controller. Access Points are available across the performance spectrum up to the fastest 802.11ac Wave 2 4x4:4 devices.

Unified Management

Universal Access Management
Ability to intelligently support stand-alone controllers (FortiWLC), integrated security controllers (FortiGate) and cloud management options, establish a new benchmark in flexibility, performance and security.

Latest WiFi technologies
802.11ac Wave 2 technology with data rates of up to 3.5 Gbps and multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) improves client throughput and range.

Advanced Security Protection

Unmatched Security Protection
Integrates with Fortinet’s Security Fabric providing unparalleled cybersecurity protection at the network edge.


Deployments:

Fortinet Universal access points are designed to support a variety of deployments from small sites, to medium to large offices, schools, universities, hospitals, hotels, and large retail stores. The Universal access points can serve such a wide range of applications because they can be managed by any of Fortinet’s control and management offerings: FortiGate, FortiWLC, and FortiCloud.

Universal Access Management

Education

The Education sector is at rising risk from cyber attacks. This in conjunction with requirements to protect minors from inappropriate materials can make deploying wireless a challenge. Our integrated secure wireless controller (FortiGate) ensures secure student access to learning resources while FortiGuard services provides cybersecurity protection.

Fortinet Universal access points for education

Healthcare

Patient safety is priority one. Fortinet Universal APs empower hospitals to improve patient safety by enabling life-critical applications such as telemetry requiring low bandwidth but exceptionally high reliability. Our dedicated wireless controllers (FortiWLC) connected to our Universal access points ensures patient safety remains paramount, while providing improved performance for wireless enabled medical devices.

Fortinet Universal access points for Healthcare

Small/Medium Business

Retailers can streamline WiFi store deployments through the combination of Universal APs and FortiCloud management. This, in combination with FortiDeploy for zero-touch provisioning and deployment offers a cost effective solution for retail IT.

Fortinet Universal access points for Retail

Specifications:


FortiAP U421EV FortiAP U423EV
Hardware
Hardware Type Indoor Universal AP Indoor Universal AP
Number of Radios 2 2
Number of Antennas 9 Internal (8 WiFi + 1 Bluetooth/BLE) 8 RP-SMA External and 1 Bluetooth/BLE Internal
Peak Antenna Gain 4 dBi for 2.4 GHz,
5 dBi for 5 GHz
3 dBi for 2.4 GHz,
3 dBi for 5 GHz
Frequency Bands (GHz) * 2.400–2.4835, 5.150–5.250, 5.250–5.350, 5.470–5.725, 5.725–5.850 2.400–2.4835, 5.150–5.250, 5.250–5.350, 5.470–5.725, 5.725–5.851
Frequency of Radio 1 2.4 GHz b/g/n
20/40 MHz (64 QAM)
2.4 GHz b/g/n
20/40 MHz (64 QAM)
Frequency of Radio 2 5 GHz a/n/ac
20/40/80/160 MHz (256 QAM)
5 GHz a/n/ac
20/40/80/160 MHz (256 QAM)
Maximum Data Rate Radio 1: up to 800 Mbps
Radio 2: up to 3.46 Gbps
Radio 1: up to 800 Mbps
Radio 2: up to 3.46 Gbps
Radio Chains / Streams 4x4 / 4 spatial streams 4x4 / 4 spatial streams
Bluetooth Low Energy (BT/BLE) Radio 4 dBm Transmit Power (class 2)
-94 dBm Receive Sensitivity
4 dBm Transmit Power (class 2)
-94dBm Receive Sensitivity
Ethernet Ports 2x GE RJ45, LLDP 2x GE RJ45, LLDP
USB Port 1x Type A 1x Type A
Serial Console Port 1 RS-232 x RJ45 1 RS-232 x RJ45
Power over Ethernet (PoE) Dual redundant PoE power ports with support for IEEE 802.3at (2x2 @ 17 dBm with 802.3af; USB disabled) Dual redundant PoE power ports with support for IEEE 802.3at (2x2 @ 17 dBm with 802.3af; USB disabled)
Simultaneous SSIDs Up to 16 (14 if background scanning enabled) 16 (14 if background scanning enabled)
EAP Type(s) EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS/MSCHAPv2, EAPv0/EAP-MSCHAPv2, PEAPv1/EAP-GTC EAP-SIM, EAP-AKA, EAP-FAST EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS/MSCHAPv2, EAPv0/EAP-MSCHAPv2, PEAPv1/EAP-GTC EAP-SIM, EAP-AKA, EAP-FAST
User/Device Authentication WPA and WPA2 with 802.1x or Preshared key, WEP and Web Captive Portal, MAC blacklist & whitelist WPA and WPA2 with 802.1x or Preshared key, WEP and Web Captive Portal, MAC blacklist & whitelist
Maximum Tx Power 2.4 GHz band – 22.0 dBm*
5.0 GHz band – 20.0 dBm*
2.4 GHz band – 22.0 dBm*
5.0 GHz band – 20.0 dBm*
Physical Security Kensington Lock Kensington Lock
IEEE Standards 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11d, 802.11e, 802.11g, 802.11h, 802.11i, 802.11j, 802.11n, 802.1x, 802.3af, 802.3at, 802.3az 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11d, 802.11e, 802.11g, 802.11h, 802.11i, 802.11j, 802.11n, 802.1x, 802.3af, 802.3at, 802.3az
FortiPresence Capable Yes, when managed by controller Yes, when managed by controller
Wireless Mesh Capable Yes Yes
Modes of Operation WLC 8.2 (min.), FortiGate, (FortiCloud – Future) WLC 8.2 (min.), FortiGate, (FortiCloud – Future)
SSID Types Supported Local-Bridge, Tunnel & Mesh (when managed by controller) Local-Bridge, Tunnel & Mesh (when managed by controller)
Concurrent Clients Per Radio (Maximum / Recommended) Up to 256 / Dependent on use case Up to 256 / Dependent on use case
LED Off Mode Yes Yes
Advanced 802.11 Features
802.11ac MU-MIMO Wave 2 Yes Yes
Transmit Beam Forming (TxBF) Yes Yes
Low-Density Parity Check (LDPC) Encoding Yes Yes
Maximum Likelihood Demodulation (MLD) Yes Yes
Maximum Ratio Combining (MRC) Yes Yes
A-MPDU and A-MSDU Packet Aggregation Yes Yes
MIMO Power Save Yes Yes
Short Guard Interval Yes Yes
WME Multimedia Extensions Yes (4 priority queues for voice, video, data and background traffic) Yes (4 priority queues for voice, video, data and background traffic)
Wireless Monitoring Capabilities
Frequencies Scanned 2.4 and 5 GHz 2.4 and 5 GHz
Background Scan with Client Access on 2.4 and 5 GHz Yes Yes
Full-time Scan as Dedicated Monitor Yes Yes
Full-time Scan with Client Access No No
Packet Sniffer Mode Yes Yes
Spectrum Analyzer Yes — Dedicated chipset Yes — Dedicated chipset
FortiAP U421EV FortiAP U423EV
Dimensions
Length x Width x Height (inches) 8.46 x 8.46 x 2.2 8.46 x 8.46 x 2.2
Length x Width x Height (mm) 215 x 215 x 56 215 x 215 x 56
Weight 3.31 lb (1.5 kg) 3.4 lb (1.53 kg)
Package (shipping) Weight 5.09 lb (2.31 kg) 5.36 lb (2.43 kg)
Mounting Options Ceiling, T-Rail and Wall Ceiling, T-Rail and Wall
Included Accessories Ceiling, T-Rail and wall mount kit (AC power adapter sold separately) Ceiling, T-Rail and wall mount kit and 8 dipole antennas (AC power adapter sold separately)
Environment
Power Supply Adapter input: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz, 0.9A
Max output: 12V DC, 3A
Adapter input: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz, 0.9A
Max output: 12V DC, 3A
Power Consumption (Maximum) 24.58 W 24.58 W
Humidity 5–90% non condensing 5–90% non condensing
Operating Temperature -4–122˚F (-20–50˚C) -4–122˚F (-20–50˚C)
Storage Temperature -40–158°F (-40–70°C) -40–158°F (-40–70°C)
Directives Low Voltage Directive • RoHS Low Voltage Directive • RoHS
UL2043 Plenum Material Yes Yes
Mean Time Between Failures >30 Years >30 Years
Hit-less PoE Failover Yes Yes
Certifications
Safety - FCC FCC Part 15 Subpart B (Class B), Subpart C and Subpart E FCC Part 15 Subpart B (Class B), Subpart C and Subpart E
Safety - UL UL 609550-1, UL 2043, CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1 UL 609550-1, UL 2043, CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
Safety - CB IEC 60950-1 IEC 60950-1
RF - IC RSS-210, RSS-GEN, RSS-102, ICES-003 RSS-210, RSS-GEN, RSS-102, ICES-003
Warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty Yes Yes

* Frequency selection and power may be restricted to abide by regional regulatory compliance laws.

RF RX/TX Performance Table:


Radio 1 Radio 2
802.11 a/g 2.4 GHz Tx Power (dBm) 2.4 GHz Rx Sensitivity (dBm) 5 GHz Tx Power (dBm) 5 GHz Rx Sensitivity (dBm)
6 Mbps 22 -94 20 -90
9 Mbps 22 -92 20 -89
12 Mbps 22 -89 20 -86
18 Mbps 22 -88 20 -85
24 Mbps 22 -83 20 -80
36 Mbps 22 -78 19 -75
48 Mbps 22 -77 19 -74
54 Mbps 19 -76 18 -73
802.11 HT20
MSC 0/8/16 (BPSK) 22 -91 20 -89
MSC 1/9/17 (QPSK) 21 -89 19 -87
MSC 2/10/18 (QPSK) 20 -86 19 -84
MSC 3/11/19 (16-QAM) 19 -85 18 -83
MSC 4/12/20 (16-QAM) 19 -80 17 -78
MSC 5/13/21 (64-QAM) 18 -75 17 -73
MSC 6/14/22 (64-QAM) 18 -74 17 -72
MSC 7/15/23 (64-QAM) 18 -73 17 -71
802.11 HT40
MSC 0/8/16 (BPSK) 21 -89 20 -86
MSC 1/9/17 (QPSK) 20 -87 19 -84
MSC 2/10/18 (QPSK) 20 -84 19 -81
MSC 3/11/19 (16-QAM) 19 -83 18 -80
MSC 4/12/20 (16-QAM) 19 -78 18 -75
MSC 5/13/21 (64-QAM) 18 -73 17 -70
MSC 6/14/22 (64-QAM) 18 -72 17 -69
MSC 7/15/23 (64-QAM) 18 -71 17 -68
MSC 8/16/24 (256-QAM) - - 14 -65
MSC 9/17/25 (256-QAM) - - 14 -63
802.11 HT80
MSC 0 (BPSK) - - 18 -83
MSC 1 (QPSK) - - 17 -80
MSC 2 (QPSK) - - 17 -78
MSC 3 (16-QAM) - - 16 -75
MSC 4 (16-QAM) - - 16 -73
MSC 5 (64-QAM) - - 15 -72
MSC 6 (64-QAM) - - 15 -70
MSC 7 (64-QAM) - - 15 -69
MSC 8 (256-QAM) - - 15 -65
MSC 9 (256-QAM) - - 15 -59

Maximum capability of the Hardware provided (Exenculding antenna gain)

Antenna Radiation Patterns:

Antenna Radiation Patterns

Performance Matrix:


802.11ac Performance — Data Rates (Mbps)
Descriptor Data Streams VHT20 Normal GI VHT20 Short GI VHT40 Normal GI VHT40 Short GI VHT80 Normal GI VHT80 Short GI VH160 Normal GI VH160 Short GI
MCS 0 1 6.5 7.2 13.5 15 29.3 32.5 58.6 65
MCS 1 1 13 14.4 27 30 58.5 65 117 130
MCS 2 1 19.5 21.7 40.5 45 87.8 97.5 175.6 195
MCS 3 1 26 28.9 54 60 117 130 234 260
MCS 4 1 39 43.3 81 90 175.5 195 351 390
MCS 5 1 52 57.8 108 120 234 260 468 520
MCS 6 1 58.5 65 121.5 135 263.3 292.5 526.6 585
MCS 7 1 65 72.2 135 150 292.5 325 585 650
MCS 8 1 78 86.7 162 180 351 390 702 780
MCS 9 1 NA NA 180 200 390 433.3 780 866.6
MCS 0 2 13 14.4 27 30 58.5 65 117 130
MCS 1 2 26 28.9 54 60 117 130 234 260
MCS 2 2 39 43.3 81 90 175.5 195 351 390
MCS 3 2 52 57.8 108 120 234 260 468 520
MCS 4 2 78 86.7 162 180 351 390 702 780
MCS 5 2 104 115.6 216 240 468 520 936 1040
MCS 6 2 117 130 243 270 526.5 585 1053 1170
MCS 7 2 130 144.4 270 300 585 650 1170 1300
MCS 8 2 156 173.3 324 360 702 780 1404 1560
MCS 9 2 NA NA 360 400 780 866.7 1560 1733.4
MCS 0 3 19.5 21.7 40.5 45 87.8 97.5 175.6 195
MCS 1 3 39 43.3 81 90 175.5 195 351 390
MCS 2 3 58.5 65 121.5 135 263.3 292.5 526.5 585
MCS 3 3 78 86.7 162 180 351 390 702 780
MCS 4 3 117 130 243 270 526.5 585 1053 1170
MCS 5 3 156 173.3 324 360 702 780 1404 1560
MCS 6 3 175.5 195 364.5 405 NA NA NA NA
MCS 7 3 195 216.7 405 450 877.5 975 1755 1950
MCS 8 3 234 260 486 540 1053 1170 2106 2340
MCS 9 3 260 288.9 540 600 1170 1300 NA NA
MCS 0 4 26 28.9 54 60 117 130 234 260
MCS 1 4 52 57.8 108 120 234 260 468 520
MCS 2 4 78 86.7 162 180 351 390 702 780
MCS 3 4 104 115.6 216 240 468 520 936 1040
MCS 4 4 156 173.3 324 360 702 780 1404 1560
MCS 5 4 208 231.1 432 480 936 1040 1872 2080
MCS 6 4 234 260 486 540 1053 1170 2106 2340
MCS 7 4 260 288.9 540 600 1170 1300 2340 2600
MCS 8 4 312 346.7 648 720 1404 1560 2808 3120
MCS 9 4 NA NA 720 800 1560 1733.3 3120 3466.6

Documentation:

Download the Fortinet FortiAP Universal Access Points Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

Fortinet FortiAP-U423EV Series
FortiAP-U423EV
USA: FREE Ground ShippingFortiAP-U423EV Universal Indoor wireless AP
Universal Indoor wireless AP - 2 x GE RJ45 port, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WAVE 2, dual concurrent dual band (2.4GHz/5GHz), 4x4 MIMO, external antennas, Ceiling/wall mount kit included. For Gigabit PoE injector order: GPI-115(limited features) or GPI-130. For AC power adapter order: SP-FAP400-PA. Region Code A
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List Price: $1,250.00
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