7781-CM

Outdoor 3x3:3 2.4/5GHz strand-mounted 802.11n Wi-Fi access point with integrated cable modem

The Ruckus 7781CM is the highest performing 3x3:3 strand-mounted access point that combines dual-band 802.11n patented smart antenna array technology with an integrated DOCSIS 3.0, EuroDOCSIS and Japan certified modem to deliver unprecedented range and reliability for multiple system cable operators (MSOs).

The 7781CM is ideal for MSOs expanding branded broadband services throughout their coverage area. The 7781CM is a lightweight access point with a minimal form factor that can be easily installed and integrated with the cable operator’s HFC network. It leverages existing cable assets, including mounting, power, backhaul and customer service systems to quickly and easily extend wireless services to cable operators’ customers.

Integrates BeamFlex™ Smart Antenna Technology
Concurrent 802.11n dual-band radios maximize capacity and coverage
3x3:3 support for theoretical throughput of 900 Mbps
BeamFlex adaptive antenna technology combined with unique interference mitigation technology delivers up to an additional 6dB of statistical gain for a better user experience
Polarization diversity with maximal ratio combining delivers up to 4 dB of additional gain on the uplink
Support for up to 500 users per AP
Easy Installation
Lightweight, environmentally hardened, strand-mounted enclosure simplifies aerial deployment
Flexible mounting options available for street pedestals, poles and exterior walls
Integrated DOCSIS 3.0, EuroDOCSIS and Japan certified cable modem
Fiber backhaul possible with optional Fiber Interface
Leverages existing HFC infrastructure for power with Power-over-Coax
Integrated GPS for auto-location
PoE output allows connecting other devices such as an IP camera
True Plug-And Play Multimedia Wireless LAN (WLAN)
Provide broadband data services in heavily traffic outdoor area and nearby businesses
Create different qualities of service for various WLANs to provide tiered services
BeamFlex and expert QoS software optimize delay-sensitive, IP video and voice-over-Wi-Fi (VoFi)
Centrally managed as part of a unified indoor/outdoor wireless LAN
Remote reboots between APs and Cable Modem Management minimizes truck rolls
Hardened enclosure for harsh outdoor environments
IP-67 rated, water and dust proof enclosure
Extended operating temperature range from -40 to +65°C
Operating humidity range from 5% to 100%
  • Description
    Outdoor strand-mounted 802.11n AP with integrated cable modem
  • Maximum PHY rate
    450 Mbps (5GHz)
    450 Mbps (2.4GHz)
  • Wi-Fi technology
    802.11n (2.4/5GHz)
  • Concurrent users
    512
  • Radio chains:streams
    3x3:3
  • BeamFlex gains
    6dB
  • Max. interference mitigation
    15dB
  • PD-MRC
    Yes
  • Rx sensitivity
    -101dBm
  • ChannelFly
    Yes
  • Smart meshing
    Yes
  • USB
    No
  • Ethernet ports
    1

BeamFlex Adaptive Antenna Technology

Performance Optimization

What it means:

Smart, compact adaptive antenna systems containing multiple elements that electrically manipulate antenna properties so as to create optimal antenna patterns for each device with which they communicate.

Why you should care:

Traditional wireless antennas are either “omnidirectional” (radiating signals in all directions) or “directional” (radiating signals in one direction). Ruckus BeamFlex Adaptive Antenna Technology takes a more adaptable approach. BeamFlex technology enables the antenna system within a Ruckus AP to continually sense and optimize for its environment.

This antenna system mitigates radio interference, noise and network performance issues, and improves application flows. The results:

  • Increased performance and range
  • Crystal clear video and voice communications
  • Maximized power efficiency

BeamFlex+ is an enhancement to Ruckus BeamFlex adaptive antenna technology by providing adaptive support to mobile devices. BeamFlex+ enables antennas to adapt to client device orientation in addition to client device location.

Dynamic Pre-shared Key (DPSK)

Security and Onboarding

What it means:

Dynamic Pre-Shared Key (DPSK) is a Ruckus developed technology that provides secure access and simplicity by providing each device or user with a unique PSK credential. Traditional Pre-shared keys (PSK) are shared by all users on a WLAN, giving it inherent vulnerabilities. If the passphrase is compromised, traffic for the entire WLAN is subject to eavesdropping and decryption by any passive observer. Further, to maintain security, all devices on the WLAN will need to be re-provisioned—this is true for all forms of passphrase compromise, including intentional or unintentional sharing, cracking, or device theft. DPSK is a Ruckus extension to the standard by which each and every associated device is issued its own unique passphrase, which is used for authentication and to create encryption keys. By provisioning each device uniquely, you get the benefits of per-device or per-user credentials found in 802.1X, but you maintain the usability and network simplicity benefits of PSK. Credentials can be created and revoked individually, and controlled with expiration intervals. Each DPSK can also be tied to a unique role or policy (even on a single WLAN), such as VLAN, ACLs, rate limits, and more.

Why you should care:

DPSK strengthens the security of the wireless network by vastly reducing the attack footprint of PSKs. It also reduces IT overhead, adds policy flexibility, and improves administrator visibility and control.