T811-CM Series Outdoor Access Point

Outdoor 4x4:4 2.4/5GHz 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi access point with DOCSIS 3.1 backhaul

In a competitive marketplace, cable operators are looking to differentiate their services and grow revenues by extending broadband Wi-Fi throughout their coverage areas. But overlaying existing hybrid fiber coax (HFC) cable networks with new Wi-Fi services can be a complex and expensive proposition.

The Ruckus T811-CM outdoor access point delivers the industry’s highest performing 802.11ac Wave 2 4x4:4 Wi-Fi in a lightweight, strand-mounted form factor that easily integrates with existing HFC networks. It features patented Ruckus’ technology to extend wireless range and reliability, combined with an integrated DOCSIS 3.1- and EuroDOCSIS cable modem. Available with an omnidirectional antenna, the T811-CM delivers consistent, reliable data access in a wide range of high-density environments.

Great Outdoor Wi-Fi
Experience high performance outdoor Wave 2 Wi-Fi with Industrial-grade IP-67 hardened enclosures (-40°C to +65°C) with GPS and DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem.
Great Wi-Fi Performance
Provide a great user experience no matter how challenging the environment with BeamFlex+TM adaptive antenna technology using multiple directional antenna patterns. Additionally, with DOCSIS 3.1, the T811-CM delivers 1+Gbps over coax cable on the backhaul.
Get Optimal Throughput
ChannelFlyTM dynamic channel technology uses machine learning to automatically find the least congested channels. You always get the highest throughput the band can support.
Serve More Devices
Connect more devices simultaneously with two MU-MIMO spatial streams and concurrent dual-band 2.4/5GHz radios while enhancing non-Wave 2 device performance.
Multiple Management Options
Manage the T811-CM from on-premises or remote physical/virtual appliances.
More Than Wi-Fi
Enhance your network with Cloudpath security and management software, SPoT real-time Wi-Fi location engine and analytics software, and SCI network analytics.

Overview

  • Descrpition
    Outdoor 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi Access Point with DOCSIS Backhaul
  • Maximum PHY rate
    • 2.4GHz: 600 Mbps
    • 5GHz: 1733 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi Technology
    IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Concurrent Users
    512
  • Radio Chains/Streams
    4x4:4
  • Antenna Gains
    3dBi
  • PD-MRC
    Yes
  • Rx Sensitivity
    • 2.4GHz: -102dBm
    • 5GHz: -96dBm
  • ChannelFly
    Yes
  • SmartMesh
    Yes
  • Ethernet Ports
    1
  • USB
    Yes
  • Operating Temperature
    -40ºC (-40ºF) to 65ºC (149ºF)

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Standards
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wave 2
Supported Rates
  • 802.11ac: 6.5 to 1733 Mbps
  • 802.11n: 6.5 to 600Mbps
  • 802.11a/g: 6 to 54 Mbps
  • 802.11b: 1 to 11 Mbps
Supported Channels
  • 2.4GHz: 1-13
  • 5GHz: 36-64, 100-144, 149-165
MIMO
  • 4x4 SU-MIMO
  • 4x4 MU-MIMO
Spatial Streams
4 streams SU/MU
Channelization
20, 40, 80, 160MHz
Security
  • WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP, WPA2 AES, 802.11i, Dynamic PSK
  • WIPS/WIDS
Other Wi-Fi Features
  • WMM, Power Save, Tx Beamforming, LDPC, STBC, 802,11r/k/v
  • Hotspot, Hotspot 2.0
  • Captive Portal
  • WISPr

RF

Antenna Type
  • BeamFlex+ adaptive antennas
  • Polarization: 2 Vertical & 2 Horizontal
Antenna Gain (Max)
3dBi for both 2.4 & 5GHz
Peak Transmit Power (Aggregate across MIMO chains)
  • 2.4GHz: 28dBm
  • 5GHz: 30dBm
Minimum Receive Sensitivity*
  • 2.4GHz: -102dBm
  • 5GHz: -96dBm
Frequency Bands
  • ISM 2.4-2.484GHz
  • U-NII-1 5.15-5.25GHz
  • U-NII-2A 5.25-5.35GHz
  • U-NII-2C 5.47-5.725GHz
  • U-NII-3 5.725-5.85GHz
Notes
* Rx sensitivity varies by band, channel width and MCS rate.

2.4GHz Receive Sensitivity

MCS0 HT20
- 98
MCS7 HT20
-79
MCS0 HT40
-95
MCS7 HT40
-77

5GHz Receive Sensitivity

MCS0 VHT20
-97
MCS7 VHT20
-78
MCS0 VHT40
-95
MCS7 VHT40
-77
MCS0 VHT80
- 92
MCS7 VHT80
-74

2.4GHz Tx Power Target

MCS0 HT20
22
MCS7 HT20
18
MCS0 HT40
17
MCS7 HT40
16
MCS8 VHT20
17
MCS9 VHT40
16

5GHz Tx Power Target

MCS0 VHT20
25
MCS0 VHT80
23
MCS7 VHT40, VHT80
22
MSC9 VHT40, VHT80
19

Performance & Capacity

Peak PHY Rates
2.4GHz: 600 Mbps
Client Capacity
Up to 512 clients per AP
SSID
Up to 32 per AP

Ruckus Radio Management

Antenna Optimization
  • BeamFlex+
  • Polarization Diversity with Maximal Ratio Combining (PD-MRC)
Wi-Fi Channel Management
  • ChannelFly
  • Background Scan Based
Client Density Management
  • Adaptive Band Balancing
  • Client Load Balancing
  • Airtime Fairness
  • Airtime-based WLAN Prioritization
Queuing & Scheduling
SmartCast
Mobility
SmartRoam
Diagnostic Tools
  • Spectrum Analysis
  • SpeedFlex

Networking

Controller Platform Support
SmartZone
Mesh
  • SmartMesh™ wireless meshing technology
  • Self-healing Mesh
IP
IPv4, IPv6
VLAN
  • 802.1Q
  • BSSID-based (16 BSSIDs / radio)
  • Port-based
  • Dynamic, per user based on RADIUS
802.1x
  • Wired & wireless
  • Authenticator & Supplicant
Tunnel
RuckusGRE, soft-GRE
Policy Management Tools
  • Application Visibility and Control
  • Access Control Lists
  • Device Fingerprinting

Physical Interfaces

Ethernet
1 x 1GbE port PoE-out (802.3at), RJ-45
USB
1 USB 2.0 port, Type A
Fiber
SFP, 1Gbps, EPON, 1000BASE-lx
Cable Modem
Type F, DOCSIS 3.1

Physical Characteristics

Physical Size
  • 44.2 (L) x 24.98 (W) x 15.43 (H) cm
  • 17.4 (L) x 9.84 (W) x 6.07 (H) in
Weight
7.15kg (15.73lbs)
Ingress Protection
IP-67. ASTM B117 (Salt Spray)
Mounting
Strand
Operating Temperature
-40ºC (-40ºF) to 65ºC (149ºF)
Operating Humidity
Up to 95%, non-condensing

Cable Modem

DOCSIS version
1.0/1.1/2.0/3.0/3.1 compliant and certified
Channel Bonding
Supports 8 downstream channels and 4 upstream channels
Support and management
  • Embedded diagnostics web interface
  • Status LEDs
  • SNMP management

Power Consumption

PoE Out Enabled
  • Max Current
  • Draw: 1.75A @50V
  • Minimum Power Consumption: 56.7W
  • Typical Power Consumption: 67.8W
  • Maximum Power Consumption: 93.7W
PoE Out Disabled
  • Max Current
  • Draw: 1.02A @50V
  • Minimum Power Consumption: 23.0W
  • Typical Power Consumption: 31.6W
  • Maximum Power Consumption: 51.7W

Certifications & Compliance

Wi-Fi Alliance*
  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ a, b, g, n, ac
  • Passpoint®, Vantage
Standards Compliance*
  • EN 60950-1 Safety
  • EN 60601-1-2 Medical
  • EN 61000-4-2/3/5 Immunity
  • EN 50121-1 Railway EMC
  • EN 50121-4 Railway Immunity
  • IEC 61373 Railway Shock & Vibration
  • UL 2043 Plenum
  • EN 62311 Human Safety/RF Exposure
  • WEEE & RoHS
  • ISTA 2A Transportation
Notes
  • * For complete list of WFA certifications, please see Wi-Fi Alliance website.
  • * For current certification status, please see price list

ChannelFly Advanced Channel Selection

Performance Optimization

What it means:

The ChannelFly dynamic channel management technology in Ruckus APs improves wireless performance by dynamically switching a client to a better channel when the one it’s using starts to degrade.

Why you should care:

Most modern WLAN products can change a client’s channel when the one it’s using gets clogged with interference or too many devices. But there’s no point in switching channels unless you know the new one will actually provide more capacity. And most channel management strategies don’t do a great job of predicting. ChannelFly technology assesses all available channels to measure the real-world capacity improvement each one can provide before it directs the AP to switch channels.

ChannelFly technology was originally developed for use in carrier Wi-Fi environments, where channels are highly congested. Even in these dense public settings, it delivers multi-fold improvements in AP and network capacity—within seconds, automatically.

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.