ZoneFlex C110

Wall-plate 2x2:2 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Point with DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem

The ZoneFlex C110 combines a Wave 2 access point, a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem and an Ethernet switch to deliver wired and wireless connectivity over coaxial cable infrastructure. Patented BeamFlex+ technology rejects interference and improves wireless signal quality for any device, anywhere. Included MU-MIMO technology maximizes network efficiency, reducing bottlenecks and enhancing user experience.

The C110 addresses the urgent need of hotel and multi-dwelling unit (MDU) property managers whose facilities are wired only with coaxial cable to deliver high-speed Internet to guests and residents. With the C110, property managers no longer need to re-cable their buildings with Cat5 in order to provide Internet access. Now, they can offer new services such as IPTV and VoIP in addition to great Wi-Fi—all over existing coax.

The C110 is supported by Ruckus controller appliances such as the ZoneDirector and SmartZone or the software-based Virtual SmartZone. With the power of these controller platforms behind it, the C110 enables hotels and MDUs to deliver to their guests and residents enterprise-grade Wi-Fi features such as guest access, tiered Wi-Fi services and Hotspot 2.0.

The C110 delivers world-class reliable wireless connectivity, improving customer experience and enhancing customer loyalty without the need for cost-prohibitive infrastructure upgrades.

C110 will be sold by approved DOCSIS Brocade Partners only as its installation requires specialized knowledge of Cable Modems and CMTS equipment. Please contact local Brocade sales team on all C110 opportunities.

Fast Wi-Fi Connectivity
Integrated BeamFlex+ Smart Adaptive Antenna Technology
BeamFlex+ support for up to 2 dB of additional gain and 5 dB of interference mitigation
Polarization Diversity with Maximal Ratio Combining (PD-MRC) ensures reliable connectivity for mobile devices
MU-MIMO improves network performance with efficient airtime utilization to benefit both Wave 2 and non-Wave 2 clients
High-Speed Backhaul
DOSCIS 3.0 cable modem enables high-speed backhaul over existing coax infrastructure
Converged IP services
Multiple SSIDs, port-based VLANs and robust authentication options make the C110 ideal for supporting concurrent IP-based services such as VoIP, IPTV, high-speed Internet access and in-room device connectivity over both wired (over Ethernet) and wireless
Flexible Deployment Options
Enable C110’s to be supported in standalone mode or centrally managed by Ruckus ZoneDirector or SmartZone controllers
Power and mounting
Powered by 12V DC power adapter (included)
Mounts to worldwide standard electrical outlet boxes

Minimum System Requirements

  • Description
    Wall-plate Dual-band 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Point with DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem
  • Maximum PHY rate
    867 Mbps (5GHz) 300 Mbps (2.4GHz)
  • Wi-Fi technology
    802.11ac Wave 2 (5GHz) 802.11n (2.4GHz)
  • Concurrent users
    100 clients per AP
  • Radio chains:streams
    2x2:2
  • BeamFlex gains
    Up to 2dB
  • Max. interference mitigation
    5dB
  • PD-MRC
    Yes
  • Rx sensitivity
    -96dBm(2.4GHz)/-95dBm(5GHz)
  • ChannelFly
    Yes
  • Smart meshing
    Yes
  • USB
    Yes
  • Ethernet ports
    2

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.