T811-CM

Outdoor 802.11ac Wave2 4x4:4 Wi-Fi Access Point

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Data Sheet

In a fiercely competitive marketplace, multiple system cable operators (MSOs) are looking for new ways to differentiate their services and open new revenue streams. To do it, many are looking to expand branded 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 is the industry's highest performing outdoor 802.11ac 4x4:4 Wave 2 Wi-Fi in a strand-mounted form factor designed to easily integrate with existing HFC networks. It features patented Ruckus BeamFlex+ adaptive antenna technology for RF optimization and interference mitigation to extend wireless range and reliability, combined with an integrated DOCSIS 3.1-, and EuroDOCSIS- backhaul. Available with an omnidirectional antenna, the T811-CM can provide consistent, reliable data access in a wide range of high-density client environments.

The T811-CM is a perfect choice for MSOs looking to deliver branded Wi-Fi connectivity for outdoor hotspot services in neighborhoods, resorts, train stations, and other public locations across their coverage areas. The form factor design affords easy installation and integration with HFC networks—using existing mounting, power, backhaul, customer service systems, and other existing cable assets. Network operators can easily create tiered wireless services at different quality levels, data offload solutions, and other new revenue-generating Wi-Fi services. And they can extend reliable managed wireless services outdoors to locations where Ethernet cabling is too expensive or impractical.

The T811-CM AP incorporates patented technologies found only in the Ruckus Wi-Fi portfolio.

  • Extended coverage with patented BeamFlex+ utilizing multi-directional antenna patterns.
  • Improve throughput with ChannelFly, which dynamically finds less congested Wi-Fi channels to use.

Additionally, using the T811-CM's integrated GPS, operators can automatically establish the exact location of each access point on a network map; greatly simplifying installation and maintenance.

Whether operators are deploying ten or ten thousand APs, the T811-CM is easy to manage through Ruckus SmartZone management services.

Benefits

GREAT OUTDOOR WI-FI

Experience high performance outdoor Wave 2 Wi-Fi with Industrial-grade IP-67 hardened enclosure (-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+™ 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.

AUTOMATE OPTIMAL THROUGHPUT

ChannelFly™ 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

Support services beyond Wi-Fi with Ruckus IoT Suite, Cloudpath security and onboarding software, SPoT Wi-Fi locationing engine, and SCI network analytics.

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Access Point Antenna Pattern

Ruckus' BeamFlex+ adaptive antennas allow the T811-CM Series AP to dynamically choose among a host of antenna patterns (over 4,000 possible combinations) in real-time to establish the best possible connection with every device. This leads to:

  • Better Wi-Fi coverage
  • Reduced RF interference

Traditional omni-directional antennas, found in generic access points, oversaturate the environment by needlessly radiating RF signals in all directions. In contrast, the Ruckus BeamFlex+ adaptive antenna directs the radio signals per-device on a packet by-packet basis to optimize Wi-Fi coverage and capacity in real-time to support high device density environments. BeamFlex+ operates without the need for device feedback and hence can benefit even devices using legacy standards.

Figure 1. Example of BeamFlex+ pattern
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Figure 2. T811 2.4GHz Azimuth
Antenna Patterns
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Figure 3. T811 5GHz Azimuth
Antenna Patterns
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Figure 4. T811 2.4GHz Elevation
Antenna Patterns
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Figure 5. T811 5GHz Elevation
Antenna Patterns
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Note: The outer trace represents the composite RF footprint of all possible BeamFlex+ antenna patterns, while the inner trace represents one BeamFlex+ antenna pattern within the composite outer trace.

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
Spatial Streams
  • 4 streams SU/MU
Radio Chains and Streams
  • 4x4:4
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 2.4GHz and 5GHz
Peak Transmit Power (aggregate across MIMO chains)
  • 2.4GHz: 28dBm
  • 5GHz: 30dBm
Minimum Receive Sensitivity1
  • 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)
2.4GHZ RECEIVE SENSITIVITY
HT20HT40
MCS0MCS7MCS0MCS7
-98-79-95-77
5GHZ RECEIVE SENSITIVITY
VHT20 VHT40 VHT80
MCS0 MCS7 MCS0 MCS7 MCS0 MCS7
-97 -78 -95 -77 -92 -74
2.4GHZ TX POWER TARGET
Rate Pout (dBm)
MCS0 HT20 22
MCS7 HT20 18
MCS0 HT40 17
MCS7 HT40 16
MCS8 VHT20 17
MCS9 VHT40 16
5GHZ TX POWER TARGET
Rate Pout (dBm)
MCS0 VHT20 25
MCS0 VHT80 23
MCS7 VHT40, VHT80 22
MCS9 VHT40, VHT80 19
PERFORMANCE AND CAPACITY
Peak PHY Rates
  • 2.4GHz: 600Mbps
Client Capacity
  • Up to 512 clients per AP
SSID per radio
  • 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
  • Airtime Fairness
  • Airtime-based WLAN
  • Prioritization
Queuing and 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, softGRE
Policy Management Tools
  • Application Visibility and Control
  • Access Control Lists
  • Device Fingerprinting
IoT Capable
  • Yes
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
POWER2
AC Input (over Coax) 40V to 90V RMS 50/60Hz Quasi-Square Wave
Operating Modes Maximum Current Draw Power Consumption
PoE Out Enabled
  • Max Current
  • Draw: 1.75A @50V
  • Min: 56.7W
  • Typical: 67.8W
  • Max: 93.7W
PoE Out Disabled
  • Max Current
  • Draw: 1.02A @50V
  • Min: 23.0W
  • Typical: 31.6W
  • Max: 51.7W
CERTIFICATIONS AND COMPLIANCE
Wi-Fi Alliance3
  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ a, b, g, n, ac
  • Passpoint®, Vantage
Standards Compliance4
  • EN 60950-1 Safety
  • EN 60950-22 Safety
  • EN 61000-4-2/3/5 Immunity
  • EN 50121-1 Railway EMC
  • EN 50121-4 Railway Immunity
  • IEC 61373 Railway Shock & Vibration
  • EN 62311 Human Safety/RF Exposure
  • WEEE & RoHS
  • ISTA 2A Transportation
OTHER RADIO TECHNOLOGIES
GPS
  • GPS, GLONASS
SOFTWARE AND SERVICES
Location Based Services
  • SPoT
Network Analytics
  • SmartCell Insight (SCI)
Security and Policy
  • Cloudpath
ORDERING INFORMATION
T811 OUTDOOR APS
901-T811-US01 T811-CM 802.11ac Wave 2 Outdoor Wireless Access Point, 4x4:4 Stream, Omnidirectional Beamflex+ coverage, 2.4GHz and 5GHz concurrent dual band, one 1GbE PoE+ port, IP-67 Outdoor enclosure. DOCSIS 3.1, supports Low+Mid Frequency Splits on both US and DS. Wi-Fi is band-locked for North America use. -40ºC to 65ºC Operating Temperature. For box contents, see Shipping Container Contents.
901-T811-WW01 T811-CM 802.11ac Wave 2 Outdoor Wireless Access Point, 4x4:4 Stream, Omnidirectional Beamflex+ coverage, 2.4GHz and 5GHz concurrent dual band, one 1GbE PoE+ port, IP-67 Outdoor enclosure. DOCSIS 3.1, supports Low+Mid Frequency Splits on both US and DS. Wi-Fi is NOT band-locked for World-Wide use. -40ºC to 65ºC Operating Temperature. For box contents, see Shipping Container Contents.
901-T811-WW11 T811-CM 802.11ac Wave 2 Outdoor Wireless Access Point, 4x4:4 Stream, Omnidirectional Beamflex+ coverage, 2.4GHz and 5GHz concurrent dual band, one 1GbE PoE+ port, IP-67 Outdoor enclosure. EuroDOCSIS 3.1, supports Mid+High Frequency Splits on both US and DS. Wi-Fi is NOT band-locked for World-Wide use. -40ºC to 65ºC Operating Temperature. For box contents, see Shipping Container Contents.

Warranty: Sold with a limited one year warranty.

For details see: http://support.ruckuswireless.com/warranty

1Rx sensitivity varies by band, channel width and MCS rate.

2Max power varies by country setting, band, and MCS rate.

3For complete list of WFA certifications, please see Wi-Fi Alliance website.

4For current certification status, please see price list.