The AP 7181 is a high-performance, multi-radio 802.11n access point featuring superb network capacity, a maximum data rate of 300 Mbps and Motorola’s unique intelligent ADEPT (ADvanced Element Panel Technology) antenna system. With the exclusive, ADEPT (ADvanced Element Panel Technology) antenna system, the AP 7181 achieves maximum data rates of up to 300 Mbps by delivering a reliable dual data stream in an outdoor environment. Leveraging multiple transmit and receive RF chains and dual polarized antennas, the AP 7181 achieves superior mesh throughput throughout a coverage area.
The AP 7181 is the result of years of customer research and development and is designed specifically to meet the outdoor network needs of municipal agencies, transit systems, and enterprises.
Superior Antenna Technology
Motorola's intelligent ADEPT (ADvanced Element Panel Technology) antenna system was developed specifically for the AP 7181. The fully integrated ADEPT antenna system in the AP 7181 eliminates the self-shadowing interference and coverage challenges inherent to stick antenna designs. In addition, a software controllable down tilt feature allows network operators to enhance coverage remotely without the cost of changing antennas or hiring bucket trucks to make the necessary adjustments. Its aesthetically pleasing package brings access point design to an entirely new level.
The AP 7181 features 2.4 GHz and 5.x GHz radios that support a 3X3 MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) scheme, reaching a maximum data rate of 300 Mbps. The additional capacity delivers improvements at both the client and backhaul levels. The MIMO technology is combined with high performance radios designed by Motorola to maintain high power transmissions at some of the highest data rates. This results in new capabilities to clients in a mesh network, including improved data uplink, as well as enhancing the ability to send and receive data. These radios, coupled with the ability to use 40 MHz channel widths, allows the added capacity of the AP 7181 to be leveraged for advanced applications.
Excellent Mesh Routing
The AP 7181 offers robust data connections throughout the network by leveraging Motorola's leading routing technology, MeshConnex™. MeshConnex provides efficient routing, low latency, low routing overhead, high-speed handoffs and proven scalability. The Opportunistic Radio Link Adaptation (ORLA) is a key decision-making element within MeshConnex, designed to select data rates that will provide the best throughput at any given time. ORLA helps ensure Motorola Mesh Wide Area Networks deliver sustained throughput at the highest possible data rate. The AP 7181 features fast hand-offs, intelligent routing and seamless security, all key mobility enhancements exclusive to Motorola. The AP 7181 enables a true mobile office in the field, keeping highly mobile workers connected to key office applications, resulting in improved response times and greater process efficiencies.
Mesh Wide Area Network Management and Deployment
The AP 7181 has been designed to provide added flexibility in both mounting location and software configuration to help minimize deployment and installation costs, maximize ROI and provide for a lower total cost of ownership (TCO). The unit’s deployment process offers a clear work flow and organized menu options for configuration. Coupled with network wide management through One Point Wireless Manager, one application can be used to monitor and maintain AP 7181 configuration consistency throughout a deployed network, and further assist with post deployment optimization via templates and discovery of installed nodes.