Sunday, April 20, 2008

Ruckus Wireless Enters Enterprise WLAN Market

Ruckus Wireless introduced a line of "SmartMesh" products that enable enterprises to deploy extensive wireless LANs that self-organize, self-optimize, and self- heal.

SmartMesh, which extends patented Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi technology, are designed to eliminate the need for cabling to every Wi-Fi access point (AP) and complex, labor-intensive RF planning. Ruckus SmartMesh is based on intelligent beam steering technology pioneered by Ruckus Wireless called Smart Wi-Fi. The use of Smart Wi-Fi antennas also minimizes neighbor node interference within the mesh -- unlike omni-directional antennas that radiate signals in all directions all the time, Smart Wi-Fi signals are directed specifically to the receiver only for the duration of a transmission.

Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi controls the form and direction of Wi-Fi signals, adapting them in real-time to the changing RF environment due to interference, distance and physical obstructions. This enables a wireless LAN with unprecedented reliability, extended coverage and consistent performance.

In addition to SmartMesh, Ruckus Wireless also introduced:

  • ZoneDirector 3000, a line of scalable, easy-to-use enterprise WLAN controllers for Ruckus ZoneFlex APs.

  • Ruckus FlexMaster remote Wi-Fi management system for centralized management of ZoneFlex APs and/or WLANs over a wide area IP network.

Lodgian, one of the largest independent owners and operators of full-service hotels in the United States, is among the first companies to deploy the Ruckus SmartMesh and 802.11n solutions.