Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are getting crunched. With little (if any) IT staff available to put in a robust wireless LAN and with budgets squeezed to the hilt, how can SMEs deploy a centrally managed wireless LAN without going broke or crazy?Up to now, SME’s have had two choices: high-end, costly and complex enterprise WLAN systems or affordable but feature-LESS consumer-grade Wi-Fi. Nothing in-between. Those days are gone.For the first time, Ruckus ZoneFlex brings state-of-the-art Wi-Fi advances and packages them into an affordable and easy-to-use “smarter” wireless LAN system. The smarts come from breakthroughs such as dynamic beamforming, Smart Mesh Networking and automatic interference avoidance, that make Wi-Fi signals extend farther and more reliable. But the beauty is that ZoneFlex masks all the complexity of these capabilities – making it simple for SMEs to reap all the benefits without all the headaches. Here are the SME highlights:
Killer coverage: Fewer APs blanket a bigger area, reducing capital and operational costs
Ultra affordable: Robust wireless LAN at a fraction of the cost of conventional alternatives
Fast install: Configuration and deployment in half the time
Simple, simple, simple: A smarter wireless LAN that self-optimizes and is super simple to manage
No costly cabling: Smart meshing allows placement of APs anywhere there is power without having to pull Ethernet cable for connectivity
Just what you need: No more paying for features and functions you don’t want, need or understand
EDUCATION – DEALING WITH HIGH DENSITY ? A major concern within the education market is dealing with high density environments such as classroom and lecture halls. With a flood of Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously accessing the wireless network, the Ruckus ZoneFlex™ system is designed to provide a best-in-class solution for supporting a high-capacity of concurrent wireless users.
Applying patented adaptive antenna technology that gets users on and off the Wi-Fi network quickly, this technology is combined with capabilities including client load balancing, airtime fairness, band steering, and per user rate limiting to ensure hundreds of users can access a single access point that delivers reliable and fast Wi-Fi connectivity.
Schools, school districts, colleges, and universities are all challenged to move up to higher-speed, more reliable Wi-Fi. They want strong security, killer coverage, and connections that don’t drop. They also need Wi-Fi to go to places where no Ethernet cabling has gone before, such as common areas, temporary classrooms, on-campus housing, and every corner of the campus. But for most educational institutions, tighter budgets and busy IT staffs make the transition impossible.Fortunately, Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi is the first technology that gives schools a cost-effective wireless infrastructure that’s in a class by itself. It provides robust, complete coverage and summa-cum-laude performance—at an affordable price.With Ruckus, educational institutions gain:
Consistent, reliable connectivity no other Wi-Fi system can touch
Two to four times the coverage using fewer APs
Low packet loss and high performance
A safer environment with less interference, through “eco-friendly” adaptive signal technology
System self-healing capabilities
The lowest cost of ownership
Support for standard 802.1x, WPA (PSK) and WPA-2 (AES) security, plus automatic wireless setting and encryption key security
NEED TO CONNECT GUEST USERS? Guest pass generation made simple and secure in under 60 seconds with Ruckus. Guest networking is an essential capability required for enterprises, healthcare organizations, schools, hotels and local “hotzones” such as airports, restaurants and othervenues that want to provide Internet connectivity to a myriad of guests while controlling access times, privileges and bandwidth consumption.
An integrated capability within every Ruckus ZoneDirector™ Smart WLAN controller, Ruckus Guest Networking is a highly intuitive, browser-based facility that lets any guestfacing staff generate a unique Wi-Fi guest pass in less than 60 seconds with no confi guration changes required on any client device.
Since the guest WLAN uses the same enterprise infrastructure that carries internal traffi c, Ruckus Guest Networking segregates guest traffic from corporate traffic while providing IT administrators controls for limiting bandwidth and
the amount of connection time that guests can access the network.