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.
Coverage: Here, There, Everywhere
Universities, colleges, and primary/high schools often encompass large properties with many buildings. Getting good Wi-Fi coverage to every nook and cranny of each facility without deploying a huge number of access points has been a real challenge. The Ruckus ZoneFlex family of products delivers the best possible Wi-Fi coverage using high gain directional antenna arrays. Our patented BeamFlex™ technology directs signals toward associated clients, picking the best performing path and constantly routing signals around interference as it is encountered. ZoneFlex delivers two to four times the coverage using fewer APs and costing far fewer dollars. Schools can now take Wi-Fi to places where it’s never been before — simply and easily.
Strong Wi-Fi Security, Simple to Administer
Educational organizations want strong security to separate staff and students. Now they have it. In addition to supporting standard 802.1X security, the patented Dynamic Pre-Shared Key technology automates the process of configuring wireless settings and encryption keys on every Wi-Fi-enabled device. A new user simply connects to the Ethernet LAN and authenticates against any standard authentication (AAA) server via a captive portal hosted on the Ruckus ZoneDirector. Upon successful authentication the user receives a unique 63-byte encryption key and WLAN settings.
No Ethernet? No Problem
For many educational institutions, Ethernet is not ubiquitous.
What about portables, cafeterias, auditoriums and assembly halls? Unlike other WLAN solutions, the Ruckus ZoneFlex system employs Smart Mesh Networking,allowing schools to easily add Wi-Fi by simply plugging them into a power outlet. This eliminates adding additional Ethernet cabling and unnecessary expenses. An advanced smart antenna array ensures unprecedented reliability for the mesh backbone minimizing packet loss, steering signals over the fastest paths, and increasing range between mesh nodes.
Eliminate Recurring Broadband Costs with Point-To-Multipoint, Long Range Wi-Fi
Many schools pay exorbitant costs for running fixed broadband lines to each school or site. New 5GHz, 802.11n high-performance bridges effectively eliminate these recurring costs — saving schools tens of thousands of dollars each year. A pair of Wi-Fi bridges can deliver up to 190 Mbps at 1.5 kilometers and offers performance up to 50 Mbps at 10 km (LoS).
Smarter Wi-Fi Optimized for IP-Based Video
Video has become an essential application within higher education as well as K-12 markets. IP-based video cameras and streaming IP-based video content over Wi-Fi is now taking center stage. Our heritage as a company has been focused on supporting IP-based video over Wi-Fi. Through the use of our patented adaptive antenna array and heuristics-based traffic classification and prioritization, the Ruckus ZoneFlex system delivers flicker-free video to laptops, tablets, and even televisions. Our products and technology have been uniquely designed to support latency-sensitive traffic types such as streaming HD video.
UC-Wireless with Ruckus Delivers Top 10 Wi-Fi Musts
- Wi-Fi coverage everywhere
2x to 4x coverage improvement through integrated long-range, high-gain antenna array
- Reliable client connectivity
Adaptive beamsteering automatically avoids interference and steers signals over the best performing paths
- Consistent Wi-Fi performance at range
Massive antenna diversity and client feedback ensures highest data rates to end stations
- Indoor and outdoor managed as one
Unified configuration, administration, and management of all APs through a single interface
- Multimedia support
Automatic interference mitigation ensures flicker-free streaming of voice and video
- High density environments
Band steering and airtime fairness enables a large number of concurrent users
- No new cabling
Highly adaptive and reliable Wi-Fi meshing eliminates the need to cable every AP
- Flexible deployment options
Deploy APs with or without a controller, install controllers on-site or in remote locations
- Robust but simplified security options
Automatic generation and installation of unique per user encryption keys (Dynamic PSK)
- Easy to configure and deploy
Graphical user interface with easy to understand point and click commands