Smarter Wi-Fi Fosters The Learning Experience
It's a Required Course of Action For Education
Faster, more dependable Wi-Fi connectivity that’s affordable is fundamental. It must cover large campuses, yet reach every small nook and cranny of a classroom. It must support multimedia applications while providing secure connectivity for staff, students, and guests. Limited budgets and IT staff mean that educators need a new approach. Ruckus passes the test with flying colors.
Dealing With High Density
A major concern within the education market is dealing with high density environments such as lecture halls, gymnasiums, and theaters. With a flood of Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously accessing the wireless network, the Ruckus ZoneFlex™ system is designed to provide a bestin-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.
Campus Coverage: Here, There, Everywhere
Universities and colleges (state/community/private) often encompass large properties with multiple buildings. Getting reliable and complete Wi-Fi coverage within every square foot 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 our patented BeamFlex™ technology that directs signals toward associated clients, picking the best performing path and constantly mitigating interference.
ZoneFlex delivers two to four times the coverage using fewer APs, costing less money and requiring less deployment time. Institutions of higher learning may now deliver Wi-Fi to places where it’s never been before - simply and easily.
“We have an incredible density of users (17,000 students) within a very confined area (1,500,000 sq. ft. high-rise spanning five city blocks), add to that an extraordinarily high amount of interference from surrounding wireless networks and you get a not-so-pretty picture of the challenges we faced. Since deploying Ruckus, we experienced a 10x speed improvement, Wi-Fi blind spots are gone, and our user trouble calls have effectively vanished.”
Chief Information Officer, Baruch College
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.
Smarter Wi-Fi optimized for IP-based video
Video has become an essential application within higher education institutions. 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.
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).
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Customer Story: Western Sydney University
Western Sydney University has seven major campuses located in the western part of Sydney, Australia. The seven campuses are situated over 18 square kilometers with 550 buildings, 10,000 rooms with the school serving 43,000 students and 5,000 in staff. Looking to future proof their wireless network, they turned to Ruckus Wireless.
Customer Story: Sunway University
Sunway is a university located in Malaysia that serves 18,000 students and 1,500 staff members. Sunway was looking for a reliable Wi-Fi network that allowed for seamless onboarding for all of its classroom technology needs.
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