The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2017-06-14T00:10:53Z Ruckus Expands High-Performance Network Infrastructure Offerings to Deliver Simply Better Wired and Wireless Connections 2017-06-14T00:10:53Z ruckus-expands-high-performance-network-infrastructure-offerings-to-deliver-simply-better-wired-and-wireless-connections Ruckus, a part of Brocade, announced it now offers both wired and wireless networking for enterprise, hospitality, service provider, government and small-and-medium business (SMB) customers worldwide. By combining its industry-leading wireless products with the ICX® wired switching portfolio from Brocade, Ruckus now offers a complete line of high-performance access infrastructure designed to optimise the end-user experience, simplify network setup and management for IT managers, and help business leaders deliver great experiences for their employees, guests and customers. As part of its expanded offering to deliver simply better connections, Ruckus announced a new multi-gigabit solution that delivers more efficient performance while providing flexible scalability and simplified management to meet the needs of businesses and organisations of all types and sizes.   “The expansion of Ruckus to include both wired and wireless products is a tremendous opportunity for us to carry forward the outstanding ICX product line and technology innovation we have gained as part of Brocade,” said Dan Rabinovitsj, chief operating officer of Ruckus, a part of Brocade. “Combining the product lines means we can offer our partners a comprehensive set of access infrastructure and meet customers’ networking needs beyond simply wireless, without sacrificing performance. Our new multi-gig solution sets the tone for the type of innovation to come.”   The new ICX 7150 Z-Series switch and Ruckus R720 access point (AP) together solve the problems associated with increasing device densities and bandwidth-consuming applications by maximising network access performance with a complete multi-gigabit 802.11ac Wave 2 solution. The Ruckus solution does not require the need to rip and replace existing CAT 5e cabling infrastructure – the switch and AP can simply be dropped into current environments, thus substantially saving costs and installation time while increasing performance.   The latest addition to the Ruckus portfolio also includes Cloudpath Enrollment System software, a security and policy management platform that enables organisations to easily establish secure, policy-based access for all wired and wireless devices. Cloudpath is infrastructure-agnostic, allowing organisations to apply a single unified approach to device security and policy, regardless of client OS or underlying networking infrastructure.   “The announcement that Ruckus will expand its solution set by fully incorporating wired Ethernet switching into its portfolio makes absolute sense and was expected as part of the acquisition announcement from ARRIS earlier this year,” said Nolan Greene, senior research analyst, IDC. “With this new multi-gig solution, Ruckus is formally expressing its intent to be a dominant player in the network access infrastructure market for its target segments—education, hospitality, service provider, government and SMB.”  Optimising Wired and Wireless Access   End-user quality-of-service expectations are increasing but IT budgets and time aren’t rising with them. Ruckus has developed two new products designed to work in combination to deliver the performance end users expect with the scalability, manageability and value IT departments require:     Ruckus ICX 7150 Z-Series Switch. A full-featured layer 3-capable 48-port switch that includes sixteen 2.5 GbE ports and thirty-two 10/100/1000 ports. The 7150-Z includes dual hot-swappable power supplies and fans and is stackable with other switches in the ICX 7150 family. Eight 10 GbE uplink/stacking ports doubles stacking and uplink bandwidth over previous ICX 7150 models.   Ruckus R720 Access Point. A 4x4:4 dual-band 802.11ac Wave 2 AP with one 10/100/1000 and one 2.5 GbE port. Featuring patented BeamFlex+™ and ChannelFly™ technologies, the R720 is capable of 160MHz and 80+80MHz channelization and is designed for use in high-density indoor applications.   When paired, the new switch and AP uniquely solve the IT challenge of accommodating spiking network traffic—caused by increased device density and bandwidth-intensive applications—while minimising deployment time and expense.  Partner and Customer Support “By partnering with Ruckus for wired and wireless networking, we were able to provide an unparalleled Internet connection throughout the Dr Pepper Ballpark that truly elevates the overall fan experience,” said Sam Darwish, chief executive officer, Skinny IT. “The team made it easy to quickly set up the high-performance network. As a result, the Frisco RoughRiders’ future engagement campaign initiatives will be able to utilise fan data collected by the reliable APs located across the stadium.”   “Providing Wi-Fi to our fans was a top priority for us this year, but we are also excited to gain a significant amount of fan information from the Ruckus APs that Skinny IT installed throughout the ballpark,” said Matt Ratliff, senior director of marketing and promotions, Frisco RoughRiders. “This technology takes our Internet connection to the next level and allows us to have a robust network providing data back to our team for future initiatives.”   “At Vology, it is our goal to deliver the best possible wired and wireless products and solutions to our customers. We’re able to accomplish this by partnering with technology experts who continue to innovate in these areas,” said Keith Archibald, chief technology officer, Vology. “Partnering with Ruckus gives us the opportunity to deploy a unique set of cost-effective products. When connectivity really matters, we know we can rely on Ruckus to provide a seamless experience."   The Ruckus R720 AP is available now and has an MSRP of $1,295 (USD). The ICX 7150 Z-Series switch can be ordered now and is planned to ship next month with an MSRP starting at $6,150 (USD).  About RuckusRuckus, a business unit of Brocade, delivers simply better connections, so you can deliver awesome customer experiences. Ruckus’ high-performance network infrastructure provides secure, reliable access to applications and services no matter how tough the environment. Ruckus innovates across wireless and wired technology to meet industry-specific needs. When connectivity really matters, organisations turn to Ruckus.  About Brocade Brocade® (NASDAQ: BRCD) networking solutions help the world’s leading organisations turn their networks into platforms for business innovation. With solutions spanning public and private data centres to the network edge, Brocade is leading the industry in its transition to the New IP network infrastructures required for today’s era of digital business. (www.brocade.com)   # # #  © 2017 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.These products and features and their availability are subject to change at the sole discretion of Brocade, and Brocade shall have no liability for delay in the delivery or failure to deliver any of the products or features described herein.Ruckus, Ruckus Wireless and SP Cloud are trademarks of Ruckus Wireless, Inc. in the United States and other countries.Brocade, the B-wing symbol, and MyBrocade are registered trademarks of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., in the United States and in other countries.  Other brands, product names, or service names mentioned of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. are listed at www.brocade.com/en/legal/brocade-Legal-intellectual-property/brocade-legal-trademarks.html.  Other marks may belong to third parties. Ruckus Wireless grows its Wi-Fi ANZ team 2013-02-07T12:02:32Z ruckus-wireless-grows-its-wi-fi-anz-team Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS), recognised globally for its Smart Wi-Fi™ technology in the rapidly expanding mobile Internet infrastructure market, has announced two senior appointments to its expanding sales and support team in the ANZ region. Based in Sydney, Australia, Rob Post takes on the role of Australian Northern Regional Sales Manager while Matt Hall takes on the new position of Senior Presales Consultant in Auckland, New Zealand.   As of December 2012, Ruckus Wireless ANZ channel partner numbers have doubled from the previous year. “It’s all about supporting our partners and our mutual customers,” said Carl Jefferys, Ruckus Wireless ANZ Country Manager. “We need great people on board and we now have another two outstanding Ruckus ANZ team members.”   Rob Posthas an outstanding record of success over a 25 year IT&C sales career, encompassing both reseller and vendor positions, in both management and business development roles. He has had varied roles at iconic organisations such as D-Link, IBM and Acer Computers. His 12 year sales tenure at Hewlett Packard (HP) saw him embracing various positions, focused on networking solution sales, working and engaging successfully with the reseller channel to address end user account requirements.   Matt Hall is charged with leading all technical consulting activities in New Zealand. His extensive technical experience, supported by an impressive list of industry certifications and complex deployments, ensures New Zealand partners and customers will be serviced at the highest level. He has worked at Connector Systems, Ministry of Social Development, New Zealand International Campus and a number of secondary education institutions throughout New Zealand.   “Not only does Rob have a wealth of experience in the ICT industry, he has an outstanding reputation for genuinely developing and nurturing partner and customer relationships. Matt’s technical expertise and energy will also ensure the success of Ruckus in our rapidly growing New Zealand marketplace. One of our main goals at Ruckus is to make Wi-Fi better and easier to use for everyone, and we have the right people in ANZ to guarantee we achieve that,” concluded Jefferys.   # # #   ABOUT RUCKUS WIRELESS Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Ruckus Wireless (NYSE: RKUS) is a global supplier of advanced wireless systems for the rapidly expanding mobile Internet infrastructure market. With 2011 revenues of $120 million, the company offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor "Smart Wi-Fi" products to mobile carriers, broadband service providers, and corporate enterprises, and has more than 18,000 customers worldwide. Ruckus technology addresses Wi-Fi capacity and coverage challenges caused by the ever-increasing amount of traffic on wireless networks due to accelerated adoption of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Ruckus invented and has patented state-of-the-art wireless voice, video, and data technology innovations, such as adaptive antenna arrays that extend signal range, increase client data rates, and avoid interference, ensuring consistent and reliable distribution of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 Wi-Fi. For more information, visit http://www.ruckuswireless.com. Latest Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi innovations take complexity out of optimising Wi-Fi networks 2013-01-31T06:51:02Z latest-ruckus-smart-wi-fi-innovations-take-complexity Sydney, 31January 2013 – Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS)has introduced SmartWay™ and BeamFlex+™, two new Smart Wi-Fi technologies, which simplify the administration and improve the performance of mobile devices and traffic over Smart Wi-Fi networks.   The proliferation of mobile devices within organisations of all types is creating new performance and management challenges for IT administrators. Not only are users now armed with multiple Wi-Fi-enabled devices that are much more mobile in nature compared to traditional laptops, but network infrastructure services and devices, such as printers, projectors, digital media receivers and file servers, are becoming mobile with the integration of Wi-Fi.   Network services devices that have historically been accessible through wired Ethernet connections are now integrating Wi-Fi to provide greater deployment flexibility. For these devices to be accessible by users on Wi-Fi networks, they must advertise themselves. These advertisements, often performed by multicast protocols such as Bonjour or UPnP, create unique challenges that administrators need to solve.   Real problems needing smarter answers New mobile devices such as Apple iPhones, iPads and AppleTV operating on Wi-Fi networks can generate large volumes of traffic as these multicast protocols constantly advertise the availability of the devices. This broadcast traffic is transmitted at lower speeds and spills across the entire wireless local area network (WLAN), slowing down the performance and capacity of WLANs.   Beyond controlling new mobile traffic on Wi-Fi networks, the use of mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones presents new performance and connectivity problems as the orientation of these devices constantly changes.   “This causes a signal imbalance between the communication of Wi-Fi access points [APs] and client devices, resulting in the degradation of Wi-Fi performance,” said Carl Jefferys, ANZ country manager for Ruckus Wireless.”The new Ruckus SmartWay and BeamFlex+ technologies were specifically developed to solve these problems.”   SmartWay: beyond Bonjour bridging Ruckus SmartWay is a new, free software capability supported within the Ruckus ZoneFlex software operating system. The new Smart Wi-Fi software technology not only simplifies the administration and optimisation of service discovery traffic, such as Apple Bonjour and UPnP protocols over Smart Wi-Fi networks, it also supports advanced facilities to restrict or “fence” these services to a given access point, group of access points or a particular geographic area.   Ideally suited for K-12 and higher education environments, SmartWay helps organisations enable users with Apple devices to exploit other resources on their networks. “For example, SmartWay makes Apple Bonjour services such as AirPrint, AirPlay, and the Apple Filing Protocol (AFP) used in wireless printers and multimedia devices usable and controllable across subnets,” said Jefferys.   Current competitive approaches simply bridge all multicast traffic (eg Bonjour) between two virtual LANs (VLANs) or bridge the traffic from a single VLAN to all VLANs on a service-by-service basis creating security concerns as resources are visible in undesired locations.   For example, without SmartWay, a teacher can use AirPlay to transmit from an iPad to the Apple TV in the classroom only if both devices are on the same subnet. Now, with SmartWay support for Bonjour, the teacher can access any AppleTV as well as have any student transmit from their iPad (on the student Wi-Fi network) to the Apple TV (on a different Wi-Fi network).   Wi-Fi deployments supporting multicast traffic such as Bonjour or UPnP can quickly get out of control if not scaled properly. Rather than flooding the network with traffic from all devices and subnets, Ruckus SmartWay selectively bridges this traffic to the subnets of choice.   Ruckus is natively integrating SmartWay support for bridging Bonjour and other multicast traffic directly into its ZoneFlex software system. This allows service discovery traffic to be selectively bridged across subnets to enable large-scale deployments without overloading the network.   BeamFlex+: adapting Wi-Fi signals to changing device orientation Ruckus BeamFlex+ adds essential technology to Ruckus-patented BeamFlex adaptive antenna arrays. BeamFlex+ is polarisation-agnostic and automatically adjusts to deliver the best performance, regardless of the way in which client devices are sending Wi-Fi signals.   Ruckus BeamFlex+ is available immediately and supported at no cost in select Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi APs that integrate Ruckus-patented dual-polarised adaptive antenna systems.   As mobile devices change their orientation, BeamFlex+ enables Ruckus APs to ensure the highest possible throughput. Simply altering the orientation of a mobile device or the angle of a laptop can cause dramatic changes in Wi-Fi performance and reliable connectivity. “Traditional access points typically don’t have the ability to optimise or adapt to these types of changes within new, mobile device-rich Wi-Fi environments,” said Jefferys.   BeamFlex+ uniquely leverages maximal ratio combining (MRC) technology in combination with polarisation diversity to improve the reception of signals from different orientations for more reliable communication. This enables BeamFlex+ enabled Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi access points to ‘listen’ to Wi-Fi transmissions that are sent in different ways from client devices, ensuring more consistent Wi-Fi connections. With BeamFlex+, customers can effectively optimise the signal strength to realise significant improvements in performance and reliable connectivity.   Recent advances in Wi-Fi standards, such as 802.11n, now allow several parallel data streams to be transmitted from multiple antennas, thereby increasing Wi-Fi network throughput. At the receiver, these streams are effectively combined to gain higher data rates. Unlike conventional access points, Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi APs with BeamFlex+ have complete control over how Wi-Fi signals are transmitted and in what orientation. This improves the chances to increase throughput in virtually any environment.   BeamFlex+ has the unique ability to control the shape of Wi-Fi signals to increase the probability that multiple data streams can be effectively combined within a given environment, improving Wi-Fi performance. # # #   ABOUT RUCKUS WIRELESS Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Ruckus Wireless (NYSE: RKUS) is a global supplier of advanced wireless systems for the rapidly expanding mobile Internet infrastructure market. With 2011 revenues of $120 million, the company offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor "Smart Wi-Fi" products to mobile carriers, broadband service providers, and corporate enterprises, and has more than 18,000 customers worldwide. Ruckus technology addresses Wi-Fi capacity and coverage challenges caused by the ever-increasing amount of traffic on wireless networks due to accelerated adoption of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Ruckus invented and has patented state-of-the-art wireless voice, video, and data technology innovations, such as adaptive antenna arrays that extend signal range, increase client data rates, and avoid interference, ensuring consistent and reliable distribution of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 Wi-Fi. For more information, visit http://www.ruckuswireless.com.   Local Councils take the lead in public Wi-Fi offering 2013-01-31T06:45:13Z local-councils-take-the-lead-in-public-wi-fi-offering SYDNEY, Australia 30 January 2013 - Ruckus Wireless, Inc. announced that, during 2012, close to 50 councils throughout Australia gave the green light to deploy Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi™ technology to provide public Wi-Fi access in their areas. City councils such as Sydney, Lake Macquarie, Albury, Blacktown, Parramatta, Warrnambool, Devonport, Wollongong, Victor Harbour, Orange, Geraldton and Hawkesbury have understood the value proposition public Wi-Fi offers its citizens and visitors. The popularity of public Wi-Fi is expected to continue rising in the foreseeable future. “The social benefit of improving communication to city goers as well as enhancing the vibrancy of the city is well recognised by these councils,” said Carl Jefferys, Country Manager for ANZ, Ruckus Wireless, “Access to Wi-Fi encourages visitors carrying smartphones, tablets and the like to stay within the city area for longer; as well as attracting tourists while helping them avoid crippling roaming charges. Increasingly Wi-Fi is being used as a marketing and communications tool to engage with users and shoppers to drive them into particular city centre retail areas.” Underpinning these benefits is a public Wi-Fi network that can deliver pervasive performance - stable throughput, providing density connections, superior interference mitigation and high scalability. Michael Whereat, Broadband & Digital Economy Manager at Sunshine Coast Council, said “We want to be seen as leaders within the tourism industry with regard to servicing the connection and access needs of our tens of thousands of visitors. Currently, we are offering two hour sessions of free Wi-Fi. The user accepts the Ts and Cs and is logged on simply, quickly and securely. They have to see a 15 second infomercial on Sunshine Council to access the service first. Council is very pleased with the uptake by visitors and rate payers as we have not actually begun promoting the public Wi-Fi as yet. In the first few weeks, we had up to 1,000 users and, five weeks on, we are closer to 2,000 users daily. The throughput and quality is the key in user experience and satisfaction.” Whereat added that council is at the early stages of implementing a program inviting retailers to advertise through the network. “Demand is going through the roof due to all of us having mobile devices today with networks being overloaded. This proposed commercial approach will assist council to cover costs and hopefully generate revenues that will allow us to reinvest in the network,” said Whereat. TSG, another Ruckus partner and a specialist event IT company, was successful in its bid to supply, install and maintain Ruckus Wi-Fi infrastructure at strategic locations throughout the City of Perth. TSG’s Technical Director, Aaron Borszeky, said, “Our ability to deliver high speed data to mobile devices in a dense environment such as the Perth CBD has come from years of testing the Ruckus Wi-Fi technology at large scale outdoor events.” Perth’s Lord Mayor, Lisa Scaffidi, said, “We already have free Wi-Fi access in four key sites and Council is committed to making it more widely accessible. The benefits of providing a free Wi-Fi service include the activation of outdoor public areas and encouraging visitors to spend more time in the city; it also makes it easier for people to do business in the city and can also be a real time-saver.” The current service is the City’s first step towards providing a wireless internet connection for basic website browsing enabling users to read and send emails, update social media content, share photographs, view the latest news and events. The service is limited to 50 MB per user, per day. “This temporary service will give the City valuable information on how to better implement and manage a larger service with the vision of partnering with the private sector and other government organisations to create content and better deliver this service in the future,” Scaffidi said. Free Wi-Fi on Perth's trains is the latest promise from WA Labor leader Mark McGowan if his party wins the next state election. He maintains that the access to Wi-Fi would make it more attractive for commuters to travel by train and solve the issue of having too many cars on the road during peak times. Brisbane City Council initially deployed its free Wi-Fi (Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi technology) in Brisbane’s parks to get more people using these spaces in late 2012. To date, there have been 57,140 unique users with a total of 208,838 sessions with average session times being 24 minutes and average downloads being 25 MB per session and the most popular device (unsurprisingly) being the iPhone. The majority of these council Wi-Fi solutions have implemented Ruckus ZoneFlex™ 7762 outdoor dual-band 802.11n Access Points (APs). The ZoneFlex 7762 is unique for this environment as the in-built adaptive antenna array delivers industry-leading performance while also mitigating interference. “This is critical when you are deploying in CBDs with lots of other Wi-Fi networks present. It can also come with a native AC power feed for easy implementation on street furniture and the all-important ability to mesh the units together without an Ethernet cable if required. Coupled with an optional native fibre interface and Power over Ethernet (PoE)-out port for connecting an IP security camera, this discreet and ergonomically designed device is the perfect fit for outdoor Wi-Fi,” concluded Jefferys.   # # #   ABOUT RUCKUS WIRELESS Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Ruckus Wireless(NYSE: RKUS) is a global supplier of advanced wireless systems for the rapidly expanding mobile Internet infrastructure market. With 2011 revenues of $120 million, the company offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor "Smart Wi-Fi" products to mobile carriers, broadband service providers, and corporate enterprises, and has more than 18,000 customers worldwide. Ruckus technology addresses Wi-Fi capacity and coverage challenges caused by the ever-increasing amount of traffic on wireless networks due to accelerated adoption of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Ruckus invented and has patented state-of-the-art wireless voice, video, and data technology innovations, such as adaptive antenna arrays that extend signal range, increase client data rates, and avoid interference, ensuring consistent and reliable distribution of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 Wi-Fi. For more information, visit http://www.ruckuswireless.com.