Ruckus Unveils High Capacity Wi-Fi System to Tackle Growing User Density Concerns Caused by Mobile Devices

Last Updated: Thu, Sep 22, 2011 11:40 hrs

Ruckus WirelessâĢ, the industryâ€s fastest growing Wi-Fi equipment supplier, today unveiled new products and technology to address critical scalability and reliability issues faced by enterprise that are now dealing with a deluge of smartphone and other wireless-only devices hitting their networks.

The company introduced its newest high capacity ZoneDirectorâل 5000 Wi-Fi controller and a collection of advanced features in a new version of its award-winning ZoneFlex Smart/OSâ„ software. The new ZoneDirector 5000 (ZD5000) Wi-Fi controller delivers reliable and secure high-speed wireless access for up to 20,000 clients distributed across multiple locations.

As the growth of Wi-Fi-enabled mobile devices continues at an unprecedented rate, the demand for wireless capacity and speed is driving organizations to offer more reliable, high-speed wireless services within dense user environments, such as shopping malls, cafes, restaurants, sports stadiums, airport terminals and any large public venues. The new ZoneFlex Smart Wi-Fi system adds essential hardware and software capabilities to scale, simplify and secure large Wi-Fi networks.

“Given the unstoppable move to mobile Internet devices and applications, dealing with user density and scalability is quickly becoming a point of contention for enterprises and service providers,†said Selina Lo, President and CEO of Ruckus Wireless. â€ݜRuckus is tackling this problem by combining patented adaptive antenna technology that enables more consistent performance and client connectivity with a powerful new hardware platform and software enhancements that take away the complexity historically associated with managing large-scale Wi-Fi infrastructure.â€

The ZoneDirector 5000 is the industryâ€ݙs first Smart Wi-Fi controller-based system that can be flexibly deployed according to the requirement of the organizations, supporting up to 20,000 clients, 1,000 access points (APs) and 2048 wireless LANs (WLANs) within a single, easy-to-use and highly resilient platform.

â€Our new ZD5000 WLAN controller has raised the industry bar for scalable wireless LAN systems, â€ܜsaid Sudarshan Boosupalli, General Manager of Ruckus Wireless India, â€Our adaptive antenna technology has been chosen by many leading enterprises in India to run multimedia applications and provide extended coverage. Our ZoneFlex dual-band 802.11n APs can now connect up to 256 concurrent Wi-Fi devices – making our ZoneFlex smart Wi-Fi systems the ideal platform for high-capacity, dense user environments where reliable Wi-Fi services and extended coverage are essential,â€ܝ said Boosupalli.

Operating since 2007, Ruckus ZoneFlex smart Wi-Fi systems have been widely deployed by major enterprises and service providers throughout India such as Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Seven Hills Hospital, Lovely Professional University, NIIT University, Thapar University, Tikona Digital Networks, Leonia Resorts, JW Marriott Bangalore and many more. Ruckus has over 150 authorized channel partners in India, and established strategic partnership with four distributors – iValue InfoSolutions, Telexcell, VNPL and Zen Exim. According to Gartnerâ€s Q2 2011 market report, Ruckus was the fastest growing player among the top 5 Wi-Fi suppliers worldwide - grew 82.4% from Q2 2010 to Q2 2011.

In addition to the ZD5000 platform, Ruckus has introduced a new version of its award-winning ZoneFlex Smart/OS software system (version 9.2) for all of its Smart WLAN controllers with important enhancements including IPv6 support, AP groups for bulk configuration and WLAN administration, remote packet capture, automatic proxy configuration, and configurable timeouts.

The ZoneDirector 5000 is immediately available and comes with a lifetime warranty. Available this quarter, ZoneFlex 9.2 software is a free upgrade for existing customers.

About Ruckus Wireless, Inc.

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Ruckus Wireless is a supplier of advanced wireless systems for the mobile networking market. The company markets and manufactures a wide range of indoor and outdoor â€ٜSmart Wi-Fi†products for mobile operators, broadband service providers and corporate enterprises. Ranked as the top telecom company in the 2009 Inc. Magazine 500 list and named a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, Ruckus Wireless has realized dramatic growth. With more than 25 patents granted to date, Ruckus invented state-of-the-art wireless technology that focuses and directs signals over the best performing paths, automatically adapting them to changing environmental conditions. This unique capability extends signal range and ensures consistent reliable distribution of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 Wi-Fi. The company has raised $51 million in funding from premier investors such as Sequoia Capital, Focus Ventures, Sutter Hill, Motorola, T–Ventures, Telus Ventures and Firelake Capital. The company is led by Ms. Selina Lo, president and chief executive officer. For more information, visit Ruckus Wireless at

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Sudarshan Boosupalli, General Manager, Ruckus Wireless India

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