Ruckus Wireless Expands Line of Smart 11ac ZoneFlex Access Points
All of the ZoneFlex APs also support Ruckus Smart Wireless Services for expanded deployment flexibility and management options.Wireless infrastructure specialist Ruckus announced the expansion of its line of Smart 802.11ac ZoneFlex access points (APs) with the launch of four models. The expanded lineup includes the ZoneFlex R500 and ZoneFlex R600 indoor dual-band (2.4/5 GHz) mid-range models, and two ZoneFlex T300 Series outdoor 802.11ac APs, the T300e omnidirectional model, which includes support for optional external 5 GHz antennas, and the T301s 120 degree beam model with a sector adaptive antenna. The indoor and outdoor 802.11ac APs integrate the company’s BeamFlex+ technology for interference mitigation in challenging radio frequency (RF) environments, as well as ChannelFly dynamic channel management technology for predictive channel selection based on real-time capacity analysis of all RF channels. "These new models improve upon the past by proliferating 11ac technology across a large swath of price and performance bands within the indoor portfolio and bringing to market a high capacity and industry-leading lightweight and compact form factor to outdoor deployments," Greg Beach, vice president of product management for Ruckus, told eWeek. "The main value proposition is around optimizing the client and user experience with the best performing WLAN. Second to this, is offering this best-in-class performance at the lowest total cost of ownership."
BeamFlex+ can enhance the user experience by helping to ensure a consistent wireless signal, and also provides a stronger device signal by adapting to a mobile device’s orientation and location.