Ruckus, Boingo Partner on WiFi Deployments
Boingo is currently deploying Ruckus Smart WiFi technology in dozens of military bases across the United States.Wireless systems specialist Ruckus and WiFi provider Boingo Wireless are partnering to deploy thousands of Ruckus indoor and outdoor Smart WiFi access points across dozens of United States Army, Air Force and Marine Corps bases. Boingo is currently deploying Ruckus Smart WiFi technology bases across the United States, with Boingo Broadband and IPTV service going live as each base installation is completed. "With myriad obstacles and thick concrete walls within a constantly changing environment, both indoors and out, military bases can be a challenging setting for delivering reliable high-speed wireless access," Marc Patterson, vice president of product management for Boingo, said in a statement. "We found Ruckus Smart WiFi technology to be ideally suited for tackling these challenges by providing extended WiFi coverage and signals that adapt within these changing environments." The wireless network design for military bases will utilize centrally managed Ruckus ZoneFlex 7372 and ZoneFlex R300 dual-band WiFi access points (APs), which include technology that is designed to extend the range and increases the reliability of signals in difficult environments.
The company said the equipment is being used to support a wide range of onsite, IP-based applications such as social networking, gaming, voice over IP (VoIP) and streaming online videos.