Graduating to Better Wi-Fi With Less Equipment—Campus Wide.
Schools, school districts, colleges, and universities are all challenged to move up to higher-speed, more reliable Wi-Fi. They want strong security, killer coverage, and connections that don’t drop. They also need Wi-Fi to go to places where no Ethernet cabling has gone before, such as common areas, temporary classrooms, on-campus housing, and every corner of the campus. But for most educational institutions, tighter budgets and busy IT staffs make the transition impossible.
Fortunately, Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi provides the technology that gives schools a cost-effective wireless infrastructure that’s in a class by itself. It provides robust, complete coverage and summa-cum-laude performance—at an affordable price.
With Ruckus, educational institutions gain:
- Consistent, reliable connectivity no other Wi-Fi system can touch
- Up to four times the coverage using fewer APs
- Low packet loss and high performance
- A safer environment with less interference, through “eco-friendly” adaptive signal technology
- System self-healing capabilities
- The lowest cost of ownership
- Support for standard 802.1x, WPA (PSK) and WPA-2 (AES) security, plus automatic wireless setting and encryption key security
Smarter Wi-Fi Topology
Patented signal steering technology.
Each ZoneFlex access point (AP) integrates BeamFlex, a high-gain, directional Smart antenna array. BeamFlex monitors the environment, and dynamically adjusts the signal to the best performing path, automatically steering around interference and obstacles.
Indoor/Outdoor Wi-Fi without pulling cables.
Only ZoneFlex employs Smart Mesh wireless meshing, to eliminate the need to run Ethernet cables to every AP. Our Smart outdoor mesh APs also let schools easily extend coverage to temporary facilities, fields, quads, and other areas where Ethernet is nonexistent. And it’s all managed as a single system from a single console.
Deployment in hours, not days.
With ZoneFlex, WLAN configuration is literally performed in minutes through an on-screen Wizard. Deploying APs is radically streamlined as well. With no individual APs to configure, and no Ethernet cables, ZoneFlex APs can be placed quickly in more convenient locations. And there’s no need to continually perform costly, time-consuming site surveys, since the system self-adapts to environmental changes.
Multi-tiered user access.
All ZoneFlex APs support up to eight discrete SSIDs, each of which can be configured with a discrete set of user parameters and security settings (encryption or user thresholds). This allows different virtual WLANs to be created for different types of traffic, users, or groups. An elegant, simple-to-use guest networking facility makes allowing and administering guests ultra-easy.
And from a single management point, IT administrators can easily add SSIDs across the entire system to support specific traffic types or user groups, creating a single, robust WLAN that’s a ubiquitous utility for everyone.