Ruckus ZoneFlex H500 launched for high-speed 802.11ac Wi-Fi

Ruckus Wireless has recently introduced Ruckus ZoneFlex H500 2×2:2 dual-band (2.4 and 5 GHz) 802.11ac indoor wall switch access point (AP) – promising high-speed 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

Ruckus ZoneFlex H500 2×2:2 dual-band (2.4 and 5 GHz) uses Ruckus patented BeamFlex+ adaptive antenna technology.

The company will be targeting hotel guest rooms, student residences, and multiple dwelling units (MDUs). These industry verticals can connect wired network devices such as IPTV set top boxes, VoIP telephones, or networked minibars.

Ruckus ZoneFlex H500 comes with four Ethernet ports for in-room access and IEEE 802.3af-compliant Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) port.

ZoneFlex H500 allows devices such as IP telephones to be powered directly from the wall switch. The ZoneFlex H500 requires a single POE cable drop, reducing cabling, switch ports and power sourcing equipment.

Point Clear Holdings (PCH) Hotels & Resorts, a Hospitality Management Organization and operates eight Marriott and Renaissance Hotels in Alabama, is one of the clients of Ruckus Wireless.

PCH is deploying new Ruckus ZoneFlex H500 wall switches at the 405-room Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa inPoint Clear, AL, their flagship property, installing an H500 in every other guest room, which provides excellent coverage for all 405 guest rooms.

“They don’t require any recabling, and are very cost-effective. We have Ethernet installed in every room, but have found the H500’s performance to be so exceptional that we didn’t need to install one in every single room, which is saving us time, money, and effort,” said Sean Miller, corporate director of IT.

PCH has already installed Ruckus ZoneFlex T300 Series outdoor 802.11ac access points to provide coverage in and around the Grand Hotel pool area, and ZoneFlex R700 3×3:3 802.11ac indoor access points for coverage in other public areas inside the Hotel, including the lobby, etc.

PCH will be replacing a legacy HP system in the Hotel’s conference center with Ruckus ZoneFlex R700 APs.

The price of Ruckus ZoneFlex H500 Wi-Fi 802.11ac indoor wall switch will be $365.

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