Ruckus Wireless launched Ruckus Unleashed access points, based on a new controller-less Wi-Fi architecture.
The company said the new offering reduces ownership costs and delivers up to 50 percent higher Wi-Fi performance for small business environments.
“The small business market has been under-addressed by the Wi-Fi industry for a decade,” said Gary Berzack, CTO/COO at eTribeca, a New York-based system integrator. “In the past, small deployments required a controller to get features such as Guest Access or BYOD on-boarding and still not get the performance for best user experience.”
“With Ruckus’ controller-less solution, small business owners can get high-performance and reliable Wi-Fi solution even if they have less than 10 access points — without having to pay for a fifty access point design.”
Ruckus Unleashed is immediately available with two models of Ruckus access points – ZoneFlex R500 Unleashed and ZoneFlex R600 Unleashed access points – priced at $645 and $795, respectively.
“Ruckus Unleashed access points level the playing field for local retailers, coffee shops, and restaurants, helping them to deliver a high-quality Wi-Fi experience for customers and employees with much lower total cost of ownership,” said Dan Rabinovitsj, Ruckus’ chief operating officer. “We’re excited to help small business owners make high-performance Wi-Fi affordable and simple to install and maintain.”
In July, the City of San Leandro has deployed Ruckus free outdoor Smart Wi-Fi service in the Bay Area, leveraging the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. San Leandro is the eighth city after San Jose, San Francisco, Mountain View, Hayward, Redwood City, San Mateo and Belmont, CA to have selected Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi.