Advanced wireless systems company, Ruckus Wireless, has launched a new controller-less wireless architecture which reduces ownerships costs and aims to deliver up to 50 per cent higher Wi-Fi performance for small business environments.
Named Ruckus Unleashed, the solution ensures that separate controllers and access point licenses are no longer needed, significantly reducing upfront costs. A simplified Web interface that helps businesses configure Wi-Fi also enables an easy set-up.
Ruckus chief operating officer, Dan Rabinovitsj, said Ruckus Unleashed is custom-designed to help small business owners grow their business, deliver customer experience and manage costs while supporting a variety of mobile devices with minimal IT staff.
“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.
“We’re excited to help small business owners make high-performance Wi-Fi affordable and simple to install and maintain,” he said.
Ruckus Unleashed is available with two models of Ruckus access points – ZoneFlex R500 Unleashed and ZoneFlex R600 Unleashed access points – priced at $645 and $795 respectively.
The Unleashed version of these access points are similar to the standard R500 and R600, meaning customers receive the controller at no additional cost. Each access point delivers Wi-Fi performance at extended ranges for up to 512 simultaneously connected devices.
Ruckus Unleashed access points can manage up to 25 access points as part of a single-site network. As businesses grow to multiple sites, the company offers migration to controller-based Wi-Fi, using the same Wi-Fi access points.
“In a highly competitive marketplace where 97 per cent of all enterprises in Asia-Pacific are small and medium businesses, SMBs are increasingly using technology to improve their operational efficiency, business productivity and drive innovation,” Ruckus Wireless A/NZ managing director, Pat Devlin, said.