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La Quinta Inns and Suites
Client
La Quinta Inns and Suites
Challenge
Speed, reliability, and ease of use for a growing number of mobile devices, while ensuring that guests are getting the same Wi-Fi experience that they have at home.

Check in for free Wi-Fi

La Quinta Inns and Suites, one of the largest limited service hotels in the United States, realized that its guests increasingly wanted one thing in particular at their hotels: reliable Wi-Fi. While La Quinta has always provided free Internet at its over 830 hotels, it realized the need for improving that network to ensure that its guests were happy – it needed to upgrade its legacy system. The legacy system that they had in place could definitely do everything required of the Internet, however, the quality of the network just wasn’t up to par. The primary requirement for La Quinta’s guests was video streaming, and also accessing data via the cloud (i.e. Netflix). For La Quinta this was a matter of making sure their guests were happy, not just going with any solution, which is why they chose Ruckus.

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Scandic Hotels
Client
Scandic Hotels
Challenge
Design and deploy a reliable and easy-to-manage Wi-Fi network across 130 properties in 8 countries. Satisfy guests with secure, fast, free Wi-Fi.

Checking In for Free Wi-Fi

Most hotel guests are looking for one key feature when checking in these days – and it’s not about the bed. It’s about whether or not their hotel offers them free, fast, reliable, and secure Wi-Fi. Like many in the hospitality industry, this is why Scandic Hotels, the biggest hotel operator in Northern Europe, wanted to supply all of its guests with a wireless network that they would enjoy using.

Scandic has thus far installed 12,800 Ruckus ZoneFlex access points along with advanced wireless LAN management systems across 130 properties across eight countries. The infrastructure now serves as a foundation for delivering next generation high-speed Internet access to guests as well as supporting new service optimization applications for the hotel staff – free of charge.

Since deciding to go with Ruckus’ Smart Wi-Fi solution they’ve seen a dramatic improvement in guest satisfaction scores as well as a significant reduction in Wi-Fi trouble tickets, with users enjoying connection rates that are much faster than the previous system. Since they’ve eliminated Wi-Fi complaints by supplying their guests with world-class Wi-Fi, the hotel is now able to focus on more innovative services that deliver an overall world-class experience at its hotels.

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Indian Wells Tennis Garden
Client
Indian Wells Tennis Garden
Challenge
Deploy a reliable Wi-Fi network to support a new Mobile Application for live streaming of matches, and provide pervasive coverage throughout the massive indoor/outdoor 72 acre complex.

Game. Set. Match.

Indian Wells, home of the BNP Paribas Open, wanted to introduce a new Mobile Application for the 2014 season. The application would have data on match times, scores, and would even allow guests to stream matches live. While the site was already equipped with a handful of Ruckus APs it was time to expand because their requirements had grown. They now needed to ensure that they had focused signals to specific banks of seats to reduce media contention, and of course they needed to support a huge number of concurrent users per AP/WLAN. Another requirement was to make sure that the system was scalable and easy to manage. Indian Wells knew that the success of the application depended heavily on the Wi-Fi network that it would offer its clientele. This is why they decided that nothing but Simply Better Wireless would cut it. They installed 802.11n Indoor/Outdoor ZoneFlex APs which not only improved reliability and increased performance, but also extended range which was key.

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San Francisco Unified School District
Client
San Francisco Unified School District
Challenge
Deploy a reliable, easy to manage indoor/outdoor Wi-Fi network across 130+ “RF-unfriendly” locations to allow students & teachers a seamless experience in the classroom.

Smarter Wi-Fi for Smarter Students in a Smart City

Providing students with a twenty-first century learning experience is a key component for most school districts across the country these days. San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh-largest school district in California with 135 locations, and 55,000 students and 9,000 staff members.

They decided that instead of just adding more access points to their existing spotty, hard-to-manage, inconsistent network, they were going to change their strategy altogether and opt for an easier to manage, more reliable network.

They decided to go with Ruckus Wireless’ Smart Wi-Fi for the cost, ease of deployment, and most importantly seamless coverage. Due to controller capacity issues of its legacy system, SFUSD had been forced to deploy six different WLAN controllers to manage APs across all of its schools, now they manage everything from a redundant high-capacity ZoneDirector 5000 controller.

With fewer complaints from teachers and students, as well as more concurrent clients on the network – they’ve found a solution that just works.

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Deep Blue Communications
Client
Deep Blue Communications
Challenge
Finding a way to better streamline the traditional wireless LAN Deployment and management model by leveraging the cloud.

Innovative National Private Cloud Allows Central Control of Multiple WLANS

Using the Ruckus SmartCell Gateway 200 (SCG) as its foundation, Deep Blue Communications, a national managed Wi-Fi Service provider, has transformed its business model from a traditional value-added reseller into a full-fledged managed service provider. The company has selected and is the first to deploy the Ruckus SCG to deliver private cloud managed wireless LAN services to a range of customers in different vertical markets.

Designed specifically for carrier-class deployments, Ruckus SCG obviates the need for on-site WLAN controllers. With the SCG, Deep Blue which specializes in the hospitality, retail and public venue markets, is better able to serve multiple clients from a single platform with full active/active redundancy for maximum uptime.

Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi access points are shipped to customers for installation requiring little to no effort, once installed the access points automatically connect to the managed SCG and are dynamically configured with the requisite settings for each site. “The combination of simplified managed and streamlined deployment with the best Wi-Fi access points on site is a powerful combination that today is unmatched within the industry” Brian Espian, President and CEO of Deep Blue said.

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City of San Jose
Client
City of San Jose
Challenge
Provide a world-class Wi-Fi experience in the heart of Silicon Valley by deploying a high-capacity reliable outdoor Wi-Fi network in the 10th largest city in the United States.

Wickedly Fast Wi-Fi in the City of San Jose, Convention Center, and Airport

When the City of San Jose set out to look for a new Wi-Fi network, officials were hesitant and somewhat pessimistic about finding a solution that would be cost effective, reliable and provide for a "Capital of Silicon Valley" user experience.

City officials had a vision, with the onset of changing demands for data consumption including the advent of Netflix, Hulu and YouTube plus the added HD option – they wanted to control a high-quality user experience, but they didn't have the expertise in house. This is why they sought out quality private sector partners, and after testing a variety of industry offerings, they decided to go with SmartWAVE Technologies and Ruckus Wireless.

After successfully deploying an outdoor wireless network in the City of San Jose, the city expanded its partnership with Ruckus to include the Mineta San Jose International Airport and also the San Jose McEnery Convention Center.

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