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Lamar University
Client
Fiera Milano, FASTWEB
Challenge
Deploy a reliable network to support thousands of concurrent clients, with the ability to adapt to changing environmental conditions.

Style. Speed. Smart Wi-Fi.

Fiera Milano, the third largest exhibition center in the world saw an opportunity to generate revenue through marketing using Wi-Fi. With over 5 million annual visitors, it realized it was time to transform their basic Wi-Fi connectivity service into a revenue-generating model that could add value to its customer experience.

Spanning over 40,000 square meters, Fiera Milano decided to leverage Wi-Fi location based services to deliver detailed information, and also collect analytics to better understand the behavior of delegates attending their various exhibitions.

With the help of FASTWEB, one of Italy’s premiere telecommunications providers, they were able to construct a carrier-grade Wi-Fi infrastructure capable of handling the ultra-dense environment, and they were also able to monetize location data in a revenue sharing model.

FASTWEB chose Ruckus as their provider because Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi products and technology were able to provide a comprehensive service package that included all the requisite technologies needed for a successful deployment.

So far they have deployed 500 Ruckus Indoor and Outdoor Smart Wi-Fi access points throughout the entire complex, and they are being managed through redundant management controllers installed in FASTWEB’s data center.

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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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Client
AmEx Community Stadium, BskyB
Challenge
Deploy a massive network able to withstand a changing environment as well as deliver ubiquitous coverage across the 35,000 seat arena.

GOOOAAALLL!!

The American Express Community Stadium, one of the most modern, multi-use venues in the United Kingdom is fully equipped with VIP suites, restaurants, offices and event spaces, but it was still missing something – a pervasive wireless infrastructure that could support tens of thousands of concurrent users.

In order to support the growing client demand for Wi-Fi at all times, they sought out expertise from BskyB, one of Europe’s biggest public Wi-Fi providers to assist them in their search for a company that could solve their problem.

With stringent design requirements to address usage, mobility, density and concurrent connectivity scenarios, BskyB knew it needed a provider that could design and implement an RF design flawlessly.

After performing intensive RF analysis and modeling of the venue BskyB deployed a mix of Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi products that were mounded on the scaffolding above the seating areas and angled away from the pitch, each AP delivers service to a limited bank of seats to limit the number of clients thereby increasing data rates for each user.

They have also deployed a number of Ruckus Indoor access points, and all are centrally managed by redundant ZoneDirector 5000 Controllers.

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Lodi Unified School District
Client
Lodi Unified School District, California USA
Challenge
Lodi Unified School District, serving 30K students and 50 K-12 schools, needed higher performing WiFi with an indoor/outdoor infrastructure to support a range of applications and services.

No More Interruption!

Schools today are facing a rising tide of wireless traffic due to the increasing amount of mobile devices hitting the network. To meet this challenge, Lodi USD decided to begin an ambitious project to upgrade and expand its WiFi infrastructure across the entire district.

Lodi needed a unified wireless infrastructure that would future-proof their network and allow headroom for new media-rich applications run on smart mobile devices in the classroom. They decided to move to 802.11ac to stay ahead of the technology trend.

​The Ruckus Smart WiFi access points provided Lodi with stronger signal strength at longer distances while supporting higher client density. Ruckus Wireless was the clear choice providing a range of deployment options with a scalable management architecture at pricing that dwarfed alternatives.

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Lamar University
Client
Lamar University
Challenge
Upgrade the campus-wide Wi-Fi infrastructure to bring high speed wireless connectivity to thousands of students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Lamar University gets Smarter with Smart Wi-Fi

Lamar University, one of the fastest growing universities in Texas, needed a complete upgrade to its existing Wi-Fi infrastructure to bring reliable, high speed wireless connectivity to its campus.

The universities’ infrastructure is based on the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard and will provide coverage and performance to nearly 15,000 users across some 64 buildings and outdoor green spaces within Lamar’s 270- acre campus.

The network is enabling Lamar to securely connect tens of thousands of mobile and wireless devices being brought on campus, while allowing faculty to incorporate a wide range of educational technologies and enhanced collaboration into their academic programs.

In the future, Lamar sees more growth in the number and sophistication of devices used on its network, and is now well prepared to handle those developments.

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Angels Stadium, Anaheim CA
Client
Angels Stadium, Anaheim CA
Challenge
Design and deploy a Wi-Fi solution to increase operational efficiencies throughout the 45,574-seat ballpark.

Take me out to the (Wi-Fi Enabled) Ballgame

A huge trend we’ve seen recently is the increase in Wi-Fi enabled stadiums and arenas. With the help of 5-Bars, a provider of high-capacity wireless infrastructure for large-scale public venues, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, home to the Los Angeles Angels is now equipped with a Smart Wi-Fi system that is helping transform the fan experience.

5 Bars has deployed over 200 Ruckus ZoneFlex narrow beam and ZoneFlex sectorized beam outdoor access points around “the Big A” as well as over 100 high-capacity three stream Ruckus ZoneFlex indoor access points all centrally managed by the Ruckus SmartCell Gateway (SCG) 200.

The stadium is utilizing the network specifically for their food concession operations, which includes about 150 wireless-enabled moveable cash registers and over two dozen handheld point of sale devices to better serve customers.

In the future the Stadium plans to utilize the network for handheld ticket barcode scanners to process and validate tickets.

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