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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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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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