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A Match Made in Networking

A best-in-class network is an absolute requirement for business agility for organizations of all types and sizes, and that network increasingly starts with a high-performance wireless connection at the network edge. Whether for students in a classroom, fans in a stadium, medical staff in a hospital, guests in a hotel, or employees in an office, organizations today require a network infrastructure that integrates high-quality wireless access with a wired backbone that delivers the growing levels of performance, scalability, flexibility and security required for today’s digital business world.

As Wi-Fi and cellular continue to converge, an integrated wired and wireless foundation can provide the operational flexibility and scale-out capabilities needed to support innovations such as emerging 5G mobile services, the Internet of Things (IoT), OpenG™ technology to address the indoor cellular challenge, and smart cities. These technologies and applications deliver value that reaches far beyond traditional network boundaries.

Together, Brocade and Ruckus create a new type of pure-play networking company with market-leading solutions that extend from the data center to the wireless network edge. The combined company has a singular focus on networking and is uniquely positioned to help customers realize the benefits of a New IP network infrastructure. One might say the combination of Brocade and Ruckus is a match made in networking!

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Columbia Public Schools
Client
Columbia Public Schools
Challenge
Deploy a fast, reliable, and easy to manage indoor/outdoor WiFi to support over 30 K-12 schools allowing students and teachers a seamless experience in the classroom.

Nation’s First Deployment of 802.11AC Wave 2

Technology adoption in education has given great benefits to the industry, but with some new challenges. A rapid rise in the use of mobile devices on the school networks as well as the need for online assessments have enhanced the complications. Columbia Public Schools (CPS) centered in Columbia, Missouri, serves more than 18K students. The district covers over 300 square miles supporting over 30 K-12 schools. CPS was struggling with their network bandwidth.

They decided to move to a district-wide gigabit class infrastructure to have the power to address future requirements. It increased their ability to support more users at any given time and extends the life of the infrastructure.

They decided to go with Ruckus Wireless due to product performance and reliability. The Ruckus equipment was able to deliver twice the WiFi capacity, higher levels of TCP throughput at longer ranges with a 60 to 70 percent reduction in the number of access points required. The power of Wave 2 is just wicked fast.

WiFi performance and reliability is at the top of the list for every institution in this field.

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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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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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