Ruckus IoT Suite

Build an IoT Access Network

Organizations seeking to deploy IoT solutions face a complex, fragmented ecosystem of standards, devices and services. This complexity often slows or stalls enterprise IoT deployments, due to uncertain return-on-investment. To encourage adoption, many enterprise IoT solution vendors have developed infrastructure silos that address a single use case but don't readily integrate with other silos, and don’t make use of existing infrastructure investments.

An IoT access network addresses these issues by consolidating multiple physical-layer networks into a single converged network. This common network simplifies IoT endpoint onboarding, establishes uniform security protocols and converges IoT endpoint management and policy-setting. In short, an IoT access network enables organizations to more quickly realize benefits from IoT use cases.

The Ruckus IoT Suite simplifies the creation of IoT access networks through the reuse of LAN and WLAN infrastructure, thus shortening deployment duration and reducing the cost to support multiple IoT solutions.

Ruckus IoT-ready Access Points

Ruckus access points that accommodate Ruckus IoT Modules to connect both Wi-Fi and non-Wi-Fi IoT endpoints.

Ruckus IoT Modules

Radio or radio-and-sensor devices that connect to a Ruckus IoT-ready AP to enable endpoint connectivity based on standards such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Zigbee and LoRa.

WLAN Controller

A WLAN controller that provides a single management framework for both the WLAN and the IoT access network.

Ruckus IoT Controller

A virtual controller, deployed in tandem with a Ruckus SmartZone OS-based controller, that performs connectivity, device and security management functions for non-WiFi devices, as well as facilitate disparate endpoint management coordination and APIs for northbound integration with analytics software and IoT cloud services.

Smart Hotel Room

Hoteliers are using IoT technologies to enable a personalized guest experience that differentiates their hotel property and brand. Hotels are enabling smartphones to act as digital keycards to easily unlock guest rooms and to simplify the check-in process. And they’re installing amenities like smart lighting and climate controls to deliver a more personalized, state-of-the-art guest experience.

Smart City Services

Cities are using IoT applications to run city services more efficiently and to deliver new services to residents, businesses and visitors. Connected public parking makes it easier to find an open space, reducing traffic congestion and driver frustration. Connected security cameras and sensors improve public safety by detecting gunfire and providing precise coordinates to emergency responders. Cities are also deploying IoT sensors to monitor air quality, water and waste management, lowering costs and improving public health.

Reuse Existing Infrastructure
Reduce infrastructure spend and connect Wi-Fi and non-Wi-Fi IoT endpoints with a single multi-standards wireless access network.
Consolidate Endpoint Management
A single management interface for both the WLAN and the IoT access network.
Multi-layered Protection
Security between each IoT suite component protects data-in-transit and guards against physical attacks.
Standards-based Security
AES over-the-air encryption, SSL secured MQTT traffic and HTTPS REST API communication protects the IoT access network.
Simplify Device Onboarding
Connect Wi-Fi and non-Wi-Fi IoT endpoints quickly with the Ruckus IoT Controller.
Expedite Deployment
Connect an IoT Module to an existing IoT-ready APs to quickly upgrade the WLAN to support BLE and Zigbee IoT endpoints.
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Internet-of-Things (IoT) Access Network

General Wireless Technologies

What it means:

An IoT access network connects both WiFi and non-WiFi IoT endpoints over a converged, multi-standard, physical network. 

Why you should care:

An An IoT access network connects both Wi-Fi and non-Wi-Fi IoT endpoints over a converged, multi-standards physical network. Such a network unifies and reuses the same device onboarding, security and management infrastructure of an existing wired and wireless network to reduce costs thus enabling organizations to more quickly realize benefits from IoT endpoints and services.

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