Small and Medium Business

SMB Wi-Fi and Network Solutions that Just Work

Small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) rely on worry-free, high-performance Wi-Fi to spark growth and boost productivity. With Ruckus, Wi-Fi for business is both easy and affordable. Turn any space into a workspace with dependable network coverage. Easily set up different types of secure guest networks on the fly to engage with customers, partners, suppliers, and contractors. Ruckus access points (APs) and switches offer superior coverage and capacity, so you can grow without going over budget. 

You also don’t need specialized IT staff or extensive training to deploy and manage your Ruckus small business Wi-Fi solutions. With Ruckus, it just works.

Controller-less and Cloud-managed Wi-Fi Options

No IT staff?  No problem.  Ruckus Unleashed APs are plug-and-play simple, so Unleashed is the ideal Wi-Fi small business solution for your single-site business. Even without an IT staff, you can set up a high-performance WLAN to connect employees, serve customers, and support business operations.

Choose Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi if you have big expectations for your multi-site WLAN, but not big IT budgets or staff.  Manage your sites from anywhere using a single-pane-of-glass web UI or the Ruckus Cloud mobile app. With cloud-managed Wi-Fi you never have to worry about software updates and security upgrades—they’re handled automatically. 

Running Your SMB Business Over Wi-Fi

In a world increasingly dependent on internet connectivity, employee productivity and customer satisfaction depend on uninterrupted network access. You want the best Wi-Fi AP for your business. Ruckus APs and switches incorporate patented technologies for superior throughput, coverage, and capacity. 

Ruckus also ensures a rock-solid foundation for cloud-based business applications that make you more competitive, including: mobile inventory management, point-of-sale, collaboration services, customer relationship management, and ecommerce.

Wi-Fi for Business Gains and Cost Reductions

As you expand your small business Wi-Fi network, you want to be conservative with costs. Our products and services are built with cost savings in mind. Here are just a few of the ways we achieve that for you:

  • Ruckus Unleashed and Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi keep costs down by eliminating the need for on-premises controllers and reducing dependence on expensive IT resources.
  • Use Ruckus APs with SmartMesh to eliminate high cabling costs in large spaces (like warehouses) and strengthen redundancy. Both Ruckus Unleashed and Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi support meshing. 
  • Ruckus APs offer better capacity and coverage (handing as much as 50% more clients than competitive solutions). Fewer APs needed means savings on licenses, cable runs, switch ports, and power.
  • Ruckus ICX switches offer easily upgradeable and scalable high performance connectivity for APs, VoIP phones and other network devices.  Available with silent operation (i.e. no fan noise) in rack-mount or compact 12-port form factor.  

Mesh Networking and SmartMesh

Performance Optimization

What it means:

You’re not crazy if you think that wireless networks should be… wireless. But in traditional WLANs, you still have to run cables to each AP. In mesh networks, individual APs connect with each other wirelessly.

Why you should care:

Who wouldn’t want to eliminate the need for expensive Ethernet cabling across their facilities? But making mesh networks work in enterprises is easier said than done. Traditionally, it’s required a lot of complex configuration, and it’s been hard to assure consistent, reliable connectivity.

With Ruckus SmartMesh Networking technology, we’ve made mesh networks enterprise-grade. Instead of navigating complex configurations for each AP, just check a box. The mesh forms automatically. And with our BeamFlex technology, APs can dynamically change antenna patterns on a packet-by-packet basis to adapt to conditions and ensure a solid connection. Enterprises get self-forming, self-healing mesh networks at half the time and cost of traditional wireless deployments.

BeamFlex Adaptive Antenna Technology

Performance Optimization

What it means:

Smart, compact adaptive antenna systems containing multiple elements that electrically manipulate antenna properties so as to create optimal antenna patterns for each device with which they communicate.

Why you should care:

Traditional wireless antennas are either “omnidirectional” (radiating signals in all directions) or “directional” (radiating signals in one direction). Ruckus BeamFlex Adaptive Antenna Technology takes a more adaptable approach. BeamFlex technology enables the antenna system within a Ruckus AP to continually sense and optimize for its environment.

This antenna system mitigates radio interference, noise and network performance issues, and improves application flows. The results:

  • Increased performance and range
  • Crystal clear video and voice communications
  • Maximized power efficiency

BeamFlex+ is an enhancement to Ruckus BeamFlex adaptive antenna technology by providing adaptive support to mobile devices. BeamFlex+ enables antennas to adapt to client device orientation in addition to client device location.