Ruckus Wireless was originally founded in 2002 to develop equipment that would use Wi-Fi to run entertainment-quality video simultaneously to all the TVs and computers in a home. The technology the founders developed did exactly what they set out to do, but due to market trends and opportunities at the time, the company chose to shift away from home video towards service providers and enterprises.
Building on ahead-of-its time technology, Ruckus became a pioneer in the WiFi infrastructure market, enabling carriers and enterprises to stay ahead of the exploding demand for high-bandwidth applications and services. Today, Ruckus delivers a simply better wireless experience that makes everyday life and business better across the globe. Ruckus Smart WiFi technology redefines what’s possible in wireless network performance with flexibility, reliability and affordability.
Since its founding, Ruckus has never relied on off-the-shelf, reference design radio technology – it doesn’t deliver the capacity, range or interference mitigation necessary to make real the dream of wireless that works everywhere, all the time. Ruckus delivered the industry’s first adaptive antenna technology to overcome RF interference on WiFi networks – followed by industry-first 802.11n and 802.11ac (wave 1 & 2) products, certificate-based security certificate-based security and location-based software. The company went public in February 2012, and was acquired by Brocade in May 2016.
Now the company, officially dubbed the Ruckus Wireless Business Unit of Brocade, stands on the following pillars:
- Performance – Ruckus’ Ruckus’s deep history of technical innovation means superior, dependable wireless performance for its customers. Everywhere, all the time.
- Simplicity – Ease of install and management for IT? Ease of use for end users? These are just a given. Ruckus also offers ease of doing business for its partners and customers.
- Options – Ruckus provides the utmost flexibility for all the wireless networking scenarios a business might have. Full stop.
- Segments – Large enterprises, SMBs, carriers, service providers, educational institutions (primary, secondary and higher ed), hospitality, MDU, retail, manufacturing, smart cities, public venues and events. You name it, we support it.
Moving Beyond Wi-Fi
Ruckus’s technology expertise now extends well beyond WiFi. With its OpenG technology, Ruckus is again a pioneer, working to build an ecosystem that will enable organizations to self-deploy LTE coverage in the same way they deploy WiFi today. And Ruckus WiFi itself is now much more than super-fast connections, it’s a platform for a host of capabilities – like location analytics and engagement technology – that can reduce cost, increase efficiency, improve customer loyalty and increase revenue.
And Beyond Wireless
As part of Brocade, the Ruckus team is working daily to bring to life a new set of capabilities, technologies and products that we expect will transform the networking experience. Brocade plus Ruckus creates a pure-play networking company, enabling the most critical networking requirements from the data centre core to the wireless network edge.