Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses

Wicked-Fast WiFi at the Right Price for your Business

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) need fast, reliable WiFi just as much as large enterprises. What they don’t need are enterprise-scale costs and complexity. Traditionally, you had to choose: Do you want a high-end system with the features you need, but that requires an advanced degree to set up and operate? Or do you want a consumer-grade solution that’s easy to work with, because it was designed for somebody’s living room?

That’s not much of a choice. But there’s a better option. With Ruckus, you get all the WiFi performance, reliability and scalability your business needs, at a fraction of the cost of conventional wireless solutions. We pack in tons of advanced features to give you performance-grade WiFi. But we make them almost entirely automated. So you don’t have to figure out how to make them all work – they just do.

Reduce Costs with Plug-and-Play Wi-Fi

Ruckus’s award-winning ZoneFlex solutions put our breakthrough wireless innovations in a package designed for smaller organizations with limited IT staff and budgets. For example, our patented Beamflex+ automatically deals with interference and optimizes connections for each and every device. And our SmartMesh Networking lets you connect access points anywhere there’s a power source, without having to run Ethernet cabling. The result: you can blanket your entire space with high-performance coverage, at a cost up to 80 percent lower than other wireless LAN solutions.

With Ruckus, you don’t have to spend hours navigating arcane configuration screens. All of these technology innovations just work, out of the box. You can configure and deploy your WLAN in half the time of typical solutions. And because it’s self-healing and self-optimizing, it will handle most problems that crop up automatically, without you having to do a thing.

Deploy a Flexible Network to Meet Your Unique Needs

Ruckus solutions for smaller businesses are simple to deploy and use, but that doesn’t mean they’re limited. Whatever your business needs – 802.11ac capacity, guaranteed performance for voice and video services, advanced wireless security and management – you’re covered.

Scale your Network Effortlessly

Some SMB wireless solutions treat WiFi as a simple overlay to the wired network, sending all wireless traffic to a central device. That sounds great in theory, until your growing business adds more devices and high-bandwidth applications that pump too much traffic through one place. All of a sudden, you’re looking at constant slowdowns and dropouts for your users, or spending a mint to upgrade your infrastructure. Ruckus uses a more intelligent architecture that distributes traffic across your LAN automatically. So you can continue to add new devices, applications and access points as your business grows, without breaking a sweat.

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.