Simply better WiFi
Ruckus Wireless in a Nutshell
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#1 in Hospitality
#1 in Service Provider
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Indoor, Outdoor, Controller, Controller-less, Cloud,
Onboarding, Location-based Services & Analytics
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FIRST to market with 802.11 AC Wave 2
Standalone; Appliance; Hosted; Cloud and
VM options
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NUMBER ONE
Broadest Wireless Portfolio
Industry Leading BYOD Onboarding
CloudPath solution for Cloud and Hosted
Solution Providers
Best radio coverage in the industry
Achieved with BeamFlex™ and BeamFlex+
Highest Performing, Highest Capacity
Highest performing and highest capacity Wi-Fi
PERIOD,
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A World Going Wireless…
e-Readers
Smart
Phones
Annual Unit Shipments
220%
Wi-Fi
devices
Ultrabooks, Netbooks
and Chromebooks
AV Streaming
Devices
2.8B
65%
Ethernet
devices
1.1B
874M
694M
2010
Displays and
Information Kiosks
Tablets
Medical
instruments
Barcode
Scanners &
PoS Terminals
Security & Building
control systems
2016
Projectors
Printers
A matter of priorities…
The Mobile Generation: Millennials and Z-generation (2000+)
Their worst
nightmares…
The culprit…
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How to make WIFI WORK?
What Is Ruckus BeamFlex?
Radio Frequency energy has similar characteristics to light energy
– An unfocused light bulb of a given power spreads energy in all directions and the
energy quickly diminishes over distance
• Traditional omni-directional AP antenna work like an unfocused light bulb
▪ If you focus the same energy the light will be brighter and travel further in the direction of
focus
▪ The BeamFlex antenna focuses the RF energy as a beam towards the receiver = better coverage,
better performance, better reliability
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What Matters?
The SNR, the Air Quality, the PHY Data Rate
The Antenna and the radio are the only places where
speed, reliability and capacity can be improved
BeamFlex Adaptive Antennas
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BeamFlex in Action…
▪ Antenna elements selected on a
per client/per packet basis
▪ Adapts in real time to client
orientation and location
▪ Stronger signal towards the client
▪ Less interference to neighboring
APs and clients
Note: View as a slide show
Adaptive Polarization Diversity
Device orientation accounts
for up to 5x performance
differential among products
• Better reception (PD-MRC) for weak and
hard to “hear” devices
• Improved transmission to devices
constantly changing their orientation
HORIZONTAL
POLARIZATION
VERTICAL
POLARIZATION
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RF conditions are dynamic: empty
RF conditions are dynamic: full!
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Beyond the Reference Design
Reference Design noun (reference design)
:
[ref-ruhns di-zīn]
refers to a technical blueprint of a system that is intended
for others to copy (WIKIPEDIA).
Provided by chip manufacturers to sell more ICs
It includes all the essentials info to produce a working system
It can be improved by third parties
Most of our competitors use this approach as it’s cheaper
Spot the differences
Aerohive
Cisco Meraki
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Ruckus “handcrafted” WiFi
More Than Just Smart Antennas…
Dynamic channel
management
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Ongoing per channel performance assessment
Adaptation based on measured useable capacity (ChannelFly)
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Balances client load across APs by redirecting clients based on
neighboring AP connection quality and relative loading
Band Balancing
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QoS at AP level
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Balances client load across bands by redirecting clients based on
capabilities
Threshold band ratio control to prevent overload/starvation
Client load
balancing
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Airtime fairness
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Fast Client
Roaming
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Application queues per client
Prioritisation of voice, video, and data
Airtime allocation based on client capabilities
Prevents airtime starvation and slower clients from throttling
faster ones
SmartRoam monitors client signal and forces a roam on low
RSSI over a measured amount of client packets
802.11r, .11k and .11v resource management and fast transition
support
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Summary of Ruckus Wireless Advantages
• Patented Superior RF Technologies that work with any Wi-Fi Standard
• Flexible, Scalable and Resilient deployment models
• More capacity with fewer APs, or much more with the same
• Great Experience for legacy 2.4GHz devices too!
• Carrier-grade products for the Enterprise market too
Portfolio
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Access Points
An AP for every occasion
INDOOR
OUTDOOR
ENTRY
MID-RANGE
HIGH END
SPECIALTY
Roadmap
Roadmap
R710
4x4 11ac w2
T710
4x4 11ac w2
SFP, PoE out, GPS
R610
3x3 11ac w2
T610
4x4 11ac w2
R310
2x2 11ac
R510
2x2 11ac w2
T300
2x2 11ac
H510
2x2 11ac w2
Wall Plate
7781-CM
3x3 11n
DOCSIS 3.0
C110
2x2 11ac w2
DOCSIS 3.0 Wall Plate
P300
Point to point/
Point to multipoint
Roadmap
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Flexible deployment
Same AP, multiple management options
Very Large
Medium-Large
Cloud*
Small
Very Small
Unleashed
o Max APs:
o Clients:
25
512
o Capacity: No Tunnel
o Size:
Deployment
Type
Controller-less
SMB Single-site
o Max APs:
ZD 1200
o Max APs:
o Clients:
o Capacity:
o Size:
75
o Clients:
o Capacity:
o Size:
2000
o Max APs:
Mini Desktop
o Capacity:
200 Mbps
SMB Campus
SMB Multi-site
o Clients:
SZ-100
vSZ-E
25,000
25,000
1RU
n/a
1,024
10 Gbps
1,024
o Max APs:
vSZ-D
o Capacity:
4 Node Cluster
3,000
60,000
40 Gbps
o Clients:
o Size:
3,000
o Max APs:
vSZ-D
o Capacity:
60,000
Medium to Large Campus
Enterprise Distributed Sites
o Clients:
SCG-200
10,000
vSZ-H
10,000
100,000
100,000
2RU
n/a
20 Gbps
vSZ-D
4 Node Cluster
30,000
300,000
80 Gbps
30,000
300,000
vSZ-D
SP Internal Network
Managed Services
*Currently US
hosted only
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SmartZone Controllers
SmartZone 100
Scalable Mid-Range Appliance WLAN Controller for Enterprise
10G
• Simplified GUI (Single Domain, Single Tennant)
• Supports AP Local break-out and Centralized data tunneling
• Single 77W AC power supple, Redundant fans
• 320 GB Hard Drive for data storage
2x10GE + 4xGE
10 GB Data Throughput
• Per AP licensing
• Highly Available and Greatly Scalable
– Single node: 1,000 APs, 20K clients, 2K WLANs
– 4-node cluster (3+1 redundancy): 3,000 APs, 60K clients, 2K WLANs
1G
4xGE
1 GB Data Throughput
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vSmartZone
Scalable virtual appliance to meet the needs of Enterprise and MSP
 Up to 10,000 APs per instance vSZ-H (1K/instance vSZ-E)
 Up to 100K Clients per instance vSZ-H (20K/instance vSZ-E)
vSZ
Carrier Class
 Adjust VM compute resources to # of APs
 Multi-hypervisor support: vSphere, KVM, Hyper-V, Azure, GCE
Enterprise Enabled
 n+1 clustering (3+1) architecture for resiliency and scalability
 Multi-tenancy in High Scale mode
 Built in reporting and integration with optional SCI
Massive Scale
Highly Reliable
 Simple “Right To Use” license per vSZ and pooled AP licenses per cluster
OTT Services
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Ruckus Cloudpath
What is Cloudpath?
A Security Management Platform
The Swiss Army Knife of
Access Networks
Policy Management
Device Enablement
Certificate Management
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Ruckus Smart Positioning Technology
(SPoT)
SPoT Analytics
Dwell Times
Heatmap
Repeat Visitors
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Ruckus Smart Cell Insight
(SCI)
SmartCell Insight Report & Analytics
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Questions?
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