Ruckus Wireless™ has been designing, manufacturing, and marketing Smart Wi-Fi
products and Smart Wireless LAN (WLAN) systems ever since they first opened their
doors back in June of 2004. Their patented, universe-leading Wi-Fi technology was
just one reason they were named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.
Privately-owned, they've had some $51 million invested in their company from some
of the world's leading venture firms, including Sequoia Capital, Sutter Hill, T-Ventures,
Investor AB, Focus Ventures, and Motorola Ventures.
Their claim to fame is on their patented Smart Wi-Fi technology and its unique ability
to support streaming multicast IP video over the 802.11 standard protocol. This
adaptive antenna technology leverages high-gain directional array technology and
rocket-science best path selection algorithms to form and direct Wi-Fi signals over
the best performing paths to each and every client. In the short time they've been
around, they've been granted 28 patents surrounding this, and other, Wi-Fi technologies
(with 30 more patents pending).
With this technology, they're able to do something that other Wi-Fi companies can't
- deliver longer range and more reliable Wi-Fi connections to client devices. Wi-Fi
that reaches farther and is inherently more stable due to the adaptive nature and
control of our technology. Smart Wi-Fi constantly steers signals around obstructions
and obstacles, mitigates interference, and focuses RF energy ONLY where it's needed
to ensure unprecedented coverage and consistent performance at longer ranges. While
other "Wi-Fi" companies focus on what happens to wireless users AFTER they are connected
to the network, they focus first on getting users connected to the network reliably.
They truly deliver on the promise of wireless—no strings attached.
Ruckus's products are sold through both direct and indirect channels. Their flagship
product line, ZoneFlex™ Smart WLAN systems, gives enterprises and carriers
a full-range of indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi solutions for every imaginable application
from streaming IP-based video over Wi-Fi to 3G offloading, wireless broadband access
to high-speed 802.11n wireless LANs. ZoneFlex is the only centralized Smart WLAN
system that combines Smart Wi-Fi and Smart Mesh networking technology within a single,
powerful, wallet-friendly solution.
As one of the fastest growing companies in the wireless LAN space according to Gartner,
Ruckus's enterprise customers span every vertical market including world-class hotel
brands, hospitals, universities, school districts, retailers, warehouses, convention
centers and many more. They also have a large and diverse base of global carrier
customers such as AT&T, Belgacom, Deutsche Telecom, Towerstream, The Cloud (BSKYB),
SingTel, Swisscom, Brighthouse and many others. In 2010, Ruckus was the worldwide
leader for unit shipments of mesh access points to service providers with a 41%
share of the market.
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