September 4, 2008
Emmanuel College Selects Ruckus to Replace Existing Wi-Fi Network
Emmanuel College, a private Christian college in northeast Georgia, US, has selected Ruckus Wireless to replace its existing 802.11g Wi-Fi network with a campus-wide 802.11n wireless LAN based on Smart Wi-Fi technology.
Smart Wi-Fi combines technical advances in RF signal routing and adaptive antenna arrays with centralized wireless LAN (WLAN) management. The combination of these technologies enables a centrally-controlled Wi-Fi environment that provides better coverage and more reliable Wi-Fi signals that automatically adapt to environmental changes.
The newly deployed 802.11n network provides Wi-Fi coverage through 31 ZoneFlex Smart Wi-Fi access points. Central management is provided through the Ruckus ZoneDirector Smart WLAN system which directly interfaces with Emmanuel's Active Directory authentication server.
Glenn Toney, IT director at Emmanuel, said: "Our budget effectively ruled out a centrally-managed 802.11n system until we found Ruckus. Ruckus had a more intelligent and cost-effective implementation of 802.11n that adds value where others don't such as controlling the signal path to ensure reliable connections and performance."