Ruckus Wireless 802.11n Wi-Fi Equipment Enables High Definition Video on Demand for Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

December 8, 2009

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Ruckus Wireless today announced that, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has selected and deployed the Ruckus ZoneFlex dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi system to support the simultaneous distribution of IP-based high-definition (HD) video on demand (VOD) and high-speed Internet access services (HSIA) at the newly-opened Hotel Palomar Philadelphia.

Hotel Palomar Philadelphia is the first hotel in the nation to implement an advanced, 802.11n Wi-Fi system to support the simultaneous distribution of IP-based VOD over Wi-Fi.

Recent advances in Wi-Fi technology that extend the range of signals and increase the reliability of Wi-Fi connections, now make it possible for Wi-Fi to support delay-sensitive applications like video. Historically, Wi-Fi has suffered from erratic performance and the inability to cope with interference and other obstacles that degrade performance. New innovative, patented Wi-Fi technologies, developed by Ruckus Wireless, effectively eliminate these problems.

“Our plan was always to deliver IP-based VOD to the TVs in our guest rooms at the Hotel Palomar,” said Donald OGrady, director of property technology at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. “During the project, we decided to move to the wireless VOD solution. Based on a pilot test of the solution, we knew it worked. This was a fairly easy choice for us.”

Whether a renovation, a new development or an existing property, the benefits of Ruckus Wireless Smart Wi-Fi solutions include the elimination of cabling, greater flexibility to deliver services anywhere throughout a hotel while minimizing disruptions that might otherwise require shutting down rooms for days or weeks for hotel in operation. For existing hotels without cabling and with limited budgets, Ruckus solutions can bring guests the latest and greatest video applications and content cost effectively.

Wi-Fi Deployment Details

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Ruckus Wireless

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