Ruckus Big Dog Partner
Recognised as one of the world’s leading wireless networking providers, Ruckus (which is now part of the CommScope group) are redefining connectivity with a range of innovative wifi, switching, cloud and software products.
As a Ruckus Big Dog partner, we have state of the art product expertise and extensive experience of installing their world-class networking solutions in a range of indoor and outdoor settings, from logistics, manufacturing and warehousing to education, retail and hospitality like pubs and restaurants, hotels and conference centres.
Pushing the boundaries of communications technology, Ruckus create some of the world’s most advanced wired and wireless networks, providing secure, reliable access to applications and services no matter how challenging the environment.
Following CommScope’s recent acquisition of parent company Arris, Ruckus are even better placed to meet customer and industry-specific requirements. They power progress and create lasting connections across the globe by solving today’s challenges and driving innovation that will meet the needs of what comes next.
Proud to be a Ruckus partner
We’ve been a Ruckus Big Dog partner for a number of years now and, in that time, we’ve deployed their award-winning portfolio of access points, wifi controllers and network switches in many different environments.
We’ve found that Ruckus solutions and products are particularly popular within the hotel and hospitality sector, where there are high demands on guest wifi networks.
Our team of expert consultants and engineers are adept at implementing the innovative, high value solutions Ruckus are able to offer. They have solid experience in designing these solutions using traditional based LAN controllers, cloud controllers and, for smaller sites, controller-free wifi networks for the smaller sites.
We are proud to have been chosen as the first Big Dog partner in the UK to deploy the Ruckus Virtual Smartcell Gateway. This is a virtual server which, in the cloud, is known as the virtual Smartzone.
How you can benefit
Our status as a Ruckus Big Dog partner, and the expertise and experience it imparts, enables us to deploy wifi solutions for even the toughest of networking challenges. Solutions which can be fully tailored to the unique requirements of your business.
The design of a Ruckus system by our expert consultants, and its subsequent installation by our skilled engineers, will ensure networking within your organisation will be secure, scalable, robust and, just as importantly, fast.
In turn, this will enable you to increase productivity, make efficiency savings and, if you operate within the hospitality sector, provide your guests with a seamless connection.
Particular standouts in the Ruckus product range include their omnidirectional access point (AP) technology, which is arguably the best out there.
As is their patented BeamFlex technology, which uses combinations of antennas to turn an omnidirectional AP into a semi-directional AP for every client device.
As this gives improved performance and range for all connected clients, it is particularly advantageous in high noise environments, such as manufacturing plants.
Our Ruckus Big Dog partner portfolio
Our portfolio of cutting-edge networking products which continue to push the boundaries of communications technology includes:
No matter what the size, layout or capacity requirements of your network, Ruckus will have the appropriate controller.
Options include on-premise, cloud-managed and controller-free solutions. Choose from:
- Smartzone – comes in appliance and virtual formats for scalability.
- Ruckus cloud wifi – managed via the cloud for easy multi-site deployments.
- Zonedirector – a traditional appliance-based controller for small to medium networks.
- Ruckus Unleashed – ideal for smaller networks, a system where one of the access points acts as the controller.
- Easy ‘out of the box’ set up
- Simple, straightforward configuration
- Sophisticated user access controls
- Integrated wifi client performance tools
- Adaptive wireless meshing
- Extensive authentication support
- Rogue AP detection and advanced wifi security features
- Robust network management
Wireless access points (AP)
Ruckus wireless indoor and outdoor access points have superior antenna arrays packed with patented technologies. Many also have built in directional antennas ranging from 30 to 120 degrees.
The above combination and sheer range of AP makes Ruckus ideal for challenging areas with differing wifi requirements, like warehousing, manufacturing, supply chain and logistics.
There are also a few patch antennas in the range for those requiring a very narrow beam from 7 to 10 degrees.
Indoor access points
Here are just a few of a large selection of Ruckus indoor access points:
- R850 – 802.11ax 8×8:8 AP with 5Gbps backhaul
- R650 – 802.11ax 4×4:4 AP with 2.5Gbps backhaul
- R550 – 802.11ax 2×2:2 AP with 1Gbps backhaul
- H550 – wall-mounted 802.11ax 2×2:2 AP and switch
Outdoor access points
Ruckus has a large number of outdoor access points, including those designed for harsh environments.
Here’s a just selection from a range that incorporates products from omnidirectional AP to 30-degree sector AP:
- T750 – 802.11ax 4×4:4 omni or sector (120 degree )AP with 2.5Gbps copper backhaul
- T350 – 802.11ax 2 2×2:2 omni or sector (120 degree or external antenna)AP with 1Gbps copper backhaul
The Ruckus ICX fixed form-factor family of switches can be used standalone, stacked or within a campus fabric. This flexibility means they are ideal for a multivendor environment or as a total standalone solution.
Traditional 3-tier switching models with hardware to cover the access, distribution and core layers.
Scale solutions quickly with stacking over Ethernet ports. Multiple 10/40 or 100Gbps SFP modules can be combined to meet bandwidth requirements.
Because the stacking takes place over fibre, you can stack between multiple locations at distances of up to 10km.
This architecture does away with the traditional 3-tier model. Using an all Ruckus ICX solution, you have a single point of control for all of the “campus” switches.
The Aggregation/Core switches act as the “Control Bridge” and the Access layer switches become “Fabric Port extender” devices.
This enables a true “pay as you grow” architecture. The whole campus appears as a single logical switch.
Software and security, analytics and location solutions
Our Ruckus portfolio includes products which allow you to extract maximum value while maximising security, including location and insight analytics and bring your own device (BYOD) enrolment systems.
Powerful reporting and predictive analytics for Ruckus wireless LAN deployments.
Cloudpath secure network and BYOD secure network access
Self-service BYOD and guest access
Policy Management – VLANs/role-based access etc
Integration with third-party solutions via API