Ruckus Networks (now part of CommScope
via acquisition) today announced two new products to complement its growing multigigabit
access network portfolio. The Ruckus
R750 Wi-Fi 6 access point (AP) and ICX
7150-C10ZP switch address the capacity crunch caused by the transition to digital learning. Ruckus
is also announcing a new Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem partnership with Soter
Technologies to address the student health risk of vaping on school
By 2022, most
primary and secondary schools will deliver 50 percent of their curriculum
digitally. As schools undertake the transition to digital learning, Wi-Fi networks
are quickly overtaxed due to initiatives such as 1:1 computing, bring your own
device (BYOD), as well as the simultaneous growth of IoT sensor networks for
building automation and security. Furthermore, the pervasive use of video for
digital learning, online collaboration and campus safety exerts more capacity
demand on Wi-Fi networks. To solve this capacity challenge and others like it, Ruckus
is introducing the 4x4:4 R750 Wi-Fi 6 AP and the accompanying ICX 7150-C10ZP
multigigabit access switch. Together, with CommScope’s power-over-ethernet
(PoE) cabling, these new products meet the capacity and requirements of a
modern digitally-enabled school.
CLICK TO TWEET: New multigigabit access products address network capacity crunch & new IoT partnership enables more effective response to ecigs use.
to support schools’ needs to effectively address what
the U.S Surgeon General refers to as a youth E-cigarette (vaping) epidemic,
Ruckus is partnering with Soter Technologies, a leading vendor of sensor
systems that detect vaping, smoke, and noise disturbances. With these sensors, schools
are better able to monitor for E-cigarette use, including in areas, such as
restrooms, where cameras cannot be placed. Ruckus has integrated Soter’s FlySense™
family of real-time sensors into the Ruckus
IoT Suite, enabling alerts to be sent to this centralized IoT dashboard when
vaping is detected. School
staff may choose to enable such an alert to trigger actions by other devices,
such as a nearby hallway camera, managed by the IoT Controller, by making use
of the embedded rules engine.
is a tool that allows high schools and middle school administrators to respond
to the growing vaping epidemic happening across the nation and
internationally,” said Derek Peterson, founder and CEO of Soter Technologies.
“Together we will bring this important technology to more schools.”
learning, the vaping epidemic and overall student safety are top of mind for school
administrators and principals,” said Bart Giordano, senior vice president of
worldwide sales, Ruckus Networks. “Schools are turning to Ruckus to provide
converged network and IoT solutions that support both their digital learning
and student safety initiatives. We are committed to the primary and secondary education
markets and will continue to innovate to help schools meet their digital learning,
student safety and wellness objectives.”
The Ruckus converged multigigabit network for
schools and other capacity-challenged environments includes:
- Ruckus R750 Access Point (new)— A dual-band, 4x4:4 (5GHz) + 4x4:4 (2.4GHz) with
embedded IoT radios (BLE, Zigbee) and 2.5GbE support. The R750 is optimized for
high client-density classroom environments and supports the latest WPA3 Wi-Fi
- Ruckus ICX 7150-C10ZP Access Switch (new)—A 10-port compact, fanless switch with 1, 2.5, 5
and 10GbE access ports, four of which are PoE-enabled with up to an
industry-best 90W. Like all Ruckus ICX switches, the ICX 7150-C10ZP can be stacked
with other ICX 7150-family switches within a single wiring closet or across
closets or classrooms.
SmartZone™ Network Controller—Physical or virtual converged management appliances used to manage Ruckus APs and switches through a
single interface. SmartZone Network Controller is available today as a unified
management platform for the ICX7150 and R750.
- Ruckus IoT Controller—A virtual controller,
deployed in tandem with a Ruckus SmartZone network controller, that performs
connectivity, device and security management functions for non-WiFi devices.
Ruckus Networks will be demonstrating these
and other products and solutions at ISTE 2019, June 23-26, at
the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Booth #1438.
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