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CommScope offers two choices in WLAN controllers: ZoneDirector™ and SmartZone™. ZoneDirector WLAN controllers are designed to meet the needs of small-to-medium enterprises.
SmartZone WLAN controllers, which offer unified wired and wireless management, are ideal for medium-to-large enterprises and managed service providers. Their flexible architecture scales to meet the requirements of the largest organizations. Powered by SmartZoneOS™ software, SmartZone controllers can be deployed as physical or virtual appliances.
The SmartZoneOS delivers converged wired and wireless network management on the controller to simplify life for IT. Manage and monitor RUCKUS® access points and switches from a single unified network console. SmartZone systems automate numerous routine administration tasks to free up time for other projects. Leverage zero-touch provisioning, automatic firmware updates, one-click access to any AP or controller across all clusters, and more. Use dynamic pre-shared keys to give employees and guests easy, secure access to network connectivity.
SmartZoneOS software delivers the industry’s highest scalability—it supports up to 30,000 access points, 3,750 switches, and 450,000 clients per cluster. Fewer controller instances enabled by ultra-scalability reduces total cost of ownership compared to the competition. Choose from a variety of deployment options—deploy SmartZone systems as on-premises physical appliances, virtual appliances with broad hypervisor support, or on popular cloud infrastructure-as-a-service providers.
Unlike closed systems in which integration is limited, expensive and prone to errors, SmartZoneOS exposes an extensive collection of open APIs (RESTful/JSON). These enable IT teams to invoke most functions and configurations available in the SmartZoneOS GUI.