Internet of Things

Make the internet of things (IoT) work for you

Organizations across every industry are inventing new services, streamlining operations, and enhancing user experiences thanks to the IoT. From universities to hotels to offices to homes, the IoT is transforming the fabric of business and personal life.

As the number of connected devices reaches 30 billion by 2020, how will you harness the power of the IoT for your customers and users?

New uses for the IoT are being discovered by every enterprise in every industry.


Hoteliers are using IoT technologies to enable a personalized guest experience that differentiates their hotel property and brand. Hotels are enabling smartphones to act as digital keycards to easily unlock guest rooms and to simplify the check-in process—and installing amenities like smart lighting and smart window shades to deliver a more personalized, state-of-the-art guest experience. Learn more: Hospitality

Smart cities

Cities are using IoT applications to run city services more efficiently and to deliver new services to residents, businesses and visitors. Connected public parking makes it easier to find an open space, reducing traffic congestion and driver frustration. Connected security cameras and sensors improve public safety by detecting gunfire and providing precise coordinates to emergency responders. Cities are also deploying IoT sensors to monitor air quality, water and waste management, lowering costs and improving public health. Learn more: Smart cities


Multi-dwelling units

Multi-dwelling unit (MDU) owners and operators are using IoT applications to create “smart home” experiences that attract new residents and help their properties stand out from the crowd. Amenities like smart lighting, environmental controls, and connected security make MDUs more attractive to the people who live there, increasing property values and rents while reducing energy consumption and operating costs. Learn more: MDU

Higher education

IoT-enabled smart campuses make colleges and universities safer and more efficient, and give students new ways to engage in campus life. Wayfinding applications to get around campus, connected transit and bike shares, and even smart parking applications are all part of the new campus experience. Connected CCTV, smart lighting and smart locks—all connecting over ubiquitous outdoor wireless—make everyone on campus safer. And connected HVAC sensors reduce energy consumption and lower costs. Learn more: Higher education

K-12/primary/secondary education

Connected classrooms give students a more engaging, personalized 1:1 learning experience, with new “edtech” (education technology) tools being added every day. AR/VR, maker spaces with 3D printing, STEM projects, and more are all part of today’s digital classroom. IoT solutions can also enhance student safety with CCTV, automate attendance taking, and make it easy to add school data to digital curriculum—all while saving school budget through smart energy use. Learn more: Primary schools



When stores understand their customers—how they shop, where they linger, which paths are most trafficked through a space—they’re in prime position to deliver better in-store experiences and increase sales. From simple shopper counters to new, sophisticated retail AI analytic engines paired with IP surveillance cameras, connected systems help retailers deliver higher revenues per store. Learn more: Location services, Retail


As hospitals and clinics struggle to provide better, more personalized healthcare, a converged access network becomes the foundation for supporting all of the devices and services that deliver a safer, healthier, and more responsive patient experience. Additionally, physicians, nurses, and administrators that monitor patient wellness are beginning to demand networks that support patient location tracking, patient alerts and more. Learn more: Location services

IoT access network

An IoT access network connects both Wi-Fi and non-Wi-Fi IoT endpoints over a converged, multi-standard, physical network. Such a network eliminates the need to deploy independent, stand-alone networks to support different IoT technologies such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Zigbee, LoRa, and more. Learn more: Ruckus IoT suite

Additional resources

  • White Paper: Ruckus IoT Security

    This document provides an overview of the security behind IoT (Internet of Things) devices and protocols and the underlying security architecture of the Ruckus IoT (RIOT) suite. Some knowledge of the network protocols is recommended. This document is written for and intended for use by technical engineers with background in Wi-Fi design and 802.11/wireless engineering principles. An understanding of IoT protocols such as IEEE 802.15.4, BLE, and Zigbee is recommended.
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