Ruckus unveils affordable biz-class access points

by CXOtoday Staff    Mar 16, 2010

Ruckus Wireless has unveiled the first sub-$500 enterprise-class 802.11n access point, the Zoneflex 7300 series. This series includes both single-band (7343) and dual band (7363) products, priced at US $499 and $599 respectively. With maximum 802.11n capacity of 300Mbps (single band) or 600Mbps (dual band), the Zoneflex 7300 has been measured to deliver throughput of 210Mbps at short ranges (10 to 20 feet) and over 120 Mbps at longer ranges (60 to 100 feet) within a typical, walled office environment making it the industry s lowest cost, highest performing line of 802.11n access points.

Enterprises and service providers around the world are trying to deal with a tsunami of Wi-Fi-enabled mobile internet devices in the hands of a growing user population that expects fast and reliable connectivity everywhere, all the time, said Selina Lo, president and CEO of Ruckus Wireless. 802.11n is expected to be the answer, but high prices and inconsistent performance have hampered mass adoption. Ruckus Wireless is breaking down these barriers once and for all.

For solution developers and system integrators, the 7300 series can be custom ordered with an add-on USB port for value-added applications such as machine-to-machine (m2m) communications or WAN link backup using a 3G/4G/EVDO dongle.