Ruckus Networks Eases Hotel Fiber Deployments While Enabling New IoT Solutions

Expands portfolio to include fiber-to-the-room, and IoT partnerships
to deliver applications for hotel safety, operational efficiency and
enhanced guest experience

HICKORY, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ruckus
Networks
(now part of CommScope
via acquisition) today announced an expanded hospitality
connectivity portfolio
to include the ICX
7150-24F fiber switch
, ICX
7150-C08 compact switch
and Fiber
Backpack
, which supports the H510
access point (AP)
. The new products add fiber support to existing
offerings for hospitality and multi-dwelling unit (MDU) customers.
Together with CommScope’s structured cabling products, the company can
now offer customers an end-to-end solution. Ruckus is also announcing
the addition of new Internet of Things (IoT) partners to its ecosystem
to better address hospitality business priorities, including improving
operational efficiency, enhancing guest services, and increasing guest
and staff safety.

Hotel properties come in many sizes—from single stand-alone buildings to
large resorts spread across acres. The new Fiber Backpack allows for
direct integration of Ruckus H510 in-room access points onto the fiber
backbone for a clean, secure installation leveraging the scale, speed
and efficiency of fiber-to-the-room architecture. The new product can
utilize a wide range of interoperable fiber transceivers with support
for single- or multi-mode, enabled by the portfolio of Ruckus ICX fiber
switches, of which the Ruckus ICX 7150-24F is the latest addition.

Hotels are also looking to vendors to deliver network solutions that
support multiple applications, reduce costs, improve reliability and
protect investments. To meet these requirements, Ruckus is partnering
with IoT ecosystem vendors such as ASSA
ABLOY Global Solutions
, AVSystem,
Kontakt.io,
Qubercomm,
Telkonet
and TraknProtect
to empower hoteliers to support the latest IoT use cases on a unified
network infrastructure including connected entry, safety buttons, asset,
room tray and vendor tracking, energy management, online thermostats and
location-based advertising. These vendor solutions are integrated into
the Ruckus IoT Suite, enabling a common IoT dashboard and sophisticated
rules-engine functionality that allows sensor alerts to trigger actions
by other devices.

“In the global hospitality industry, interoperability between multiple
applications and vendors is key to helping hotels plan for the future,
where higher guest and operations bandwidth consumption present real
challenges for existing hotel networks,” said Larry Birnbaum, vice
president of Global Hospitality and MDU, Ruckus Networks. “In addition,
our customers and partners see the great value our fiber solutions
offer, and it enables us to deliver a faster, richer hotel network while
providing flexibility to support the many functions required by hotel
operations.”

About the Ruckus Fiber Backpack

The Ruckus Fiber Backpack is a purpose-built, field-installable,
fiber-to-Ethernet media converter accessory that provides a pluggable
fiber interface for industry-leading Ruckus
H510 wall-mounted APs
. It also provides Power over Ethernet (PoE)
for the associated H510 AP and supports both passive optical networking
(PON) and Active Ethernet SFP modules. When paired with Ruckus fiber
switches, such as the ICX 7150-24F, the Fiber Backpack enables network
designers to easily deploy, standardize and cost-optimize end-to-end
fiber solutions.

About the ICX 7150-24F and ICX 7150-C08P Switches

The Ruckus ICX 7150-24F is an entry-level, 24xSFP enterprise switch with
four 10GbE SFP+ ports for uplinks and stacking. The fiber switch can be
stacked up to 12 units with other members of the ICX 7150 family. The
ICX 7150-C08P is an 8-port 10/100/1000 Mbps compact switch with GbE
uplink ports, and full PoE/PoE+ support. The compact switch is fanless,
providing silent operation for use in locations such as hospitality
suites and MDUs. Both switches are covered by the Ruckus limited
lifetime warranty and can be managed by the Ruckus
SmartZone Network Controller
.

The new products will be available in early Q3 2019 through Ruckus
channel partners.

Ruckus Networks will also be showcasing the Fiber Backpack and fiber
switch in booth 2908 at HITEC
Minneapolis
in the Minneapolis Convention Center, June 17-20.

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Source: CommScope

Contacts

News Media Contact:
Agnes Toan, Ruckus Networks at CommScope
+1
408 250 1814 or publicrelations@commscope.com

Financial Contact:
Kevin Powers, CommScope
+1-828-323-4970

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