Smarter Wi-Fi Increases Operational Efficiency

Smarter Wi-Fi Increases Operational Efficiency it’s the strongest link in your supply chain.

As warehouses become increasingly reliant on wireless devices and applications tone tune their logistics business — the need for fast, pervasive, and reliable Wi-Fi coverage is a top priority.

Ruckus delivers better coverage, signal, and throughput for latency sensitive handheld mobile devices that require a constant and dependable connection.

No ethernet? No problem

Running Ethernet cable can be a huge challenge for pre- existing structures, and warehouses are no exception. With WLANs quickly becoming the preferred network backbone for application and device connectivity, Ruckus self-organizing and self-healing SmartMesh is the logical choice for extending wireless connectivity across buildings, eliminating the need and additional expense of pulling CAT5 cabling to every Access Point (AP). Ruckus SmartMesh utilizes best path selection and interference avoidance techniques to

ensure reliable and ubiquitous Wi-Fi coverage, which is essential for RF-challenged warehousing environments. Ruckus makes meshing as easy as selecting a check box within the Ruckus ZoneDirector interface.

Simply Better connections For Mobile Devices

Wireless-enabled handheld devices pose serious connectivity challenges within warehouse environments. Unlike laptops, the orientation of mobile devices is constantly changing, making it harder for Wi-Fi systems to deliver a rock solid signal. Traditional omnidirectional antennas were never developed to deal with this type of mobile client, often resulting in dropped connections and unstable Wi-Fi performance. The Ruckus ZoneFlex adaptive antenna technology selects the best signal path for every packet, even as devices move about or as warehouse configurations change. This patented antenna array automatically detects the client devices and sends signals that are vertically or horizontally polarized — remembering each client and its location. The result is consistent and predictable performance you can count on, particularly in warehousing environments that are in a constant state of ux.

Adaptive antenna technology is ideal for making handheld devices — that are in constant motion — completely reliable.

Double capacity and coverage With Fewer access points

Traditional dipole omni directional antennas are not able to alter the Wi-Fi signal path, thus more APs are required to cover a given area. Ruckus changes the playing field with its own patented, high-gain, directional adaptive antenna array integrated into every AP, creating an unmatched wire-like performance with 2 to 4x the coverage range, which on average requires 30 to 50% fewer access points. This translates into lower infrastructure OPEX and CAPEX and a faster return on investment. By employing Ruckus’ dual-band 802.11n indoor and outdoor access points, warehouses can now have an industrial strength Wi-Fi infrastructure that delivers consistent performance everywhere, ensuring zero down time or diminished productivity.

Patented smart antenna arrays in every access point provide longer range and more reliable Wi-Fi connections, requiring fewer APs than competitive alternatives.

Simple, simple, simple configuration

The Ruckus ZoneFlex system is the industry’s simplest WLAN system to con gure and deploy. It offers one of
the most advanced feature sets without the cost and complexity typically associated with high-end Wi-Fi systems. Con gured in minutes and deployed in hours, the ZoneFlex system uses an intuitive Web-based wizard.
Once con gured, APs are simply plugged into a power source or PoE and self-provisioned by automatically discovering the ZoneDirector controller or FlexMaster Wi-Fi management system. APs can be deployed in standalone mode or as part of a centrally managed, full-featured WLAN. ZoneDirector controllers are deployed out of the datapath — eliminating performance bottlenecks or the possibility of becoming a single point of failure.

Real-time location asset Management

Real-time Location Systems (RTLS) can be easily implemented to track and manage all business assets, everything ranging from bundles of wood to forklifts to RFID barcode scanners to employees. This capability can easily be invoked by simply checking a box within the Ruckus ZoneDirector controller’s interface during the provisioning process. Ruckus ZoneFlex APs listen for “beacons” from the Wi-Fi RFID tags and add RSSI and noise oor information to the messages, then redirects them to the RTLS Engine, providing real-time location visibility, illuminating vital information that is needed to drive best practices across all sites.

The increasing demand for visibility in today’s global supply chain means Real-time Location Systems (RTLS) are indispensable elements.

Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi delivers

More consistent performance at longer distances