An access point is a device that creates a wireless local area network, or WLAN, usually in an office or large building. An access point connects to a wired router, switch, or hub via an Ethernet cable, and projects a Wi-Fi signal to a designated area.
The problem is with typical access points is you can’t direct where the signal goes. Traditional access points are either directional (the signal points in one direction only) or omnidirectional (meaning the signal radiates 360 degrees).
Ruckus' BeamFlex Adaptive Antenna Technology aims to solve the problems traditional access points have, like gaps in coverage. Ultimately a lot of access points on the market just aren’t very efficient because of this problem. Ruckus’ BeamFlex Adaptive Antenna Technology aims to solve that.
Ruckus BeamFlex Adaptive Antenna Technology takes a more adaptable approach. BeamFlex technology enables the antenna system within a Ruckus AP to continually sense and optimize its environment.
This antenna system mitigates radio interference, noise, and network performance issues, and improves application flows. The results:
BeamFlex+ is an enhancement to Ruckus BeamFlex adaptive antenna technology by providing adaptive support to mobile devices. BeamFlex+ enables antennas to adapt to client device orientation in addition to client device location.
On top of BeamFlex, Ruckus also has SmartZone. SmartZone wireless LAN controllers solve the problems associated with building and expanding complex multi-site and multi-geo WLANs, and with delivering single and multi-tier managed Wi-Fi services.
The SmartZone controller family builds on a SmartZone Operating System (OS), and models are available in both appliance and virtual appliance form.