New WiFi Access Points for Smart Cities

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The new WiFi access points are designed to provide WiFi coverage in space-constrained sites and in hard-to-reach areas

With an aim to provide the WiFi access points (AP) for various smart cities and street furniture applications, Ruckus has launched two new 802.11ac Wave 2 access points- Ruckus E510 and Ruckus M510.

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Embedded flexibility with BeamFlex+ performance

The Ruckus E510 is designed to minimize the aesthetic or physical impact at deployment sites such as outdoor digital signage, street furniture, kiosks, lighting fixtures and stadium seats. It has the feature of centralized management; hence, it can be managed centrally along with other APs to simplify operations for service providers and public venue operators. It features a low-profile radio module as at only 21 x 14.2 x 3.3 cm, the E510 base unit can squeeze into most enclosures–including cylindrical light poles–expanding the reach of any Wi-Fi network.

In addition to that, it has weatherproof BeamFlex+ antenna module-A diminutive 17.5 x 8.0 x 8.0 cm antenna module built for outdoor stealth placement and can be positioned up to 3 meters away from the radio module. The antennas maximize flexibility and help ensure high service quality regardless of placement location.

Mobile Wi-Fi with LTE backhaul for expanded coverage and redundancy

The Ruckus M510 is designed for use wherever supported LTE service is available. It is ideally suited for use on buses, trains, and in temporary locations where Ethernet connectivity is absent, unreliable or cost-prohibitive. Furthermore, It can be used anywhere wide area network (WAN) redundancy is desired. It features centralized management and integrated LTE modem, which allows network designers to create Wi-Fi hotspots at-will and to implement redundant backhaul to improve Wi-Fi service reliability. It allows sustained downlink throughput of up to 150 Mbps when using LTE backhaul.

The Ruckus E510 is the embeddable enterprise AP and features an innovative two-element design that allows for deployment at sites with strict form-factor or aesthetic constraints while the Ruckus M510 is an 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi AP with LTE UE-mode backhaul. They allow AP placement in locations where Ethernet connectivity is a challenge or in situations in which redundant backhaul is needed to help ensure adherence to service-level agreements (SLAs).

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