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Real World

Applications

2

Hotspots


3

Large
-
Scale Hotspot Deployments


Advanced, “Smart Wi
-
Fi” APs for
9,000 BP franchised gas stations in
North America


Robust, centralized management
from NOC


Install in under 3 minutes by
anyone (no
-
touch config)


Eliminate the need for any VPN
equipment


Automatically redirect client
sessions to remote authentication
and Web servers

H O T S P
O
T
S


“SmartSpot” Requirements

PROVIDER

CUSTOMER

National provider of hotspot,

access, integration and

network management services

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The Result(s)


Turnkey Wi
-
Fi package installable

by BP franchisees in 2 minutes


Ruckus 2942 WISPr firmware ties

into HarborLink Ad Platform


No need for VPN/L2TP/GRE

tunneling


Thousands of Ruckus 2942 Smart

Wi
-
Fi APs managed by FlexMaster


Automatic phone
-
home feature


Automatic upgrades


Real
-
time management and config changes


Global and Venue
-
Specific Client
Information


Session and idle timeout controls
essential to ad
-
driven networks


Bandwidth management


H O T S P
O
T
S


Ruckus ZoneFlex

2942 802.11g

Smart Wi
-
Fi APs

FlexMaster Remote Wi
-
Fi

Management Platform

Harborlink’s landing page

where BP customers are redirected

6

VoFI (VoIP over Wi
-
Fi)

7

Background & Application

Sample Feature Set


Calling Features



Call by name, function or group


Broadcast calls


Locate individuals


Conference calls


Forward and transfer calls


Call waiting and Call blocking


Messaging Features


Voice mail


Voice e
-
mail from Badge


Text messaging


Telephony Features


Outbound calling to external numbers


Call internal PBX extensions


Receive telephone calls on the badge


Outbound paging


Mark Hopkins InterContinental, San Francisco


part of the InterContinental Hotel Group
(IHG)


16 Floor luxury hotel


WLAN everywhere


Voice and Data


Data: guest internet access


Voice: staff communication so that customer
care can exceed highest of standards


Voice network


40 Spectralink phones; 100 Vocera badges


Used by all staff


security, engineering,
housekeeping, food service, bellmen

This guy has
voice device, as
do all other staff!

VoFI

8

The Challenge


Mark Hopkins built at turn of century


Thick plaster walls with chicken
-
wire
mesh inside


Cisco solution using high power


Good for penetration (data)


Bad for co
-
channel interference


Solving Power Asymmetry is a
requirement for voice


Cisco turning up power makes it worse


Ruckus’ interference rejection and
better receiver mitigates this problem
for low
-
power voice clients


Ruckus BeamForming antennas are
hi
-
gain only in the direction needed


Results in low co
-
channel interference


“good neighbor”


Excellent signal to voice handset
through multiple thick walls

Ruckus
Smart
Antenna

Dumb Omni
Antenna

VoFI

9

Mark Hopkins: Prior Solution


Current solution caught between
a rock and a hard place


Cisco AP 1200 with rubber ducky
antennas cannot penetrate thick
walls


Poor signals hurts voice (and data)


Cisco approach


dramatically
increase power


Cisco AP1200 with hi
-
power (30
dBm) amps, and 5 dBi cone
antennas


High power helps penetration,
but also increases co
-
channel
interference


More contention, more packet loss


bad for voice


Solution “works great for
internet access”, but “is horrible
for VoIP” (Director of IT)


Lots of staff complaints

VoFI

10

Ruckus Solution

VLAN per WLAN


Ruckus controller based ZoneFlex solution


ZD3000 controller


ZF2942 802.11g APs


Site survey with actual voice device


Spectralink between
-
60 and
-
70 dBm


Vocera uses CQ or SNR; recommend 24 or better


3 SSID/VLAN


Spectralink, Vocera, Data

SUMMARY


Ruckus uniquely qualified to handle voice


BeamFlex antennas provide hi
-
gain towards voice client,
yet reduces interference


BeamFlex antennas address power asymmetry issue


Good connections, lower retries, less packet loss all
translate to lower air
-
dwell time, resulting in longer
battery life


SmartCast QoS provides excellent multicast performance
for push
-
to
-
talk voice applications

VoFI

11

Hospitality


12

Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino


Philippines' famous
landmark hotel


Largest Filipino
-
owned
and managed first class
hotel chain


561 exquisitely designed
guest rooms


Asia's first theme casino


Convention Center




H O S P I T A L I T Y

13

Challenges, Solutions, Results


Challenges


Provide broadband Wi
-
Fi in

all rooms and suites


Place AP’s in hallway only


Walls are solid concrete


Solution


107 AP’s deployed over 18 floors


Centrally managed by
ZoneDirectors


Remotely monitored


Leveraged existing AAA server


Results


Reliable Wi
-
Fi everywhere


Extends from hallway to guest
rooms


Easy to install and maintain


H O S P I T A L I T Y

14

Mid
-
Size Hospitality


100 rooms


15,000 sq. feet per floor


33 rooms per floor


Three floors


Three Ethernet drops

(one per floor, near elevator)



120 rooms


18,000 sq. feet per floor


60 rooms per floor


Two floors


Two Ethernet drops

(entire property)


Comfort Suites and Holiday Inn Express

H O S P I T A L I T Y

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Meshing to Success

Internet


Complete coverage

on every floor


Dramatic performance

improvements

(1 Mbps limited only

by DSL connection)


Complete

resiliency


No new wires

required


No disruption to guest
or property


Two hotels in

6 hours



ZoneFlex
Smart Wi
-
Fi

Access Points

ZoneDirector
Smart WLAN

Controller

H O S P I T A L I T Y

16


Five star skyscraper built in 2003


60 stories, 600+ rooms


342 guest rooms over 20 floors


280 2
-
bedroom executive suites over 28 floors


200 ZoneFlex APs + 5 ZoneDirectors 1050s


Installed in less than 3 days


No formal site survey needed


Coverage in every room & all public areas


Channel: China Netcom


SI: Maginet (InterTouch)


H O S P I T A L I T Y

Large Hospitality

JW Marriott Shanghai at Tomorrow Square

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First SmartMesh Customer


8 floors, 181 rooms, 100,000+ square feet


Issue(s):


Spotty Wi
-
Fi coverage


Poor signal quality


Limited Ethernet


Customer complaints


Solution:


Eighteen 2942 802.11g SmartMesh APs


One Ruckus ZoneDirector Smart WLAN controller


Result(s):


No new cabling


6 hours to install entire mesh WLAN


Reduced network administration by 90% and guest support calls by 85%


Complete Wi
-
Fi coverage


Consistent performance everywhere

Courtyard Marriot Buckhead

H O S P I T A L I T Y

18

Multi
-
Tenant Dwellings


Multi
-
family housing community
in Statesboro, Georgia


214 two/three/four
-
bedroom
apartments


30 two
-
story buildings


7 units per building


1,500 square feet per unit


Clubhouse and common areas


Fiber backbone between buildings


No Ethernet alternative in buildings


PoE switch per building terminates
fiber, provides Fast Ethernet to APs


Free Internet a big draw

MULTI
-
TENANT UNITS

Players Club in University of Georgia

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The Problem(s)


Previous WLAN had issues:


User connection drop
-
offs


Slow performance


Interference caused dropped traffic


Spotty coverage


Unmanageable (~70 standalone APs deployed)


Equipment and installation over $100K


Hundreds of customer trouble calls /month


Brick exterior presented wireless

challenge


High use of media
-
rich applications

and content by students


Frustrated owner considering wiring
entire complex for $100,000+

MULTI
-
TENANT UNITS

Typical

Apartment

Floorplan

Players Club Apartments

20

The Solution


35 ZoneFlex 2942s

and redundant ZoneDirector

controllers


One ZoneFlex AP / building,

half the number of APs

required


Doubling in speed and usage


50% of residents indicated a “demonstrable
improvement” in the quality of living after Ruckus
system installed


Reduced customer trouble calls from hundreds

per month to under 10


No more dead spots


Entire system under half the cost of previous system


MULTI
-
TENANT UNITS

Ruckus

ZoneFlex

system

goes live

MTRG Chart

Players Club Apartments

21


20 resorts, 5000+ guest rooms,

over 1000 acres of property


Dozens of buildings per

property


Large common areas

(beaches, pools, etc)


Paid for Wi
-
Fi only

($13.99/day)


Nomadix gateway


Local RADIUS authentication


Guest access required


Limited IT staff and Ethernet infrastructure


Advanced applications (eg. digital signage, voice)

H O S P I T A L I T Y

Indoor/Outdoor 802.11n

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The Issue(s)


No way to easily and economically
provide Wi
-
Fi service to common
areas


Beaches, villas, pagodas, coffee shops,
restaurants, pools and patios


Guest complaints about poor
signal coverage, slow connections


Need to support a wide range of
applications


digital signage, Wi
-
Fi phones, wireless
point
-
of
-
sale, streaming video and video
on demand


Ethernet cabling not available
everywhere


Higher end clientele with new

Wi
-
Fi devices (eg. 802.11n)


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Acres

H O S P I T A L I T Y

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Hospitality

The Solution


All 802.11n WLAN system


Ruckus ZoneDirector per property

(all licences sizes)


Small properties have 4
-
6 AP’s
covering common areas


802.3af PoE to APs (power only)


Outdoor 7942
-
OT Smart Mesh 11n
units

(hidden in roof structures, sides of
buildings)


Indoor APs supplement wired Internet
access in rooms


Unified management



101 ZoneFlex 7942 802.11n
outdoor Smart Mesh APs


82 ZoneFlex 7942 802.11n

Smart Mesh indoor AP’s


13 ZoneDirector 1025

Smart WLAN controllers


2 ZoneDirector 1050

Smart WLAN controllers


3 ZoneDirector 1012

Smart WLAN controllers


24

Why Ruckus?


The only vendor with intelligent
802.11n outdoor AP’s


Cost of 802.11n APs was 50 percent
less that others


Competitors: Colubris, Meraki,

and Cisco


Signal strength of our indoor and
outdoor AP’s were 2x all competitors
(Hurricane Proof Construction)


Simple deployment
(Sandal’s self installed)


Guests were asking for 11N service



H O S P I T A L I T Y

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Education

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Founded at turn of century,

located in Holland, MI


Pre
-
kindergarten to high school
system


Six schools in district


2,200 students/staff, 1,500 wireless
devices


98% of devices are MacBook or
MacBook Pro laptops with 802.11n


Multi
-
acre site consumers 560,000
square feet


Participates in 1:1 student computing
initiative

E D U C A T I O N

Migrating to 802.11n

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100+ “legacy” Apple Airports installed
around campus


No unified management


MAC
-
based auth required individually

setting APs


Lacked advanced capabilities (eg. Rogue AP

detection, multiple SSIDs, bandwidth thresholds)


Proactive network monitoring nearly impossible


Client association and connection
problems


Self
-
interference from dense AP
deployment causing problems


Sluggish performance, packet errors
causing re
-
transmissions


Limited IT staff

E D U C A T I O N

Problem Solving

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Implement (affordable) 802.11n system
that could deliver:


Better coverage at higher speeds


More reliable client connectivity


Web
-
based centralized management


Ability to extend WLAN to areas without Ethernet


MAC
-
based authentication


Simple guest networking capabilities


Real
-
time client Wi
-
Fi performance measurements


Centralized management without
controller sitting in the data path


Native support for 802.11n along with
support for “legacy” 802.11g clients


Fast, simple deployment installation and
on
-
going management

E D U C A T I O N

Project Goal(s)

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Standardized on Ruckus ZoneFlex
802.11n system


Lower “cost per node” (~50% cheaper)


2.4GHz support allowed native 802.11n and g
client support


Better coverage and more stable client
connectivity


Three
-
fold performance increase


Distributed forwarding architecture didn’t
required controller inline


Ability to extend WLAN via “smart meshing”


Real
-
time client performance measurements


Elegant guest networking enables unique
passes that can be timed


E D U C A T I O N

Selected 802.11n Solution

75 ZoneFlex

7942 Smart Wi
-
Fi APs

ZoneDirector

3250

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E D U C A T I O N

Real
-
World Results

74.5 G of traffic

in 24 hours

242 client devices

74.5G


of traffic

in 24 hours

Exceptional Performance

With Ruckus ZoneFlex Smart 802.11n WLAN

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Greenfield operation


Four buildings

(with more to be added)


7.3 acre campus


500 students and faculty


Mixed client environment


One part
-
time outsourced

IT staff


ShoreTel VoIP system


Gigabit fiber network

between buildings

Pacific Ridge School

A non
-
profit independent
middle and high school
that opened in fall of 2007.
Located in Carlsbad, CA

E D U C A T I O N

Education

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Ruckus ZoneDirector
1025 controller(s)


Only 8 Ruckus
ZoneFlex 2942 APs
required to cover
entire campus


802.3af PoE to APs


Extreme PoE switches
in each building


Gigabit fiber
backbone connecting
buildings


Dedicated T1s for
voice and data



ZoneFlex 2942

Smart Wi
-
Fi

Access Points

ZoneDirector
Smart WLAN

Controller

Pacific Ridge School

33

Business and Technology Benefits


60 percent reduction

in capital costs


Half the number of Wi
-
Fi APs
required than competitive solutions


Total Wi
-
Fi solution: $6.3K



Reduction in Ethernet drops



From 240 (planned) to 180 actual


$10K savings


Quick and easy installation

with minimal labor


No elaborate site surveys


One IT person in three hours



Complete Wi
-
Fi coverage


Simple administration


Interference not an issue


Reliable Wi
-
Fi connectivity
from “beam steering”


Seamless roaming between
buildings


Remote management over Web
allows instant troubleshooting


Wi
-
Fi system optimized

for voice and video


TECHNOLOGY

BUSINESS

E D U C A T I O N

Pacific Ridge School

34

Compelling Math

One ZoneDirector 1025

$4,000

Eight ZoneFlex 2942 APs

$3,192

TOTAL WI
-
FI COST

$7,192


Cost per square meter

$1.3

E D U C A T I O N

Pacific Ridge School

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrow_School


Harrow School is a
public school

(privately funded and independent) for boys. The school is located in
Harrow on the Hill

in the
London Borough of Harrow
,
England
. It is one of the original nine English public
schools as defined by the
Public Schools Act 1868
.


The
school

was founded in 1572 under a
Royal Charter

granted by
Elizabeth I of England
; although the
school in some form has existed on the hill since
1243
.


Today Harrow has an enrolment of approximately 800 pupils
[3]

spread across eleven houses, all of whom
board full
-
time at a cost of £26,445 per year (approximated US$53,000) as of 2007.


The majority of boarding houses (12 in Total) were constructed in Victorian times, when the number of boys
increased dramatically


Harrow has many notable alumni, including seven former
British Prime Ministers

(most notably
Winston
Churchill
), and the first
Indian

Prime Minister,
Jawaharlal Nehru
. In addition, 19 Old Harrovians have been
awarded the
Victoria Cross
.


Harrow is the traditional rival of
Eton College

and the two schools have a tradition of annual sporting
fixtures, some of which have occurred for centuries. Most notable of these is the annual cricket game (dating
back to 1805), which is held at
Lord's Cricket Ground

in London.


The School Governors recently introduced Harrow to the international community by opening two new
schools, one in
Beijing
,
China
, and Harrow International School in
Bangkok
,
Thailand
.

E D U C A T I O N

Challenging RF Environment

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Enriching the Student Experience

E D U C A T I O N


Located in Vancouver, BC


33
-
school district


7 secondary schools


26 elementary schools


Board office (headquarters)


2 adult learning sites


District resource center


10 auxiliary buildings


Over 2 million square feet of space


16,000 students, 900 teachers and

50 administrators


High speed fiber network between
sites

37

Requirements Galore

E D U C A T I O N


Limited budget and IT resources


Coverage and signal quality issues


Growing population of user devices


Support for a variety of applications


Broadband connectivity


Video surveillance


Wireless computer carts


HVAC automation


Voice over IP


Remote management of WLANs


Limited Ethernet cabling


Unified WLAN solution


Existing WLAN system too expensive, complex


Centrally managed WLANs

and

autonomous APs

38

Smart WLANs to the Rescue

E D U C A T I O N


Complete WLAN solution at 70%
the cost of existing WLAN system


40% fewer APs required


Integrated smart antenna ready
for multimedia apps


Ubiquitous coverage


Local WLAN management


APs can be deployed
autonomously at sites where
controller can’t be justified


Remote management of

WLANs using FlexMaster


150 ZoneFlex 2942 802.11g APs


84 ZoneFlex 7942 802.11n APs


23 ZoneDirector 1006 controllers


3 ZoneDirector 1012 controllers


4 ZoneDirector 1025 controllers


FlexMaster management software


Smart Mesh network technology

The Solutions and Its Benefits

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Higher Education

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H I G H E R E D U C A T I O N


Constant complaints from Wi
-
Fi users


dropped connections, spotty coverage,
erratic performance


Existing 802.11g APs constantly “freeze”
requiring IT staff to physically cycle


Large physical space to cover


Challenging RF environment


No way to easily pinpoint Wi
-
Fi problems


No single point of management


Lean IT staff, even leaner budget


Private liberal arts
university in Georgia


150 acres campus


over 30 buildings
constructed of
concrete and steel


700 students, and

125 faculty

Smart Wi
-
Fi at School

WLAN Migration from 802.11g to 802.11n

“We wasted hours chasing Wi
-
Fi ghosts,”

-

Glenn Toney, IT Director

41

Big Campus, Big Wi
-
Fi Needed

H I G H E R E D U C A T I O N

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WLAN Requirements


Higher speed, 802.11n Wi
-
Fi needed

(but budget didn’t allow the expense)


Single indoor
-
outdoor WLAN, centrally

managed


Future
-
proofed expansion where no

Ethernet exists (i.e. Wi
-
Fi meshing)


Ubiquitous Wi
-
Fi coverage


Ability to support simple guest access


Multimedia support


Easy administration and management


Native integration with existing Active

Directory authentication server


Products evaluated:

Cisco, Trapeze, Ruckus Wireless


H I G H E R E D U C A T I O N

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The WLAN Fix

H I G H E R E D U C A T I O N


Two


ZoneDirector

Smart WLAN controllers


27
-

ZoneFlex 7942

Smart Wi
-
Fi 802.11n APs


Four
-

ZoneFlex 2942
Smart Wi
-
Fi 802.11g APs



802.11n network at 802.11g price


User complaints disappeared


Dramatic reduction in IT support for

Wi
-
Fi network


Complete control/visibility of WLAN


Problems resolved in minutes, not hours


Three
-
fold performance increase


Better coverage, more stable signals


Smart Meshing provides easy expansion

“We found that only ZoneFlex could deliver 802.11n speeds

at an 802.11g price but still with all the bells and whistles.”

-

Glenn Toney, IT Director

44

University of Lausanne
-

CH

E D U C A T I O N


Overview


12K students, 3K staff (15K users)


Multi
-
campus, 15 buildings


Mixed 802.11n (Mac/PC) environment


Goal: Deliver Wi
-
Fi compliment to existing wired network


Issues: User traffic profile is changing, Wi
-
Fi performance poor,
stability best
-
effort only, full coverage needed, price


Solution


Migrate from a 200
-
AP Cisco (1200) WLAN system to 802.11n
dual
-
band ZF 7962 AP system

45

Manufacturing


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Manufacturing


Consumer wireless not working well


Dead spots, performance/security issues


VAR
is

IT staff


Security needed to

be simple


Large area,

warehouse,

print floor, offices


Cement construction


Many guests

M A N U F A C T U R I N G

Applied Printed Electronics

First floor

121m

91m

The Solution



One ZoneDirector 1012


Eight ZoneFlex 2942 APs

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Value for Money


Installation in under two hours


Half the number of APs needed


Differentiated user access


Limited guest user bandwidth consumption


Complete coverage with seamless roaming


Simple administration of guest passes by employees


Dynamic PSK for simplified security


Remote management by VAR

Applied Printed Electronics

M A N U F A C T U R I N G

48

Increasing Operational Efficiency

W A R E H O U S I N G


Just
-
in
-
time logistics company located

in Eidson, NJ


185,000 square foot

warehouse facility


Hostile RF

environment


Floor
-
to
-
ceiling

metal racks


Requirements


No additional Ethernet cabling


Deploy APs with only power


Complete coverage


Central management


Controlled guest access


Reliable Wi
-
Fi connectivity


Simple configuration and administration

49

The Problem(s)

W A R E H O U S I N G


Huge facility with limited Ethernet
cabling


Hostile RF environment


Floor
-
to
-
ceiling metal racks
throughout


Dropped

connections


Poor signal

coverage


Lack of simple

and central

management



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Smart meshed APs
eliminate additional
Ethernet cable


Complete coverage

with fewer APs needed


Centralized control


Adaptive Wi
-
Fi provides
reliable signals within
hostile RF environment


Easy to add APs on
-
the
-
fly without cabling


One fourth the cost of
proposed alternative
WLAN solutions


The Solution and Benefits

W A R E H O U S I N G

51

HealthCare

52

Midwest Surgical Hospital

HEALTHCARE


Specialty hospital located in Omaha, Nebraska


State of the art 40,000 sq foot,

two story facility


30 Physicians and 50 full time staff


6 operating rooms, 19 overnight rooms,

clinic, offices, and pharmacy


Requirements


Deploy a centrally
-
managed wireless infrastructure reliable enough
to support its electronic healthcare records (EHR) software, billing
and practice management applications


Support for SpectraLink i640 VoIP over Wi
-
Fi phones


HIPAA compliance


Wi
-
Fi system that could deal with hostile RF environment

53

The Problem(s)

HEALTHCARE


Noisy and fluid RF Environment


Interrupting operations to fix or
tune the system was strictly
“taboo”


Clients constantly roamed the
facility


Dropped connections were
common


Scarce IT resources


Budget constraints



Midwest’s

40,000 sq ft facility

54


No more dropped connections


Complete coverage with fewer APs
needed


HIPAA
-
compliant wireless security


Reduced network administration


Automatic RF management eliminated
time consuming site surveys and
maintenance issues

The Solution and Benefits


ZoneDirector 1025 Smart
WLAN controller


16 Ruckus ZoneFlex 2942
802.11g APs connected
with 802.3af POE

HEALTHCARE




“The Ruckus ZoneFlex system has been so reliable

that it’s allowed us to focus on why we are here



to improve the quality of patient care”

55

Transportation


56

Ninoy Aquino International Airport


75,000
-
square
-
meter
international terminal (2)


3 passenger terminals,

2 runways 1 cargo terminal,

43 gates


Built to accommodate

9 million passengers

per year


Home of Philippine Airlines


Terminal 2

T R A N S P O R T A T I O N

57

Challenges, Solution, Results


Challenges


Provide Wi
-
Fi hotzones in
employee lounges, check
-
in,
waiting, shopping and food
service, and boarding areas


Provide ubiquitous coverage


Solution


Thirteen ZoneFlex 2942 AP’s


ZoneDirector 1025


Results


Complete extended coverage


Perfect performance by
eliminating interference


Timely install, cost
-
effective


Remote monitoring


T R A N S P O R T A T I O N

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Budget Terminal

T R A N S P O R T A T I O N


Located next to Changi

Airport Terminal 2


25,000 square meters

(3 football fields)


Two adjacent departure

and arrival buildings


10 departure gates


18 checkout counters


3 baggage claim belts


Capacity: 2.7 million
passengers/year


Application: digital signage

Singapore

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The Requirement(s)


Connect plasma TVs

mounted throughout terminal


Each TV connected to local

computer


No new cabling allowed


Fast upload speeds


Host computer located inside airport management office
used for dynamic content insertion



High reliability


24 by 7 signal display


Consistent picture quality

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The Solution


MediaFlex 2825/2811

multimedia routers/

adapters


Strong and stable Wi
-
Fi


Extended range


Automatic interference

avoidance


Lower cost to implement


Long range signal extension

eliminated need for bridges

and additional APs


Fast uploads, WPA
-
PSK security


Simple, remote management

T R A N S P O R T A T I O N

Management office

Ruckus

MediaFlex

2825 / 2811

router / adapter

Plasma

Display

Content

server

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Retail


62

The Gateway Mall


Five levels with 200
businesses offering shopping,
dining, and entertainment


2006 merit award from
International Council of
Shopping Centers for unique
design features:


Floating garden, "The Oasis“


Pavilion entrance influenced by
Faberge’ Eggs

At Araneta Center Cubao, Quezon City

R E T A I L

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Challenges, Solutions, Results


Challenges


Offer Wi
-
Fi hot zones

on four floors


Cabling not available in all areas
due to unique design features


Solutions


Nine ZoneFlex 2925 AP’s


Three ZoneFlex 2925
-
LMG
repeaters


Results


Extended coverage for free
Internet access


Perfect performance to 1 million
visitors daily


Eliminated cabling to some areas

R E T A I L

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Digital Signage Done Right

D I G I T A L M E D I A


Runs largest digital
media network in China


Operates 95% of the
digital TV screens in
the 15 largest airports
in China


Over 2,300 digital signs
deployed


Contract rights to
operate digital signs in
52 airports in China



Delivery of HD, flash
-
based ads

to thousands of digital signs


Cabling to digital signs extremely
expensive, requires approval of airport
authority


Needed to find flexible alternative for
connecting digital players at each sign


Very noisy RF environment


Screens far from APs, often exceeding
200 meters


Business model “too costly to implement
with out cost
-
effective Wi
-
Fi”

The Issues

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Digital Signage Done Right

D I G I T A L M E D I A


80+ ZoneFlex 7942

802.11n Smart Wi
-
Fi APs


Redundant ZoneDirector
controllers in each airport


Fewer APs at each airport
provide better coverage


Automatic interference
avoidance delivers more
consistent performance


Remote management

of each airport WLAN


The Answers