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


 - 20 June 2019 - Ruckus
(now part
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.

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
ABLOY Global Solutions
AVSystem,, 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.

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.

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