Ruckus Wirelessô announces that its high-speed Wi-Fi wall switch (the ZoneFlex 7025) has experienced broad adoption by hotels around the globe looking to deliver a myriad of IP-based in-room services over a unified wired/wireless infrastructure, while also providing high-speed wireless Internet access to a flood of new Wi-Fi-enabled mobile and handheld devices.
The ZoneFlex 7025 Wi-Fi wall switch integrates 802.11n Wi-Fi technology with wired Ethernet ports in a small-footprint wall jack, giving hotel and resort operators an elegant, low-cost and inconspicuous device that allows them to leverage their existing wired infrastructure to deliver an ever expanding set of IP-based guest services over multiple virtual LANs (VLANs).
Hoteliers like Kerzner International Resorts, owners of the Atlantis Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas, are using the Ruckus wall switch to offer HD video on demand, mini bar service, temperature control, and high-speed wired and wireless access, with the highest performance and lowest cost per room.
For many hoteliers, early Wi-Fi implementations are no longer able to keep up with the flood of wireless-only devices and bandwidth-demanding applications being used by guests and staff. Additionally, as many new services and hotel devices embrace IP as the preferred method of connectivity and management, the requirement for a converged wired and wireless network has quickly become a necessity.
Deployed as a standalone device or centrally managed by any Ruckus ZoneDirector wireless LAN controller or Ruckus FlexMaster Wi-Fi management system, the ZoneFlex 7025 Wi-Fi wall switch reduces the cost and complexity of installing and managing wired and wireless network services.
The Ruckus Wi-Fi wall switch is driven by a single POE connection and provides four 10/100 Mbps Ethernet jacks and two uplink Ethernet wiring options. Additionally, the Ruckus Wi-Fi wall switch uses POE to power a device such as an IP phone and provides native connectivity to digital phones through a single digital PBX pass through port.
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This article originally appeared on EE Times Europe.