Ruckus Networks – Smart Wired and Wireless Solutions

About Ruckus Networks

Ruckus offers a complete line of high-performance network access infrastructure. The Ruckus product portfolio includes Wi-Fi controllers, indoor and outdoor access points, wired Ethernet switches and an IoT suite. In addition, Ruckus also offers network security, detailed analytics, open APIs and management software.

Ruckus’ commitment to innovation is one of the bedrock values of the company. They’re continuously innovating across both wireless and wired technologies to meet the evolving needs of their client base. Their deep history of technical innovation means superior and ubiquitous connectivity for our customers.

This is what the Ruckus is all about. High-performance, secure and reliable access to applications and services – no matter how demanding the environment. When connectivity really matters, people turn to Ruckus.

Net-Ctrl – Elite Ruckus partner


Net-Ctrl is a top tier Ruckus solution provider across their wired and wireless portfolio. We are also a certified Ruckus Cloud technology specialist.

Ruckus Wireless Technology

The Ruckus Approach to Wireless

Ruckus noticed a lot of the common complaints with wireless technology were that people couldn’t get a signal in the area they wanted, and sometimes even when they did, it was flaky.

Ruckus developed a series of patented technologies to remedy the problems people were experiencing with their Wi-Fi; they called this combination of technologies ‘Smart Wi-Fi’.

The Ruckus ‘Smart Wi-Fi’ portfolio consists of both indoor and outdoor solutions that can operate independently or be managed by the ZoneDirector, or Smartzone controller solution.

Key features of the Ruckus wireless Solution

  • Seamless Interoperability
  • Advanced Wi-Fi Security
  • Massive Scalability
  • Best-in-class Performance
  • Robust WLAN Management

Ruckus ZoneFlex Wireless Access Points

Ruckus ZoneFlex portfolio provides wireless solutions for both the indoor and outdoor environment. The Ruckus ZoneFlex system can be configured in minutes and combines a variety of advanced ‘Smart Wi-Fi’ features including BeamFlex, Channel Fly, State-of-the-art Security, Smart Meshing and many more.

The ZoneFlex Access points are centrally managed through the Ruckus ZoneDirector, or SmartZone outlined below; however, the ZoneFlex series can be deployed as stand-alone devices. This provides the user with a secure robust wireless system that will give you better coverage and fewer APS than the competition. Ruckus also has a line of controller-less Access Points that make up their Unleashed portfolio.



Wall-Mounted 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi AP and Switch



Wall-Mounted 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi AP and Switch



Indoor 802.11ac Wave 2 2×2:2 Wi-Fi AP



Medium Density Indoor 802.11ac Wave 2 2×2:2 AP



Medium Density Indoor 802.11ac Wave 2 3×3:3 Wi-Fi AP



High Density Indoor 802.11ac Wave 2 4×4:4 Wi-Fi AP with 2.5Gbps Backhaul



High Density Indoor 802.11ax 8×8:8 Wi-Fi AP with 5Gbps Backhaul



High Density Indoor 802.11ax 4×4:4 Wi-Fi AP with 2.5Gbps Backhaul


Taking Ruckus ZoneFlex Outdoors

Create a whole new, and much improved, outdoor wireless experience with the Ruckus outdoor ZoneFlex solution range. Combining many of the features of the brilliant indoor ZoneFlex system and able to withstand the harshest of conditions all for a low total cost of ownership. The Ruckus outdoor wireless system overcomes more obstacles than other solutions on the market face by providing an advanced interference mitigation system to ensure the highest level of resilience.

The Ruckus ZoneFlex outdoor solutions are able to be used as standalone access points, or as managed devices connecting with the same ZoneDirector or SmartZone solution that your internal ZoneFlex series connects to. You can also add a select few outdoor Access Points to the controller-less Unleashed solution.

No external Ethernet available? No problem, your external ZoneFlex access points can mesh seamlessly with your internal system. The Ruckus external wireless system provides customers with a simple but incredibly powerful wireless system, that will change the way you work outdoors.


Outdoor 2×2:2 5GHz 802.11ac point-to-point/multipoint bridge for long range Backhaul


T310 Series

Outdoor 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Point with Omni, Directed and Narrow beam antenna options



Outdoor 802.11ac Wave 2 4×4:4 Wi-Fi AP



T710 Series

Outdoor 802.11ac Wave 2 4×4:4 Wi-Fi AP


Ruckus ZoneDirector and SmartZone Platforms

Unleash the full capabilities of your ZoneFlex access points by deploying the Ruckus ZoneDirector or SmartZone management platforms, both come with the Ruckus Smart/OS software and applications that bring a whole host of features to the party including:

  • Adaptive Wireless Meshing
  • Automatic Traffic Redirection
  • Excellent Guest Networking Functionality
  • Advanced Wi-Fi Security
  • Plus many more….

Ruckus ZoneDirector – wireless controller for up to 1,000 wireless APs

The Ruckus Wireless ZoneDirector is Ruckus’ centrally managed Smart Wireless LAN (WLAN) system developed specifically for small-to-medium sized wireless deployments.

With simplicity and ease of use in mind, the Ruckus ZoneDirector is purpose-built to address the gap between standalone, feature-deficient access points (APs) that must be individually managed and the costly, complex high-end enterprise systems that are overkill for most small business environments.

The ZoneDirector is also perfect for organisations who want to offer services such as voice over Wi-Fi, IP-based video and secure enterprise access.

Ruckus SmartZone – wireless controller for up to 30,000 wireless APs

Building or expanding complex multi-site or multi-geo WLANs? Delivering single or multi-tier managed Wi-Fi services? Ruckus make it easy.

The SmartZone wireless LAN controller is available in both appliance and virtual appliance form and will simplify network set-up and management, enhance security, minimise troubleshooting and ease upgrades.

Use SmartZone WLAN controllers to:

  • Overcome scale limitations associated with single, centrally managed WLANs, with support for physical or virtual deployments of up to 30,000 APs and 300,000 clients.
  • Deploy virtual appliances without compromising the scalability, redundancy or performance associated with their physical counterparts.
  • Eliminate the need for separate mobility controllers or DHCP servers.
  • Reduce the risk associated with shared compute and storage by supporting containerized, multi-tenant domains.
  • Visually troubleshoot and quickly pinpoint client connection issues.
  • Easily deliver all client, AP, WLAN and controller statistics and key performance indicators to third party analytics platforms.

ZoneDirector 1200

WLAN controller platform supporting up to 150 access points.


SmartZone 100

Scalable network controller for mid-sized enterprises



Virtual SmartZone - Essentials

Scalable virtual network controller for mid-sized enterprises


Virtual SmartZone - High Scale

Scalable virtual network controller for service providers and large enterprises


Ruckus Wired ICX Technology

Wi-Fi has a voracious appetite. People, devices and bandwidth—the demand for Wi-Fi resources is always for more, more, more.

Will this consumption mean disruption and cost?

Will you have to replace access points (APs) and switches more frequently?

Or, instead, delay adoption of new resources until you can afford an equipment overhaul?

No to both—replacing or delaying. Instead, deploy Ruckus wired and wireless solutions designed to work together. That means more than simple compatibility. It means switches and APs that optimise each other and future-proof your investment: Single pane-of-glass management of switches and APs. 802.11ac Wave 2 and 802.11ax 2.5GbE support on APs and switches. Up to 90W of PoE per switch port to power APs. Uplinks up to 100 Gbps (increase port speeds through software, to provision what you need as you need it).

Ruckus innovates across wired technologies, as well as wireless, to enable great customer experiences. The Ruckus ICX Family of fixed form-factor switches work together to simplify network set-up and management, enhance security, minimise troubleshooting and make upgrades easy. Their low-latency, non-blocking architecture ensures excellent throughput for the most demanding applications

ICX switches work seamlessly with Ruckus Wi-Fi access points and Ruckus SmartZone network controllers to deliver the most performant and cost-effective unified wired & wireless access solutions on the market today.

Whether you’re deploying a standalone switch, a stack, or a fabric network, you’ll reap the benefits of Ruckus performance, flexibility and investment protection.

Ruckus ICX 7150

Entry-level enterprise-class multi-gigabit, standard, and compact access switches, available 24-port or 48-port with PoE


Ruckus ICX 7250

Delivers gigabit Ethernet switch functionality and Layer 3 services without compromising performance and reliability


Ruckus ICX 7450

Delivers scale-out and high availability in an access, aggregation or distribution switch with 10G or 40G connections


Ruckus ICX 7650

Delivers high-performance multi-gigabit access & 10G aggregation/distribution with 40G/100G uplinks


Ruckus ICX 7750

Provides high density 10G and 40G capabilities of a chassis with the flexibility of a stackable aggregation or core switch


Ruckus ICX 7850

Delivers maximum scalability and flexibility at 100G speed for next generation campus core/aggregation in a stackable form factor


Ruckus Unleashed – Controller-Less WLAN

Controller-less Access Point Solution

Smart devices are playing a critical role in influencing customer decisions and behaviours. While Wi-Fi devices have become an absolute requirement for pupils, customers and employees, small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and education sites with both challenged to deploy a reliable wireless network within a limited budget and little to no
IT staff.

Ruckus Unleashed is a controller-less wireless LAN solution that enables an optimal wireless experience at an affordable price point. Configured in 60 seconds and deployed in minutes, Ruckus Unleashed eliminates the complexity pitfall of a controller-based WLAN. With easy migration options to the Ruckus ZoneDirector, SmartZone or future Ruckus platforms, Ruckus Unleashed scales with your business. Now SMBs can deliver a Wi-Fi user experience with high RF performance and network resiliency.

Blazing-Fast Wi-Fi Performance

Nobody wants bad Wi-Fi. Customers hate it and, frankly, you don’t have time for it. Fortunately, that’s not something you need to worry about with Unleashed. Unleashed access points are packed with over ten years of patented Wi-Fi performance innovations—innovations that ensure you and your customers will be in Wi-Fi heaven, no matter how tough the environment.

Install and Manage with Ease

With Zero-Touch Mesh, set up your entire Wi-Fi network in a few simple steps from a mobile device or browser with an intuitive, easy-to- understand user interface. Gain detailed insights about your network and perform all key administrative tasks from anywhere with the free Ruckus Unleashed mobile app (available on App Store and Google Play).

More Than Wi-Fi

Enhance your network with built-in features such as Guest Services, DPSK security, Zero IT onboarding and Application Visibility. If the internet goes out— even if an AP fails—you can continue to access printers and other network devices.

Managing Unleashed networks at multiple locations?
Unleashed Multi-site Manager is a one-stop solution for management, monitoring and reporting of Unleashed networks. It enables Unleashed networks to be securely monitored and managed from anywhere in the world with a single sign-on.

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Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi

Having trouble meeting the growing demand for fast and reliable Wi-Fi in a cost-effective way? No problem. Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi, our cloud controller, enables IT to provision, monitor, optimise, and troubleshoot an enterprise-grade Wi-Fi network with consumer-grade simplicity via a single web dashboard or mobile application without breaking the bank.

A cloud-based network from Ruckus is a win-win scenario for everyone. IT gets easy management. Your end users get a consistently great Wi-Fi experience that is fast, reliable, and secure.

Exceptional Wi-Fi User Experience

Ruckus is known for exceptional Wi-Fi performance even under the most challenging network conditions. This means exceptionally happy users. Get the best of both worlds-easy cloud Wi-Fi management together with the best APs in the industry.

Intuitive Cloud Managed Wi-Fi

Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi takes the complexity out of deploying and managing your Wi-Fi network. Even a small IT staff can keep pace with the longest list of Wi-Fi demands-new users, guest networks, Wi-Fi-enabled buildings and campuses. Ruckus checks all the boxes for simple, intuitive cloud managed Wi-Fi:

  • Remote setup of additional APs and new sites in minutes
  • Intuitive web interface with virtually no learning curve
  • Full-featured mobile app for anywhere, anytime network management and monitoring

Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

You can count on Wi-Fi demands increasing. But can you count on budgets increasing, too? Here’s one way to keep growth and budgets aligned: reduce the TCO of your WLAN infrastructure. Our APs offer better capacity and coverage, often able to support 30-50% more clients than competitive solutions. Think of all the APs you won’t need to buy, plus the associated expenses you’ll save. A more cost-efficient infrastructure is definitely the way to grow.

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