CommScope announced new additions to its portfolio of access points supporting Wi-Fi 6 technology.
Last year, the company had launched the RUCKUS R750, claimed to be the world’s first Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 access point (AP).
CommScope said it is now adding the R850, R650 and R550 indoor APs and T750 and T750SE outdoor APs.
The APs are optimized for highly dense environments such as educational campuses, hotels and other venues such as airports and stadiums.
CommScope said that these new APs spearhead an end-to-end converged architecture, eliminating overlay networks, and allowing cost savings.
These new APs also deliver comprehensive network intelligence powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence through RUCKUS Analytics.
“With the increase in video-centric learning, whether that be remote, onsite, in a classroom or dorm room, we are finding that our more than 11,000 students across our four campuses in Gyeongju, South Korea want better Wi-Fi connections,” said Eunhyun Kim, Manager of Information Planning Department at Dongguk Gyeongju University. “The RUCKUS portfolio from CommScope enables us to stay current with the demands of an ever-changing student population and helps our university remain one of the most prestigious private universities in the nation.”
“Qualcomm Technologies launched our Wi-Fi 6 platforms to meet the demands of the most challenging and congested environments with an advanced Wi-Fi 6 technology approach,” said Nick Kucharewski, vice president and general manager, wireless infrastructure and networking, Qualcomm Technologies. “We applaud CommScope’s right-minded embrace of essential Wi-Fi 6 features and its innovation pace in delivering high-performance experiences with Qualcomm Networking Pro Series Platforms across their RUCKUS Wi-Fi portfolio.”
The RUCKUS portfolio of access points now includes:
-R850: a Wi-Fi 6 8×8:8 indoor access point with 5.9 Gbps speeds and embedded IoT.
-R750: a Wi-Fi 6 4×4:4 indoor access point with 3.5 Gbps speeds and embedded IoT.
-The R750, a Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 access point and a Wi-Fi Alliance testbed unit that validates other devices for Wi-Fi 6 interoperability.
-R650: a Wi-Fi 6 4×4:4 indoor access point with 3 Gbps speeds and embedded IoT. This addition upgrades the r R600 series to include Wi-Fi 6.
-R550: a Wi-Fi 6 2×2:2 indoor access point with 1.8 Gbps speeds and embedded IoT.
-T750: a Wi-Fi 6 4×4:4 outdoor access point with 3.5 Gbps speeds and embedded IoT.
-T750SE: a Wi-Fi 6 4×4:4 outdoor access point with 3.5 Gbps speeds, embedded IoT, and sectorized antennas. The T750SE delivers bandwidth to seating in stadiums and other large venues.
CommsCope said that the R650 and T750 began shipping in the first quarter of the year while the R550 and R850 will begin shipping in the second quarter. The T750SE will begin shipping in Q3 2020.
“The new Wi-Fi 6 access points with patented and unique technologies offers the very best enterprise solutions to meet the growing demand for connectivity,” said Bart Giordano, senior vice president, Product Management for CommScope’s RUCKUS portfolio. “We continue to invest in the enterprise Wi-Fi space and with the addition of the recently launched RUCKUS Analytics, we are already seeing a positive impact with our customers.”