Wi-Fi 6 recently gained certification from Wi-Fi Alliance
Ruckus Networks announced that the R750 802.11ax indoor Wi-Fi access point (AP) for ultra-dense client environments is Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 from the Wi-Fi Alliance.
The company, now part of CommsScope, said that this certification further validates the applicability of the access point in ultra-dense client environments such as stadiums, hotels, convention centers and schools.
The Ruckus R750 is a dual-band Wi-Fi 6 AP that supports eight spatial streams (4×4:4 in 5GHz, 4×4:4 in 2.4GHz), 3.5 Gbps aggregate throughput and embedded Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Zigbee radios.
“The Ruckus R750 is one of the first Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 access points,” said Morgan Kurk, CTO at CommScope. “Designed for high-density connectivity in heterogeneous client environments, the R750 bridges the performance gap from ‘gigabit’ Wi-Fi to ‘multi-gigabit’ Wi-Fi. This capability is becoming critical in demanding environments such stadiums, hotels and even primary and K-12 schools.”
Ruckus highlighted that Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 increases client device speeds by nearly four times that of Wi-Fi 5, optimizes network capacity, improves performance in congested environments and extends battery life. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 also supports enhanced security protocols, with Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 devices guaranteed to support Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WPA3, the latest generation of Wi-Fi security.
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 can connect to a diverse set of client devices, from those demanding peak performance — for 4K video streaming and AR/VR applications — to IoT sensors requiring low power and low latency. These include uplink and downlink orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), multi-user multiple input multiple output (MU-MIMO), transmit beamforming, 1024 quadrature amplitude modulation mode (1024-QAM) and target wake time (TWT).
Ruckus highlighted that the R750 AP served as one of the first products comprising the test bed for interoperability certification.
“The Walmart AMP is built to accommodate 9,500+ people, with 3,200 covered seats and additional seating on a sloped lawn. Due to the size, layout, and future expansion of our venue, it is incredibly difficult to build a network that enables concertgoers to smoothly live-stream video performances of their favorite artists. The Ruckus Wi-Fi CERTIFED 6 R750 access points that were recently installed by One Comm of Rogers, AR, deliver extremely fast and reliable Wi-Fi throughout the venue, and provide more than enough bandwidth for fans to live-stream concerts and performances,” said Robert Martin, IT Director of The Walmart AMP.
“Since 2014, Ruckus access points have delivered fast and reliable Wi-Fi for our venue. This past summer, we further bolstered coverage in the VIP area of our expanded stadium with a new generation of Ruckus Wi-Fi 6 access points. The new APs have helped to create a more immersive and interactive fan experience by supporting the smooth streaming of HD and 4K video. We look forward to deploying Ruckus Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 R750 access points throughout Providence Park,” said Robert Rice, VP of IT of Providence Park with the Portland Timbers.