Ruckus Wireless, a part of Brocade, has recently deployed 450 Ruckus ZoneFlexTM R700 802.11ac wave 2 Smart Wi-Fi access points (APs) at Sunway University in Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. The deployment will deliver high quality wireless connectivity to staff and students across a number of buildings on campus.
As part of the Sunway Education Group, Sunway University is a major two-campus university in Malaysia, providing high-quality education to more than 16,000 students. More than 1,000 staff and faculty members are also present on site.
“We chose the Ruckus solution because the set-up and maintenance was so much easier than other networks,” commented Mr. Tan Siao Yuan, Senior Manager, IT Operations at Sunway Education Group. “The Wi-Fi had to integrate seamlessly into our broader IT environment, and the Ruckus products delivered this.”
ZoneFlex R700 APs are designed to provide connectivity within challenging and ever-changing radio frequency environments. The APs use Ruckus proprietary BeamFlexTM adaptive antenna technology, which mitigate radio interference, noise and network performance issues, and improve application flows. This enables increased performance and range, clear video, voice communications and maximized power efficiency.
“We’re delighted to have provided smarter Wi-Fi to Sunway University in Subang Jaya,” commented Michael Lok, Managing Director, ASEAN at Ruckus Wireless. “We know that students and staff around the world now view stable, secure wireless connections as a standard utility in lecture halls and study rooms and Sunway is clearly delivering that.”
“We also know that university environments can pose challenges for IT managers, with thousands of students using their own devices on campus to access bandwidth-heavy services. The Ruckus Wireless solutions, including the ZoneDirectorTM 5000 controllers, are designed to simplify onboarding and management, and deliver robust connections without compromising security,” he added.
Sunway University completed tests with a number of Wi-Fi providers, but in the end it became clear that Ruckus was the stand-out favorite.
“We tested for coverage, ease of configuration and performance of switches and controllers,” continued Mr. Tan from Sunway University. “Ruckus offered the strongest Wi-Fi signals in the high-density areas we were testing, and it integrated perfectly with our existing systems.”
“We worked closely with Ruckus during the deployment and everything went smoothly through the whole process,” he concluded. “Our staff and students are already enjoying the great Wi-Fi across campus.”