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    Ruckus Wireless 'Smart Wi-Fi' Bundles are back!! :D

    As a great week at BETT draws to a close we have just been given some great news that we wanted to share with EduGeek. We have just been advised that Ruckus Wireless is re-releasing their ‘Smart WI-FI’ bundles once again.

    These will be available until the 31st March, where we will have to say goodbye to the beloved bundle once again.

    All the packages and prices are below. Any questions please feel free to ask.

    New Ruckus Bundles

    Ruckus ZoneFlex 7372 Bundle 1
    • 6 x ZoneFlex 7372 Access Points
    • 1 x ZoneDirector 1112 Controller – Support up to 12 Access Points.
    • 5 Years Partner Watchdog Support

    Price: £2,694.00

    Ruckus ZoneFlex 7372 Bundle 2
    • 25 x ZoneFlex 7372 Access Points
    • 1 x ZoneDirector 3050 Controller – Support up to 50 Access Points
    • 5 Years Partner Watchdog Support

    Price: £11,677.00

    Ruckus ZoneFlex 7982 Bundle 1
    • 6 x ZoneFlex 7982 Access Points
    • 1 x ZoneDirector 1112 Controller – Support up to 12 Access Points
    • 5 Years Partner Watchdog Support

    Price: £3,625.00

    Ruckus ZoneFlex 7982 Bundle 2
    • 25 x ZoneFlex 7982 Access Points
    • 1 x ZoneDirector 3050 Controller Support up to 50 Access Points
    • 5 Years Partner Watchdog Support

    Price: £15,557.00

    You can also add an additional redundant unit to any of these bundles also with great savings.

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    Is there annual licensing costs with ruckus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeC View Post
    Is there annual licensing costs with ruckus?
    Nope 5 year support included in that deal.

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    Hi Luke, as Rob has said you will receive 5 years support on your equipment with us, or your preferred reseller

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    Were looking at the APs what would you recommend for a secondary school that's rolling out hand helds 1:1, i'm undecided between the 7982 and the 7372, i'm expecting the use to be average - heavy to facilitate mobile learning. We are also consider using apple TV. I'm expecting around 500 devices around the school.

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    Hi LukeC. Have you been able to do any testing with iPads and appleTV? I would be interested to know what results you've had. iPads are single stream 802.11n devices so there max throughput is only ever going to be around 30Mb/sec. No matter how good the AP is, that's as good as you will ever get. The previous Network Manager at my school trialled this setup with one teacher who was quite keen. The results were not that great particularly for multimedia streaming.

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    Hi, although single stream devices are only ever going to get about 40-50Mbps throughput its about maintaining that clients highest data rate that improves capacity on the AP.
    So the right AP does matter... A lot!

    If I have 50 iPads connected to an off the shelf AP from PC World the AP is going to be having a bad time. It's not mitigating interference by changing antenna elements to create directional RF, its not flipping the signal polarity to match that of the clients antenna orientation..There's no PD-MRC.... It's dong nothing clever in the air to provide the best RF pattern (==best performing data rate) to the client!

    The clients are spending most of their time in contention waiting for the iPad that is talking to the AP at sub 10Mbps to get of the channel.... The result is everyone's aggregated throughput drops.

    Get that client on and off the link as fast as possible and you increase reliability and performance for ALL clients. How??? Use some very good APs.

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    @unexus I havn't managed to test this as we have no devices yet as we have now wireless in school. What wireless system is installed at your school?

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    @StuartWhite what APs would you be recommending?

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    Any of the Ruckus beamflex APs.

    The APs in the bundle are the 7372 and 7982 APs.

    The 7372 is a 2x2:2 radio chain and with a Max data rate of 300Mbps and the 7982 a 3x3:3 with 450Mbps Max data rate.

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    @LukeC. They are Colubris Networks AP's (since been acquired by HP). So we are also due for something new!

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