Not a bad job at all with the explanation :-)
Even us salesmen dont say much about it when we have a nice comprehensive document as per the below to explain it :)
The first Major advantage of Ruckus Wireless is that it tackles the issue of Wifi interference , reach and dense and hostile environments by utilising a dynamic antenna system called Beamflex, see Fig below. This antenna system is made up of 12 individual high gain elements. The Beamflex Smart Antenna control software allows each of these 12 elements to be individually turned on and off to dynamically alter the antenna property in real time. With 12 elements, there are 4096 possible antenna combinations, providing an antenna diversity an order of magnitude greater than traditional MIMO devices and the ability to react real time to changing client and RF condition ensure stable and reliable client connections.
It is the dynamic alteration of the antenna configuration which allows the device to tune to the optimal antenna combination for each device using a sophisticated real time system which can alter polarity and direction to achieve best results to dynamically steer the signal around interference as it occurs and before data or voice performance is ever lost.
Also this system tunes out the noise around the environment by switching off antenna combinations which results in a greater signal to noise environment, adapting to the clients changing environment and movement dynamically.
Beamflex allows greater distance and at the same time denser environments whilst the dynamic antenna system does not radiate in 360 degrees every transmission, the Bemaflex system is great for long reach and dense building environments such as campus
Normal Omni antenna systems cannot change their posture to changing conditions and in dense environments bleed into other omni antenna systems
wow see what I mean :D
These guys have just entered the UK and have good education credentials from the US Massachusetts Institute of Technology : Wifi Solution For Campuses - Meraki Wireless they are also very cost effective… you can start from a single AP that supports a,b,g,n for about £320 Its also the WiFi solution being used at this weeks IP Expo! Worth a look….
May I ask who it is you work for? Your replies seem to imply you are a reseller and not an actual techy as you seem to fail to grasp some points our members make on the wireless threads.
We have been using Ruckus at our new site we installed ZoneDirector 1000 and we had 10 x ZoneFlex 7363. They have been work so good we are now installing a ZoneDirector 3000 and 50 more ZoneFlex 7363 at our other sites.
Just installing 25 Ruckus FZ7363 APs and a ZD1000 as we speak.... what a joy it is to setup! Putting it in to our boarding houses for the kids to use. Authenticating against AD sorted.
Its a thing of beauty!
Pleased to hear its going smoothly for you TheFopp and I would agree, it is truly gorgeous!