Ruckus Wireless™ (www.ruckuswireless.com
)announced that its ZoneFlex Smart Wireless LAN (WLAN) system has seen broad, worldwide adoption bymany of the busiest airports around the globe looking to bring reliable, high-performance Wi-Fi connectivity to highly trafficked, high-density passenger terminals.
With thousands of business and leisure travelers carrying smartphones, tablet computers, and other mobile devices passing through airport terminals and guest lounges every day, airports areone of many public venues wherethe need for high-capacity, high-performance Wi-Fi connectivity has become an expected service.
Ruckus system to offer high-speed wireless networking guest access, as well as to support digital signage and other applications. Mobile device usage is on a significant upward climb in airports and other public areas everywhere, putting strains on airport IT personnel to outfit passenger terminals with advanced Wi-Fi technology capable of handling high user densities and streaming multimedia.
India Flies High With Better Wi-Fi
India’s largest airport, Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), has installed Ruckus ZoneFlex 7300 series 802.11n smart Wi-Fi access points throughout its international and domestic terminals and is initially offering free multimegabit Wi-Fi services to millions of passengers that transit the airport every year. CSIA operates five terminals over an operational area of 1,450 acres (5.9 km2) – handling over 29.1 million passengers and 670,235 tons of cargo in 2010.