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RUCKUS offers industry’s first, AI-driven, outdoor Wi-Fi 7 solution for Large Public Venues

July 2, 2024

In an era where fan experience is shaped by technology and modern stadiums have become destinations themselves, RUCKUS Networks is proud to announce the launch of its groundbreaking AI-driven, Wi-Fi 7 underseat solution, tailored specifically for large public venues such as sports stadiums and arenas.

RUCKUS offers industry’s first, AI-driven, outdoor Wi-Fi 7 solution for Large Public Venues

 

This innovative solution sets a new standard for fan connectivity and technology integration to modern venues. Specifically speaking, the RUCKUS® T670, the industry’s first AI-driven Wi-Fi 7 solution, also happens to be the industry’s first FCC 6GHz standard power certified outdoor Wi-Fi 7 solution.

Revolutionizing Connectivity in Large Public Venues 

As the first solution of its kind to feature Wi-Fi 7 technology, RUCKUS Networks’ underseat Wi-Fi® solution addresses the unique challenges of providing reliable, high-speed internet access in crowded environments, while seamlessly integrating to the venue normal operational routine, allowing minimal aesthetic impact, concealing cables, protecting the radios from spillage, pressure washing and the elements. With the increasing demand for seamless connectivity, especially in venues that host thousands of attendees, this solution is designed to deliver unparalleled performance and reliability.

Key Features of the Wi-Fi 7 underseat solution

  • Wi-Fi 7 Technology: Leveraging the latest advancements in wireless technology, this solution offers enhanced bandwidth, reduced latency, and improved efficiency, making it ideal for environments with high user density.
  • Underseat Deployment: The underseat design ensures that the Wi-Fi access points (APs) are discreetly installed beneath seats, optimizing signal distribution while maintaining the aesthetic integrity of the venue.
  • High-Density Performance: Powered with patented RUCKUS Beamflex+® technology, the solution is engineered to handle the demands of large crowds, to provide robust and reliable connectivity, so fans and attendees stay connected during events.
  • Enhanced User Experience: With faster speeds and lower latency with the use of the 6GHz band, our AFC Approved solution provides a superior online experience, whether they’re streaming live video, sharing moments on social media, or accessing real-time event updates.
  • Hardened and Flexible: Its flexible architecture supports a variety of configurations and mounting options to meet the specific needs of different venues, as well as protects against the elements with IP-67 certification.
  • AI-driven Management and Assurance: It can be easily managed by RUCKUS One, our AI-driven converged network assurance and business intelligence platform. · Better coverage and throughput: Operating at standard power, RUCKUS T670 delivers better coverage and throughput as compared to any other 6 GHz solution operating in a low-power mode. However, it is well-known that one cannot deploy an outdoor Wi-Fi 7 solution in a standard power mode without FCC approval.

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Benefits for Sports Stadiums and Arenas 

Sports stadiums and arenas are among the most demanding environments for wireless connectivity. The RUCKUS Wi-Fi 7 underseat solution is tailored to meet these challenges, providing several key benefits:

  • Enhanced Fan Engagement: Fans can stay connected, share their experiences, and access real-time updates, enhancing their overall experience.
  • Operational Efficiency: Venue operators can leverage the network for various operational needs, including ticketing, concessions, and security, without worrying about damaging access points while cleaning and preparing the venues for the next event, while leveraging insights from RUCKUS AI.
  • Future-Proofing: With Wi-Fi 7, venues are equipped with the latest technology and prepared for future advancements and increasing connectivity demands, taking full advantage of the 6GHz spectrum and extending the lifetime of your network.
  • Higher throughput and capacity: through wider 6 GHz bandwidth and new signal modulation schemes in Wi-Fi 7, enhanced by RUCKUS BeamFlex+® technology, a patented smart directional antenna system built into the AP. This greatly reduces interference, extends Wi-Fi range and coverage, eliminates dead spots, improves signal quality, and delivers more reliable connectivity and performance.
  • Improved Reliability, Lower Latency: Wi-Fi 7 MLO (Multi-Link Operation) technology provides significant advantages for large public venues by boosting capacity and reliability, allowing a device to communicate with an AP over multiple links simultaneously, with faster data rates and lower latency, crucial for maintaining a seamless user experience in dense environments with numerous active devices.

About the RUCKUS T670

The RUCKUS T670  is a high-density, high throughput, low latency tri-band AI-driven Wi-Fi 7 outdoor AP engineered to meet the demands of the most challenging environments, providing unprecedented performance in high-density settings such as stadiums, public venues, and smart cities. In countries like the US and Canada, where the 6GHz band is permitted for outdoor access points, the T670 enables innovative applications, including mesh backhaul utilizing Wi-Fi 7 in the 6GHz band. T670 can be easily managed by RUCKUS One, our AI-driven converged network assurance and business intelligence platform, as well as RUCKUS SmartZone based on-premises solutions.

About RUCKUS underseat solution 

RUCKUS underseat stadium enclosure protects RUCKUS APs mounted beneath stadium seats for high density Wi-Fi deployments in stadiums and large public venues. The enclosure is large enough to fit most RUCKUS APs, yet it is designed to fit under stadium seats without impeding foot space. The enclosure is comprised of a heavy-duty cast aluminum bottom and durable polycarbonate top cover with a protective gasket for indoor /outdoor under seat installation. The enclosure is purposely designed to be transparent to RF signals and protects from liquid/water projected from pressure washer jets/hoses. The enclosure can be floor mounted or wall mounted with a 45° or 35° tilt using the included mounting bracket. A second mounting bracket is available as an option for flat mounting (0° tilt) The enclosure does not impede the thermal performance of the enclosed AP.

Looking Ahead

The introduction of the Wi-Fi 7 underseat solution by RUCKUS Networks represents a major milestone in the evolution of wireless connectivity for large public venues. As the first manufacturer to bring Wi-Fi 7 technology to this space, RUCKUS Networks reiterates its commitment to innovation and leadership in performance for the harshest RF environments.

Meet me and the RUCKUS team at SEAT2024 in Las Vegas.

If you are curious about how AI-driven Wi-Fi 7 solution is going to change the game for large public venues, join me in this panel discussion titled “WI-FI 7 Purpose Built Networks: How AI Enabled WIFI 7 Solutions will Change Connectivity in Large Venues” on June 25 from 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM PDT.