The explosive growth in devices and applications has resulted in an insatiable demand for faster and better Wi-Fi for over a decade. From 2003 with 500 million connected devices and streaming audio content running at 128 Kbps2, to predictions by 2020 of 30 billion connected devices and streaming 4K video running at 25 Mbps, enterprises have struggled with architecting and supporting this growth.
In support, the Wi-Fi industry ratifies a new standard every five to seven years that addresses the shortcomings of previous standards while supporting new uses for Wi-FI. 802.11ax is the latest iteration in the evolution of Wi-Fi that increases network performance on multiple axes of performance.
This new standard delivers technology among many, such as OFDMA, 1024-QAM and wake-time parameters that improve peak data rates approaching 10 Gbps, deliver more concurrent device connections up to 74, and optimize power usage per.
Not all Wi-Fi AP’s are the same
le Ruckus R750 delivers high-quality voice, video, and traffic in a real-world type environment and load. RF innovations such as Beamflec, SmartCast, and other hardware and software optimizations allow Ruckus R750 to deliver great Wi-Fi 6 experience.
BeamFlex+ Adaptive Antennas
Traditional APs use “omnidirectional” antennas that radiate signals in all directions. Conversely, Ruckus BeamFlex+ adaptive antennas allow CommScope APs to dynamically choose among a host of antenna patterns (over 4,000 possible combinations) in real-time to establish the best possible connection with every device. BeamFlex+ works on a per-packet basis to optimize the user experience. In addition, BeamFlex+ uniquely supports mobile devices by adapting antenna transmissions to a device’s orientation in both vertical and horizontal axes through our PD-MRC technology.
As more people use live-streaming applications in public spaces, they need high-definition broadcast-quality video. Ruckus’ SmartCast technology maximizes the reliability and performance of delay-sensitce applications (such as IP-based voice and video) over 802.11 networks. Utilizing the basic framework of 802.11e/WMM to categorize traffic, SmartCast extends this standard and delivers a collection of unique capabilities including packet inspection, automatic traffic classification, and advanced queuing and scheduling to ensure that bandwidth-intensive applications get the performance they need without drowning out everything else.
SmartCast algorithms automatically schedule and pre-queue traffic on a per-client, per-packet basis. This allows for more fine-grained classification and scheduling than global network-layer QoS policies, which cannot account for the device and environmental differences in real-time. Ruckus’ patented multicast traffic technology further enhances high-definition video streaming over Wi-Fi.