Ruckus Wireless may be known for building big outdoor hotspot systems and installing Wi-Fi networks covering office buildings and hotels, but on Wednesday it’s officially making its move into the small business market. And probably not coincidentally, Ruckus is launching its small business products as Google preps its own business Wi-Fi services that make use of – you guessed it – Ruckus gear.
Today [company]Ruckus[/company] unveiled a new line of Wi-Fi access points targeted at workspaces with less than 100 employees (basically the size of Gigaom’s San Francisco HQ), and unlike other business networks that require expensive controllers or software, Ruckus’s can be set up and managed from a mere smartphone app.
Ruckus is calling the new line of access points Xclaim, and it’s targeting that nether region between consumer Wi-Fi and full-bore enterprise wireless networks that has long been neglected by networking companies, Ruckus VP and Xclaim General Manager…
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