Enterprise Wireless LAN Competitive Testing
Source: Jones-Petrick and Associates
Jones-Petrick and Associates (JPA) recently conducted a technical evaluation for Ruckus Wireless of the latest generation of enterprise wireless LAN (WLAN) controllers and access points in a real world office environment. While the industry has converged on a centralized WLAN model to deploy, manage and secure Wi-Fi networks within large corporations, innovations have mostly focused on the security and manageability aspects of the WLAN residing on intelligent WLAN controllers. Little has been done to solve the fundamental issue of sustaining wireless connectivity and performance in the face of interference, increasing distance and obstructions. As Wi-Fi becomes more prevalent and WLAN controller technologies mature, the focus is now on fixing the neglected RF component.