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September 18, 2012

Ventura Unified School District Picks Ruckus for Large-Scale Wireless Initiative

By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

Ventura Unified School District (VUSD), a large school district located in Ventura, California, has picked Ruckus Wireless’s (News - Alert) advanced ZoneFlex Smart Wireless LAN (WLAN) system to provide reliable, high-capacity Wi-Fi to support its expanding use of mobile laptop carts and netbooks in the classroom, as well as a mobile healthcare clinic.

VUSD will deploy over 500 ZoneFlex dual-band 802.11n Smart Wi-Fi access points (APs) to deliver performance and capacity across all of its schools as well as its 140,000-square-foot district office. The school is currently serving 17,000 plus students with 1,000 faculty members across 28 different campuses.

VUSD officials said that they are deploying these solution to introduce Smart Wi-Fi products and technology to support its one-to-one computing program and foster a more interactive learning environment for students and teachers at its 28 K-12 schools and district offices.

"VUSD works diligently to inspire our students to excel academically and reach their full potential, and we strive to deliver a sense of community across all our schools," said Ted Malos, IT director for VUSD. "The Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi system is helping us achieve this goal through advanced technology that delivers reliable, continuous connectivity that we can use for various interactive programs and videoconferences with outside organizations – both of which keep our students highly engaged."

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Ruckus Wireless is a supplier of advanced wireless systems for the explosive mobile Internetworking market. The company markets and manufactures a wide range of indoor and outdoor "Smart Wi-Fi" products for mobile operators, broadband service providers, and corporate enterprises around the world.

The company takes credit for inventing state-of-the-art wireless technology, such as adaptive antenna arrays that focus and direct Wi-Fi transmissions over the best signal path, automatically avoiding sources of Wi-Fi interference. These unique capabilities extend signal range, increase client data rates and ensure consistent and reliable distribution of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 Wi-Fi.     

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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