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According to market research firm IDC, IoT edge infrastructure is emerging as a key growth domain and an enterprise priority to support the burgeoning IoT applications space. Within the IoT edge infrastructure market— expected to reach nearly
"Secure IoT network deployments in the enterprise have not yet taken off due to a fragmented market with point solutions serving one-off applications or use cases," said
"Organizations are looking to the IoT to help improve operational efficiencies, increase revenue and enhance the customer experience, but their ability to do so is constrained by today's siloed IoT networks," said
Building a Consolidated IoT Access Network
An IoT access network must consolidate multiple access technologies while delivering the provisioning, management and security capabilities found in modern IP-based networks. Such a network must facilitate inter-endpoint communication and provide integration with analytics software and services. The Ruckus IoT Suite consists of:
- Ruckus IoT-ready access points (APs)—APs that accommodate Ruckus IoT modules to establish multi-standards wireless access for Wi-Fi and non-Wi-Fi IoT endpoints; and translate non-Internet protocol (IP) endpoint communications into IP.
- Ruckus IoT Modules—Radio or radio-and-sensor devices that connect to a Ruckus IoT-ready AP to enable endpoint connectivity based on standards such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Zigbee and LoRa protocols.
- Ruckus SmartZone™ Controller—A WLAN controller that provides a single management interface for both the WLAN and the IoT access network.
- Ruckus IoT Controller—A virtual controller, deployed in tandem with a Ruckus SmartZone OS-based controller, that performs connectivity, device and security management functions for non-Wi-Fi devices; facilitates endpoint coordination, and provides APIs for northbound integration with analytics software and IoT cloud services.
Securing the IoT Access Network and IoT Endpoints
Security concerns top the list of factors that contribute to IoT solution deployment delays. The Ruckus IoT Suite addresses such concerns through a multi-layered approach, including digital certificates, traffic isolation, physical security and encryption.
Enabling the IoT Solution Ecosystem
Enterprises and organizations implementing IoT must reduce payback period and increase ROI in order to justify deployments. By establishing inter-IoT solution policies with industry-leading operational technology and customer technology, solution providers' organizations can more quickly realize IoT investment gains. Using a Ruckus IoT access network and solutions from Ruckus IoT ecosystem partners offer benefits to hotels, schools and universities, and smart cities by improving end user experiences.
The Ruckus IoT Suite will be generally available in the second quarter of 2018. To learn more, visit Ruckus Networks.
Ecosystem Partner Quotes
"As the world's leading lock manufacturer for enabling smart, connected locks for hoteliers, which seamlessly allow guests to unlock a room with a quick swipe of a keycard or mobile device, we deliver network-based locks with online capabilities that maximize operations, guest services and security," said
"The IoT enables cities and businesses to operate more efficiently, deliver innovative services and enable new business models," said
"Our collaboration allows IoT users to experience a seamless integration between
"Our collaboration with Ruckus Networks enables our users to locate their items more rapidly, regardless of their location," said
"We are collaborating with Ruckus Networks to develop new innovative applications in key vertical markets for the
"TrackR helps businesses locate assets tagged with TrackR devices anywhere in a building by leveraging the Ruckus IoT Suite," said
About Ruckus Networks
Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, delivers simply better connections for awesome partner and customer experiences. Ruckus builds innovative and secure wired and wireless access networks for organizations that place a premium on connectivity for their employees, customers, students, subscribers and guests.
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