Ruckus Wireless, Inc. has unveiled Xclaim, a new kind of Wi-Fi system exclusively developed for the small business market that redefines the model for offering enterprise-grade Wi-Fi services to organizations that have little to no IT expertise.
A new brand of disruptively priced, cloud-ready, controller-free Wi-Fi products, Xclaim represents a fundamentally different approach to delivering enterprise-class Wi-Fi. Unlike alternatives, Xclaim eliminates the cost and complexity associated with conventional Enterprise wireless LAN (WLAN) systems for smaller organizations that can’t justify purchasing them, but still desire best in class Wi-Fi connectivity, coverage, and performance, with simple, easy management.
Included within the Xclaim portfolio is the free Harmony for Xclaim mobile application. Purpose-built for the iOS and Android operating systems, Harmony for Xclaim radically streamlines installation, configuration and ongoing administration of a Wi-Fi network. Within minutes, small businesses can begin offering secure, robust and reliable Wi-Fi at a fraction of the cost and complexity of traditional enterprise alternatives.
“New wireless LAN products and services have been introduced by leading vendors targeting smaller-sized businesses,” said Chris DePuy, vice president of Wireless LAN research at Dell’Oro Group. “Two main product types have typically been used to target these businesses: Enterprise-class access points and Small Office Home Office, or ‘SOHO’, access points. Vendors are now bundling these products with services and software that are customized – and in some cases, cost-optimized – for SMBs. Given the expansion in the number of products being introduced to address SMBs, we estimate the SMB WLAN market opportunity will now approach $1.3B in the next several years,“ concluded DePuy.
Xclaim features four best-in-class indoor and outdoor 802.11n and 802.11ac Wi-Fi solutions for small businesses designed within sleek, lightweight, and low profile form factors. They include:
- Xi-1: dual-band (selectable) 2×2:2 802.11n indoor access point (AP)
- Xi-2: dual-band 2×2:2 802.11n indoor access point
- Xi-3: dual-band 2×2:2 802.11ac indoor access point
- Xo-1: dual-band 2×2:2 802.11ac outdoor access point
Xclaim indoor and outdoor controller-free APs deliver enterprise-grade wireless performance and reliability at breakthrough price points, making them ideal for cost-conscious small business environments.
Enterprise Wi-Fi capabilities such as dynamic channel selection, band steering, client isolation, and airtime fairness all come standard in Xclaim APs to ensure the highest levels of Wi-Fi reliability, security and performance without constant manual optimization.
Local management is provided immediately through Harmony for Xclaim. Supported on iOS and Android smart mobile devices, Harmony for Xclaim revolutionizes and simplifies the discovery of APs, the configuration of wireless parameters and the ongoing monitoring of wireless LAN environments–-truly controller-free—eliminating the requirement for businesses to purchase any additional management hardware, software or AP licenses.