Tech Data Canada  has partnered with Silicon Valley company Ruckus Wireless ™ to offer Ruckus “Smart Wi-Fi” systems and technology to its 5,000 reseller and solution provider customers across Canada. Through the agreement, Tech Data will distribute the entire line of Ruckus ZoneFlex™ Smart Wireless LAN products throughout the country.
With the availability of Ruckus ZoneFlex systems, value-added resellers (VARs) can offer their end-user customers in the healthcare, education and government industries advanced wireless networking capabilities at a fraction of the cost of other available systems. The ZoneFlex suite of products is perfectly suited to address today’s high density mobile computing environments, as businesses and government organizations grapple with the flood of handheld devices tapping into their networks.
The Ruckus ZoneFlex system is the only wireless LAN (WLAN) solution that combines intelligent RF routing and smart Wi-Fi meshing within an easy-to-use and centrally managed architecture. The combination of these technology breakthroughs gives enterprises the ability to achieve two to four times the range, reliability and performance at half the deployment time and cost of competitive alternatives, as well as the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) in the market – making ZoneFlex ideal for the channel and their customers.
“The ‘Tablet Computer Age’ is upon us, and as a result, businesses everywhere need more robust wireless networks to support the influx of smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices being used by employees and visitors – most of which have no capability to connect to anything except wirelessly,” said Rob Mustarde, vice president of worldwide sales for Ruckus Wireless. “As a leading IT distributor for many of the key vertical markets we serve, Tech Data’s reach throughout Canada, as well as its localized warehousing in Western and Eastern Canada, will be of tremendous benefit in bringing our solutions to more channel partners, and ultimately, a broader portion of the Canadian market.”
The ZoneFlex family of products includes smart WLAN controllers and smart 802.11b/g/n access points (APs). Simple to configure and install, the Ruckus ZoneFlex WLAN system uniquely delivers unmatched Wi-Fi reliability through patented adaptive antenna technology that automatically directs and steers signals over the best performing paths and only where they are needed. Unprecedented reliability comes from the unique ability to steer Wi-Fi transmissions around interference as it is experienced without any human intervention.
“Ruckus is indeed the leader of the pack in the Wi-Fi space, and their solution delivers exceptional performance,” said Andy Heighington, Vice President of sales for XBASE Technologies Corp. in Toronto. “With XBASE Technologies Corp’s focus on delivering best-of-class products and Managed Services via their 24×7 Help Desk, partnering with Ruckus is an ideal fit. The agreement between Ruckus and Tech Data will be of great benefit, by giving us immediate and local access to stock.”
“We’re seeing pent-up demand for better performing, more scalable and truly cost-effective Wi-Fi systems that remove the deployment and management complexities found in traditional wireless networking solutions,” said Greg Myers, vice president of marketing for Tech Data Canada. “The addition of the Ruckus ZoneFlex line of products to our distribution offering will help our reseller customers enhance their businesses as they deliver an ideal solution to their enterprise customers.”