Ruckus announces location-based services solution

Ruckus Wireless today announced the launch of location-based services (LBS) solution to assist enterprises to improve wireless experience.

With the expanded Ruckus LBS solution, service providers and enterprises can improve the ROI and monetization of their wireless infrastructure.

Organisations can also engage with customers through value added business services tailored for the user online experience.

The company said enhancements to the Ruckus LBS solution uniquely combine virtualized SPoT LBS software, calibration-free deployment, user presence and integrated support for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beaconing to streamline the installation and delivery of location-based wireless services.

Ruckus SPoT portfolio includes Ruckus SPoT Point, Ruckus SPoT Presence and Ruckus SPoT virtual appliance software (virtual SPoT).


SPoT Point detects client locations in real-time within a range of five to eight meters, with 80 percent accuracy with venue calibration.

SPoT Presence detects the overall number of devices present in a venue at the nearest Ruckus ZoneFlex access point (AP) using proximity analytics.

Also, Virtual SPoT works with VMware Vsphere (version 5.x or higher) to deliver location services from enterprise and service provider data centers.

Ruckus ZoneFlex APs are capable of serving as a two-way distributed management and asset and security monitoring platform for BLE beacons.

The new Ruckus ZoneFlex R710 indoor access point and ZoneFlex H500 Wall Switch now support Gimbal as well as iBeacon technology with Ruckus SmartZone and ZoneDirector controllers.

Additionally, the Ruckus LBS solution can track high value assets that are issued by a school as well as to further transform the educational experience to inspire new modes of learning.

Ruckus SPoT Point is a subscription-based service that can be purchased on either a one, three or five year basis for $25 (USD) per Ruckus access point per month.

Ruckus SPoT Presence is scheduled to be available by July 2015 and Ruckus virtual SPoT location-based service is available now for a one-time fee of $995 for the per-instance license and $100 per Ruckus ZoneFlex access point.

Last week, Ruckus Wireless unveiled CloudManager for Xclaim, a subscription-free cloud service to manage its Xclaim family of indoor and outdoor business-class WiFi access points (APs).

Shilpa Khatri

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