CTIA: Ruckus unveils SWIPE Wi-Fi mobile app for smart WLAN

Ruckus Wireless has introduced a new free smart Wi-Fi mobile application to help field technicians and IT personnel quickly and efficiently install and provision engine for smart WLANs.

The new Ruckus Smart Wireless Installation and Provisioning Engine (SWIPE) will help system integrators and service providers more easily register the Ruckus APs deployed on their Wi-Fi networks onto centralized management systems.

With this solution, field technicians and IT personnel can quickly and efficiently install and configure Ruckus ZoneFlex access points (APs) in distributed deployments using mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads, smartphones, and tablets.

Ruckus SWIPESWIPE also makes it easier to remotely manage or troubleshoot existing APs by reducing errors in configuration and log updates, easily locating and navigating to APs in the field via GPS on popular mapping applications, and triaging problem APs by sorting on alarm severity and proximity, the company said.

Additionally SWIPE can test the performance of existing APs and store the data. Reports can then be emailed from the application and printed or reviewed elsewhere.

Explaining the advantages of SWIPE, Greg Beach, vice president of product management, Ruckus Wireless, said, “Now, with SWIPE, smartphones, for example, can serve as a bridge between the AP and a Ruckus SCG to facilitate the AP turn up, even when the backhaul isn’t in place, and without having to use DHCP Option 43-like processes. It’s a great time saver that eliminates time-consuming and inefficient second truck rolls to validate installations.”

SWIPE also helps eliminate the inefficient and error prone process of manually updating backend systems with AP serial number, MAC addresses, location, IP address, etc. using a notepad, email or phone, the company said.

Ruckus Wireless is demonstrating SWIPE during Super Mobility Week powered by CTIA, being held September 9-11 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

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