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Ruckus Networks has expanded its portfolio for the hospitality sector with three new solutions. These are the ICX 7150-24F fiber optic switch, the ICX 7150-C08 compact switch and the Fiber Backpack, which enables the use of H510 access points. The new products provide support for fibre-optic connections to existing solutions.

The Fiber Backpack makes it possible to connect the Ruckus H510 access points in hotel rooms quickly and securely with the fibre-optic backbone. This allows all hotel rooms to quickly benefit from the speed and efficiency of fibre-optic connections. The device offers Power over Ethernet functions for the H510 access points, as well as support for passive optical networks and active Ethernet SFP modules.

The new ICX 7150-24F is an entry-level 24xSFP switch with four 10GbE SFP+ ports for uplinks and stacking. Users can therefore also stack the device, which is supported up to twelve other devices in the ICX 7150 series. The ICX 7150-Co8P is an 8-port 10/100/1000 Mbps switch with GbE uplink ports and PoE/PoE+ support. The switch is very quiet, as it has no fan and operates silently. This makes the switch easy to use in hotel rooms, for example.

The two switches both have a lifetime warranty from Ruckus, and are managed with the Ruckus SmartZone Network Controller. The products will be available from the third quarter onwards via the Ruckus Networks partner network.

IoT collaborations

In addition, Ruckus Networks has entered into various new collaborations with suppliers of IoT systems. In this way, the company wants to meet the needs of hotels for network solutions that support multiple applications, offer lower costs and better reliability.

Ruckus Networks has started collaborations with ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions, AVSystem, Kontakt.io, Qubercomm, Telkonet and TraknProtect. The collaborations allow hotel owners to use modern IoT options over their network, which are fully integrated in the Ruckus IoT Suite. In this way, a clear IoT dashboard and advanced control engine should be provided, which can be used to trigger actions from other devices using sensors.

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