Ruckus and Intermec partner to deliver new wireless distribution systems
Feb 28, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
Ruckus Wireless, Inc. has announced a partnership with Intermec, Inc. to deliver new wireless distribution systems that bring together wireless scanning and Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi technologies to improve performance and streamline workflow within distribution center, or DC, and manufacturing operations.
Ruckus's ZoneFlex access points (APs) leverage the company's patented BeamFlex technology to deliver reliable Wi-Fi performance, extended reach and automatic adaption to changes in the physical environment-items crucial for warehouses using Intermec technology for managing their supply chains.
Warehouses, distribution centers, loading docks, marine terminals and other sites around the world with mobility requirements and limited IT resources already use Ruckus products and technology to build robust, adaptive and affordable wireless LAN (WLAN) environments.
Modern supply chains have increasingly higher customer service level requirements while reducing costs. Intermec delivers a complete lineup of rugged, reliable and versatile solutions for the distribution center. Its bar code scanners, rugged mobile computers and Vocollect voice solutions are deployed globally by warehouses, distribution centers, and other enterprises that rely on accurate and timely data to track, manage and move products.
Ruckus BeamFlex technology, the industry's advanced adaptive Wi-Fi antenna implementation, combines a compact internal antenna array with expert control software to continuously optimize the connection for each connected client, bypassing interference and physical barriers. Highly sensitive antenna elements also deliver the industry's Wi-Fi receiving capabilities. This increases range and performance of the Wi-Fi network while automatically adapting to constantly changing RF environments like warehouses and DCs.
Another key capability is BeamFlex+. BeamFlex+ automatically adapts Wi-Fi signals to the changing orientation of handheld devices through the use of polarization diversity with maximal ratio combining (PD-MRC). This enables Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi access points to provide better reception for hard to hear clients and consistent performance as clients constantly change orientation.
"Intermec provides a broad range of rugged mobile solutions for warehouses, distribution centers and logistics operations," said Andy Stento, senior director of channel sales and strategic alliances, Intermec.
"Ruckus provides excellent Wi-Fi infrastructure that excels in challenging RF environments like these. Together, Ruckus and Intermec enable high-performance, cost-effective warehouse supply chain management, which means hassle-free operations and low TCO."
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