LodgeNet Deploys Next-generation Smart Wireless LAN Technology From Ruckus Wireless at 131 Hotels Across the Country

  • LodgeNet Interactive Corporation
  • 02.06.09
LodgeNet Interactive Corporation announced that it has been selected to install next-generation Smart Wireless LAN equipment from Ruckus Wireless in 131 hotel properties across the country.

In concert with LodgeNet’s tailored engineering and support services, installation of Ruckus Wireless marks the launch of truly innovative and cost-effective high-speed Internet access (HSIA) solution for the hospitality industry.

Over the next 90 days, the Ruckus Wireless Smart LAN systems are being deployed by LodgeNet in all 131 locations spanning multiple brands including Residence Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, Sleep Inn, TownPlace Suites, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Ramada Inns, Country Inn and Suites and Comfort Inn.

“The Ruckus solution offers the high degree of security, flexibility, scalability and surprising affordability that the industry has been demanding for some time now,” said Ron Peterson, VP of broadband Internet solutions for LodgeNet.  “Unlike other wireless alternatives, the Ruckus system is completely adaptive and can be installed without costly and cumbersome cabling. This greatly shortens the installation cycle and increases wireless reliability.”

“LodgeNet is very pleased to add this innovative new solution to its portfolio of broadband Internet offers,” said Scott E. Young, president of hospitality for LodgeNet.  “With an initial rollout spanning so many hotel brands, it is clear that this new technology and service implementation meets the needs of many customers that are looking for a high-quality, reliable and affordable wireless solution.”

“With the explosion of mobile data devices, Wi-Fi is quickly moving from a technology of convenience to a ubiquitous utility,” said David Callisch, VP of marketing with Ruckus Wireless. “For the hospitality industry, Wi-Fi is no longer a ‘nice-to-have’ but a ‘must-have’ to retain customers and improve customer service. Ruckus offers a smarter wireless LAN solution that delivers a four-fold increase in range and reliability at one of the most affordable price points.”
 
The Ruckus ZoneFlex Smart WLAN system represents the next phase of Wi-Fi technology innovation.  Smart Wi-Fi combines state-of-the art advances in RF signal routing, smart Wi-Fi meshing, advanced user security and quality of service.  The combination of these technologies enables a new class of Wi-Fi system that can automatically adapt to changing environmental conditions by focusing signals farther and only where they are needed while steering them around obstacles and interferences.



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