Introducing the Ruckus Wireless Unleashed Platform

Ruckus Unleashed provides a controller-less option for smaller Wi-Fi deployments where a small number of access points are needed (such as in smaller schools, coffee shops, warehouses, grocery stores, etc.), while providing many of the enterprise-class features that traditionally required a Ruckus WLAN controller (typically, a ZoneDirector).

Ruckus Unleashed enables controller-less Wi-Fi architecture for small business environments with superior performance, lower costs and simplified management. Separate controllers and access point licenses are no longer needed, significantly reducing upfront costs. The simplified web interface also makes deploying Unleashed very easy.

Ruckus Unleashed is custom-designed to help small business owners grow their business, deliver an excellent customer experience and manage costs while supporting Wi-Fi and a variety of mobile devices with minimal IT staff.

Unleashed access points have built-in controller capabilities, including user access controls, guest networking functions, advanced Wi-Fi security and traffic management. As businesses grow to multiple sites or a larger scale deployments, Ruckus offers an easy migration path to controller based Wi-Fi, using the same Wi-Fi access points.

With the Ruckus Unleashed platform, customers can now deploy a few APs (up to 25) without the need to purchase and install a controller, and without having to sacrifice many features that previously required a controller, such as Zero-IT™, Dynamic PSK (DPSK), Smart Mesh™, SmartRoam™, ChannelFly™, Bonjour Gateway, Load Balancing, Band Steering, and one-step firmware upgrades for the entire network.
Note: Some features, such as SmartRoam™ are not currently supported, but are planned for a future release.