SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruckus Wireless announced today that it was selected by the broad IT reseller community as the leader in Product Innovation and Partnership as part of CRN's 2012 Annual Report Card (ARC). The ARC awards, sponsored by UBM Channel, are considered the definitive benchmark for measuring excellence in the IT Channel community. Ruckus also tied with Cisco in the SMB Networking Hardware Category.
Ruckus was recognized for its innovative, advanced wireless networking technologies, including its adaptive antenna arrays and ChannelFly RF channel selection technology, which combine to deliver the industry's highest capacity and performance of Wi-Fi networks. Additionally, Ruckus was singled out for its global Big Dogs Partner Program, which includes the Big Dogs partner portal, annual Big Dogs conference, and Ruckus University training program – one of the most comprehensive Wi-Fi training programs available.
To determine the winners, The UBM Channel ARC research team surveyed more than 3700 solution providers across 23 categories to evaluate their satisfaction with vendor products, support and channel programs. Winners received their awards at the annual XChange Americas Conference in Dallas, Texas. To view a slideshow of the ceremony, visit www.crn.com.
"When it comes to the strength of relationships, quality of products and return on partner programs, solution providers want to hear from their fellow VARs about the IT vendors that consistently exceed expectations," said Kelley Damore, vice president, editorial director, UBM Channel. "The Annual Report Card gives solution providers the opportunity to share feedback and recognize the vendors who truly demonstrate channel excellence. We congratulate Ruckus Wireless for being recognized as one of the best of the best."
Ruckus also took home four of six available awards from XChange Latin America event hosted by UBM Channel, including XCellence in Solutions Pavilion Booth Strategy, Best Technology Solution, and Overall Best of Show. The XChange XCellence Award winners are selected by top solution providers and honor the vendors with the most exceptional products, programs and technologies in the channel market.
"Being recognized by our channel partners and the IT community at large for our product and partnership achievements is a great honor," said Ron Gill, vice president of Americas sales for Ruckus Wireless. "We work hard to ensure our partners fully understand our technology and its ability to address their clients' issues, to ensure the success of their businesses as well as ours."
ABOUT RUCKUS WIRELESS
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Ruckus Wireless is a supplier of advanced wireless systems for the explosive mobile Internetworking market. The company markets and manufactures a wide range of indoor and outdoor "Smart Wi-Fi" products for mobile operators, broadband service providers, and corporate enterprises around the world. Ranked as the top telecom company by Inc. Magazine and named a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, Ruckus invented and has patented state-of-the-art wireless technology, such as adaptive antenna arrays that focus and direct Wi-Fi transmissions over the best signal path, automatically avoiding sources of Wi-Fi interference. These unique capabilities extend signal range, increase client data rates and ensure consistent and reliable distribution of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 Wi-Fi. For more information, visit http://www.ruckuswireless.com.
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SOURCE Ruckus Wireless