Truphone Makes the Right Call with Ruckus Wireless for Voice Over Wi-Fi
Mobile VoIP pioneer selects the Ruckus ZoneFlex Smart Wi-Fi System
BERLIN, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- BROADBAND WORLD FORUM -- Ruckus Wireless today announced that Truphone, a next generation mobile network operator, has deployed the Ruckus ZoneFlex Smart Wi-Fi system to support voice over Wi-Fi requirements within its corporate headquarters in London. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071008/CLM029 ) Truphone is using the Ruckus ZoneFlex system within its corporate network to provide extended coverage and predictable Wi-Fi network services for some 40 staff that use its mobile Voice-over-IP technology to conduct day-to-day business. Recently named a 2007 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, Truphone markets and operates critically-acclaimed technology that allows cell phones to route calls over the Internet using Wi-Fi rather than via traditional mobile operators. This enables users to make free mobile calls, send text messages, eliminate monthly fees and inbound charges. Truphone are, naturally, highly-demanding users of Wi-Fi to give staff true mobility around the office while reducing operational costs. Alistair Campbell, Chief Technology Officer at Truphone commented: "Wi-Fi is increasingly seen as a powerful business tool and many companies are starting to deploy mobile VoIP to benefit from low-cost, but good quality communications in the office and on the move. We use Ruckus routers in our offices for voice and data and have found them excellent at consistently delivering a high quality service." Taking Wi-Fi Beyond Convenience Truphone recently installed the new Ruckus ZoneFlex system including the ZoneFlex 2925 line of Smart Wi-Fi access points. Optimized for delay-sensitive traffic such as voice over IP and IP-based video applications, ZoneFlex leverages patented BeamFlex technology that utilizes a high-gain smart antenna array. BeamFlex uses sophisticated new techniques to extend Wi-Fi range and improve predictability by focusing Wi-Fi signals over the highest performing radio frequency (RF path) and automatically steering these signals around interference as it occurs. "Voice is a natural application for WiFi, but the combination of small payloads and high jitter sensitivity makes it difficult to build networks that support high call densities," said Bill Kish, Chief Technology Officer at Ruckus Wireless. "To make matters worse, many handsets have poor radio performance due to power and space constraints. Our application-centric approach to QoS and adaptive radio optimization allows Ruckus APs to work around these problems and deliver call quality so good you'll forget that you're using cheap unlicensed spectrum." About Truphone Truphone offers Internet Protocol-based (IP-based) mobile internet telephony, using Wi-Fi and 3G networks, enabling free and low-cost calling. The service is presently in a beta state and offers Voice-over-IP, SMS- over-IP and presence capabilities. This beta service was announced in mid- 2006, when Truphone became the first company to introduce true internet telephony for mass market mobile phones. Truphone is the trading name of Software Cellular Network (SCN). SCN is privately owned, funded by both venture capital investment and angel investors. For more information, please visit the Truphone website at www.truphone.com. About Ruckus Wireless, Inc. Based in Sunnyvale, California, Ruckus Wireless is a next-generation Wi-Fi company credited with pioneering "Smart Wi-Fi" technology. Named a 2007 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, Ruckus Wireless was formed in 2004 at Sequoia Capital. The company designs, develops and markets industrial- strength Wi-Fi systems that provide reliable distribution of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 technology. Its flagship product, ZoneFlex is the first wireless LAN system to combine the best in centralized wireless LAN principles with state-of-the-art Wi-Fi advances such as smart antenna arrays and wireless meshing. Its MediaFlex line of multimedia wireless routers is used by more than 125 broadband operators around the world to extend digital services such as IPTV throughout the home without wires. The company's patent-pending hardware and software technologies deliver predictable performance, extended range and real-time adaptability to changing Wi-Fi environments. The company has raised approximately $32 million in financing from premier venture capital investors, consumer electronics companies and broadband operators such a Motorola, T-Ventures, Telus, Sutter Hill Ventures, Mitsui, Sequoia and others. Ruckus Wireless is led by president and CEO Selina Lo. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.ruckuswireless.com Media Contacts David Callisch Ruckus Wireless firstname.lastname@example.org +1-408-504-5487 mobile Rose Ross Both Barrels Communications +44 7624 001636 email@example.com
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