Ruckus Powers Top Three Highest Ranked Chains for Hotel Wi-Fi

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HotelChatter Names Ruckus Customers: Fairmont, Kimpton and Peninsula Hotels as Having the Best Hotel Wi-Fi in 2012

DUBAI – 10th December, 2012 – Ruckus Wireless® (NYSE: RKUS) today announced that for the second year in a row, the top worldwide hotel chains ranked as offering the “Best Hotel Wi-Fi” by HotelChatter all have one thing in common—they were smart to choose Ruckus technology to power their Wi-Fi networks.

HotelChatter’s 2012 Hotel Wi-Fi Report named Fairmont, Kimpton Hotels and Peninsula Hotels as having the best Wi-Fi in the world for their guests, ranking them first, second, and third, respectively.

Martin van Kan, General Manager, Fairmont, The Palm Dubai added “We know that reliable, robust Wi-Fi service is a prerequisite for our guests at Fairmont The Palm, and Ruckus ZoneFlex™ Wi-Fi technology is the best way to provide reliable high speed wireless Internet access to our customers.”

Ruckus ZoneFlex is one of the most popular Wi-Fi systems for hotels because it extends signal range and delivers consistent performance at long ranges. This is achieved through patented adaptive antenna technology that automatically focuses Wi-Fi signals only where they are needed, creating stronger signals that can be “steered” around obstacles and interference. The Ruckus ZoneFlex system is the only to combine SmartMesh Networking, directional, high-gain RF signal routing, and predictive channel selection for unprecedented coverage and performance at an affordable price.

Hotel chains like Fairmont that are aiming to increase revenues per available room (RevPAR) and maximize profitability use Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi ZoneFlex access points (APs) for: stronger Wi-Fi signals, ubiquitous coverage, more stable connections and consistent performance.

According to Hotel Internet Services (HIS), a leading provider of secure wired and wireless Internet services, Ruckus ZoneFlex Smart Wi-Fi has contributed to significant reductions in guest complaints for its customers.

“Hotel Internet Services (HIS) is easily seeing 30 percent or greater reduction in guest complaints wherever we have installed a Ruckus-powered Wi-Fi network,” said Gary Patrick, president of HIS. “Bottom line, we have far fewer truck rolls being required to maintain Wi-Fi at our contracted hotel properties, which means lower servicing costs and happier hotel clients for us, and, in turn, happier customers for them.”

Beyond high-speed Wi-Fi guest access, hotels are using Wi-Fi for a myriad of applications—from service optimization to environmental controls, and IPTV to tablet-based location services.

“Fairmont, Kimpton and Peninsula are premier hotels, and these Best Wi-Fi rankings clearly demonstrate that ZoneFlex is the gold standard in hospitality Wi-Fi deployments,” said Nader Baghdadi, Ruckus Regional Sales Director EMEA. “Our hotel clients around the world have seen better coverage, which not only translates into better guest satisfaction scores, it also saves them a significant amount of money, helping to improve their profitability in a very competitive industry. In addition, hotel guests are increasingly demanding the same Wi-Fi reliability on their handheld devices like smartphones and tablets that they need in their room on their laptops. Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi delivers on all of these demands in a growing mobile world, and as we like to say, that’s simply better wireless—for hotels and their guests.”

More than 20 Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants worldwide feature Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi technology, including the Hotel Palomar Chicago, Eventi New York, Hotel Solamar in San Diego, and Hotel Monaco San Francisco in the U.S. Peninsula Hotels with Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi include locations in Beverly Hills, Chicago and New York in the U.S.; Beijing and Hong Kong in China; Paris in Europe, and Manila in Asia/Pacific. Fairmont Hotels powered by Ruckus include locations in Dubai in the UAE, Singapore (Swissotel) in Asia/Pacific, and Nairobi in Africa.

Ruckus Wireless advanced Smart Wi-Fi products and technologies address the growing challenges faced by hoteliers to support thousands of simultaneous Wi-Fi users within high-capacity venues and conference locations. For more information, visit us at: http://www.ruckuswireless.com/enterprises/hospitality.

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