INsights – A Smart Way to Wi-Fi

    Ruckus Wireless sums up their goal quite well, they strive to do something many have all but written off as a pipe dream: make Wi-Fi not suck.

    Wi-Fi untangles us from wires, freeing us to do more – but not if you spend all your productivity time cursing at the network configurations. Really, we’re all looking for a simple secure wireless network that works when we want it too. It all goes back to ShoreTel’s dedication to Brilliant Simplicity.

    Voice transmission can be particularly challenging over Wi-Fi. Not only is it a packet-based network (rather than a traditional circuit-based network), it also has the potential for high latency/jitter or dropped transmissions. All of these have the potential to contribute to poor voice quality and can impede a VoIP deployment. But VoIP over Wi-Fi is a growing trend as VoIP handsets and smartphones/laptops with VoIP applications continue to occupy a larger portion of the enterprise landscape.

    Thanks to single-image architecture, ShoreTel VoIP phone systems scale and grow across as many sites, or as many continents, as you need. IT staff can manage an entire VoIP phone system with plug-and-play ease. And because it is an open system, it integrates with third-party applications like ShoreTel Innovation Network member Ruckus’ validated ZoneFlex solution – enabling customers to use certified VoIP over Wi-Fi phones.

    In fact, ShoreTel relied upon Ruckus to deliver wireless capabilities throughout ShoreTel’s Champion Partner Conference this past August.

    Check out Ruckus’ best practice guide to VoIP deployment for tips and tricks. And if you’re already a ShoreTel Reseller, don’t miss Ruckus’ presentation on best practices in the next installment of INsights (Jan. 11) – a ShoreTel Innovation Network webinar series highlighting Alliance technology partners.

    To learn more about the Ruckus Zone Flex solution with ShoreTel visit the Ruckus Innovation Network site.

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