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Published on January 16th, 2017 | by Max Argent

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Ruckus announces joint solution with Trackr to enhance tracking capabilities

Collaboration Enables End Users to Monitor All High-Value Assets in Real Time Using Ruckus ZoneFlex Access Points

Ruckus Wireless has announced a joint solution with TrackR, a leader in personal item management innovations. The solution leverages Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology combined with Ruckus ZoneFlex access points (APs) to enhance the indoor and outdoor location services of TrackR’s Crowd GPS network. Leveraging existing wireless infrastructure, the new integration provides customers and end users with enhanced asset movement detection in real time and provides more robust security features for enterprise, education, hospitality and large public venues.

This new integration showcases how a Ruckus AP can now operate as an Internet of Things (IoT) gateway by supporting additional radio connectivity protocols like BLE for data acquisition from tags and sensors. Ruckus ZoneFlex APs serve as two-way distributed management and asset and security monitoring for TrackR. Ruckus also provides TrackR with the ability to acquire, contextualise and act on the sensor data being collected. As a result, TrackR can monitor devices such as laptops, tablets and mobile phones as well as higher value in-building infrastructure assets like TVs, projectors and other equipment. The installation of this solution enhances security and asset protection by triggering an alarm when devices cross defined geo-fences. This enables an in-building or campus-wide asset tracking solution that leverages the existing Wi-Fi infrastructure, reducing cost and complexity.

Our collaboration with TrackR further demonstrates the versatility of the Ruckus product portfolio,” said Bart Giordano, vice president of business development, Ruckus business unit, Brocade. “With the addition of the new BLE radio option and the BLE Tag tracking solutions from TrackR, we are able to bring new levels of physical security to a wide range of vertical markets that were traditionally the exclusive domain of large infrastructure owners or premium network providers.

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