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Published on September 18th, 2012 | by Alexis Argent


Time Warner Cable Outfits Time Warner Cable Arena with High Capacity Wi-Fi Technology for 2012 Democratic National Convention

Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi Brings Highly Focused, High-Capacity Wi-Fi to 19,000-Seat Indoor Arena, Meeting Demands for Capacity and Performance

Ruckus Wireless announced today that Time Warner Cable has deployed its ZoneFlex™ family of high capacity Smart Wireless LAN (WLAN) systems to deliver high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the 19,000-seat Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The deployment by Time Warner Cable of Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi is in place and ready to support all arena patrons, including those attending the 2012 Democratic National Convention, which takes place at Time Warner Cable Arena this week.

The new Time Warner Cable Arena Wi-Fi network replaces a legacy Wi-Fi network with 120+ purpose-built, ZoneFlex high-capacity, indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi access points with integrated adaptive antenna arrays that focus signals only where they are needed, steering transmissions around obstacles while mitigating interference.

The Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi system allows the arena to provide pervasive Wi-Fi service to all public seating areas, while also providing coverage to the locker rooms, luxury suites, concourses, and back office areas in the facility. Home of the NBA team the Charlotte Bobcats, Time Warner Cable Arena is used for a variety of purposes including music concerts, ice shows, and other types of sporting events.

Smart Wi-Fi Provides Bipartisan Support for Capacity and Coverage

With technology changing so rapidly, the new system allows for additional functionality. As more and more event visitors have come to the stadium with smartphones, iPads and other wireless-only devices, the enhanced Wi-Fi network is able to meet the demands for continuous access to support a variety of activities like uploading and streaming video, use of games and interactive apps, and surfing the Web.

Ruckus worked closely with Time Warner Cable and its integration partner ARRIS to develop high-density, sectorized antenna arrays and figure out the ideal placement of these APs to narrowly focus signals while also maintaining visual aesthetics. As a result, the arena now has enhanced capacity where the network is used most, and long-range coverage in other parts of the arena.

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