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In the last few years, numerous innovative communication providers, network vendors, and technology companies have initiated a radical transformation in the wireless technology space. On par with this transformation, the Internet of things (IoT) is turning out to be a familiar terminology among enterprises, service providers, and carrier markets owing to their rising interest in communication technology that fosters connected devices. However, each of the IoT protocols that businesses employ—Bluetooth, WiFi, Zigbee, Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT), and ZWave—serve unique requirements, and combining them into one wireless communication solution is no cakewalk. This is an area where Linda Hui, a visionary with two decades of experience in the technology space, makes a mark. Linda leverages her extensive knowledge of wireless and wired infrastructures, application traffic management, and data security to integrate various IoT protocols to create a robust wireless communication network.
At the helm of Ruckus Networks—an ARRIS company— Linda, the Managing Director of the company, guides her team to fulfil its mission of redefining wireless connectivity across the globe. Deemed as an innovator in wireless technology, Ruckus Networks specializes in integrating different IoT protocols so that their customers can leverage the manager of the managers to oversee various IoT protocols all in one place in order to program the sequence of an event or to collect information from a sequence of events.
Ruckus Networks offers the industry’s first WiFi 6 access point, 802.11ax, for IoT devices installed on-premise, which clients can easily utilize via USB dongles, to enable the IoT devices to be connected, saving repeated cablings and simplify the management of proliferating IoT gateways.
Ruckus Networks steers ahead of its competitors with cutting-edge wireless network offerings— 802.11ac wave-2, 802.11ax, and the latest WiFi 6 protocols—that facilitate simultaneous communication between various IoT devices. The company’s wireless communication solution is further bolstered by a management console that empowers clients with a comprehensive programming capability. Businesses can access this console through APIs and software development kits (SDKs) to program the sequence of the IoT devices, making their overall infrastructure smarter and energy-efficient. “As the clients possess unique management platforms, we interact with their managers to offer them suitable connectivity solutions. It’s the concept of ‘Manager of Managers,’ which we follow in our company,” Linda adds.
With an aim to be the largest indoor wireless communication provider, Ruckus Networks is further enhancing its offerings from an energy-savings perspective with intelligent room temperature and lighting control that can be accessed via smartphones to be used in the hospitality sector. Additionally, the company assists clients in rolling out a multitude of IoT devices with appropriate APIs and SDKs, accumulating information for pocket analysis, and programming the sequence of IoT device operation within their networks. “We understand the various types of IoT devices ready to be rolled out, the objective of their launch, and the related consequences. Taking the same into consideration, we provide a step by step guide for our clients to interlink their IoT devices,” Linda explains.
With the maximum number of wireless network access points unit sales recorded in Hong Kong, Ruckus Networks also delivers multi-gigabit solutions for multi-gigabit access, while handling smart city projects across Taiwan and Hong Kong. The company has also launched a Private LTE running on Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) in Japan and the US. Ruckus Networks further strives to assist its clients in meeting internal LTE needs for fast responses and providing low-latency indoor applications in the era of very high frequency (VHF) 5G networks.