Ruckus Wireless unveils outdoor Wi-Fi system

Ruckus Wireless has announced what's apparently the world's first and only outdoor dual-band 802.11n and single-band 802.11g Wi-Fi access points.

The new Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi outdoor is designed to offer a "reliable and economical" outdoor Wi-Fi solution to cater for the need for outdoor hotspots.

On a permanent basis applications for this tech could be school campuses and resort complexes while on a temporary basis festivals, such as the forthcoming WOMAD event at which Ruckus Wireless products will be in use, are potential venues.

Designed for "harsh outdoor conditions", the new Smart Wi-Fi products include the ZoneFlex 7762 that can sustain Wi-Fi of up to 150 Mbps over 300 metres and the ZoneFlex 2741 that offers up to 30 Mbps over 300 metres.

Available in August, the ZoneFlex 7762 is priced at £1340 while the available-now ZoneFlex 2741 is priced at £600.