New mobile app from Ruckus gives IT administrators remote control over wireless LANs

(Last Updated On: April 15, 2014)

Ruckus Wireless has unveiled Remote Control, a new mobile application that now gives IT administrators the ability to remotely manage, monitor and configure Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi LANs, simplifying the maintenance of routine and frequent wireless administration tasks by enabling these from a single mobile device, such as an iPad.

ZD Remote Control, a replacement of its previous ZD Remote programme, is the newest mobile management application within a unique suite of Ruckus designed and developed mobile tools. These include: Ruckus SWAT (SpeedFlex Wireless Assessment Tool), SpeedFlex, and Zapper; real-time wireless assessment and performance testing tools that validate the performance of existing WLAN installations and assist in the planning of new site deployments. Together, these mobile applications give administrators more flexible control over their wireless infrastructure with a much more complete picture of expected performance, so they can adequately plan for worst-case scenarios, as well as compare the actual performance of Ruckus products, and those of other vendors.

Simplified Remote WLAN Administration with ZD Remote Control
With the new ZD Remote Control mobile app, administrators can create, configure and edit a variety of wireless LAN functions such as viewing and editing Bonjour rules, configuring WLANs, viewing the number and types of client devices being used on a wireless network, as well as blocking client device access.

An intuitive, graphical user interface (GUI) provides a single dashboard view of the network, with customized dashboard widgets and one-click enabling of various WLAN system-wide functions such as IPv6, DHCP, etc. ZD Remote Control also offers real-time monitoring of Ruckus Smart WLANs to provide stats, client details and live logs. With ZD Remote Control, administrators can easily bring up a new Ruckus ZoneDirector controller or ZoneFlex access point (AP) without having to carry a laptop or connect to an Ethernet cable in the field, and can monitor one or more controllers and APs.

Ruckus plans to add capabilities to future versions of ZD Remote Control, like the ability to generate Guest Passes and push them out to customers via either email or SMS, plus the ability to view the Spectrum for a 2.4 or 5 GHz radio on any Ruckus ZoneFlex AP.

“This is wireless management made easy,” said Mahesh Athi, of Brillianz Ltd, Ruckus TopDog partner and integrator of enterprise-grade wireless networking solutions for education providers.

“Being able to manage your wireless network from the palm of your hand gives me more confidence than having it in the cloud. We are now capable of managing, monitoring and configuring our existing wireless infrastructure from a single tablet.  This is another example of Ruckus delivering innovative tools that make managing wireless LANs a breeze.”

Pricing and Availability
Available immediately on the Apple App Store ( free of charge, with future Android versions planned in 2014, ZD Remote Control supports the new Ruckus ZoneFlex 9.7 software release on all Ruckus ZoneDirector controllers. For Ruckus ZoneDirector controllers running previous versions of the ZoneFlex operating system, ZD Remote Control functions in monitoring-only mode.

Source: Ruckus Wireless

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