The smart antenna system that delivers stable connectivity and higher performance
BeamFlex is a combination of multiple high-gain polarized antenna elements and patented software algorithms that are combined in real time to offer an exponential increase in performance. With up to 21 high-gain, directional antenna elements, a BeamFlex smart antenna offers up to 4,200 unique antenna patterns to optimize the reception of a given client.
Ruckus’ Adaptive Antenna Technology also includes BeamFlex+ (PD-MRC) that increases gain on the uplink, translating into better reception and transmission. BeamFlex+ is particularly advantageous for mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, and other handheld devices that are hard to hear and constantly change orientation.
Unlike omnidirectional antennas that radiate signals in all directions, BeamFlex uses the best path to the receiving device. And unlike fixed-positioned antennas, BeamFlex dynamically configures and re-configures its antenna pattern to achieve focused coverage with directional performance within a given environment thus increasing signal gain.
By continuously directing transmissions to high quality signal paths, BeamFlex maximizes and sustains Wi-Fi transmission speeds while minimizing transmission errors. BeamFlex stabilizes wireless network performance on the uplink to enable consistent throughput regardless of client orientation.
Dynamically configuring the Wi-Fi “beam” hundreds of times each second, BeamFlex can adapt in real-time to environmental changes — steering signals around obstacles, interference and other hazards that would otherwise negatively affect performance.
Through antenna diversity and dynamic adaptation, BeamFlex ensures that the best performing and most reliable signal path is used at any given time thereby minimizing erratic Wi-Fi behavior such as dropped connections.
• BeamFlex+ (PD-MRC) with polarization diversity allows for better reception and transmission for handheld clients that are hard to hear and constantly change orientation
• Signal gain advantage extends the range of the highest available data rates such as .11ac modulation rates (256 QAM)
• Fewer APs deliver a higher capacity coverage over a greater area delivering more reliable client connectivity