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Atrion Networking Corporation Selects Ruckus Wireless for “Reliable as Wire” Enterprise Wi-Fi Service


Partnership will offer simplified, affordable wireless networking solutions with industry-leading technology and control.

Warwick, RI, December 17, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Atrion Networking Corporation, a leading provider of Information Technology and Managed Services, and Ruckus Wireless, the industry’s fastest growing wireless LAN (WLAN) solutions provider, today announce their partnership to deliver state-of-the-art Wi-Fi signal routing and interference avoidance technology.

The collaboration will enhance Atrion’s solution offerings, providing its clients with Ruckus’ cutting-edge Wi-Fi solutions, including its ZoneFlex enterprise networking products and its MediaFlex routers and adapters for wireless high-definition IPTV. Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi products extend signal range and adapt to changes in the environment using a patented beamforming technique that automatically selects the best performing signal path in real time. Atrion will also set up and help customers manage their Wi-Fi networks with additional products including, Smart/OS, ZoneDirector controllers and FlexMaster management software for increased control and security as well as faster deployment and comprehensive statistics and reporting.

Atrion and Ruckus are targeting opportunities across several vertical markets including hospitality, healthcare and education, among others. Atrion will be installing a long-range 802.11n Wi-Fi backhaul solution next month at the RINET/Woonsocket, RI School Dept., using the Ruckus 7731 outdoor point-to-point bridge.

“Atrion is proud to be partnering with Ruckus Wireless, one of the most innovative technology companies in our industry today,” said Chris Poe, chief technology officer with Atrion. “Through our partnership, Atrion will be able to offer our clients a diverse array of affordable, peak-performance Wi-Fi solutions to meet their needs in a growing wireless and mobile market place.”

“Wi-Fi has had a reputation as being unreliable with spotty coverage. And yet, people try to use it for applications for which it was never intended. It’s fine for bursty traffic like email or sending a file, but you can’t have constantly dropping packets for a voice or video Wi-Fi connection,” said John Sampson, director of global channel programs at Ruckus Wireless. “Now, with the ratification of the 802.11n standard, there is an expectation that all is well. While the standard does help improve the performance of Wi-Fi, it does not eliminate the issues of range and reliability, simply closing a door can disrupt a common Wi-Fi signal. Our products help give assurance that the performance customer are promised is delivered and that the user experience is dramatically better than it has been historically. Atrion understands the importance of making Wi-Fi as reliable as wire for its customers and working together gives us a great opportunity to grow our businesses throughout the Northeast.”

Additionally, the companies recently partnered in their first collaborative event with CWNP (Certified Wireless Network Professionals) for the Boston, MA installment of the national Pimp My Wi-Fi educational roadshow. For more information about wireless products, services and upcoming events, please visit www.atrion.net or www.ruckuswireless.com.

Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4b2aeWB9qk for partnership video.

About Ruckus Wireless, Inc.
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Ruckus Wireless is a manufacturer of advanced “Smart Wi-Fi” technology and wireless LAN (WLAN) systems used by enterprises and carriers around the world. Ranked as the top telecom company in the 2009 Inc. 500 list and named a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, Ruckus has developed patented technology that uniquely extends signal range and allows for consistently reliable distribution of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 Wi-Fi. Its flagship product line, ZoneFlex, is the first centralized wireless LAN system to combine state-of-the-art Wi-Fi smart antenna arrays and wireless meshing to deliver maximum range and reliable performance at the lowest cost. Leading broadband operators use its MediaFlex multimedia routers to extend wireless digital services such as IPTV throughout subscribers’ homes worldwide. Ruckus has raised approximately $51 million from premier investors such as Motorola, T-Ventures, Telus, Sutter Hill Ventures, Mitsui, Sequoia Capital and others. Ruckus Wireless is led by Ms Selina Lo, president and chief executive officer. For more information, visit Ruckus Wireless at http://www.ruckuswireless.com.

About Atrion:
Established in 1987, Atrion specializes in the fusion of business and technology. We accelerate business productivity and enhance client satisfaction through a dedicated focus on our clients and through customized technology design, implementation and support solutions such as consultation, project management, manufacturer-certified training, carrier services, telephony, equipment procurement, local and wide area network implementation and managed services. Atrion’s multimedia division, Shazamm, offers innovative and interactive multimedia designs to enhance solution functionality and visibility. Atrion’s 1nService affiliation allows it to service companies locally and internationally. We are a Cisco Gold Partner, Microsoft Gold Partner and placed 455 the 2009 VAR 500 list. To learn how we can empower your company, visit www.atrion.net.

Contact:
Giselle LaFrance
Manager of Media Relations
Atrion Networking Corporation
(401) 829-8321
glafrance@atrion.net

Bill Jeppesen
Manager, Worldwide Public Relations
Ruckus Wireless
(408) 598-2085
bill.jeppesen@ruckuswireless.com

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Atrion Networking Corporation
Giselle LaFrance
401-736-6400
Contact
http://www.atrion.net
Bill Jeppesen
Manager, Worldwide Public Relations
Ruckus Wireless
(408) 598-2085
bill.jeppesen@ruckuswireless.com

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