Ruckus Powers the Wireless Networking Tech Behind Oracle Team USA's America's Cup Victory
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The America's Cup winning team used Wi-Fi technology from Ruckus Wireless, providing important data about the status of the ship and the environment in which it was sailing. Wi-Fi displays then made that data available to crew members.
David Callisch, VP of marketing at Ruckus Wireless, explained to Enterprise Networking Planet that his company has been working with Oracle Team USA for over a year and a half. He added that his company has no commercial partnership with Oracle. It's strictly a customer/tech supplier relationship.
"Previously they used Cisco, but had three basic problems: Coverage, speed and reliability of the mesh connection to the boat," Callisch said. "The hanger on the pier where they work on the race boats is huge and is full of RF-unfriendly obstacles and electromagnetic interference that previously caused them a lot of pain."