Ruckus Wi-Fi Signal Steering and Interference Avoidance Technology Helps NETGEAR Extend Its Lead in Delivering Innovative Consumer Products

Ruckus Wireless, an innovator in next -generation wireless fidelity (Wi -Fi) technology, today announced that its patent -pending BeamFlex(tm) technology has been integrated by NETGEAR(r) into the world's first line of home networking products that combines Smart MIMO (multiple in, multiple out) Wi -Fi technology directly into an 'all -in -one' broadband gateway.

With NETGEAR's new RangeMax(tm) ADSL Modem Wireless Router (DG834PN), consumers now have a single platform that provides all the features and functions of five discrete products. By integrating Ruckus BeamFlex technology directly into the broadband gateway, consumers can, for the first time, enjoy the extended Wi -Fi range, stability and performance without having to purchase, deploy and manage multiple products.

'The Ruckus BeamFlex technology has enabled NETGEAR, in record time, to become the undisputed leader in MIMO -G nodes in the United States,' said David A. James, NETGEAR's director of product management and marketing for broadband services. 'But more importantly, BeamFlex has helped us quickly give our customers around the world the value and feature -richness they have come to expect. And our newest RangeMax product is no exception.'

James noted that the consumer market for home networking products is seeking a higher level of integration and simplicity at competitive prices. 'With Ruckus BeamFlex, NETGEAR has been able to more quickly deliver to our customers new levels of integration along with benefits of MIMO at a fraction of the cost.'

Unlike conventional Wi -Fi, the Ruckus BeamFlex technology leverages any standard Wi -Fi chipset to dramatically extend Wi -Fi range and performance while providing unprecedented predictability for RF signals.

BeamFlex is a sophisticated antenna system that works with an expert software engine to pick the best path for RF signals while continuously monitoring the RF environment. Similarly to how the Internet selects the best path for IP packets, BeamFlex is revolutionary new technology that chooses the best path through the air for Wi -Fi traffic destined to any given endpoint. If interference is detected, BeamFlex selects a new path, automatically steering traffic around the interference.

'With Ruckus BeamFlex technology on board this exciting new line of broadband gateways, NETGEAR customers are assured unprecedented value, performance and simplicity,' said Selina Lo, president and CEO of Ruckus Wireless. 'Ruckus BeamFlex technology has proven to provide what other technologies cannot: predictable performance and extended range for Wi -Fi networks. This is the bottom line for consumers around the world.'

Ruckus Wireless BeamFlex (smart antenna) and SmartCast (traffic engineering) technologies are licensed by third -party equipment manufacturers. In addition, Ruckus Wireless also markets and manufactures its own line of in -home multimedia wireless routers and adapters. The Ruckus system is the only one in the world that supports the reliable streaming of IPTV traffic over standard Wi -Fi technology. These products are sold through service providers around the world. PCCW, Hong Kong's principal communications provider, is currently bundling the Ruckus router with its popular Netvigator broadband IP service.

About Ruckus Wireless, Inc.
Formed in June 2004 and headquartered in Mountain View, California, Ruckus Wireless is a next generation wireless company specializing in multimedia 802.11 wireless systems for home networks. It designs, develops and markets products and technologies that enable the home media network ecosystem and are designed for the simultaneous transmission of voice, video and data communications over standards -based Wi -Fi networks. The company's patent -pending hardware and software technologies deliver improved speeds, whole -house coverage and reliable performance to the vast installed base of home wireless networks to enhance consumer experience in rich data and real -time media applications. Privately -held, the company has raised approximately $14 million in two rounds of venture financing from top investors including Sequoia Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures, WK Technology Fund and Investor AB. Ruckus Wireless is led by Selina Lo, CEO, and Dominic Orr, Chairman of the Board. For more information, visit the company's web site at

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