Ruckus MetroFlex Honored as Best Home Networking Product at NXTcomm, Company Named to CRN's Annual Emerging Tech List

CHICAGO, June 19 - NXTCOMM CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION - Ruckus Wireless today announced that it has won a NXTcomm Eos Excellence Award in the Home Networking category and was named to CRN's annual list of "50 Emerging Technology Vendors You Should Know." With the lasted accolades, Ruckus Wireless has now amassed 17 awards for product or company excellence over the last 17 months.

"It's one thing to spew self-gratifying hyperbole about your company, it's another to be recognized by others within the industry for your achievements," said Selina Lo, president and CEO for Ruckus Wireless. "This recognition helps validate the hard work and dedication of our entire company to product excellence and reflects our never-ending desire to make world-class products that make a real difference."

Ruckus MetroFlex Takes NXTcomm's Eos Excellence Award

The Ruckus MetroFlex Dual Zone Wi-Fi modem was awarded the first Eos Award in the Home Networking category. The inaugural Eos awards honor those companies that have developed the most promising new technologies or provided the best new network services or strategic support. Awards were given to twelve distinct categories, covering a vast spectrum of networking products and services. Judged by a panel of 16 consultants, technical journalists and service providers from the networking industry, each Eos winner has been praised for its leadership, innovation and role in driving their industry forward.

The Ruckus MetroFlex is a unique Wi-Fi modem or broadband access gateway that gives subscribers wireless connectivity to outdoor broadband metro networks while simultaneously providing indoor Wi-Fi connectivity to home PCs and other Wi-Fi-enabled devices.

With MetroFlex, Ruckus is currently the exclusive or preferred supplier of customer premise metro equipment for a number of municipal Wi-Fi networks across the country, including: Minneapolis, MN, Hartford, CT, Cleveland, OH, Mountain View, CA; Portland, OR; Toronto, Waterloo, Ontario; Vail, CO and St. Louis Park.

An Emerging Technology Vendor You Should Know

Ruckus Wireless has been selected by CRN, part of CMP's family of Channel Solutions, as a CRN Emerging Tech vendor for its new ZoneFlex wireless LAN solution. Recognized as an "up-and-coming vendor with hot technology that wants to work with the channel," Ruckus Wireless was selected by CRN as one of the top 50 Emerging Vendors that You Should Know. CRN's Emerging Tech list captures companies that are delivering high margins for solution providers with innovative and easy-to-use technology that undercuts industry giants.

According to the 2007 CRN Emerging Tech Survey, the top reasons solution providers add emerging technologies include: the technology is superior to other products in the market segment; the technology compliments a solution providers' existing practice areas; emerging vendors provide better services opportunities; emerging vendors pay better attention to partners; emerging vendors offer higher margins, customers want alternative product choices; and emerging vendors have better joint marketing programs.

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