Ruckus Wireless to Provide Wi-Fi for New York Giants
By Community | October 22, 2014
Ruckus Wireless, Inc. has announced today that the National Football League’s (NFL) New York Giants, has selected Ruckus as their Wi-Fi provider of choice.
As part of the deal Ruckus will deploy a Smart Wi-Fi indoor and outdoor wireless network infrastructure at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center – the team’s indoor/outdoor practice facility and football administration headquarters located in East Rutherford, NJ.
The Giants new wireless network infrastructure, installed this past summer before training camp began in late July by Ruckus BiG DOGs channel partner Goodman Networks, supported free Wi-Fi access for thousands of fans coming to open football practices during training camp, and is being used by Giants players, coaches, scouts, administrative staff and attending media throughout the complex.
Over 90 Ruckus ZoneFlex indoor and outdoor access points (APs) are deployed on the massive Giants facility, centrally managed with a Ruckus ZoneDirector 3000 controller, providing reliable, high-performance wireless coverage throughout the venue.
The Giants facilities include: one full field indoor and three and a half outdoor regulation-size football fields; several temporary outdoor bleachers and indoor seating areas; numerous football classrooms; a weight room, locker room, and medical treatment facility; a broadcast production studio, where the Giants produce their own TV shows for local broadcast throughout the greater New Yorkmetro area; a multi-purpose auditorium, where Giants press conferences are held; the cafeteria; and the Giants team administrative offices.
“First and foremost, we wanted to provide reliable Wi-Fi access to our fans during training camp, even though it’s a short timeframe, because the team’s fans are so important to the franchise,” said Justin Warren, vice president of Information Technology for the New York Football Giants. “Offering Wi-Fi on the practice fields during training camp is intended to be as fan-friendly as it is important to the team’s football operations.”