Ruckus Wireless has announced a deal with T-Home, a division of Deutsche Telekom AG, Europe's largest communications provider. Ruckus Wireless has been selected by T-Home to supply 802.11a Smart Wi-Fi systems to enable in-home wireless distribution of its Entertain Comfort IPTV service.
Available immediately, Deutsche Telekom is private-labeling the Ruckus system as the Speedport W 100 Bridge under its popular T-Home brand. The Speedport W 100 is available to consumers from more than 700 Telekom shops and from the online portal www.t-home.de. T-Home is offering the Ruckus Wireless Smart Wi-Fi system as the only in-home wireless distribution option for its IPTV service. The SpeedPort W100 Bridge (a Wi-Fi access point and Wi-Fi adapter) is provided to T-Home customers at a one-time cost of Euro 149.99.
"Our Entertain Comfort IPTV service provides our customers with a new dimension in high-quality TV and multimedia communications," said Christian P. Illek, member of the board of management, marketing T-Home. "The new high-capacity Speedport W 100 Bridge, with Ruckus Wireless technology, is easy to use and gives subscribers simple access to our broadband-based services, making our IPTV offering even more user friendly."
With the Ruckus system, German subscribers will now be able to extend the location freedom they enjoy with Wi-Fi to their television viewing experience, giving them the power to place TVs virtually anywhere in their homes without cumbersome cabling.
The Ruckus Wireless system is the world's first and only Wi-Fi system specifically developed to reliably transmit IP-based streaming digital video over standard 802.11 technology. It achieves this by continuously routing Wi-Fi signals over the best and highest performing paths while steering these Wi-Fi signals around interference in real time.
"Signing such a world-class carrier as Deutsche Telekom represents a defining moment for our company," said Selina Lo, president and CEO of Ruckus Wireless. "Our partnership with Deutsche Telekom represents a major milestone for us as well as for the industry. It signals to the world that conventional Wi-Fi just isn't good enough for applications that require more than merely surfing the internet. We've built a company around this singular purpose: making extended range Wi-Fi that's reliable."