Asia Pacific University rolls out high performance network

Networks Asia staff

Malaysia's Asia Pacific University (APU) has deployed Ruckus Networks’ indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi access points, network controllers and switches at its existing and new Technology & Innovation Campus.

The university selected the vendor to build a scalable wired and wireless network infrastructure to meet the growing needs of APU's expanding student population, connected devices, and bandwidth requirements.

APU deployed Ruckus' access points to deliver seamless wireless network roaming across both campuses. These access points are managed by a virtual controller capable of scaling up to 300,000 devices, enabling administrators to expand and adapt the network according to the university requirements.

The university also deployed Ruckus' ICX switches to simplify network set-up and management.

APU is also looking at future network upgrades that will help drive innovation, including analytics and insights for indoor location tracking to help administrators track student movements within campus buildings in case of emergencies. Another example is helping lecturers automatically track attendance without requiring students to manually "tap-in" using their student IDs.

"Ruckus enabled us to deploy a high-performance network solution for our new campus, and focus our efforts on delivering innovations for a world-class educational experience to our APU students to enable digital learning," APU technology infrastructure and systems manager Rasodin Ramuddin said.

First published in Networks Asia

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