Ruckus Wireless Smart Wi-Fi Selected to Cover Massive 80-Acre Facility, Supporting Over 100,000 Devotees at Wat Phra Dhammakaya
SUNNYVALE, CA and PATHUMTHANI, THAILAND–(Marketwire – August 23, 2010) – Ruckus Wireless™, the smart mobile networking company, today announced that Thailand’s largest Buddhist Temple, Wat Phra Dhammakaya, has completed the deployment of Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi products and technology throughout its massive 80-acre facility.
Situated at Tambol Klongsam, Klonglaung District, Pathumthani Province, Wat Phra Dhammakaya serves the congregation on Sundays and also hosts major religious festivals that attract over 100,000 devotees to the temple. These festivals created the need to set up service booths and video surveillance systems for crowd control, driving Wat Phra Dhammakaya to look for an effective solution for supporting all these important applications by a robust Wi-Fi network.
The Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi system now supports operations and communications systems used for worship services by over 100,000 devotees, especially during major festival events. To cover its facilities, the temple has deployed a centrally managed wireless LAN (WLAN) system that includes 56 Ruckus ZoneFlex outdoor Smart Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n access points (APs) managed by a single ZoneDirector WLAN controller.
“Cost, performance and ongoing operation support were all major concerns for the temple,” said K. Kanokphoom Kantachai, Project Manager of Pantex Computer, which was appointed by the temple to offer all computer and network systems. “Providing Wi-Fi coverage across an 80-acre temple campus was unprecedented. Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple needed wireless network equipment that could go beyond just providing basic Internet access, offering stable wireless connections for its point-of-sale terminals and IP phone systems.”
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