Intermec and Ruckus Team to Deliver Wi-Fi Enabled Rugged Mobile Solutions to Optimize Performance and Reliability in the

 Intermec and Ruckus Team to Deliver Wi-Fi Enabled Rugged Mobile Solutions to
       Optimize Performance and Reliability in the Distribution Center

Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi Technology Combined with Intermec Rugged Solutions Greatly
Improves Supply Chain Workflows

PR Newswire

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and EVERETT, Wash., Feb. 19, 2013

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and EVERETT, Wash., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Ruckus
Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) announced today a partnership with Intermec, Inc.
(NYSE: IN) to deliver new wireless distribution systems that bring together
best-in-class wireless scanning and Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi technologies to improve
performance and streamline workflow within distribution center (DC) and
manufacturing operations.


Linking Intermec solutions to backend warehouse management and enterprise
resource planning (ERP) systems requires consistent, reliable wireless
connectivity. Because warehouses, DCs and terminals are challenging radio
frequency (RF) environments, with floor to ceiling steel racks and changing
inventory levels, they often suffer from RF dead spots or poor signal
coverage, leading to lost information, which in turn can create lower
workforce morale and performance issues when additional inventory work is
required on top of already stressful workloads. Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi technology
provides a solution to these challenges.

Ruckus ZoneFlex access points (APs) leverage the company's patented BeamFlex
technology to deliver reliable Wi-Fi performance, extended reach and automatic
adaption to changes in the physical environment—items crucial for warehouses
using Intermec technology for managing their supply chains. Warehouses,
distribution centers, loading docks, marine terminals and other sites around
the world with mission-critical mobility requirements and limited IT resources
already use Ruckus products and technology to build more robust, adaptive and
affordable wireless LAN (WLAN) environments.

Modern supply chains have increasingly higher customer service level
requirements while reducing costs. Intermec delivers a complete lineup of
rugged, reliable and versatile solutions for the distribution center. Its bar
code scanners, rugged mobile computers and Vocollect voice solutions are
deployed globally by leading warehouses, distribution centers, and other
enterprises that rely on accurate and timely data to track, manage and move

Insource Technology, the largest privately held IT integration company in
Texas specializing in network infrastructure and ERP systems, has installed
Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi to work with Intermec products in a number of leading
warehouse and manufacturing companies such as: StarPak, Polytex, Superbag,
Exel Logistics, Tifco Industries, Utex Industries and MOGAS Industries.

"The combination of Intermec scanners and Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi has proven to be
highly effective in streamlining our customers' warehouse operations," said
David Black, president of Insource Technology Corporation. "Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi
technology was a perfect match to help provide us with better, more reliable
performance in our customers' loading dock areas and have made their overall
operations definitely much smoother."

As logistics facilities deploy supply chain management technology from
Intermec to further streamline and accelerate their operations, there is a
growing need for strong wireless connectivity. In addition to traditional AIDC
terminals and mobile computers, facilities are also deploying new technologies
such as voice-prompted data collection and VoIP that require even better
wireless performance.

"Intermec provides a broad range of rugged mobile solutions for warehouses,
distribution centers and logistics operations," said Andy Stento, senior
director of Channel Sales and Strategic Alliances, Intermec. "Ruckus provides
excellent Wi-Fi infrastructure that excels in challenging RF environments like
these. Together, Ruckus and Intermec enable high-performance, cost-effective
warehouse supply chain management, which means hassle-free operations and low

Ruckus BeamFlex Technology is Key

Ruckus BeamFlex technology, the industry's most advanced adaptive Wi-Fi
antenna implementation, combines a compact internal antenna array with expert
control software to continuously optimize the connection for each connected
client, bypassing interference and physical barriers. Highly sensitive antenna
elements also deliver the industry's most powerful Wi-Fi receiving
capabilities. This dramatically increases range and performance of the Wi-Fi
network while automatically adapting to constantly changing RF environments
like warehouses and DCs.

Another key capability is BeamFlex+. BeamFlex+ automatically adapts Wi-Fi
signals to the changing orientation of handheld devices through the use of
polarization diversity with maximal ratio combining (PD-MRC). This enables
Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi access points to provide better reception for hard to hear
clients and more consistent performance as clients constantly change
orientation. For instance, an Intermec scanner may be held upright for some
tasks, and laid flat on a table for others. Because they have an array of
internal antennas, Ruckus APs are uniquely able to listen better as these
devices change orientation, ensuring the best connection at all times.

Ruckus ZoneFlex access points can be configured and installed in minutes, and
automatically perform functions such as creating mesh networks or prioritizing
voice and video traffic, making them easier to deploy and maintain, especially
since fewer APs are needed. Ruckus also offers unified management and remote
monitoring for indoor and outdoor APs, and can support a range of deployment
models to ensure the best price/performance.

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Ruckus Wireless(NYSE: RKUS) is a global
supplier of advanced wireless systems for the rapidly expanding mobile
Internet infrastructure market. With 2012 revenues of $214.7 million, the
company offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor "Smart Wi-Fi"products to
mobile carriers, broadband service providers, and corporate enterprises, and
has more than 21,700 end-customers worldwide. Ruckus technology addresses
Wi-Fi capacity and coverage challenges caused by the ever-increasing amount of
traffic on wireless networks due to accelerated adoption of mobile devices
such as smartphones and tablets. Ruckus invented and has patented
state-of-the-art wireless voice, video, and data technology innovations, such
as adaptive antenna arrays that extend signal range, increase client data
rates, and avoid interference, ensuring consistent and reliable distribution
of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 Wi-Fi.
For more information, visit

Intermec Inc. (NYSE:IN) is the workflow performance company. We design the
leading data capture and information management solutions at the interface
between mobile workers, assets, and customers. For more information about
Intermec, visit or call 425-348-2600.

Media Contacts
Mark Priscaro
Ruckus Wireless
1+ 408-604-8531

Nikolett Bacso
1+ 425-348-2656

SOURCE Ruckus Wireless; Intermec

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