The demo will feature a prototype Ruckus Smart-N system, with three HD video streams transmitted simultaneously over 802.11n to three Ruckus Smart-N receivers, each attached to an HD set top box.
The Ruckus Smart-N system combines 3×3 XSPAN 802.11n silicon technology from Atheros with Ruckus Wireless’ BeamFlex-N multi-dimensional antenna and SmartCast traffic engineering software. Patent-pending BeamFlex-N is a dynamically-configurable, multi-polarized antenna system capable of forming "thousands" of unique antenna patterns to reject interference and focus transmit energy in various directions and orientations. The system also uses Ruckus’ proprietary "SmartCast" wireless QoS technology to automatically identify incoming traffic and prioritize bandwidth on a per-packet basis.
Smart Wi-Fi 802.11n products from Ruckus Wireless are slated to begin shipping in the second half of 2007. Pricing was not announced.