Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Selects CommScope’s RUCKUS Networks as Wi-Fi Official Supplier
The Italian team retains RUCKUS Networks on the crew in bid for 37th America’s Cup glory
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Data collected by CommScope’s RUCKUS Networks access points on the racing boat is continuously transmitted to the support motorboat, normally covering distances up to 2 miles in rough waters and gusting winds. (Photo: Business Wire)
New for this year, the team will be able to take advantage of the AI-driven RUCKUS Cloud platform, as well as employing RUCKUS Wi-Fi equipment to connect its 75-foot long AC75 racing yacht.
The team will take advantage of RUCKUS Network’s industry leading data transmission software, commencing with the Selection Series; a preliminary competition between teams from
The Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team will rely on the RUCKUS Wi-Fi network to carry data from onboard sensors and devices to a local server and to their support boats. The yacht is equipped with hundreds of sensors, along with mobile devices, wearable technology and on-board instrumentation, all of which generate data that must be gathered regardless of weather conditions and signal obstruction from materials in the boat itself.
Data collected by CommScope’s RUCKUS Networks access points on the racing boat is continuously transmitted to the support motorboat, normally covering distances up to 2 miles in rough waters and gusting winds. During training sessions, gigabytes of data, including knot speed, GPS coordinates, tide, wind and weather conditions, among other nautical details, is used to help the sailors continuously refine their approach.
RUCKUS Networks will also connect the team’s on-shore base in
“CommScope and RUCKUS Networks are thrilled to be continuing our collaboration with the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team. The combination of the state-of-the-art yacht, the team’s masterful sailing and RUCKUS Network’s reliable Wi-Fi connectivity will make
“We work in an amazing context, but the combined elements of sea, speed and carbon boats create one of the most hostile and complex environments for wireless communications,” says
With the America’s Cup being held in
The prestige of winning the world’s oldest international sporting trophy makes the America’s Cup extremely competitive. Competing teams not only have to be on top of their game in terms of sporting abilities, they must also have excellent network structures in place. To ensure rigorous end-to-end network security, reliability and the required flexibility,
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