Xchange Tech Innovator Awards: Technologies With Channel Punch


Wireless: Ruckus Wireless

The ZoneFlex 7300 series indoor Smart Wi-Fi access points from Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Ruckus Wireless, won the Tech Innovator Award for its smart antenna technology and simple-to-administer software, which Correia said set it apart from its 802.11n competitors.

"This vendor has bucked the trend and has successfully competed against industry stalwarts in the wireless space with a simple approach: reliable technology at a better price along with a margin-rich, 100 percent channel-friendly sales model," he said.

Accepting for Ruckus was John Sampson, director of global channel programs.

The Enterprise Cloud Controller from San Francisco-based Meraki was runner up in the wireless category.