Need a device to cover 100x30 meters and 40 simultaneous users.

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Hi!

I need one or more Ruckus device to cover an area of 100x30 meters, a wharehouse with no barrier. Number of simultaneous users: 40.

Which model you guys suggest me to buy?
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Andrew Giancola

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What type of client device will you be supplying Wi-Fi for? Also, are we to assume the area (about 30,000sqft in the US) is just an open space?
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your best is to use a site survey software (ie Ekahau is one) to figure out which model you will need.
It is more than just providing coverage, it is also about capacity and not just in terms of # of users.

1. What applications will they be using?
2. What types of devices will be used on the network?
3. Are all the users concurrent?
4. Are there any VOIP requirements
5. Ceiling height
6. Type of materials inside the warehouse.
7. Where do you want coverage? 
8. # of devices per person

Etc. This is just scratching the surface. 

I would suggest to reach out to your local Ruckus Partner and if you don't have one
You can search through our locator https://www.ruckuswireless.com/partners/finder

Thanks,
Pasquale
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1. Not heavy application
2. Smartphones, Computers and Laptops
3. 24 concurrent users
4. No VoIP requirements
5. 32 ft height
6. metal columns (just some)
7. total space
8. 1 device per person
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Hi Andrew!

Devices: Smartphones, Computers, Laptops.
Space: 9842 sqft and 32ft height and 24 injection machines. Most part of the space is free from barriers (almost 70%).

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Andrew Giancola

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So, you're aware the AP's do have a bit of magic to them,  We are covering the below space (marked with an A) with only 13 APs. The building is 3 stories above ground, 1 below. with a bit of coverage external in the rear due to programming concerns with vehicles which are "dead on arrival". we placed our APs based off of Heat maps we built a few years back. This setup provides reliable access to 190 client devices. in our most mission-critical areas, we use R710-R720's. these APs are absolute ROCK STARS when it comes to high-density areas where we have to provide ROCK solid client performance to our employees who meet, greet, write service on the Wi-Fi.


We have another site, which is more open and in a far less dense metropolitan area which gets away with just 4 APs at the 
it has 3 fewer floors, and we support less than half the clients, and we have a different customer reception strategy ( where the clients aren't greeted by a Service Professional with both diagnostic and a surface pro on their hips)


In closing, I'm unable to speak to what your experience may be(And, I'd hate to accidentally give you bad guidance), but I am able to show you two examples of my own. I hope that helps you somehow. 

 
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Andrew Giancola

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Also, our KMVW site uses R600's
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sysadmin fpe

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Thanks Andrew! The example of your scenario that you gave will help me to choose which device to choose. The more information the best! =)
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Andrew Giancola

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Thanks, give my comments a few likes if they helped you out! Best of Luck.