Fueled by advances in boat design and all the data expertise you'd expect in an Oracle-sponsored project, Team USA looks to gain a high-tech advantage as it defends its America's Cup championship.
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Oracle partnered with Ruckus to solve Wi-Fi woes that had previously hindered both sailors and designers. According to a press release, a single Ruckus ZoneFlex 7892 802.11n AP transmits data from the catamaran's central server to the sailors' respective personal units.
The Ruckus device employs Smart Wi-Fi technology, which focuses and channels signals around obstacles to achieve the best available paths, thereby boosting the connection's strength, performance, and reliability. This tactic enabled maintained Wi-Fi access despite the AC45 and AC72's primarily carbon construction, which is generally disruptive to wireless networks. Ruckus products are also being used in Oracle's design and production facilities, as well as in the hospitality lounge built near the spectators' bleachers.
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