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January 13, 2012

Aruba Networks Introduces Indoor 802.11n Access Point

Aruba Networks is providing secure wired and wireless network connectivity in schools and other multitenant environments by introducing an indoor 802.11n access point (AP).

Known as the AP-93H, the AP has the ability to attach securely to any standard network wall plate.

Once attached, it provides both wired and wireless network access at data rates up to 300 Mbps.

Aruba Networks is a provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise. The company notes that the AP-93H works with centralized Aruba Mobility Controllers to deliver secure, high-speed network services that move users to a "wireless where possible, wired where necessary" network access model.

Businesses also have the option of rightsizing the network by eliminating unused Ethernet switch ports. This can significantly reduce operating costs.

The Aruba AP-93H includes several features such as a high-performance Gigabit Ethernet uplink, which supports the growing use of multimedia in multitenant environments. The AP-93H leverages the existing CAT 5 infrastructure to lower the cost and complexity of in-room WiFi deployments; includes four Ethernet ports and is designed to ensure high-quality voice and video, even in the most challenging RF environments.

"We will use the AP-93H for most if not all of our future residential deployments," said Ben Price, director, residential information systems for the University of California, Santa Barbara, which has deployed Aruba 802.11n access points throughout its residential properties on- and off-campus. "Like all of our Aruba access points, the AP-93H will securely connect a wide range of wired and wireless devices simultaneously, can be installed in minutes and has the intelligence to prioritize traffic based on a user's identity, device, application and location."

"The AP-93H gives Aruba customers further wireless network deployment flexibility, ensuring that they have exactly the right Aruba solution for every type of installation and user type," said Chris Spain, vice president of product management and technology marketing at Aruba Networks.

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Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for MobilityTechzone. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf

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