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[December 17, 2012]
Aruba Networks introduces new wireless LAN platform
Dec 17, 2012 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- Aruba Networks, Inc., a provider of network access solutions for mobile enterprise networks, has announced the introduction of Aruba 7200 Series, a new wireless LAN platform with new Aruba AppRF technology that addresses the explosion of mobile applications and devices challenging enterprise networks, while reducing enterprise IT costs.
The Aruba 7200 Series is a wireless LAN platform with the integrated application intelligence and controls to optimize application delivery. This insight and the ability to take real-time action results in better performance. To accomplish this, Aruba AppRF software, which runs on the 7200 mobility controller, uses Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) for Layer 7 insight to identify application traffic, the company said.
Then, using Airtime Fairness, QoS and integrated control of RF characteristics on the access points, the controller optimizes over-the-air performance for each application type and user profile. Aruba AppRF technology gives enterprises integrated visibility into and control over both traditional server-based applications as well as cloud-based and web-based mobile applications such as supply chain management, Box, GoToMeeting, Salesforce.com and more.
Using a simple dashboard in the controller interface and in Aruba Airwave management software, Aruba AppRF gives IT insight into individual user traffic streams for troubleshooting, long term planning and real time prioritization.
The Aruba 7200 Series helps enterprises drive down the costs of their networking infrastructure, rightsizing their networks and migrating to an all-wireless environment. With the 7200 Series' improved scalability and availability, enterprises can reduce the number of wired ports and their associated maintenance costs, resulting in a network that is less expensive to manage and maintain and saves on energy costs, the company added.
According to the company, the 7200 Series' ability to assure high quality and performance for voice, video and Unified Communications (UC) applications like Microsoft Lync means that enterprises can eliminate desktop phones, IP PBX support, expensive video and audio equipment, dedicated videoconferencing systems and all of the support contracts that come with this equipment.The 7200 Series features 802.11ac-Ready platform for better throughput, and mobile device density.
"Today's IT departments are faced with the challenge of providing better access to deal with the onslaught of mobile applications - all while working within the confines of a typically tight budget," said Sylvia Hooks, director, product marketing at Aruba Networks. "Aruba is helping these customers address their requirements with a wireless LAN platform that not only delivers improved 'speeds and feeds' but offers true insight into and control of application performance. With these industry-leading levels of visibility, enterprises can experience significant cost benefits as well as redirect their investments from traditional wired equipment, desk phones and expensive video equipment to an all-wireless model."
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