SOURCE: Aruba Networks, Inc.

Aruba Networks, Inc.

November 24, 2009 00:10 ET

Aruba Networks' 802.11n High-Speed Wireless LAN Wins 2009 Internet Telephony Excellence Award

Award Issued for 802.11n Deployment at the Boston Medical Center

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - November 24, 2009) - Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), a global leader in wireless LANs and secure mobility solutions, today announced that its 802.11n high-speed wireless LAN has won a 2009 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award from Technology Marketing Corporation's (TMC) "INTERNET TELEPHONY" magazine. The award was based on Aruba's 802.11n deployment at the Boston Medical Center, a 626-bed hospital and academic medical center located in Boston's historic South End. Aruba's 802.11n solution provided a flexible wireless infrastructure on which the hospital could reliably and securely deliver clinical data, Vocera voice, and guest Internet access applications.

Aruba offers a wide range of 802.11n solutions including the recently announced, value-priced AP-105 Access Point and the top-of-the-line 3x3 MIMO AP-124/125 802.11n Access Points. Designed to meet the demanding requirements of the largest enterprises, the competitively priced AP-105 offers enterprise-class security, high throughput, streaming video support, and other key features previously available only in more expensive devices. The AP-124/125 Access Points feature 803.2af Power over Ethernet (PoE) operation, dual gigabit Ethernet ports with Secure Jack access control, high throughput rates over long ranges, and FIPS 140-2 validation. The AP-105, AP-124, and AP-125 are all covered by Aruba's limited lifetime warranty.

To ensure that wireless devices work at peak performance at all times, Aruba's Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) technology automatically optimizes Wi-Fi performance even in challenging RF environments. By automating site surveys and using infrastructure-based controls to optimize the performance of Wi-Fi clients in real-time, ARM helps ensure that applications have sufficient network resources, including airtime, to operate reliably. ARM works in tandem with Aruba's policy-enforcement firewall, Quality of Service controls, and traffic management features to enable data, voice, video, nurse call, telemetry, and guest traffic to run simultaneously over a commonly shared Wi-Fi infrastructure yet perform as if using dedicated networks.

ARM has been demonstrated to increase 802.11n throughput by more than 200 percent in a mixed-client network (see Farpoint Group white paper "Advances In Wireless Infrastructure Control"), and to enable the simultaneous transmission of 15 or more high-definition video channels over 802.11n at sites such as Liberty University. More details about how ARM improves video transmission can be found in "I Can See Clearly Now: Bringing Wireless Broadband Into Focus," a free white paper available from Aruba's Web site.

"The editors of 'INTERNET TELEPHONY' were pleased to grant Aruba with an INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award for their achievements in advancing IP communications and providing genuine solutions in the marketplace," said Erik Linask, Group Editorial Director of 'INTERNET TELEPHONY.'" "Aruba's 802.11n solution has made an incredible contribution to IP Communications and has also delivered great solutions for its clients," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC.

About Aruba Networks

People move. Networks must follow. Aruba securely delivers networks to users, wherever they work or roam, using a combination of award-winning solutions:

--  Adaptive 802.11n Wi-Fi networks optimize themselves to ensure that
    users are always within reach of mission-critical information. Rightsizing
    expensive wired LANs by replacing them with high-speed 802.11n Wi-Fi
    reduces both capital and operating expenses;
--  Identity-based security assigns access policies to users, enforcing
    those policies whenever and wherever a network is accessed;
--  Remote networking solutions for branch offices, fixed telecommuters,
    and satellite facilities ensures uninterrupted remote access to
--  Multi-vendor network management provides a single point of control
    while managing both legacy and new wireless networks from Aruba and its

The cost, convenience, and security benefits of our secure mobility solutions are fundamentally changing how and where we work. Listed on the NASDAQ and Russell 2000® Index, Aruba is based in Sunnyvale, California, and has operations throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions. To learn more, visit Aruba at For real-time news updates follow Aruba on Twitter, Facebook, or the Green Island News Blog.


"INTERNET TELEPHONY" has been the IP Communications Authority since 1998™. Beginning with the first issue in February of 1998, "INTERNET TELEPHONY" magazine has provided unbiased views of the complicated converged communications space. "INTERNET TELEPHONY" offers rich content ranging from solutions-focused editorial content to reviews on products and services from TMC Labs. "INTERNET TELEPHONY" magazine reaches more than 225,000 readers. For more information please visit

About TMC

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person and on-line. TMC publishes "Customer Interaction Solutions," "INTERNET TELEPHONY," "Unified Communications," and "NGN" magazines. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. For more information about TMC visit

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