SOURCE: Aruba Networks, Inc.

June 23, 2008 01:00 ET

Aruba Networks and Omni Data Secure Clinton Public School System With Wireless IP Video Surveillance Solution

System Uses Wireless Mesh Technology to Position Cameras, Automatically Detects Unwanted Visitors, and Provides Secure Wireless Video Access to Police

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - June 23, 2008) - Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), a global leader in wireless LANs and secure unified mobility solutions, today announced that the Clinton Public School System in Connecticut has selected Aruba's wireless LAN technology for use in wireless video surveillance systems at the district's four elementary, intermediate, and high schools. Aruba partner OMNI Data LLC will be providing integration services. The first deployment, at the Lewis G. Joel Elementary School, collects surveillance video from Panasonic cameras over secure Wi-Fi links, delivers the data to a Milestone IP Surveillance System, and makes the video available to school officials and mobile police vehicles over an encrypted Wi-Fi channel. The system is able to display individuals' faces at a distance of over 400 meters, and read license plates at over 200 meters.

"Besides providing the best possible education for our students, we are also charged with protecting their well-being while under our supervision," said John Crovo, IT Director for the City of Clinton. "Given the size and design of our facilities we determined that video surveillance was our best option for detecting unwanted visitors. We use the Aruba network both for our wireless LAN and to collect data from dispersed Panasonic video cameras. Wireless mesh technology and the weather tight AP-85 Outdoor Access Points allow us to place cameras wherever needed. The Milestone software provides camera control, video storage, and motion detection that alerts us when undesirable visitors come in proximity to the school. In the event of an incident, city police have secure wireless access to our video, allowing observations right from patrol cars."

Aruba's unified mobility solutions securely deliver networks to users by integrating adaptive wireless LANs, identity-based security, Wi-Fi-to-cellular solutions, and multi-vendor network management into a cohesive, high-performance system. For outdoor applications, the weatherproof, ruggedized AP-85 access points can operate in a secure, resilient, self-healing mesh. In this mode the radio signals hop from access point to access point, an ideal arrangement when completely wire-free operation is desirable. The mesh mode allows networks to be set up quickly and inexpensively in even the harshest environments, without costly site modifications, and is ideal for overcoming difficult installation scenarios.

"The Clinton Public School project is the perfect model for any school in need of a cost-effective, highly secure defense against unwelcome visitors including sexual predators, vandals, and drug dealers," said Scott Sebastian, OMNI Data's Director of Sales. "Aruba's wireless LAN technology is fast and simple to deploy, and unlike competing mesh technologies it ensures privacy by keeping the video images encrypted from end-to-end. Milestone's software is both highly sophisticated and easy to operate, and its capabilities were exactly as advertised. The system is now being deployed throughout Clinton's schools and we look forward to providing the same solution to other school districts in the days ahead."

About Aruba Networks

People move. Networks must follow. Aruba securely delivers networks to users, wherever they work or roam. Our unified mobility solutions include Wi-Fi networks, identity-based security, remote access and cellular services, and centralized multi-vendor network management to enable the Follow-Me Enterprise that moves in lock-step with users:

--  Follow-Me Connectivity: Adaptive 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi networks optimize
    themselves to ensure that users are always within reach of mission-critical
    information;
    
--  Follow-Me Security: Identity-based security assigns access policies to
    users, enforcing those policies whenever and wherever a network is
    accessed;
    
--  Follow-Me Applications: Remote access solutions and cellular network
    integration ensure uninterrupted access to applications as users move;
    
--  Follow-Me Management: Multi-vendor network management provides a
    single point of control while managing both legacy and new wireless
    networks from both Aruba and its competitors.
    

The cost, convenience, and security benefits of our unified 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 http://www.arubanetworks.com.

About OMNI Data LLC

OMNI Data develops cost-effective networking, security, virtualization, and disaster recovery solutions to increase employee productivity and business efficiency. Our team of certified engineers and consultants offer enterprise consulting, architectural analysis, and turn-key integration services. Working in conjunction with Aruba, Fortinet, Secure Computing, Panasonic, Mobotix, HP, Liebert, Microsoft, Milestone, and Virtual Iron, we deliver fully integrated solutions as well as 24 x 7 tiered service and support. For additional information please visit us at http://www.omnianswers.com.

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