Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN) today announced that its Wireless LAN (WLAN) has been selected as part of the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Voice-Enterprise and Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WMM®-Admission Control certification programs from the Wi-Fi Alliance®, which aim to drive standards-based certification of wireless infrastructure with client devices for enterprise voice over Wireless LAN deployments.
As enterprises look to accommodate the onslaught of mobile devices using voice applications and reduce the cost of voice infrastructure by moving to technologies such as Unified Communications, standards-based certification becomes critical to ensuring voice quality, reliability and performance. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Voice-Enterprise is designed to support good voice call quality in large enterprise networks that require support for advanced WPA2™-Enterprise security mechanisms. The program builds on the existing Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Voice-Personal program to support fast transitions between access points and provide management for voice applications. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WMM-Admission Control provides bandwidth management tools to optimize the delivery of voice and video traffic in Wi-Fi® networks.
The Aruba 3200 Mobility controller and AP-105 are among the first products chosen to be part of the Wi-Fi Alliance test bed for these certifications; this means that other ecosystem vendors will purchase the Aruba products to test their implementations against Aruba’s reference standard.
“These two new Wi-Fi Alliance certification programs will make it much easier for enterprises to ensure voice quality on mobile devices replacing the variety of disparate, proprietary solutions with certified, standards-based solutions,” said Dorothy Stanley, Head of Standards Strategy for Aruba Networks. “The benefits of the certifications are extensive and importantly, include improved performance and quality for all client devices, not just voice-capable devices. Aruba is pleased to be part of the test bed for these important certification efforts.”
“We congratulate Aruba Networks on achieving selection to the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Voice-Enterprise and Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WMM-Admission Control test bed,” said Wi-Fi Alliance CEO Edgar Figueroa. “Aruba’s participation in the development of these programs has been instrumental in the achievement of an industry-wide certification.”
About Aruba Networks, Inc.
Aruba Networks is a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise. The company’s Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture unifies wired and wireless network infrastructures into one seamless access solution for corporate headquarters, mobile business professionals, remote workers and guests. This unified approach to access networks dramatically improves productivity and lowers capital and operational costs.
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