Aruba Introduces IoT-Ready Wireless APs, AI-Powered Mobility Innovations

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Aruba’s new wireless access points support the latest Wi-Fi standards and are the first to be certified with Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) for the latest WPA3 and Enhanced Open security standards

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise firm, announced a new series of 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) Internet of Things (IoT)-ready wireless access points (APs) and complementary access switches.

In addition, the leading provider of next-gen networking solutions for enterprises introduces innovations in security, intelligent power management solutions and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered automation and service assurance, to give performance, reliability and simplicity that organisations require to give their users excellent digital experiences.

Speaking about the development, Kenneth Ma, Director and General Manager – Hong Kong and Macau, Aruba, said, “Organisations are already experiencing crowded or overlapping coverage networks. The new 802.11ax Wi-Fi standards solve these issues and improve overall transmission efficiency, throughput as well as user experience. In verticals such as hospitality, retail, education, healthcare and large public venue, the upgrade provides better performance and enhanced Wi-Fi coexistence to accommodate to different needs of different applications or devices – be it voice, video, data or IoT.”

The new wireless access points by Aruba support the newest Wi-Fi standards. These are the first to be certified with Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) for the latest WPA3 and Enhanced Open security standards in order to give stronger encryption and smooth IoT security configuration.

Incorporated with Bluetooth 5

Aruba is the first vendor of Wi-Fi to incorporate Bluetooth 5 into its APs along with an integrated Zigbee radio. These new features enable IoT use cases, like electronic shelf labels and smart door locks, whereas Bluetooth 5 provides user-aware indoor location allowing IT to create personalised experiences.

In addition, Aruba offers industry’s first power management innovations that will allow customers to preserve their prevailing power over ethernet (PoE) switch investments while considerably cutting down APs power consumption during off-peak hours. These exclusive features include Intelligent Power Monitoring, a capability delivered by Aruba Operating System (AOS) 8, and NetInsight Green AP, part of the company’s AI-powered analytics and assurance solution.

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