802.11ac solution introduced

Aruba Networks, Inc. today announced its flagship 802.11ac solution.

With the Aruba ClientMatch technology, “sticky” clients are connected to the best possible access point as they roam within the Aruba wireless LAN (WLAN). By combining the Aruba 220 Series APs, ClientMatch technology and Aruba’s application visibility for real-time UCC applications like Microsoft Lync, enterprises can now eliminate unused desk phones and any free access network ports on each desk.

The Aruba 220 Series APs are built for 802.11ac and draw less power so that enterprises can operate the APs at lower speeds with available 802.3af PoE power. Power-efficient mode gives enterprises the option to delay replacing their existing switch infrastructure and avoid the expensive labor costs associated with closet upgrades during WLAN design and deployment. With speeds of up to 1.75 Gbps (and up to 1.9 Gbps for devices with Broadcom's TurboQAM™ technology), the 220 Series can support a higher density of devices.