Aruba WLAN to Help Set WiFi Alliance Standards

By Jessica Binns, Contributing Editor — May 18, 2012

Aruba Networks' wireless LAN has been selected as part of the WiFi CERTIFIED Voice-Enterprise and WiFi CERTIFIED WMM-Admission Control certification programs from the WiFi 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. WiFi 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 WiFi CERTIFIED Voice-Personal program to support fast transitions between access points and provide management for voice applications. WiFi CERTIFIED WMM-Admission Control provides bandwidth management tools to optimize the delivery of voice and video traffic in WiFi networks.

The Aruba 3200 Mobility controller and AP-105 are among the first products chosen to be part of the WiFi 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.

"We congratulate Aruba Networks on achieving selection to the WiFi CERTIFIED Voice-Enterprise and WiFi CERTIFIED WMM-Admission Control test bed," said WiFi Alliance CEO Edgar Figueroa. "Aruba's participation in the development of these programs has been instrumental in the achievement of an industry-wide certification."

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