Aruba to supply 802.11ac wireless network to Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

Aruba Networks today announced that Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi will deploy an 802.11ac wireless network.

The Aruba 802.11ac solution includes the Aruba 220 Series Access Points, Aruba Mobility Controllers and ClientMatch technology.

Emirates Palace deployed Aruba 7220 series Mobility Controller and over 1000 Aruba AP-225 wireless access points.

The hotel also implemented Aruba’s AirWave Network Management platform, which delivers visibility into all devices and connections on the wireless network thus allowing administrators to proactively plan for capacity, visualize client performance and troubleshoot application issues.

Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi

The main benefit of the new system was the increase in capacity from 54Mbps to 1.3Gbps.

Aruba 7220 series Mobility Controller has completely eliminated manual configuration of individual access points and has even automated software updates of all the Aruba 225 APs.

Furthermore, with solution features such as white list co-ordination, valid AP lists, control plane security (CPsec) certificates and wireless intrusion detection and coordination, Emirates Palace has now achieved the highest level of security for its wireless network.

Through the controller’s intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI), administrators can make rapid changes to the network and its security settings.

“Everything is easily managed from one location and our newfound visibility into every element of the network has enabled proactive troubleshooting. Complaints about poor network performance have virtually disappeared and our business customers are often amazed to find how quickly we can accommodate their connectivity requirements,” said Mehmet Akdeniz, director of IT and AV at Emirates Palace.

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