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Aruba Brings Wi-Fi to Wall Plates

The typical Wi-Fi deployment today involves access points deployed in hallways or rooms as standalone boxes. As the move towards pervasive wireless access grows, so too have the demands on wireless infrastructure. That's where Aruba Networks (NASDAQ:ARUN) is aiming to fill a gap with a new wall mountable access point.

The AP-93H is a 2x2 MIMO 802.11n access point that can be installed on a standard wall mount for wired Ethernet access. The AP-93H has a gigabit uplink port for high-speed connectivity to the wired network for access. The access point is a dual band radio operating in either the 2.4 Ghz or the 5 Ghz ranges. On the software side the device includes the Linux-powered Aruba OS

Among the target markets for the AP-93H are hotel and dorm room type deployments.

"Over the past few years, the number of mobile devices have really exploded," Manish Rai, head of Industry Solutions for Aruba, told InternetNews.com. "I think we have reached a tipping point where it makes sense to increase the capacity and move to an in-room deployment for better coverage.


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Aruba Brings Wi-Fi to Wall Plates

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist