Aruba Networks announced two large deployments of next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi this week. The company said its 802.11ac equipment is being used in large installations at Stony Brook University and the Australian Catholic Education Office in Sydney.
The Sydney installation is one of the largest 802.11ac installations to date. More than 30,000 students, teachers and administrators use the service at 39 secondary schools in Sydney. The installation was done with system integrator Matrix CNI. The ClearPass Access Management System allows single sign on technology designed to improve network security by authenticating users while lowering IT and help desk resources.
At Stony Brook University, Aruba deployed 802.11ac in select parts of campus, which already has an 802.11n system from Aruba with 3,000 access points. To increase capacity like its Javits Lecture Center, used by about 17,000 students weekly, the University deployed 44 Aruba AP-225 802.11ac access points to cover the Lecture Center’s 10 halls.