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Monday, October 24, 2005

News: Aruba unveils portable access point for VoIP

Trixter from the User List has post this nice story about a VoIP access point that looks to be very mobile.

Aruba Networks will announce this week an enterprise-class mobile access point that will put users at the edge of their corporate network no matter where they are located.

When it becomes available, the hardware-software solution will set up a tunnel across the Internet to the Aruba Centralized Mobility Controller sitting behind a corporate firewall. It will also include a choice of two access points -- a portable model, AP-65, measuring three-by-three inches; and model AP-41, designed for home office.

"It is as if the enterprise wireless went with them. It pops up as a corporate hot spot wherever you plug into," said the Aruba Networks founder Keerti Melkote.

The solution would look the same to end-users as a VPN for data. However, the solution is more manageable than a VPN because it includes an access point, according to Craig Mathias, principal with the Farpoint Group.

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