Voice Over WLAN
AltiGen Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of Microsoft-based unified communications solutions. AltiGen solutions are designed for high reliability, ease of use, seamless integration into Microsoft infrastructure technologies, and are built on a scalable, open standards platform. For more information please visit www.altigen.com.
AltiGen and Aruba
Aruba has teamed with AltiGen to enable the reliable delivery of Microsoft Lync services to Wi-Fi enabled smartphones. The AltiGen MaxMobile Server enables a smartphone to register to the Lync Server as a native endpoint. Aruba’s unique fingerprinting technology identifies the Lync streams as they flow through the WLAN, and detects patterns that match the behavior of Microsoft Lync voice and video traffic. The network is then dynamically conditioned to deliver QoS – on an application-by-application, device-by-device basis – as needed to ensure highly reliable application delivery.
The AltiGen MaxMobile client runs on iOS, Android, and Blackberry smartphones. The client provides Lync Enterprise voice call controls (extension and external dialing, conference, transfer, hold), instant messaging (including federated Lync users), push notifications, Lync Directory access, and favorites screens to initiate communications with saved contacts.
The AltiGen iFusion Smartphone Wireless Docking Station enables users to replace wired VoIP phones with a wireless docking station when combined with AltiGen MaxMobile or other compatible 3rd party VoWLAN smartphone enterprise voice application. The docking station includes a corded handset and speakerphone. Rightsizing network infrastructure by eliminating wired VoIP phones yields huge monetary and carbon footprint savings.
Date of Certification: January 2012
Aruba OS Tested: AOS 220.127.116.11
Certified Products: iFusion MaxMobile Lync Smartphone Client and iFusion Smartphone Wireless Docking Station
Ascom Wireless Solutions is a leading provider of on-site wireless communications for key segments such as hospitals, manufacturing industries, retail and hotels. More than 75,000 systems are installed at major companies all over the world. The company offers a broad range of voice and professional messaging solutions, creating value for customers by supporting and optimizing their Mission-Critical processes. The solutions are based on VoWiFi, IP-DECT, DECT, Nurse Call and paging technologies, smartly integrated into existing enterprise systems.
The company has subsidiaries in 10 countries and 1,200 employees worldwide. Founded in the 1950s and based in Göteborg, Sweden, Ascom Wireless Solutions is part of the Ascom Group, listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange.
Ascom and Aruba
The combination of the Ascom Wireless Solutions Voice-over-WiFi (VoWiFi) system and Aruba Networks secure wireless LAN (WLAN) infrastructure provides a high-end mobility solution for enterprise environments. The solution delivers wireless VoIP, professional messaging and personal alarm functionality, as well as wireless data capabilities, over a single wireless network. The solution has been tested for interoperability with Aruba Networks WLAN infrastructure and designated Aruba Compatible. The wireless telephony, messaging and personal alarm all fit into the Ascom i75, a robust and purpose-built handset which works together with the Aruba infrastructure to support enterprise-grade voice, advanced wireless security, QoS and fast roaming.
Avaya delivers Intelligent Communications solutions that help companies transform their businesses to achieve marketplace advantage. More than 1 million businesses worldwide, including more than 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®, use Avaya solutions for IP Telephony, Unified Communications, Contact Centers and Communications-Enabled Business Processes. Avaya Global Services provides comprehensive service and support for companies, small to large. For more information about Avaya solutions www.avaya.com/.
Avaya and Aruba
The interoperability of converged voice, data, and video networks is a major objective for enterprises because it reduces commissioning and support costs, while for value added resellers it lowers the technical and financial risks associated with deploying complex systems. Aruba Networks, a Platinum-level member of the Avaya DeveloperConnection Program, has recently been Avaya compliant tested. Avaya has tested Aruba’s 2400 and 6000 Wireless LAN Switches and AP 60/65/70 Wireless LAN Access Points as compliant for voice-over-IP (VoIP) and data networking applications using Avaya’s 3.1.2 Communication Manager, 3.1.1 SIP Enablement Services Server, 406V2 – 3.1(54) IP Office, 3600 series WiFi sets and 4600/9600 Series IP Phones. Interoperability testing and compliance testing demonstrate that potential technical hurdles have been reviewed and addressed, resulting in a joint solution that customers can deploy with confidence today. Together, Avaya and Aruba Networks allow enterprise customers to take advantage of the cost savings and simplicity of a converged voice and data infrastructure.
Deltapath is a pioneer in IP-based unified communications for enterprises and service providers. Its flagship product, frSIP®, is a fully-featured, open-standard unified communications platform that integrates video, voice, and desktop services with desktop telephones, mobile phones, voice mail, e-mail, FAX, and Polycom video telepresence solutions. For more information, please visit www.deltapath.com.
Deltapath and Aruba
Deltapath has teamed with Aruba to extend unified communication solutions to an increasingly mobile workforce. Aruba’s high performance MOVE infrastructure enables Deltapath to deliver jitter-free, high-speed video and HD voice over Wi-Fi to roaming users. Deltapath relies on Aruba’s fingerprinting and per-application quality of service (QoS) features to correctly handle latency-sensitive voice and video data, even in high density office environments, and deliver it to any phone, any tablet, anywhere.
Date of Certification: February 2012
Aruba OS Tested: 18.104.22.168
Certified Products: Deltapath frSIP
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
Microsoft and Aruba
Microsoft Lync is the market leader in advanced unified communications solutions for enterprises around the world. By transforming every communication into a more collaborative, engaging interaction, Lync weaves voice, IM, video, and Web conferencing into a rich, context-sensitive offering.
Robust network performance is essential for a reliable Lync experience, and Aruba’s Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture is the first and only Wi-Fi to be qualified under Microsoft’s Lync Certification Program. Aruba’s unique application and device fingerprinting enable MOVE to identify and correctly tag Microsoft Lync’s encrypted voice and video traffic, ensuring that the correct Quality of Service (QoS) is assigned on an application-by-application, device-by-device basis. The results speak for themselves:
The MOVE architecture lowers the cost of deploying a Lync unified communication solution. A single Aruba controller does the work of multiple competing appliances. Wi-Fi enabled smartphones running Lync clients can replace expensive wired IP phones and the switches needed to support them. And Aruba’s ClearPass securely connects Lync enabled, user-owned devices to the corporate network to minimize the need for corporate-issued devices.
For more information about Microsoft Lync visit http://lync.microsoft.com.
- Solution Brief: Microsoft Lync Visibility
- Solution Guide: Deploying Mobility Controllers with Microsoft Lync SDN API
- White Paper: The End Of The Line: Desk Phones Take To The Air
Polycom is a global leader in unified collaborative communication solutions that maximize the efficiency and productivity of people and organizations by integrating the broadest array of voice, video and content for wired and wireless environments. Polycom delivers the power of mobile voice and messaging applications to business worldwide. Seamlessly integrating with VoIP and traditional telephony platforms, Polycom’s scalable technology provides instant access to people and business critical information. SpectraLink Wireless Telephones from Polycom are the industry’s first enterprise-grade 802.11a/b/g/n handsets , and are further distinguished by their durable design and long battery life. Polycom’s Voice Interoperability for Enterprise Wireless (VIEW) Certification Program provides customers with proven Wi-Fi telephony solutions using enterprise-class WLAN infrastructure products and SpectraLink Wireless Telephones. For more information please visit Polycom Wi-Fi Communications.
Polycom Video and Telepresence products deliver powerful, high-definition visual communication solutions for desktops, group meeting rooms, lecture halls, immersive environments, and more. Customers benefit from increased efficiency, extended knowledge and executives, departments, remote work groups, and tele-workers can make decisions faster. Polycom ARENA provides interoperability certifications for VoIP, Wireless, and Video applications vendors. For more information visit Polycom’s Video Solutions.
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Polycom and Aruba
Aruba’s secure mobility infrastructure solutions are designed for converged data, voice, and video applications in which robust wireless LAN performance, seamless roaming, and client-to-core security are critical considerations. SpectraLink Wireless Telephones are designed for high-use enterprise environments in which employee mobility, responsiveness, and productivity are essential. Aruba’s VIEW certified interoperability solution provides assurance that the two technologies deliver excellent voice quality, seamless AP handoff, efficient bandwidth management and robust network security. Comprehensive testing is performed in an independent lab, so customers can be confident that both products have met the highest standards for interoperability and performance.
Aruba’s Virtual Branch Networking (VBN) solution easily and cost-effectively extends Polycom’s unified collaboration solutions to remote locations. ARENA Certified with the entire Polycom communications product family, VBN is an ideal solution to deliver an office-desk communications experience for remote workers in branches, home offices and on the road. With its centralized security and intelligence architecture, VBN eliminates the need for any network configuration or specialized hardware in remote locations. Additionally, the competitive $99 list price cost point for hardware endpoints and free of charge software end points clearly distinguish the Aruba and Polycom combination. Key benefits of the solution include:
- Consistent face to face like communications experience everywhere & on every Polycom device (Supports H.323, P+ Content, SIP)
- Simple plug and play deployment with no network configuration required for remote access to centralized services
- Centralized configuration and management for all remote locations at an affordable price point.
RedSky Technologies produces E911 emergency call solutions, products and services for IP telephony enterprise applications in schools, enterprises, and government facilities. As voice technology has evolved from analog to proprietary digital to IP and Wi-Fi, the need has grown to quickly and accurately identify the location of devices and mobile users. The Wi-Fi e911® software module on RedSky’s E911 Manager® platform works with enterprise networks to track in real time the location of phones from which a 911 call is made, and provide routing instructions to the call server. For more information please visit www.redskye911.com.
RedSky and Aruba
RedSky and Aruba have teamed to enable e911 location in networks running Aruba’s 3500 Mobility Switch and Mobility Controllers that support RFC1493. The solution is SNMP-based, and aside from enabling SNMP on the Aruba infrastructure no additional configuration is required.
Date of Certification: January 2012
Aruba OS Tested: Aruba 3500 Mobility Switches (Rev 7.1) and Mobility Controllers supporting RFC1493
Certified Products: RedSky’s E911 Manager
Research In Motion (RIM) develops integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless networks. RIM is best known for creating the BlackBerry® smartphone and providing solutions that allow seamless, mobile access to time-sensitive information through email, phone, text messages, the Internet and applications.
Research In Motion and Aruba
The BlackBerry® Mobile Voice System (BlackBerry® MVS) brings corporate desk phone features to BlackBerry smartphones. No matter where they are, employees with BlackBerry smartphones now have one business phone number, one caller ID, one voice mailbox and a single user interface. They can also place and receive calls over the Wi-Fi network at work, at home or in a public hotspot to address cost and coverage needs. All these capabilities are fully supported by the voice-ready Aruba WLAN infrastructure. In addition to ultra-fast roaming and comprehensive call monitoring and reporting, Aruba provides standards-based quality of service (QoS), call admissions control, voice security and many other features required for a successful voice deployment.
The Vocera Communications System, working over a standard 802.11 network, enables instant, wireless, voice communication through wearable Vocera Communications Badges that users control with spoken commands. The system is deployed in a variety of hospitals, hotels, retail stores, and other in-building environments where mobile workers need to stay in contact to perform their jobs. Together, the Vocera Communications Badge and the Vocera System Software, which includes administration, call management, speech recognition, and database functionality, enable users to immediately speak with the resources they need. For more information about the Vocera solutions visit www.vocera.com
Vocera and Aruba
Aruba Networks and Vocera are delivering leading-edge voice over wireless LAN solutions for healthcare and other industries where hands-free mobile communications are considered mission critical. Vocera and Aruba Networks support WPA for secure wireless communications, while Aruba’s fast roaming and “Vocera Aware” admission control/scanning enable top performance. Aruba has completed interoperability and compatibility testing with Vocera’s voice communication system ensuring a solution that works seamlessly.