VoWLAN (Voice over Wireless LAN)

Ascom
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.


Microsoft

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:

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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.


Spectralink
Spectralink is a global provider of wireless in-building, enterprise-grade voice and data solutions for healthcare, retail and manufacturing organizations. Spectralink wireless telephones are distinguished by their durable design and long battery life. The company’s Voice Interoperability for Enterprise Wireless (VIEW) Certification Program ensures interoperability between SpectraLink Wireless Telephones and approved Wi-Fi infrastructure. For more information please visit www.spectralink.com.

Spectralink and Aruba
Aruba’s secure mobility infrastructure is designed to deliver secure, toll-quality voice by combining wireless LAN performance with seamless roaming, and client-to-core security. SpectraLink Wireless Telephones are designed for high-use enterprise environments in which employee mobility, responsiveness, and productivity are essential. Certified under both the ArubaEdge and VIEW programs, these two platforms deliver excellent voice quality, seamless AP handoff, efficient bandwidth management, and robust security.

Aruba OS Tested:
6.4.2.3 and AP-225

Certified Products:
80- and 84-Series Wireless Telephones


Vocera
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.