Aruba Networks has become the latest Wi-Fi vendor to have products certified for interoperability by the Wi-Fi Alliance's Passpoint program.
The products that were certified through the Passpoint program include the Aruba 3600 Mobility Controller and the AP-105 Access Point, both of which Aruba has on display this week at the WBA Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Francisco. Based on technology defined in the Wi-Fi Alliance Hotspot 2.0 specification, the Passpoint program tests mobile devices and infrastructure equipment with the ultimate goal of delivering a single, industry-wide solution for seamless access to Wi-Fi mobile broadband.
Aruba also is a member of the WBA, which is getting ready to enter the second phase of its Next-Generation Hotspot trials involving equipment that has already passed through the Wi-Fi Alliance Passpoint program.
The Passpoint certifications come about six months after Aruba's products were cleared through another Wi-Fi Alliance certification for operation in voice over wireless LAN deployments.
Aruba itself has been getting a lot of attention lately from stock watchers, as competitor Ruckus Wireless nears its initial public offering. Aruba has been one of the major beneficiaries of huge growth in the enterprise Wi-Fi market in the last couple of years.
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The Wi-Fi Alliance announced its first Passpoint certifications in June
Aruba's products also were certified for enterprise Wi-Fi voice