U Tennessee Chattanooga Upgrades Wireless Network with Aruba

The University of Tennessee is deploying Aruba Networks' wireless LAN equipment at its Chattanooga campus. The 9,000-student campus is replacing a single channel network that wouldn't work reliably owing to interference and security issues to move to Aruba's Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) and identity-based security technology.

"Before selecting Aruba we brought their system into two buildings in which our legacy network had issues, and the system worked right out of the box," said Robbie Reel, IT administrator at the campus. "In terms of ease of use, ease of administration, locationing, and captive portal operation Aruba offered a better solution. Aruba also includes built-in features where other suppliers require add-on modules that have to be integrated. Finally, Aruba's architecture is designed to scale, and that provides peace of mind since we are currently planning a 3x increase in the size of our network."

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Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at dian@dischaffhauser.com or on Twitter @schaffhauser.

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