Sheraton Dubai hotel provides Wi-Fi connectivity using Aruba Networks

Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) said that the Sheraton Dubai, Mall of the Emirates Hotel has upgraded the Wi-Fi network in its Mall of the Emirates (MoE) property using Aruba´s high performance Wi-Fi access points and mobility controllers to provide uninterrupted wireless connectivity to its guests.

Through the hotel´s wireless network, guests can connect and browse the Internet, access social media and email applications and stream video. With Aruba Networks, the Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel is able to offer a variety of connection speeds ranging from complimentary basic access to chargeable premium levels. The upgrade has helped maintain the high standards set by the Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates property, which regularly sees spikes in the number of devices connecting to the wireless network.

After consulting with a third party systems integrator, MDS PACC, and assessing a range of competitive solutions, Kith and his team decided to update their existing wireless solution with Aruba´s latest offerings. Aruba is already an approved vendor for the Starwood Group, which, in addition to the Sheraton Brand, owns eight other internationally renowned hotel brands.

A total of 350 Aruba APs were deployed across the business centre, 481 guest rooms, and the public areas of the hotel covering 24 floors, 10 meeting rooms, the restaurants and two lobby areas. Aruba is also providing wireless coverage in all back office areas. The 350 APs are all remotely configured and managed by an Aruba 7200 series mobility controller.

The wireless system installation took two months and was seamlessly executed by MDS PACC so as to not cause any inconvenience to the guests. On completion of the installation, the hotel´s IT department carried out a series of tests which revealed that the level of service and wireless performance met the stringent international standards laid down by the Sheraton Group Brand Standards.

Aruba Networks is a provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise. Its website is at http://www.arubanetworks.com.

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