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Maximize Performance in High-Density Wi-Fi Environments

High-performance 802.11n wireless coverage for high densities of devices and MACSec security to ensure strong threat protection on the wired Ethernet uplink.

These ultra-high-performance 802.11n APs deliver wireless data rates up to 450 Mbps per radio and employ three spatial streams to support 50% more throughput and mobile devices than previous-generation APs.

The AP-135 and IAP-135 APs feature a 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz radio, each with 3×3 MIMO and three integrated omni-directional downtilt antennas. The AP-134 and IAP-134 models feature the same radios with three (combined, diplexed) external antenna connectors.

Wi-Fi Client Optimization
To eliminate sticky client behavior, every Aruba AP comes with ClientMatch™ technology, which continuously gathers session performance metrics and utilizes this data to steer mobile devices to the best AP and radio on the WLAN, even while users roam.

Quality of Service for Lync
The 130 series APs additionally support priority handling and policy enforcement for individual Microsoft Lync media on the same device, including encrypted videoconferencing, voice, chat and desktop sharing.

Best-in-class RF Management
All Aruba APs include Adaptive Radio Management™ technology, which is essential to creating the most reliable, high-performance WLANs. ARM™ manages the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz radio bands to optimize Wi-Fi client performance and ensures that APs stay clear of RF interference.

The 130 series can be configured to provide part-time or dedicated air monitoring for spectrum analysis and wireless intrusion protection, VPN tunnels to extend remote locations to corporate resources, and wireless mesh connections where Ethernet drops are not available.

Choose your operating mode
The 130 series of APs offers a choice of operating modes to meet your unique management and deployment requirements.

  • Controller-managed mode. When managed by Aruba Mobility Controllers, 130 series APs offer centralized configuration, data encryption, policy enforcement and network services, as well as distributed and centralized traffic forwarding. Please refer to the Aruba Mobility Controller data sheets for more details.
  • Aruba Instant™ mode. In Aruba Instant mode, a single AP automatically distributes the network configuration to other Instant APs in the WLAN. Simply power-up one Instant AP, configure it over the air, and plug in the other APs � the entire process takes about five minutes.

For large installations across multiple sites, the Aruba Activate™ service significantly reduces deployment time by automating device provisioning, firmware upgrades, and inventory management. With Aruba Activate, Instant APs are factory-shipped to any site and configure themselves when powered up.

If WLAN and network requirements change, a built-in migration path allows 130 series Instant APs to become part of a WLAN that is centrally managed by a Mobility Controller.