Hindu Temple and Cultural Center Deploys Aerohive Wireless LAN for Mobile VoIP Initiative
Secure Fast Roaming, Security, and Mesh Connectivity Enable Mobile VoIP
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 23, 2008 — Aerohive Networks, creators of the controller-less "cooperative control" wireless LAN (WLAN) architecture, today announced that the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir and Cultural Center ("BAPS") in Chino Hills, Calif., has deployed an Aerohive wireless LAN solution on its 21-acre campus to support its mobile VoIP initiative. BAPS migrated from Cisco Aironet autonomous access points to Aerohive's cooperative control wireless LAN because of the solution's secure fast roaming, security, mesh connectivity, and low cost.
BAPS required a campus-wide wireless LAN to support mobile VoIP (voice over wireless LAN, or "VoWLAN"), to connect indoor and outdoor video surveillance cameras, to stream live video broadcasts to viewers throughout the campus, and to provide its accounting department with secure internet connectivity. BAPS had previously deployed Cisco Aironet autonomous or "fat" access points, which do not provide secure fast roaming between access points, a critical requirement for VoWLAN applications. BAPS rejected controller-based wireless LAN solutions because, although they featured the required secure fast roaming and security, they were too costly.
BAPS selected Aerohive's cooperative control wireless LAN solution because of its significant cost savings compared to typical controller-based alternatives. Aerohive's wireless LANs do not require expensive network controllers or overlay networks. Instead, software in the Aerohive access points ("HiveAPs") enables them to self-organize into groups called "hives" that share network control information. As an additional benefit, HiveAPs can form a mesh network with other HiveAPs that are not connected to the wired network, meeting BAPS' wireless outdoor connectivity requirements. Aerohive's cooperative control architecture provides BAPS with a scalable, wireless solution using the wireless mesh capabilities of each HiveAP.
"The Aerohive cooperative control architecture provides us with seamless roaming between wireless LAN access points without the prohibitive costs of controller-based networks," said Kaivalyamurti Swami, information technology administrator, BAPS. "The Aerohive solution uniquely enabled us to realize our voice over wireless LAN objectives while meeting our other organizational and technology goals."
Aerohive's HiveManager Network Management System was used to provide a zero-configuration, "plug-and-play" deployment and provides a single centralized management instance for the entire wireless network, a valuable convenience to BAPS' small IT staff.
"Aerohive wireless LANs are ideal for organizations pursuing a voice over wireless LAN strategy," said Sheen Khoury, executive vice president, sales and field operations, Aerohive. "Aerohive's unique wireless LAN architecture inherently provides the high availability and low latency and jitter that mobile VoIP applications require, and the sophisticated QoS in each HiveAP enables instantaneous response to wireless signal changes. Aerohive's many technical advantages combine to deliver the high level of voice quality and availability that enterprises demand."
BAPS' deployment has been trouble-free, and the Aerohive wireless LAN is performing perfectly. The Aerohive wireless LAN deployment now extends across BAPS' entire campus, including the temple, parking areas, and outdoor spaces.
The BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), a worldwide socio-spiritual organization in Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, is dedicated to community service, peace and harmony. Motivated by Hindu principles, BAPS strives to care for the world by caring for societies, families and individuals. Through a number of social and spiritual activities, BAPS endeavors to produce better citizens of tomorrow who have a high esteem for their roots - their rich Hindu culture. Its 9,000 international centers, including more than 5,000 youth centers, support these activities of character building. Under the guidance and leadership of His Divine Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj, BAPS aspires to build a community that is morally, ethically and spiritually pure, and free of addictions. For more information, please visit www.baps.org.
Aerohive Networks' cooperative control enterprise wireless LAN architecture provides all the management, mobility, and security of controller-based architectures without the cost, capacity, performance, and availability issues associated with controller deployments. The architecture also scales easily to support 802.11n. In addition, Aerohive solutions provide the reliability and scalability necessary for mission-critical networks and are optimized for voice over wireless LAN (VoWLAN) applications. Aerohive was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. The company's investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Northern Light Venture Capital. For more information, please visit www.aerohive.com or call 408-510-6100.