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Two AltiGen Solutions Certified by ArubaEdge Technology Partner Program

April 16, 2012

Aruba has announced that two mobile voice solutions from AltiGen have earned certification with the ArubaEdge Technology Partner Program. The solutions certified by Aruba from AltiGen include both MaxMobile for Microsoft Lync and iFusion SmartStations.

“Microsoft Lync is transforming the economics of unified communications, and partners like AltiGen help us extend those savings to desktop telephony,” said Michael Tennefoss, Aruba Networks’ head of Strategic Partnerships. “Replacing wired VoIP phones with smartphones running on Aruba’s Wi-Fi networks and equipped with AltiGen’s MaxMobile for Lync and iFusion SmartStations can yield huge monetary and carbon footprint savings.”

MaxMobile is an enterprise voice mobility solution for Microsoft Lync. The program features a native client for popular smartphone devices including iOS devices like the iPhone and the iPad, Android phones, RIM BlackBerries and Windows Phone 7.

“The performance of MaxMobile for Lync is dependent on the quality and capabilities of the Wi-Fi infrastructure over which it operates,” said Niel Levonius, senior director of Corporate Strategy at AltiGen. “Aruba’s industry-leading, application-aware Wi-Fi solutions make it possible for us to deliver high-quality Microsoft Lync services to smartphone devices.”

iFusion SmartStations deliver a multi-function desktop docking station for iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4 and 4S. The station features a high-quality speakerphone and an ergonomic handset, and it integrates seamlessly with many voice-enabled applications. Siri, FaceTime, Skype, MaxMobile, Cisco Mobile and Avaya one-X Mobile are all compatible with the iFusion station.

The iFusion SmartStation can also serve as a charging station for the iPhone. By connecting via Bluetooth, the SmartStation’s handset can function within 33 feet of the iPhone to which it is connected.

Aruba Wi-Fi features a unique fingerprinting technology that can identify Microsoft Lync signals over a Wi-Fi network. Aruba can then configure the network to deliver optimal Lync performance on both an application-by-application and a device-by-device basis.

To capitalize on delivering the benefits of Lync over Wi-Fi, Aruba partners with a variety of companies offering both hardware and software solutions. AltiGen is the latest entrant into one of these strategic partnerships.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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