Aruba Networks, announced recently a new "..wireless LAN platform that addresses the explosion of mobile applications and devices challenging enterprise networks, while dramatically reducing enterprise IT costs .. the Aruba 7200 Series with new Aruba AppRF technology is the only [?*] wireless LAN platform with the integrated application intelligence and controls to optimize application delivery. This insight, and the ability to take real-time action, results in 11x better performance compared to existing solutions".
*Several weeks ago Xirrus announced a similar industry first (here) - "..a wireless industry first: comprehensive Layer 7 application visibility and control directly at the wireless network edge", using Vineyard's DPI engine (here).
Back to Aruba - "To accomplish this, Aruba AppRF software, which runs on the 7200 mobility controller, uses Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) for Layer 7 insight to identify application traffic. Then, using Airtime Fairness, QoS and integrated control of RF characteristics on the access points, the controller optimizes over-the-air performance for each application type and user profile".
"The Aruba 7200 Series Mobility Controllers, which include three models – the 7210, 7220 and 7240 – are available now, with prices starting at $16,995 U.S. list".
See "Aruba Networks Introduces First Wireless LAN Platform Optimized for Mobile Application Delivery" - here.