“We appreciate Aruba’s focus on wireless technology, the company’s dedication to providing top-notch technical support and assistance and its excellent price/performance, as compared to the other vendors we reviewed,” Rushton said. “Aruba sales engineers spent countless hours with us after our purchase, helping us correctly architect and configure our network, ensuring the most reliable and secure wireless deployment possible to meet our needs.”Ensign deployed two separate networks – one that delivers access for patients and guests and the other for internal use by employees. Rushton explained that Ensign uses Aruba controllers at each of the company’s client skilled nursing facilities so that they can physically, rather than just virtually, separate the two networks. Internally, the wireless network has dramatically improved productivity and patient service delivery for care staff. Said Rushton, “Our clients’ therapists can now work with patients in a roaming fashion, throughout their facility, using therapy software to provide better, real-time care, and share results and historical information about the patient’s recovery process with them, as they work together.” From the patient perspective, Rushton says the patient/guest wireless network has proved to be extremely popular and most of Ensign’s clients advertise the availability of their guest Wi-Fi network. Forty percent of patients/residents are now using the network, with more than 5,500 unique devices logging on each day. “The overall experience of our clients’ patients has been greatly enhanced,” said Rushton. “With the Wi-Fi network, patients can stay connected with family and friends – who can also access the network when they visit – and they have access to gaming systems like Wii. The WLAN has become a critical part of everyday operations for employees and patients/residents, alike.” Ensign’s initial pilot deployment covered one of its client skilled nursing facilities and its Service Center, but as the company recognized the power and potential of the network, they quickly rolled out wireless to 60 of its client facilities, and is continuing to deploy across its client base. The organization has made the Aruba WLAN a standard install for all clients, and since Ensign Services is in solid growth mode, it is acquiring new client facilities almost monthly.
About Aruba Networks, Inc.Aruba Networks is a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise. The company’s Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture unifies wired and wireless network infrastructures into one seamless access solution for corporate headquarters, mobile business professionals, remote workers and guests. This unified approach to access networks enables IT organizations and users to securely address the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon, dramatically improving productivity and lowering capital and operational costs. Listed on the NASDAQ and Russell 2000® Index, Aruba is based in Sunnyvale, California, and has operations throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions. To learn more, visit Aruba at http://www.arubanetworks.com. For real-time news updates follow Aruba on Twitter and Facebook, and for the latest technical discussions on mobility and Aruba products visit Airheads Social at http://community.arubanetworks.com. © 2012 Aruba Networks, Inc. Aruba Networks’ trademarks include the design mark for AirWave, Aruba Networks ® , Aruba Wireless Networks ® , the registered Aruba the Mobile Edge Company logo, the registered AirWave logo, Aruba Mobility Management System ® , Mobile Edge Architecture ® , People Move. Networks Must Follow ® , RFProtect ® , Green Island ® . All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.