Technology will Massively Simplify the use of iPads and Apple TVs in the Enterprise and Education Markets
Sunnyvale, Calif. — March 5, 2012 — Aerohive Networks™, the pioneer in cloud-enabled enterprise networking infrastructure, today announced a new feature, that enables management and control of Apple’s® “Zero-Configuration Networking” technology, called Bonjour®, to make services such as AirPrint™ and AirPlay® usable across large, multi-subnet networks regardless of the underlying topology. Aerohive’s new patent-pending Bonjour Gateway, will be delivered as a software upgrade for existing customers and as an out-of-band device compatible with customers’ legacy wireless and wired networks.
“We’re very excited by this feature because we use iPads and iPod touches® in our one-to-one programs in the school system,” said Phil Hardin, Executive Director of Technology for the Rowan-Salisbury School System. “Our programs use these mobile devices to improve the teaching and learning environment in the classroom by enabling teachers and students to share information and multimedia projects through AirPlay. Aerohive’s new technology will enable us to use AirPlay and AirPrint with multi-subnet network architectures and will preserve the ease of use we have and expect from our Apple devices.”
“We like the look of this feature very much,” said Damian Glasfurd-Brown, Director of IT for The Leys School in Cambridge, England. “We are experimenting with AirPlay as a means of delivering iPad screens to classroom projectors via Apple TVs. We will eventually have teachers’ iPads, pupils’ iPads, and Apple TVs in separate subnets. The ability to have the Bonjour traffic carried through the Aerohive network will potentially save us quite a lot of effort in router configuration.”
“As more employees bring their consumer devices into the enterprise, BYOD is becoming a critical movement that IT administrators must support,” said Zeus Kerravala, Founder and Principal Analyst at ZK Research. “As iPads become more prevalent business tools, giving the iDevices the ability to print and project to Apple TVs from any subnet in the network is a must-have feature. Aerohive is once again leading the BYOD initiative by releasing new features for its enterprise Cooperative Control wireless solution to enable Bonjour communication across all networks in the enterprise.”
About Aerohive Networks
Aerohive Networks reduces the cost and complexity of today’s networks with cloud-enabled, distributed Wi-Fi and routing solutions for enterprises and mid-market companies including branch offices and teleworkers. Aerohive’s award-winning cooperative control Wi-Fi architecture, public or private cloud-enabled network management, routing and VPN solutions eliminate costly controllers and single points of failure. This gives its customers mission critical reliability with granular security and policy enforcement and the ability to start small and expand without limitations. Aerohive was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. The company’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Northern Light Venture Capital and New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA). For more information, please contact The Beachhead Group on 1300 83 40 50.
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