Aruba drives Smart Learning in UAE

Aruba is aiming to play a big role in the digital transformation of the educational sector in UAE by providing innovative mobility solutions for the next generation wireless classroom and smart learning.

Gamal Emara, country manager for UAE at Aruba

The company intends to play a leading role in transforming the education sector in the country. Gamal Emara, country manager for UAE at Aruba said, “As part of UAE Vision 2021, the country’s Ministry of Education is very keen to introduce and support e-learning initiatives, like the Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Learning project, for instance, to develop the educational process and improve the quality of instruction and learning. This will in turn transform the country into a digitally empowered society and a knowledge economy.”

Emara further said, “The basic foundation of an ‘Optimized Digital Classroom’ that supports 21st century learning is a next generation, robust and intelligent wireless infrastructure that lets everyone thrive when they use Wi-FI enabled devices and apps that create a richer learning experience.”

The company offers Wave 2 802.11ac Wireless Access Points (APs) with public cloud, private cloud and on-premises management providing gigabit speed, secure and seamless internet access across the entire educational campus. Aruba Policy Enforcement Firewall (PEF) delivers intelligent mobile security based on its knowledge of mobile apps, devices and malicious URLs. Aruba supports the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend.

Aruba ClearPass simplifies device onboarding with self-enrollment and grants network access privileges based on user roles, device types and location. While, Aruba Beacons, Aruba Sensors, and the Meridian App provide school systems a complete solution for mobile engagement for the campus.

“We are very proud to be actively involved in a lot of ‘smart classroom’ developments across UAE and look forward to offering our expertise and technology to government entities and educational institutions in the country. With the right network infrastructure planning, educational institutions can empower teachers and students to leverage the latest technology in devices and applications for a richer learning experience while streamlining IT operations across campus.” concludes Emara.