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"The access it grants to wifi is the solution's most valuable feature.""The quick setup and automatic code embedded in one access point is really useful.""The central management of multiple devices is the solution's most valuable aspect.""The products offer a lot of flexibility. Almost everything can be configured. It works very well for providing remote services.""The integration with ClearPass is the most valuable feature."

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"The triangulation feature can be used to determine where a person is in relation to the access point.""Has an extremely good feature set.""If you compare wired versus wireless, it's convenient. You don't need to have one place for connectivity. You can move around and it's easier. Sometimes it's a hassle to work with wires, which is why wireless is so convenient.""The cost is the most valuable aspect of this solution."

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"There was only ever one case in which an access point failed, but it was reintegrated. The issue was more of a matter of oversight. One part of the network had covered ten access points.""The management component is difficult to understand and not very user-friendly which increases deployment time.""The meshing could use improvement but aside from that nothing else really needs improvement.""The reach of the solution could be improved. It could be a bit stronger.""Doesn't support enough access points in one cluster."

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"The inter-functionality with other vendors was a negative for us.""There seems to be different versions of standards used in the wireless access points. In the future, it would be helpful if the solution could come up with some kind of universal standard for all devices and all access points.""The user experience should be improved. It's not user-friendly."

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  • "The licensing cost is somewhere around $20,000."
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  • "The price of this product is approximately the same as competing products in the market."
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    We researched Ubiquiti and Aruba when looking for a WLAN solution. Ubiquiti offers good WLAN access both indoors and outdoors. It provides an enterprise-level WIFI while remaining cost-effective… more »
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    Has an extremely good feature set.
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    I found the inter-functionality with other vendors a negative, and we weren't particularly happy with their sales model when it came to roll-out and implementation.
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    Aruba Instant delivers the only controllerless Wi-Fi solution that is easy to set-up, and loaded with security and smarts needed to accelerate your business without breaking your budget.

    Best Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE performance
    In addition to delivering the best Wi-Fi range and performance which is automatically optimized through reinforcement learning algorithms, Mist Access Points have a dynamic vBLE 16 element antenna array for the industry’s most accurate and scalable location services.

    Data collection, analysis and enforcement
    Mist Access Points are purpose-built to collect metadata for over 150 states that allows the cloud-based AI engine to perform analytics, machine learning, location service and event correlation. APs incorporate a 3rd radio for always-on security monitoring, troubleshooting and synthetic client tests.

    Converged platform for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE, and IoT
    Access Points feature integrated Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and an interface port to integrate and control analog/digital devices. This enables Mist to bridge the physical, location and connectivity realms, unlocking value from your network and eliminating the need for complex and costly overlay solutions.

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    Sample Customers
    Purdue University, Orlando Magic, Brussels Airport Company, Molecaten Holiday Parks
    Dartmouth, Hitachi, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Nebraska Furniture Mart, NTT, Okta
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider36%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    Comms Service Provider36%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise36%
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    Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Instant vs. Mist Access Points and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Aruba Instant is ranked 11th in Wireless LAN with 5 reviews while Mist Access Points is ranked 17th in Wireless LAN with 4 reviews. Aruba Instant is rated 8.6, while Mist Access Points is rated 5.8. The top reviewer of Aruba Instant writes "Offers a lot of flexibility, almost everything can be configured". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Mist Access Points writes "Fast, with good availability and good management". Aruba Instant is most compared with Ubiquiti WLAN, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless, Aruba Wireless and Aruba Instant On Access Points, whereas Mist Access Points is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless and Ruckus Wireless. See our Aruba Instant vs. Mist Access Points report.

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