The WLAN in the Hospitality Industry
Source: Aruba Networks
Hospitality venues have many choices available to them as they consider deploying WLAN technology. WLAN hotspot access may be fee based or offered for free to guests. The venue may choose to purchase and deploy their own WLAN or engage a service provider to manage their networks and bill guests for connectivity. This paper says hospitality applications and associated solution requirements are examined with the intent of identifying the optimal WLAN architecture. A centralized architecture consisting of a WLAN controller and thin APs is clearly differentiated as the best implementation for WLANs in the hospitality industry.