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WiFi to help you generate foot traffic

In today’s online world, most shopping is done online without any need to actually step inside a store. Those who do enter stores are looking for a more personal touch. To keep them coming back you’ll need to ensure great service, including responsive services and special discounts.

Used to the ease and speed of online purchasing, physical retails can often struggle to keep up with this level of service, especially without dedicated tech on staff. Luckily, with Aruba Instant On, stores can create, scale, and secure the best experience for customers to keep them coming back.

Scale “in” store shopping

Aruba Scale Some small businesses use outdoor pick-up stations and seasonal pop-up shops to create valuable routes of revenue, however, this needs to be supported with reliable WiFi. Unstable WiFi connections surrounding these ventures can create less-than-ideal digital checkouts and lags in communications for both employees and shoppers.

With Aruba Instant On Access Points, you can ensure your WiFi coverage extends as far as you need it to, especially with their outdoor AP options. Keep your business running lag free with high-performance Aruba connectivity.

Customize touch for shoppers

Aruba Customize touch for shoppers icon In today’s always-on world customers expect to be able to connect online even when they enter a physical store. Through access to online reviews or checking pricing, providing your customers with WiFi can create an opportunity for you to further engage with your customers and spotlight special deals.

Aruba’s Instant On can allow you to create a captive portal to give only your customers WiFi. With password protection, customizable logo and colours, and the option to feature special offers, you can provide your customers with a unique personalised experience to make their shop visit fun and exciting.

Aruba’s access points can also support inventory checks, headsets, and tablets to ensure inventory checks and payments can be streamlined for faster service.

Uncompromising store security

Aruba Uncompromising store security icon With credit cards and pin codes going through stores daily, small shops have to handle large amounts of sensitive data on a day-to-day basis. Due to this, alongside the constant coming and going of employees and shoppers, small stores can leave their networks very vulnerable.

Prevent your network from being compromised using Aruba Instant On access points and switches to segment for your WiFi access, set up OWE authentication, and block application categories, and unauthorized devices. With a free network management app, you can monitor your store’s network and users active.

Our recommended products

Meet the demands of retail stores with access points and switches that are always on.

Aruba Instant On AP12 Indoor AP

Wi-Fi designed with small businesses in mind.

Aruba Instant On AP12 Indoor AP
Keep WiFi users happy, devices connected, and your network secure with the Aruba AP12 access point. Setting up networks has never been easier, and mesh Wifi allows you to seamlessly move throughout your store.


  • Ultra-fast 802.11ax, 4×4:4
  • 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet uplink port
  • 160MHz client bandwidth support
  • Mesh backhaul operating at 160MHz
  • Smart mesh Wi-Fi
  • MU-MIMO performance
  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6TM (Wi-Fi 6)

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Aruba AP17 Outdoor Instant On Access Point

802.11ac Wave 2, 2X2:2 MU-MIMO technology

Aruba AP17 Outdoor Instant On Access Point
Designed for harsh outdoor environments, the AP17 is ideal to expand your coverage to outside areas like pools or gardens. Keep your guests connected wherever they go with an access point that withstands all weather conditions and temperatures.


  • Smart Mesh technology
  • 802.11ac Wave 2, 2X2:2 MU-MIMO technology
  • Remote management and monitoring capability
  • Separate guest and employee Wi-Fi network
  • Mobile app and cloud portal

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Aruba Instant On 1930 Switches

8-, 24- and 48-port for non-PoE and Class 4 PoE (i.e. PoE+) models

Aruba Instant On 1930 Switches
Make making network users happy, connecting mobile and IoT devices, and securing your network easy with the 1930 Switch series. Designed to handle today’s bandwidth-heavy applications, these smart-managed Gigabit switches will help your business thrive!


  • Smart-managed layer 2+
  • 1G/10G SFP/SFP+ fiber ports
  • Remote management and monitoring capability
  • IEEE 802.1X, MAC authentication, VLANs, Network Access Control (ACL), and Port Security
  • Advanced QoS (Quality of Service)

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This is just a brief look at the Arubacategory, if you require more Aruba equipment for your business, you can check our HPE and Aruba microsite for a wide range of HPE and Aruba products to suit your needs.

More Aruba Products Available from Comms Express:

HPE and Aruba Switches | Aruba Instant On | HPE Aruba Next Generation Access and Aggregation Switches | Aruba Instant On Access Points | Aruba Indoor Access Points | Aruba Desk Stand & Wall Plate Access Points | Aruba Controllers

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Until next time…