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Rugged Aruba 228 wireless AP delivers gigabit Wi-Fi performance to 802.11ac mobile devices in harsh, weather-protected environments such as warehouses, industrial freezers or enclosures in extreme environments such as stadiums. With a maximum data rate of 1.3 Gbps in the 5-GHz band and 600 Mbps in the 2.4-GHz band, Aruba 228 AP is three times faster than 802.11n APs and provide performance similar to a wired connection. The 228 AP include ClientMatch technology, which eliminates sticky clients by continuously gathering session performance metrics from mobile devices. This information is then used to steer each mobile device to the best AP and radio on the WLAN. Proactive and deterministic, ClientMatch dynamically optimizes Wi-Fi client performance as users roam and RF conditions change. If a mobile device moves out of range of an AP or RF interference impedes performance, ClientMatch automatically steers it to a better AP. With ClientMatch, 228 AP loads web pages faster, delivers video streams with improved quality and supports high densities of mobile devices. An 802.11ac network without ClientMatch performs no different than an 802.11n WLAN. The rugged 228 AP additionally supports priority handling and policy enforcement for individual Microsoft Lync media on the same device, including encrypted videoconferencing, voice, chat and desktop sharing.