Nowadays, people around the world travel with wifi enabled phones, laptops and other devices. Airports have become public hotspots and provide seamless, fast and reliable internet connectivity solution. Various categories of travelers have their own connectivity requirements in terms of reliability, security, bandwidth utilization and quality of service.
Using WLAN technology, any airport can offer a rich set of services that greatly improves the travel experience and makes the airport a better place to do business. WLAN can be considered as an extension to the Local Area Network, designed to provide wireless access to resources and services attached to the network. For airports, WLAN provides coverage inside the Passenger Terminal Building and Pier Areas, giving enough throughputs and coverage density.
Acrux Technologies has necessary technical skills to provide full spectrum of WLAN related services, including:
- Planning and Design
- Planning on Ekahau Site Survey software
- Installation of AP’s and Core equipment
- Testing and Commissioning of System
- Operation and Management
Major Components of WLAN
WLAN Planning and Design
Mobility Search Engine
Mobility Service Engine is an appliance which delivers WiFi based mobility services. The services provided with the basic license of the MSE are:
- Track and locate WiFi devices, among which the interferers, the rogue access points and the RFID tags
- Detect presence and receive geo-fenced or zone-based alerts
- Show system wide interferer details and correlation
- Visualize interferer zone of impact
- Develop custom applications to engage users with open location API
- Integrate indoor navigation experiences into loyalty apps
- Increase app usage by automatically connecting to the WiFi network and launching
- loyalty apps upon arrival
- Discover and stop security penetration and DoS attacks
WLAN Edge Switches
WLAN Edge Switches (layer-2 devices) guarantee Ethernet connection and Power to Access Points. Each Edge Switch is connected to the WLAN Core layer through two (2) Gigabit Ethernet fiber optic links: one toward the first WLAN Core Switch and the other toward the second WLAN Core Switch.
ASA Service Modules
ASA Service Modules include firewall boards which are integrated in each core switch. They guarantee protection to the WLAN data network.
Authentication Server supports RADIUS and TACACS+
The Cisco Secure Network Server (SNS-3515) is a scalable solution that helps network administrators meet complex network access control demands by managing the many different operations that can place heavy loads on applications and servers, including:
- Authorization and authentication requests
- Queries to identity stores such as Active Directory and LDAP databases
- Device profiling and posture checking
- Enforcement actions to remove devices from the network
Network Management System
Network Management System uses the Cisco Prime Infrastructure software installed on a dedicated hardware appliance.