Smart Spaces and Environmental Sustainability powered by Aruba

By 2050 there will be 24 billion interconnected devices around the globe, allowing the exchange of data between systems that used to be siloed. But what will this mean for smart spaces and environmental sustainability?

Find out about the Aruba solutions powering the use of IOT in Smart Spaces and Environmental Sustainability, both visible to the consumer and behind the scenes.

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An international association of leading building and IT companies, the EnOcean Alliance enables and promotes interoperable eco-systems for Smart Homes, Smart Buildings, and Smart Spaces.


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Aruba Access Points and USBs

Indoor air quality

Motion detectors

Energy monitoring

People counters

Water levels for flooding / drought

Vibration monitoring

Air temperature

Air flow

Outdoor air quality

Soil ph levels

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Aruba ClearPass is a policy management platform that many businesses are implementing to effortlessly onboard new devices, grant varying access levels, and keep their networks secure.

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Aruba’s next-gen CX switching portfolio is purpose-built for today’s digital world, offering simplified operations, always-on networking, and a world class UX.

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Legacy networks are being crushed by the growing use of IoT, cloud-based services, and the need for mobility. Aruba’s next-gen CX switching portfolio is purpose-built for today’s digital world, and offers:

  • Simplified operations with a single operating model
  • Time savings via smart automation
  • Proactive troubleshooting and resolution
  • Secure and easy enforcement of unified policies
  • Reliable, always-on networking
  • A world class user experience


AirWave is simplifying multi-vendor network management, improving UX, ensuring safety, and protecting performance.

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Aruba Central provides a 360 degree overview of Aruba Cloud Managed Networks, while proactively troubleshooting problems and giving insights into issues.

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SD-WAN enables services to increase their bandwidth to suit their increased requirements.

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Location Services

Location services are enabling hybrid workplaces to keep employees safe and productive with contact tracing, density planning, and heat mapping — all in a seamless and secure manner.

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Enabling hybrid workspaces to keep employees safe and productive with contact tracing, density planning, and heat mapping, indoor location services are as easy and accurate as outdoor GPS.

Especially now Aruba has introduced the first self-locating wireless access points, enabling highly accurate indoor location – everywhere.

Location services provide benefits such as:

  • Lower IT costs
  • Increased revenue
  • Improved user experience

The future of Smart Space and Environmental Sustainability

IoT solutions can enable businesses to create an eco-sustainable environment and reach net zero by 2050 by helping them to conserve energy and utilise natural resources for power.

For instance, IoT energy harvesting sensors can use naturally occurring resources such as radio waves or light for power. As a result, no batteries or energy supply is required. Without cables and switches, less manpower is required which in turn results in less need for transport.

In fact, according to the World Economic Forum report, so-called smart energy would enable greater efficiency, reduce the kW price and increase the use of renewable energy in the mix of energy sources, potentially leading to over 1.3 trillion MWh of energy savings from now until 2030.

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Sustainability Aruba Power over Ethernet (PoE) switches

Power over Ethernet (PoE) is an access layer technology, driven by the need to connect emerging power hungry IoT devices. Enabling remote powered device operation, the technology combines both data signals and electrical power into a single Ethernet cable connection, creating a more sustainable environment with:

Green Features (EEE) Configuration

Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) technologies, as defined by the IEEE 802.3az task force, are designed to reduce per-port power usage by shutting down ports when no link is present or when activity is low.

Auto Port Power-Down

When this feature is enabled and the port link is down, the PHY automatically goes down for a short period of time, waking up when it senses activity. This default feature reduces power consumption.

Low-Power Idle (EEE)

When Low Power Idle (EEE) is enabled (by default), EEEs save power by reducing consumption on network ports that are not forwarding traffic. The EEE feature works on ports in auto-negotiation mode, where the port is negotiated to either 100 Mbps full duplex or 1 Gbps (1000 Mbps) full duplex.

PoE Configuration

On switches that support PoE, global and per-port configuration and schedule settings.

PoE Priority

Power is delivered to the higher-priority ports when needed before providing it to the lower priority ports, with low being the lowest priority and the default for all ports.

PoE Scheduler

With two built-in schedules, Schedule 1 and Schedule 2, and either periodic or absolute time periods, configure schedules for the allocation of power to PoE ports.

Smart Space and Environmental Sustainability IoT in action

With enterprises needing to prove their net zero status by 2050, changes need to be made across the board. Here, Jon Howell, Smart Spaces and IoT Lead EMEA at Aruba, discusses how businesses can utilise IoT to power smart spaces and environmental sustainability.

IoT and environmental sustainability

Jon Howell, Smart Spaces and IoT EMEA, Aruba HPE discusses IoT and environmental sustainability.

Aruba AP to collect data for EnOcean

Use your Aruba AP as an IoT platform to connect any of the thousands of available wireless IoT devices in the EnOcean ecosystem. Many of the IoT devices are energy harvesting and don't even require batteries. Watch video to learn more.

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