Hewlett Packard Enables Social Startups at IIIT-B to Accelerate App Development


HPE’s Aruba wireless infrastructure deployed at IIIT-B Innovation Centre’s I-MACX Studios enables an ecosystem of social innovators access to a seamless, robust and malware-free Wi-Fi connectivity.  

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has deployed end-to-end wireless infrastructure from Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, at the I-MACX Studios located at the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIIT-B) Innovation Centre in Karnataka.

The initiative is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility efforts under its Living Progress program.

I-MACX (IOT-to-Mobility Apps for Community Excellence) is an IIIT-B Innovation Centre initiative, which supports startups in the area of social entrepreneurship that are focused on accelerating civic excellence through the intelligent use of emerging technologies.

The startups being nurtured at the I-MACX Studios develop apps that enable the underprivileged, elderly, and students in the remote parts of the state to seamlessly access the services provided by governments and corporations.

Aruba wireless infrastructure

HPE’s Aruba wireless infrastructure deployed at the I-MACX Studios includes Aruba ClearPass for secure network access control; Aruba Airwave for network management, Aruba Mobility Master, a software-defined master controller; and Aruba Meridian, a location services mobile-app platform.

Collectively, these solutions enable the I-MACX Studios to control and manage the entire wireless infrastructure through a single interface. It also offers an enhanced multi-layer (1 to 7) security, authentication and reporting capability. This has enabled every user at the I-MACX Studios access to a seamless, robust and malware-free Wi-Fi connectivity.

Som Satsangi, MD, HPE India, commented, “We are excited to support the startups at I-MACX Studios with a best-in-class Aruba wireless infrastructure, so they continue to concentrate on their quest to make our world a better place.”

No more connectivity issue

According to IIIT-B Director Prof. S. Sadagopan, seamless and secure connectivity is a key element in the app development process.

“We are extremely happy with the performance of the Aruba wireless infrastructure deployed by HPE at the I-MACX Studios. The solution has not only addressed the connectivity concerns of the startups, but it has also enabled them to reduce the time required from app development to deployment,” Prof. S. Sadagopan said.

The most far-reaching objective of HPE’s corporate social responsibility program – Living Progress – is to harness the power of IT to accelerate sustainable outcomes.

Together with its partners, the company is implementing transformative solutions to address critical social and environmental issues.