Cupertino, California, now provides Wi-Fi access to employees, guests (and makes sure the system works with Apple devices)

The city of Cupertino, California (Apple’s home base) is using Aerohive Networks’ access points, branch routers, and switches to deliver Wi-Fi to its employees and guests. The city initially selected Extreme Networks but after connectivity issues with Apple devices arose, Cupertino officials explored solutions from Ruckus, Meraki, and Aerohive before choosing the latter.

The city selected Aerohive AP230 and AP1130 access points, and also uses branch routers and SR2024 switches from Aerohive. Using the company’s cloud management platform HiveManager Cupertino has set up designated network security parameters for employees, guests, and Apple TVs.

All City of Cupertino facilities are now equipped with Wi-Fi, including City Hall. Its recreation and community services’ thousands of participants are able to register on-location with wireless access rather than in-person at the main office. It also now provides iPads to process building permits and inspections.

Cupertino, California, is located 45 miles south of San Francisco. With approximately 60,000 residents, the city employs 160 staff.