Saturday, December 15, 2007

Big WLAN on Campus

Big WLAN on Campus: "Big WLAN on Campus | By Naomi Graychase | December 13, 2007

Cornell University announced this week that it has begun deploying Aruba Networks’ adaptive wireless LANs across its 745-acre Ithaca, New York campus.

The Ivy League university is home to more than 20,000 students and 14,000 faculty and staff. Once completed, the network will include 4,500 wireless indoor and outdoor access points.

The first phase of Cornell’s deployment involves replacing almost 900 legacy wireless devices with Aruba’s wireless access points, including new 802.11n devices. The APs will be managed by Aruba’s 80Gbps MMC-6000 Multi-Service Mobility Controller.

The School District of Philadelphia (SDP), the eighth largest school district in the U.S., is now home to one of the world’s largest enterprise-grade wireless LANs.

Meru Networks and Avaya teamed up on the project, which will provide applications including VoWi-Fi and video to nearly 268 schools. The new network will serve more than 166,000 students and 10,000 teachers.

Meru says it has deployed 7,000 radio switches and more than 28,000 radios. Avaya is providing the communications applications and services, and was the system integrator for the project, along with H. J. Heinz Company.

The network is part of the “School of the Future."
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