Saturday, February 02, 2008

Big WLAN on Campus

Big WLAN on Campus: "The public school system in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has begun deploying a WLAN that will provide wireless coverage for 35 buildings more than 14,000 students, faculty and staff over the next two years. The Wi-Fi network is expected to cost $500,000-$750,000 over the term of the project. Coverage will extend district-wide to include three high schools, four middle schools, 19 elementary schools, and various administration buildings.

Helge: I'd like to see much more WLAN in Finland.

The initial IEEE 802.11a/b/g WLAN deployment uses Meru solutions—already in use at three schools in the district. Plans are in effect to add draft 11n APs, as well. The Meru AP300 Access Point family and MC5000 Controller, which are being used in this deployment, are fully backward-compatible with the company's 802.11a/b/g products.

Helge: Difficult to find access points even in Helsinki

The district-wide Wi-Fi deployment is one element an ongoing infrastructure upgrade, which will enable teachers and students take advantage of an array of streaming video-based learning materials. The first Meru APs were installed in 2006. The district-wide coverage is expected to be completed by 2010."

Helge: More Wlan and less Mobile.
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