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Networking & Wireless


Teaching Without Wires

By cutting its networking wires, Hollis Brookline High School in New Hampshire is providing faculty, administration, and students a more seamless Internet experience.

Rural District Installs System of WiFi Arrays Across 3 Campuses

In an effort to build a reliable online learning environment for its students and teachers, rural Schleicher County Independent School District (SCISD) of Eldorado, TX has deployed WiFi arrays throughout its three school campuses.

Colorado Academy Rolls Out Power over Ethernet for Classroom Technologies

As part of an effort to enhance teaching and learning, St. Mary's Academy in Englewood, CO is providing streaming video, interactive whiteboards, and pervasive network access to its classrooms.

Siemon Says Cables Adhere to New 40 and 100 Gbps Ethernet Standard

Siemon, a company that produces network cabling, has confirmed adherence of its twisted-pair and optical fiber products to the new IEEE standard 802.3ba-2010, which lays out two new Ethernet speeds, 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps.

Avenda Adds Non-802.1x Agents to NAC Appliance Software

Avenda Systems will shortly be rolling out enhancements to eTIPS, its network access control appliance. Expected in early November 2010, the updates include OnGuard, a set of network access agents, and enhanced features in the company's guest management application.

New Aruba OS Addresses High-Density WiFi

Aruba Networks has released a new operating system for its 802.11n wireless controllers and access points. ArubaOS 6.0 is designed to improve over-the-air reliability and security for campus customers that need to manage high-density wireless usage environments. The company has also developed user guides for deploying WiFi in high-density settings and managing Apple iPads.

Education Investments in Wireless Continue To Grow

Academic institutions in the United States are spending more than $5 billion annually on wireless hardware, software, and services. And, according to new research, that figure will climb to $6.8 billion by 2014.

Bloomington District Attacks Back with Plixer

Bloomington Public Schools, District 87, has gone public with its February 2009 implementation of a set of network tools it's using to keep its network secure.

Moving to 802.11n: Colorado District Beefs Up WiFi

St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) of Longmont, CO has opted to replace its current network of access points in an effort to provide more reliable, efficient, and consistent WiFi performance throughout its 49 school campuses.

Colorado Districts Overhaul Networks, Move to Fiber

Two K-12 districts in Colorado have upgraded their networks to support technology initiatives for their schools and administrative facilities, offering enhanced access to educational tools, voice and data services, and data protection via high-speed fiber and hybrid copper/fiber infrastructure.

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