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Networking & Wireless


Enterprises Prefer Open Source SDN Technology from Commercial Vendors

When it comes to software-defined networking and network functions virtualization solutions, almost all enterprise-level organizations prefer open source solutions, but three quarters of them want those open source solutions to come from commercial vendors, according to a new report from the OpenDaylight Project.

Conference of Mayors Urges E-Rate Reform

The leaders of the United States Conference of Mayors has sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission urging E-rate reform.

Brief: HP Debuts Printer for Wireless Printing in the Classroom

HP's new printer offers secure wireless printing from mobile devices. The company is also launching a free five-module course to help teachers incorporate technology into their teaching practices

Ruckus Ships 3-Stream 802.11ac Access Point

Ruckus Wireless has started shipping a new dual-band, three-stream 802.11ac access point. Unlike other 802.11ac APs, which are often software-upgraded 802.11n APs, the Ruckus ZoneFlex R700 was specifically designed for the new 802.11ac standard, according to the company.

New Features from Aruba Networks Address Mobile Growth in Schools

Aruba Networks has framed a new architecture for its technology offerings designed to addresses increasingly mobile users.

New Jersey District Adopts Gigabit Data Network To Support 1-to-1 Program

Springfield Public Schools in New Jersey is getting a tenfold increase in bandwidth to support technology in its classrooms.

Xirrus Unveils Dual-Radio 802.11ac Access Point for $775

Xirrus has unveiled what it described as the lowest cost 802.11ac access point designed for enterprise, the $775 dual-radio Xirrus XR-620 AP.

Utility Allows Authentication via Google Apps for Ed

Milton Security Group, a provider of products for managing devices in a bring-your-own-device environment, has developed a network access control utility that allows an external login through Google Apps for Education to be used for authentication of each device and user.

CoSN Issues Guidelines for Designing Optimal Education Network

A professional association of K-12 IT leaders has defined the specifications for a district network that can keep up with current and future instructional and learning requirements.

FCC Looks To Boost Broadband Support for Schools as It Reviews E-Rate Modernization

The Federal Communications Commission is seeking comment on changes to the E-rate program that are likely to go into effect next year.

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