The College goes wireless
The Lake Erie College campus is now officially wireless. The College has deployed an internal wireless network infrastructure throughout the Painesville campus, enabling students and staff to access the college network without needing to be at a wired PC.
The network covers lecture halls, residence halls, common areas and popular outdoor gathering spots. Going wireless should enhance both the educational and social options available to the campus community.
The wireless technology, now being utilized at the College, represents the first stage of a recently announced project dubbed “Painesville MuniSync™,” which is collaboration between the city of Painesville, local businesses and Lake Erie College.
The network, designed and implemented by Beta Strategy Group (BSG), will dramatically reduce communication infrastructure costs for the College and the City while improving security. Within 90 days, the College’s network will be linked to the City’s network.
The MuniSync™ program created by Beta Strategy will ultimately enable the College and the City to achieve an immediate return on their investment by enhancing community and economic development. One example of this involves deploying wireless hotspots in the city of Painesville, which will enable students and businesses to work and access information from new and existing restaurants and park areas.
“We are pleased to participate in the growth of our students and the surrounding community,” said Lake Erie President Michael T. Victor. “By deploying this advanced infrastructure in cooperation with Rita McMahon, city manager of Painesville, we further enhance the College’s commitment to the development of the area.”
The wireless technology deployment is the latest stage of a complete overhaul of the College’s network infrastructure, which began in November 2007 as a joint effort between Lake Erie College and Beta Strategy Group.
These improvements will enable students to work more efficiently and better assist the faculty in delivering resources in real time. With the improved speeds, capacity and reliability of the network, the College is now equipped with a robust and scalable information infrastructure. This will allow easy expansion and addition of further applications on the network to take the College through its next growth curve.
Fore more information, contact Jason Spotz, director of information technology at Lake Erie College, at 440.375.7582 or firstname.lastname@example.org.