Telecommunications


Mobile Broadband Internet Use Growing Dramatically

The number of computers using mobile broadband technology to access the Internet grew by 154 percent in the 4th quarter of 2007 versus the same period in 2006, according to comScore, a research firm. comScore, which measures online behavior, said the total number of computers going online through mobile broadband technology grew to 2.1 million from 854,000.

Apple To Add Exchange Support to iPhones

Is Apple acknowledging the power and ubiquity of Microsoft's messaging platform? That might be a stretch, but the company has announced a forthcoming update to its iPhone 2.0 software, which will include built-in support for Microsoft's Exchange ActiveSync.

PA Medical School Implements Handheld Network

Thomas Jefferson University, an academic health center in Philadelphia, has deployed a wireless system that includes voice coverage and mobile broadband access. In a statement, Provider AT&T said it is supplying 150 Palm Treos, 30 Blackberry devices, and more than 150 Push to Talk handsets, which operate on the in-building wireless system and AT&T's third-generation (3G) BroadbandConnect network, to physicians and staff members.

Colorado State Achieves 90% Student Participation in Emergency Notification System

Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, CO, said that 90 percent of its 25,000 student population has enrolled in its emergency text notification system. The campus implemented the system from Rave Wireless school-wide in September 2007. The program enables CSU to send text messages to subscribers in the event of an emergency.

PA Campus Shifts to VoIP in Construction Project

Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA said it has begun a transition to voice over IP to accommodate new construction. The university, which has 2,000 students on a 600-acre campus, made the decision when it was faced with a project to move telephone poles and lay new cables to provide telecommunications for new buildings.



SafetyCare Launches Wireless Emergency Response System

Security technology firm SafetyCare debuted a new emergency response system targeted toward education: SchoolTrak. The new system is designed to provide turnkey campus safety features for classrooms and other campus facilities through wireless technologies.

Blogs and Streams From Sun's WWERC Annual Conference

This week in San Francisco, Sun Microsystems is bringing together thought leaders in education from more than 30 countries for its annual Worldwide Education and Research Conference, this year themed, "The Power of Communities." Conference organizers are maximizing the reach of the conference through live broadcasts and blogs...

Pasadena CC Signs Verizon to Build Voice-Data Network

Pasadena City College in Los Angeles County has signed a contract with Verizon Business to implement a voice over IP (VoIP) communications and wireless Internet access under a two-year, $6.7 million agreement.

University of AZ Wireless Voice-Data LAN Deployment Hits Milestone

The University of Arizona (UA) has completed two major phases of its wireless LAN deployments for voice and data, according to the company managing the project. Today, UA's wireless network--dubbed UAWiFi--spans more than 7 million square feet, 4,500 wireless access points, and 22 buildings. Upon completion, the initiative, which is being managed by systems integrator NEC Unified Solutions and using Cisco equipment, will comprise more than 6,000 access points and 12 million square feet on two campuses.

Rave Upgrades Guardian Mobile Campus Safety System

Rave Wireless this week introduced an upgraded version of Rave Guardian, a personal safety system designed for college and university students. The forthcoming update, due this spring, expands cell phone and carrier options at participating universities.