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Wearables, Netflix Streaming Hit Campus Bandwidth Hard

For the first year ever, higher ed institutions have reported that they're feeling the squeeze on bandwidth consumption from wearable devices. And colleges and universities have placed TV and video consumption — and specifically Netflix — at the top of the list as the application contributing most to the growth of bandwidth demand on campus.

Wireless Demand (and Supply) Just Keeps Going Up

It's no wonder students expect comprehensive WiFi when they come to campus. After all, that has become the "ResNet" norm on most campuses. Seventy-seven percent of colleges report WiFi throughout 81 to 100 percent of their campuses. On top of that, 70.5 percent of campuses dedicate at least a gigabit or more per student for ResNet activities; 27 percent offer as much as 7Gb or more.

University at Buffalo Upgrades to Gigabit WiFi

A new gigabit wireless network is delivering high-speed WiFi to students, faculty and administrators at the University at Buffalo, the largest institution in the State University of New York system.

An Introduction to AV Over IP

AV over IP promises to take full advantage of the convergence of AV and IT, with the ability to distribute video, audio and control signals over traditional network infrastructure. Here are the features and limitations to consider when designing AV over IP-based systems.

Kaseya Launches Comprehensive IT Management Platform for Higher Ed

The IT management solutions provider launched IT Complete for Higher Education, a solution billed as a comprehensive toolkit for reducing costs and maximizing resources in higher education IT.

University Hackers Attacked 5,000 IoT Devices on Campus

An unnamed university’s network was hacked through its own malware-laced vending machines, smart light bulbs and more than 5,000 other IoT devices.



CTL Teams with PortableCloud to Offer Web Content and Apps Over WiFi Without Internet Connection

CTL (Compute, Teach, Learn) is partnering with PortableCloud to offer the PortableCloud platform and Cube servers, which allow users to access curated files, web content and web apps over WiFi in any device with a browser, regardless of internet connectivity.

Gartner: 2017 Will See 8.4 Billion Connected 'Things'

According to a new Gartner forecast, 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide this year — an increase of 31 percent from 2016.

Northeastern University-Silicon Valley Launches New Program to Build IoT Skills

A new Internet of Things program at Northeastern University-Silicon Valley seeks to address the growing demand for IoT skills in the workforce.

Governors State University Switches to Campuswide Audio-over-IP Network

A project that began as a simple upgrade to the campus broadcast production center at Governors State University in Illinois has expanded to a campuswide audio-over-IP network supporting the campus meeting hall, classrooms and nursing labs, in addition to cable TV broadcasts, theater performances and sports broadcasting.

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