Take a walk through Iowa State University's residence halls right now and you'll be hard pressed to find a landline telephone. Next year, the phones will be even more elusive. That's because the Ames, Iowa-based university is in the process of pulling all such phones out of the dorms in favor of the cell phones that students have been carrying around with them for several years now.
Advances in 4G cellular and roaming standards arepromising better performance and seamless interoperability.
Hertford Regional College in the United Kingdom has deployed Agito Networks' RoamAnywhere Mobility Router to improve phone service for staff.
Two institutions--Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, WV and Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA--have gone public with their deployments of e2Campus from Omnilert for campus notification.
To ensure that student cell phones work within its residential halls, Boston-based Suffolk University has implemented gear to boost wireless signal strength for data and voice services in highly congested, low-coverage areas.
Inter-American University in Puerto Rico and the American University of Antigua--both in the Caribbean--have signed onto Blackboard Connect for text, voice, and e-mail notification services. Both schools are users of the Blackboard Learn course management system.
A majority of colleges and universities have implemented emergency preparedness plans for their campuses, according to a new survey by the Campus Safety and Security Project.
The Office of Continuing and Professional Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice received a $768,000 grant to develop an emergency management system. The award was issued by the United States Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools. The new system is intended to be used across all campuses in the City University of New York (CUNY) system.
Millersville University in Millersville, PA recently implemented a new emergency notification system from Cooper Notification to expand its current practices that use a siren system.
Northern Illinois University is deploying a unified communications security appliance from Sipera Systems. UC-Sec provides privacy and encryption, access control and authentication, threat mitigation, and security policy enforcement for real-time communications traffic, including voice over IP (VoIP), IP-based video, and instant messaging.