Telecommunications


Banner Users Gain Access to Rave Alert Subscriber Data

Recently, SunGard Higher Education and Rave Wireless have begun promoting the ability for their respective applications to work together to allow users of SunGard's administrative systems to add campus safety capabilities--a combination that some users have already implemented on their own.

Microsoft Eases IM Licensing Costs on UC Platform

Microsoft announced a few perks for its unified communications customers Thursday, particularly with regard to instant messaging (IM) presence technology.

Next-Gen Wireless Trends

Advances in 4G cellular and roaming standards arepromising better performance and seamless interoperability.

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Pulling the Plug on Landlines at Iowa State

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.

Hertford Regional College Boosts Mobile Coverage

Hertford Regional College in the United Kingdom has deployed Agito Networks' RoamAnywhere Mobility Router to improve phone service for staff.



Alderson-Broaddus and Geneva Colleges Deploy e2Campus for Alerts

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.

Suffolk U Adds In-Building Wireless Solution To Ensure Student Cell Coverage

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.

Caribbean Clients Face Hurricane Season with Notifications in Place

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.

Campuses Emphasize Safety Planning

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.

John Jay College Gets Grant To Develop CUNY Emergency Management System

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.

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