Telecommunications


IPv6 and a Failure to Communicate

As the supply of IPv4 addresses dwindles, institutions that fail to plan a transition to IPv6 face the possibility that their systems will be unable to communicate with others.

CampusAssist Brings Anonymous Messaging to University Services

Heartland Payment Systems has launched CampusAssist, a new communications tool designed to help connect students with campus services using anonymous texting.

Android Takes Top Slot Among Smart Phones

Worldwide sales of mobile devices grew an enormous 18.98 percent in the first quarter of 2011. That growth was dominated by smart phones, where Google's Android OS took over the lead position--beating out mobile behemoths Symbian and iOS.

AT&T Intros Campus Messenger Service

AT&T is amplifying its voice in the higher education realm with the launch of Rave Campus Messenger, a Web-based service developed by Rave Mobile Safety.

MIT Researchers Tackle Challenge of Dropped Calls

Researchers at MIT have developed a new set of protocols to define how a handoff should happen during wireless communication. The findings could eventually help improve cell phone and WiFi performance for users on the move.



Campuses Begin Shifting UC to the Cloud

Universities in the United States have quadrupled their adoption of unified communications over the last year. And, according to new research, many are moving their UC implementations to the cloud.

E911 Not Pervasive in Education

Enhanced 911 hasn't gained widespread adoption in schools yet, nor is it even well understood among IT people. Although 65 percent of education organizations reported they have a "comprehensive" emergency communication plan in place, only 40 percent currently use an E911 system.

Finding Your Virtual Voice

When Kentucky's Spalding University has moved to a virtualized voice environment on campus, it cost "next to nothing" to deploy and has since helped cut back on maintenance and equipment costs. IT Executive Director Ezra Krumhansl spoke with Campus Technology about how it all came together within a couple weeks.

HP Launches webOS-Based TouchPad

HP has debuted three new webOS-based mobile devices--a slate called the HP TouchPad and two smart phones, including the smallest webOS-based phone to date.

Android Climbs to No. 2 Smart Phone Slot

Worldwide sales of Apple's iOS-based smart phones grew from 24.9 million in 2009 to 46.6 million last year, bringing it to a 15.7 percent overall market share. But that growth was dwarfed by Google's Android OS, which leapfrogged over both No. 3 Apple and No. 4 Research in Motion and climbed to 67.2 million units in 2010, up 888.8 percent from sales of 6.8 million in 2009, according to a new report from market research firm Garner.

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