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U Maryland Lab Teams with TeleCommunication Systems on Next Gen 911

An applied sciences lab at the University of Maryland will be working with a global mobile communications company to create new applications specifically for public safety. Among the projects under consideration: an enhanced 911 (E911) mobile app that could eventually be used for emergencies on or off campus.

Researchers Predict Face-to-Face Meetings from Cell Records

A team of academic and corporate researchers has come to the conclusion that, when given a choice, humans aren't quite ready to replace face-to-face interaction with completely virtual contact.

Tegrity Campus Gets Android App, Accessibility Enhancements

Tegrity has released an updated version of its lecture capture system, Tegrity Campus 2.0.

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.

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