Telecommunications


InfoComm 2010: Rich Media Driving the 'Evolution of the Network,' Cisco Exec Declares

Collaborative technologies like video and telepresence aren't just changing they way people work, learn, and communicate. They're also having an enormous impact on networks and will, in the near future, force radical changes in architecture, according to Cisco's Marthin de Beer, who delivered the opening keynote address at the InfoComm 2010 conference Tuesday in Las Vegas.

Flash: Android 2.2 Release Offers What Apple Won't

Google's latest update of its mobile operating system offers two features the iPhone doesn't -- tethering and Flash support.

iPhones on Campus: Network Security Goes Mobile

The university that distributes iPhones to students--Abilene Christian University--is adapting its network access and security strategy to deal with an ever-increasing volume of mobile devices on campus.

Trinity Valley College Rolls Out Multi-Device Alerts

Trinity Valley Community College has gone public with its use of Omnilert's e2Campus emergency notification service, which began around the first of the year.

New U Illinois Surveillance System Includes Officer iPod App

Police at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign will be purchasing a new surveillance camera management system and outfitting its officers with an iPod app that will give them access to the video images.



RedSky Offers E911 App for Smart Phones

A company that sells enhanced 911 (E911) applications has developed a smartphone app for campuses that transmits location details from the mobile phone during the call.

Abilene Christian Gets Infusion for Mobile Learning

Abilene Christian University in Texas is receiving an infusion of nearly $2 million to expand its mobile learning programs, including a mobile technology research program, an experimental lab, and a K-12 teacher professional development initiative.

New API Helps Admins Locate E911 Callers

Two companies are working together to deliver a WiFi emergency call location service for campuses.

iPad Users Face Blockout on Princeton Network

For a short period during April, Princeton University set a policy recommending that Apple iPad users not connect to the campus wireless network on threat of having their devices banned. The policy was put in place shortly after iPads began turning up on campus at the beginning of April and experienced problems accessing the network.

Best Test Practices for Emergency Notification Still in Flux

Nearly a fifth of universities and colleges don't bother testing their emergency notification systems, and for half of that group, the reason is because they haven't had a chance to put a plan together to do it.

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