VIT Selects Motorola WLAN to Unwire Campus

by Manu Sharma    Mar 23, 2009

VIT University, Vellore, has selected Motorola partners Avaya Globalconnect & Vellore 0nline to deploy Motorola Enterprise Wireless LAN technology throughout its 350-acre campus, across all indoor and outdoor spaces.

The project envisages providing secure un-tethered wireless voice and data Internet access to students and faculty alike. Additionally, high-speed wireless bridging will be enabled between multiple education buildings and facilities spread across the campus.

Sujai Hajela, vice president and general manager of Enterprise WLAN, Motorola Enterprise Mobility business, said, "We will share our global experiences from previous large campus wireless deployments to help VIT realize their vision for a campus-wide secure, reliable, scalable and high-performance Wi-Fi network."

"We are also pleased to enable a new industry-academia convergence project through Motorola’s Wireless Application Lab unveiled today, harnessing young talented minds while enriching their learning experience through the solving of industry problems," he said.

The Motorola’s Wireless Application Lab encourages university students to explore creative projects, develop mobility applications and solve specific industry problems. The wireless lab will serve as a continuous education gateway in facilitating guest faculty to provide valuable exposure and hands-on advice from industry experts.

The network uses RFS7000  WLAN Switch, industry’s only wireless LAN switch that can integrate Wi-Fi, mesh wireless, RFID and other emerging RF technologies, in combination with mesh-enabled 802.11a/b/g AP-5131 and 802.11a/b/g AP300 for indoor coverage ensuring the network delivers value and optimum performance.

"It is a great development for the students and faculty of VIT University. VIT University campus has been a wi-fi enabled campus and Motorola’s wireless network is a feather in the cap, enabling full mobility and access to the students," said G. Viswanathan, chancellor, VIT University.

Motorola’s wireless enterprise portfolio includes fixed broadband, mesh, enterprise wireless LAN and Motorola AirDefense wireless security solutions. Motorola’s solutions are designed to substantially reduce network deployment and maintenance costs, and ensure availability of cost-effective wireless connectivity in every corner of the enterprise.

Motorola and Vellore Online’s partnership has assured that VIT will have access to multi-geography experience, offering the latest in wireless technology to meet current needs as well as those identified in the future.


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