Fort Vancouver Regional Library District Standardizes on Bluesocket for Unified Wireless Network.
Improved Operations and Expanded Patron Services Drive Wireless Network Deployment across Regional District
BURLINGTON, Mass. -- Bluesocket, Inc., the leader in trusted wireless access and enterprise mobility, today announced that the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District Fort Vancouver Regional Library District ( headquartered in Vancouver in Southwest Washington state, was established in 1950 as the first inter-county rural library district in the state. (FVRL FVRL Fort Vancouver Regional Library
FVRL Fraser Valley Regional Library ) has selected Bluesocket's BlueSecure product family to launch a wireless local area network (WLAN See wireless LAN.
WLAN - wireless local area network ) across 13 locations. The new network unifies wireless services and management across the library's many branches, making it more cost effective and less time consuming for the IT staff to offer high-bandwidth Internet connectivity to the district's 1.5 million annual visitors.
To support its wireless needs, FVRL has deployed a BlueSecure Controller at its main location and more than 34 BlueSecure 1500 Access Points (APs) across its remote locations. The IT staff set up two networks for use across the 13 locations - one for visitors and one for staff members - both of which can be managed from the main data center, thereby reducing travel, manual labor and operational challenges.
Prior to the Bluesocket deployment, only two of the district's locations were equipped with wireless access, which was run with an open source hotspot program. Continuous Wi-Fi network See wireless Ethernet and 802.11. outages and costly troubleshooting time prompted library IT administrators to seek a more robust wireless network to support the needs of its staff and patrons. FVRL chose Bluesocket because of the reliability, scalability and ease of use of its wireless solution.
"A great benefit in working with Bluesocket is the wide-ranging capabilities of its wireless products. There are so many features that we haven't even touched yet and we are extremely confident that the solution will continue to support our expanding network and mobility needs," said Kwang Kye, technology director for FTRL.
Using Bluesocket's high-performance Controller and APs, FVRL's IT staff was able to implement a high availability Also called "RAS" (reliability, availability, serviceability) or "fault resilient," it refers to a multiprocessing system that can quickly recover from a failure. There may be a minute or two of downtime while one system switches over to another, but processing will continue. secure, manageable WLAN solution. Leveraging the BlueSecure Controller's Web-based administration capabilities, the district's IT administrators can quickly and easily manage APs at the library's branch locations, eliminating the need for travel or on-site manual configuration. The solution's support of the SIP2 protocol, also allows administrators to authenticate visitors' wireless access using either their library cards/PIN or e-mail address See Internet address.
e-mail address - electronic mail address , enhancing the administration of visitor services.
As for future infrastructure plans, the library district is in the process of replacing two branch buildings and constructing a new main library building, and will be expanding their Bluesocket WLAN network to these three locations. In the long-term, they are also considering adding voice applications to the network in order to extend mobility capabilities to the staff and visitors.
"The Fort Vancouver Regional Library District deployment is a great example of how customers with many regional locations benefit from the security, flexibility and scalability of the Bluesocket solution," said Mads Lillelund, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. at Bluesocket. "As we move into the next generation of wireless technology, Bluesocket remain committed to successfully meeting and exceeding the demands of a variety of vertical markets, such as the library sector, where our strengths deliver unmatched security and an enhanced user experience."
Libraries around the world rely on Bluesocket solutions for their wireless needs, including: The Columbus Metro District Library, Long Beach Public Library, Whitby Public Library The Whitby Public Library serves the town of Whitby, Ontario, Canada (pop. 111,000), with three branches. The library is governed through a ten-person Library Board appointed by the town, and operated by a staff of over 80 full and part-time employees. , Fort McMurray Fort McMurray, town (1991 pop. 34,706), NE Alta., Canada, on the Athabasca and Clearwater rivers. Since the beginning of the mining of Alberta's oil sands in 1964, the town's population has grown from 1,200. Public Library, Berkeley Public Library The Berkeley Public Library is the public library system for Berkeley, California. It is comprised of the Central Branch, the North Branch, Claremont Branch, South Branch, and West Branch. , Simcoe Public Library and Santa Clara Public Library. For more information on Bluesocket library deployments, please visit http://www.bluesocket.com/solutions-company-libraries.htm.
Founded in 1999, Bluesocket is a leader in open, standards based enterprise mobility solutions. Bluesocket is the first company to deliver an enterprise communication solution that unifies secure wireless LAN, SIP-based enterprise Voice over IP and fixed mobile convergence Seamless switching between cellular and local networks for mobile users. The goal is to have a handset that switches automatically from the cellular network to the local, wireless Wi-Fi network when entering a building in order to save cellphone minutes. . Its complete wireless network and voice solution portfolio bring trust and simplicity to increasingly complex wireless networks maximizing customer ROI (Return On Investment) The monetary benefits derived from having spent money on developing or revising a system. In the IT world, there are more ways to compute ROI than Carter has liver pills (and for those of you who never heard of that expression, it means a lot). and increasing their competitive edge. For more information, please visit http://www.bluesocket.com.
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