OVER TWO DOZEN UNIVERSITIES PLUG INTO BLUESOCKET WLAN.Bluesocket Inc., a developer of wireless local area network (WLAN) solutions to secure and manage wireless access to networks and the Internet, has sold its wireless local area network (WLAN) solution to over two dozen universities in the U.S. and worldwide, including:
-- Clarion College
-- Harvard Medical School Harvard Medical School (HMS) is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University. It is a prestigious American medical school located in the Longwood Medical Area of the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.
-- London School of Economics The School is a member of the Russell Group, the European University Association, Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Community of European Management Schools and International Companies, The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs as well as the Golden (UK)
-- Ohio University
-- Open University (UK)
-- Rutgers (The State University of New Jersey)
-- University of California The University of California has a combined student body of more than 191,000 students, over 1,340,000 living alumni, and a combined systemwide and campus endowment of just over $7.3 billion (8th largest in the United States). at Santa Cruz
-- University of Edinburgh (body, education) University of Edinburgh - A university in the centre of Scotland's capital. The University of Edinburgh has been promoting and setting standards in education for over 400 years. (Scotland)
-- University of Hartford
-- University of Georgia Organization
The President of the University of Georgia (as of 2007, Michael F. Adams) is the head administrator and is appointed and overseen by the Georgia Board of Regents.
-- University of Pennsylvania (body, education) University of Pennsylvania - The home of ENIAC and Machiavelli.
Address: Philadelphia, PA, USA.
-- University of Rochester The University of Rochester (UR) is a private, coeducational and nonsectarian research university located in Rochester, New York. The university is one of 62 elected members of the Association of American Universities.
-- University of Texas at Dallas History
The university was originally started as a research arm of Texas Instruments as the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest in 1961. The institute (by then renamed the Southwest Center for Advanced Studies) which at the time was located at Southern Methodist
-- University of Wisconsin
-- Wayne State University Wayne State University, at Detroit, Mich.; state supported; coeducational; established 1956 as a successor to Wayne Univ. (formed 1934 by a merger of five city colleges).
Bluesocket installations in higher education are found around the globe. They range from providing a universal wireless authentication and policy management system on four campuses of the oldest university in the United States, to securing wireless access in university teaching hospitals worldwide.
IT departments at higher-education institutions around the globe are faced with the challenge of enabling collaboration among students, faculty and administrative staff via wireless technology. Educators want to provide the student body with the freedom to roam The freedom to roam, or everyman's right is a term describing the general public's right to access certain public or privately owned land for recreation and exercise. The term is sometimes called right of public access to the wilderness or the right to roam. and work on Internet-connected computers throughout the campus, however they want to ensure proper safeguards are in place. Bluesocket's product family of Wireless Gateways ensures that wireless networks are fully secured, managed and accessible throughout the campus.
Universities selected Bluesocket over competitive offerings because Bluesocket can provide administration, management and Secure Mobility for campus-wide wireless networks. Secure Mobility is Bluesocket's patent-pending technology that enables users to maintain a persistent connection as they move within the wireless coverage area, even an entire campus.
Bluesocket's strong alliances with educationally-focused channel partners such as BeyondWire (Pennsylvania) and SideBand Systems (Massachusetts) also provided highly valuable insight and assistance to universities in need of on-site installation and project management.
"Just as the Internet changed the face of education forever, the concept of `nomadic computing' is taking higher education by storm," said Doug Jackson, director of technology customer services, University of Texas/Dallas. "Bluesocket's responsiveness and willingness to work to meet our specific requirements facilitated our migration to a secure wireless campus."
Wireless is 200 times faster than dial-up connections because the wireless access points run on airwaves between and within buildings. The cost savings of wireless appeals to universities as well. According to a Buena Vista University Buena Vista University is a private 4-year college located in Storm Lake, Iowa. Founded in 1891 as Buena Vista College, it is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. The university's 60-acre campus is situated on the shores of Storm Lake, a 3,200-acre natural lake. (Iowa, USA) study, the cost to wire 41 classrooms would amount to more than $5,000 per room, whereas providing a wireless access alternative would cost only $1,000 per room.
Bluesocket, Inc. manufactures solutions to manage and secure wireless local area networks (WLANs) in enterprises, educational institutions and public hotspots worldwide. Bluesocket's product family of Wireless Gateways reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of wireless LANs while maximizing their benefits--from small businesses and departments; to warehouses, hospitals, universities and large enterprises. Bluesocket provides organizations including KPMG Consulting, Best Western Hotels, Microsoft, and the Universities of Texas and California with simple yet comprehensive systems to secure, manage, and profit from their WLANs (802.11 family, HiperLAN2, Bluetooth).
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