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Stony Brook University deploys Motorola WLAN solution.

TELECOMWORLDWIRE-24 April 2009-Stony Brook University deploys Motorola WLAN solution(C)1994-2009 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com

Mobile and broadband communications company Motorola Inc (NYSE:MOT) announced on Thursday (23 April) that New York's Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) at Stony Brook University, in the US, has deployed a Motorola 802.11n wireless LAN (WLAN) network at the Center's new research and education facility.

According to the company, the network utilises Motorola's RFS7000 wireless switches and tri-radio AP-7131 802.11n access points (AP) to deliver secure connectivity required by CEWIT's faculty and students to conduct next generation research in radio frequency identification (RFID) for asset tracking, wireless medical technologies and wireless sensor networks for smart grid applications.

CEWIT's new building required a robust, high-speed network that could handle bandwidth-intensive applications. The network also needed to be flexible and easily configured to support the researchers' broad range of current and future disciplines. Key requirements included support for locationing and RFID technologies, fast roaming for dynamic voice and video applications and the ability to set different security policies depending on the role of the user. The network also had to provide reliable coverage across all areas of the facility.

Motorola created the Center's 802.11n WLAN solution using its LANPlanner software, which enables rapid design of wireless networks. Based on site surveys and design models, which took into account the number of users, the deployment environment, the applications running on the network and the Center's future needs, the company recommended a wireless network that combines RFS7000 wireless switches and AP-7131 adaptive APs to deliver gap-free coverage and security.

The solution offers adaptive AP technology for high resiliency, Real Time Locationing System (RTLS) for real-time asset tracking, SMART RF management to dynamically address changes in the RF environment and a wireless firewall for Layer 2 and 3 protection. CEWIT is also utilising Motorola's RF Management Suite 3 (RFMS 3) to monitor the health of the network and troubleshoot configuration and coverage issues from one central console. The management solution allows IT administrators to localise and resolve problems before they have negative impact on the Center's research and development projects.

No financial details were disclosed.

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