Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise offered a one-stop-shop solution that met all of Iona College’s needs, including pervasive wireless. 

  • Country: United States Of America
  • Industry: Education
  • Solution: Autonomous Network, Autonomous Network

Founded in 1940, Iona College is located in New Rochelle, New York. The college also operates a Graduate Center in Pearl River, Rockland County, New York. Iona is home to 3200 undergraduates. Iona prides itself in being a regional leader in educational technology and among the first colleges in the nation to install a completely wireless network.
The cost effectiveness of the proposed solution was also a deciding factor for the college.

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We trusted Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise to help us increase the quality of our services by implementing the secure and dependable wireless solution we needed, at the right price. It delivers a real benefit to the institution and to our students as well.

Dimitris Halaris, Associate Vice Provost for IT.

Challenges

 
  • Iona wanted a solution that would enable it to keep pace with advances in mobile technology. 
  •  The college’s wireless technology had to be updated to meet growing student bandwidth consumption and the solution needed to deliver high quality levels throughout the large campus.

Products & Solutions

Products

 

  • OpenTouch Business Edition
  • OmniAccess AP135
  • OmniSwitch 6850 Stackable LAN Switch
  • OmniAccess AP93H
  • OmniSwitch 6400 Stackable Gigabit LAN Switch
  • OmniAccess AP105
  • OmniSwitch 6250-8M Stackable Fast Ethernet Switch
  • OmniAccess 103H
  • OmniVista 3600 Air Manager
  • OmniAccess 205
  • OmniSwitch 6850E Stackable LAN Switch
  • OmniAccess AP225
  • OmniSwitch 6860E
  • OmniAccess AP125
  • OmniSwitch 6900 Stackable LAN Switch
  • OmniAccess AP275
  • OmniSwitch 6855 Hardened LAN Switch
  • OmniAccess IAP 275
  • OmniSwitch 6250 Stackable Fast Ethernet Switch
  • OmniVista 2500 Network Management System
  • ClearPass Policy Manager

Solution

  • Mobile Campus

 

Benefits

Technical:

  • The remote access point deployment allows seamless management and consistent access policy for off-campus wireless access points.
  • Virtual chassis deployment provides easily expandable capacity with simplified management.
  • The Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch® 6855 Ethernet Hardened LAN Switch provides layer 3 services in outdoor environments, critical for high-performing outdoor WLAN.

Financial:

  • Virtual chassis deployment is pay-as-you-grow with fast ROI compared to chassis-based solutions.
  • The technology investment attracts students and increases enrollment.

User:

  • Students have access to secure, campus-wide wireless, enabling them to connect their devices, carry out schoolwork effectively and fully enjoy campus life.
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