West Liberty University wanted to support learning and BYOD by providing students and faculty with state-of-the art Wi-Fi in the classroom and across campus.

  • Country: United States Of America
  • Industry: Education
  • Solution: Business Telephony, Mobile Campus, Mobile Communications

Established in 1837, West Liberty University is a forward-looking, four-year public university steeped in a rich heritage as West Virginia’s oldest institution.

Today it offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, plus a growing number of graduate programs including master's in education, physician assistant studies, criminology, biology, professional studies and an online MBA.

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We went from having an underperforming network to being a leader in our state for on-campus Wi-Fi. The impact this has on our students and faculty is nothing short of amazing. We couldn’t have done it without ALE and Dagostino.

James Clark, Chief Technology Officer

Challenges

  • West Liberty University wanted to support learning and BYOD by providing students and faculty with state-of-the art Wi-Fi in the classroom and across campus.
  • A new solution was required to replace aging and fragmented infrastructure and build a solid future-proof network.
  • The university also needed support to replace a failing communications system with a new high-performing telephony solution.

Products & Solutions

Products:

  • OmniPCX Enterprise Communication Server
  • 4019 Digital Phone
  • Premium DeskPhones
  • OmniSwitch 6350 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Switch
  • OmniSwitch 6450 Stackable Gigabit Ethernet LAN Switch
  • OmniSwitch 6860E
  • OmniSwitch 6900 Stackable LAN Switch
  • OmniAccess WLAN Controllers 4550
  • OmniAccess WLAN Access Points
  • OmniVista 2500 Network Management System
  • OmniVista 3600 Air Manager
  • ClearPass Policy Manager

Solutions:

  • Business Telephony
  • Mobile Campus
  • Mobile Communications

 

Benefits

Technical: 

  • The unified networking architecture has simplified management and maintenance, and paved the way for a future voice integration. 
  • Efficient core and edge switches have doubled the network capacity, including outdoors. 
  • Segmenting the network for students, faculty and staff ensures controlled access to bandwidth. 

Financial: 

  • The new infrastructure is better and less costly to operate. 
  • Reliable Wi-Fi in the football stadium increases alumni participation and helps West Liberty University connect with this important donor base during Homecoming. 

User experience: 

  • Students are very satisfied with the Wi-Fi, each connecting an average of 3 devices to the wireless network. 
  • Professors can implement new teaching tools and take teaching outside of the classroom to enhance the learning experience for their students.
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