Gordon College needed wireless technology in its classrooms to secure State accreditation for curriculum delivery. It was critical that the college adopt new infrastructure to meet this requirement.

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Founded in 1889 as a Christian Missionary Training Institute, Gordon College is located on a scenic 450 acre campus in Wenham, MA, and is recognized as one of the best liberal arts and sciences colleges in the USA. The College boasts a 14-to-1 student-faculty ratio and serves nearly 1600 students.

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We are getting great range for our wireless both indoors and outdoors. Having solid wireless throughout campus enables us to create a next generation learning environment that is attractive to students and beneficial to the college’s standing.

Chris Hansen, Director of Network and Information Systems, Gordon College

해결 과제

  • Students at Gordon College had an insatiable demand for reliable wireless and high bandwidth. The college wanted a solution that would meet the needs of its existing students and become an asset for recruiting new ones. The infrastructure also had to support next-generation teaching tools.

  • Gordon College needed wireless technology in its classrooms to secure State accreditation for curriculum delivery. It was critical that the college adopt new infrastructure to meet this requirement.

제품& 서비스

Products:

  • OmniSwitch 10K Modular LAN Chassis
  • OmniSwitch 6900 Stackable LAN Switch
  • OmniVista 3600 Air Manager 
  • OmniAccess 6000 Wireless LAN switch
  • OmniVista 2500 Network Management System
  • OmniAccess AP105, AP225
  • OmniPCX Enterprise Communication Server
  • ClearPass Policy Manager

Solution:

  • Mobile Campus
적용 이점

Technical:

  • Using the Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 6900 Stackable LAN Switch in virtual chassis configuration streamlines the network architecture without sacrificing resiliency.
  • ClearPass Policy Manager automates secure registration of guests and devices, like wireless printers, freeing up scarce IT resources.
  • The OmniVista 2500 Network Management System’s locator function speeds troubleshooting of the network. 

Financial:

  • Pervasive wireless is an asset for recruiting students and securing a vital revenue stream for the college.
  • Virtual chassis helps the college avoid upfront capital costs in favor of a pay-as-you-grow model.

User Experience:

  • Guest access to the wireless network is fast and secure, with credentials sent via SMS.
  • Students have access to ubiquitous, reliable wireless on campus, including in outdoor areas like the quad.
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