On Aug. 27, Marketwatch.com published a press release announcing that Arcadia University upgraded its network with an Aruba Networks wireless LAN that provides reliable access across campus. Vice President and Chief Information Officer Steven Alter is quoted in the article.
Prior to installing the Aruba WLAN, Arcadia had experienced problems with its existing wireless network including spotty, unreliable coverage, particularly in some residence halls and academic buildings wherein connections were frequently dropped. In addition, Arcadia hoped to extend wireless coverage to a brand new campus building called the Commons, where students congregate and many of the executive offices are housed. The Commons also includes a state-of-the-art Great Room with seating and capacity for approximately 500 people. Finally, Arcadia wanted to expand its outdoor wireless footprint to cover the main campus.
“It was crucial for us to build a wireless network that could address the needs of our entire population of students, faculty, staff and administrators,” said Steven Alter, Vice-President and CIO, Arcadia University. “Working with Comm Solutions and Aruba Networks, we were able to design a wireless network that increased both coverage and reliability across campus. We’ve expanded our outdoor footprint so that the main campus footprint has wireless coverage and simultaneously, we’ve experienced 100 percent up-time on the network since deploying in mid-January.”