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ERIC Number: EJ850639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Gigabit Wireless for Network Connectivity
Schoedel, Eric
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v32 n2 2009
Uninterrupted, high-bandwidth network connectivity is crucial for higher education. Colleges and universities increasingly adopt gigabit wireless solutions because of their fiber-equivalent performance, quick implementation, and significant return on investment. For just those reasons, Rush University Medical Center switched from free space optics to wireless radios to provide network connectivity to an outpatient care facility that was moved off-site during a construction project. After comparing fiber, free space optics, and gigabit wireless options, Rush chose FSO, only to switch to gigabit wireless radios after encountering weather issues that hampered FSO performance. In addition to quick implementation and lower operating costs than fiber, the wireless radios provided reliable, secure transmission of sensitive data.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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