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UAE university calls on vendor’s wireless solutions.

Trapeze Networks and regional partner EMW have satisfied the University of Sharjah's appetite for integrated WiFi access by deploying a series of the wireless networking vendor's solutions on campus.

The implementation of Trapeze's MX-400 Mobility Exchanges, along with the latest version of its Ringmaster planning and management tool suite, allows more than 8,500 concurrent users at the university to migrate to a mobility oriented infrastructure.

The scalable wireless LAN infrastructure - based on Trapeze's Smart Mobile approach - now extends to the current communication links for data access across the existing 13 colleges and supports VoWLAN. It is also capable of location-based services functions and has been integrated with the university's IT systems. One of the university's main priorities was to set up a wireless infrastructure with 24-hour accessibility, multimedia capabilities and high security.

"We needed a stable, reliable and secure wireless solution for our educational environment that also ensured seamless integration in the existing wired network and extended the network access," explained Dr. Mostepha Belmihoub, computer director at the University of Sharjah.

He continued: "After thorough investigation of the available WLAN vendors we selected the Trapeze Networks Smart Mobile solution through EMW. The main reasons for this were our long-term relationship with our systems integrator EMW and the proven functionality of the Trapeze Mobility System."

The entire wireless network for the University of Sharjah consists of MX-200 mobility exchange switches and MP-372, 54 Mbps wireless mobility points.

This distributed wireless infrastructure, which covers all of the university's campus buildings, is now being centrally managed using the Ringmaster software.

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