Last year at Interop New York, Sujai Hajela, VP/GM Cisco Wireless presented a Keynote: Mobility and the Social Enterprise. He asked the audience to show a raise of hands to see how many devices people were carrying. As you would expect, there were plenty of people with 5 or more devices—some with as many as 7!
Similar to IT industry veterans, college students are also gadget geeks. Charles E. Spurgeon, Senior Network Architect at the University of Texas sees most students carrying 2-3 devices—typically a laptop, smartphone and some students also carry iPads. Last Wednesday, more than 2 million pre-orders were placed within 24 hours of Apple announcing the iPhone 5—I’m sure many college students, Interop attendees, and gadget geeks were among those first orders.
So what’s an IT director to do with all these devices on their network? How do you design a network to accommodate the influx of users, devices, and applications on your wireless network?
Register for our live webcast on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 8:00 am PDT to hear Charles Spurgeon and Jim Florwick, Senior Technical Marketing Engineer at Cisco Systems share best practices on High Density Wireless Networks for Higher Education
Charles and his team at UT Austin are working on a course transformation program for a lecture hall with 525 seats connecting well over 700 devices. With students using social media and video in the classroom, and professors using clicker technology and customized applications to improve student interaction, it’s probably one of the most challenging RF environments based on the number of users and devices. So whether you’re trying to give users a good experience on Facebook, or help a professor with level set quizzes on mobile devices, you’ll want to tune in to learn best practices on designing a Wi-Fi network to support high density coverage.
In this live webinar, you can ask questions as Jim and Charles cover:
- RF Design Guidelines (cell sizes, access point placement, antenna types)
- High Capacity Channel Planning for 2.4 and 5 GHz
- Client Troubleshooting
Register now for the Live Webinar High Density Wireless Networks for Higher Education
September 27, 2012
8am-9am PDT 11am-12pm EDT