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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

IIIT-B Unwires Itself

At the Indian Institute of Information Technology in Bangladesh, the campus is going to a completely wireless system. The school wanted faculty and students to be able to better collaborate and function, so they chose to implement a wireless system that everyone can access.

According to Professor S Sadagopan, Director, IIIT-B: "It took us two weeks of rigorous testing and fine-tuning the wireless network in September 2003, and the results were satisfactory. There were grey areas like frequency interference and signal strength, which we have solved. However, frequency range is limited and as it is the first generation of Wi-Fi products, we have upgraded the product so that we can allow access at the edges of the campus."

He also added that "Adopting new technology gives several early mover advantages. We are expecting dramatic improvements in the students’ group project work. The productivity is doubled and it had unbound them all from being glued to classrooms and labs. The students feel they have extended work time."

The school plans to set up the same type of system for its on campus hostel in the fall. Learn more about their methods and their goals in the full article (link above).

Posted by Computer Consulting 101