We originally selected the vendor Cisco and their Aironet wireless solution for our pilot. The reasons for this were:
After our successful pilot we re-evaluated options for the remaining two campuses. Cost was one significant factor for determining a final solution and we needed a more economical solution to complete the project with available funding. After evaluating competitors and reading reviews we determined that a multi-vendor solution might be possible with an Avaya / Orinoco solution. This decision was based on the following factors:
Our Final Wireless solution was implemented as follows:
The following graph denotes cost comparisons between the Cisco / Aironet solution Vs. the Avaya / Orinoco solution based on 25 access points and 52 wireless network adapters. Note: These were our costs at that time - the wireless network adapters are a combination of desktop and laptops.