Phase One - Pilot
March - April 2000
- Selected the vendor Cisco and their Aironet wireless solution for
- Performed site survey.
- Ordered $6,973 worth of Wireless access points, PCI and PCMCIA cards.
- Installed Three Cisco Aironet wireless access points at the Danvers
- Added our first general access workstations for students outside of
- Configured electronic classroom workstations at Danvers campus to
utilize wireless capabilities.
- Wireless laptops were used to support registration.
- Added wireless station at Registrar's office for use by students
to register themselves through our campus portal.
- Wireless access used frequently in Danvers lecture hall to support
Phase Two - Extend To Other Campuses
October - November 2000
- Determine what vendor would be used for the other two campuses.
- Compatibility issues and cost differences between vendors access
points and wireless Ethernet cards needed to be resolved.
- Determined that the Avaya Orinoco solution was approximately 40%
cheaper than the Cisco solution, and at the time it was rated the 2nd
best wireless system in the industry.
- Finalized the Decision to utilize the Avaya Orinoco WaveLan solution
for the next two campuses.
- Installed wireless access points at Lynn Campus, cost of $3,105.
- Installed four wireless stations in Lynn cafeteria
- Ordered WaveLan equipment (Access points and Wireless network cards)
to support Verizon Next Step Program at a cost of $6,854.
- Ordered 16 Orinoco WaveLan Turbo Wireless starter kits at a cost of
$16,560. These funds came from a BHE grant. This consisted of 3 access
points for the Lynn 3rd floor classrooms, 2 in the Lynn Library, 1 in
each lecture hall. Six access points were install in the Beverly Sohier
Road campus, plus 3 access points installed in the Beverly Cummings
- Installed wireless access points at the Lynn and Beverly campuses.
- Additional student wireless PC workstations installed in Lynn cafeteria.