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The University’s Wireless Network Upgrade Project continues to be executed with phases for spring-summer 2017, fall-winter 2017, and beyond.
For spring 2017, UNIT continued its effort, and completed wireless infrastructure upgrades in Falvey Library, Driscoll Hall, Health Services Building, and Villanova Law School. In Falvey Library, Villanova Law School, Driscoll Hall and Health Services Building, UNIT deployed over 290 next-generation wireless APs, as well as backend infrastructure bandwidth improvements.
For summer 2017, UNIT plans to upgrade the wireless infrastructure for both Lancaster Avenue and west campus residential areas. For west campus, wireless upgrades are planned for: Farley, Gallen, Jackson, Mouldin, St. Clare, Rudolph, Klekotka, and Welsh Hall's. Residential areas on Lancaster Avenue include: Fedigan, Delurey, Moriarity, O’Dwyer, and Simpson Hall's. For Lancaster Avenue and west campus residential areas, UNIT plans to deploy over 400 next-generation wireless APs, as well as complete infrastructure bandwidth improvements.
Please visit UNIT’s web site, available at http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/unit/networkphoneconnect/WifiUpgrade.html for more information regarding the next steps for the University’s wireless infrastructure plan, including campus map for completed and scheduled upgraded wireless areas.
UNIT is proud to announce that Villanova is now a member of Eduroam-global Wifi Roaming. This service is designed to allow active students, faculty, and staff to use their home institution's credentials to connect wirelessly and securely to the Internet while visiting other participating institutions. With this new offering, there is no need to set up a guest account at the visited institutions. You will be able to use your Villanova credentials (firstname.lastname@example.org) to access the wireless network at participating educational and research institutions. Click here to find out where Eduroam is supported and access a of list of over 300 institutions in the U.S. We will begin to be implementing the service here on Campus during the Summer.
College of Nursing along with collaboration from UNIT have rolled out a new platform called Exxat for Nursing graduate students. Exxat is a cloud based platform designed to handle student data, clinical site placements, and site data of graduate students.
Over the past year UNIT has upgraded switchers in the following academic buildings: St. Mary’s, Tolentine, Bartley, SAC and Mendel. Switchers provide faculty and students with the various wired connections to the projection systems and displays in the classrooms. The new switchers will provide more reliable connectivity for all devices and improve picture and sound quality, allowing for a better teaching and learning experience. We are planning to complete switcher upgrades in 6 additional academic buildings over the next year.
Looking for IT Information or Services available for VillanovaEmployees? UNIT’s Employee Services webpage has been redeigned with a streamlined look with easier browsing ability. This website provides helpful information about current and new technologies being offered at the University like Office 365, Dropbox, and others all in one location. Check it out! http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/unit/employee_services.html
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