As part of the overall network infrastructure upgrade project, UIS is engaged in an effort to upgrade the SSU wireless network on campus. UIS will install over 300 Cisco Access Points (APs) in campus building and green space. These devices operate on the 802.11n access protocol, in conjunction with the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) for authentication policy.
Ohio has invested approximately $13 million to deploy innovative technology that will expand its current broadband infrastructure from its current 10Gbps to 100Gbps. This expansion leverages the 1,850-plus miles of fiber optic network operated by The Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet), connecting to Internet2’s international 100 Gbps network backbone at data hubs in Cleveland and Cincinnati. OARnet serves as SSU’s sole ISP for internet connectivity.
UIS strives to keep campus-wide systems current with the latest vendor releases, and is committed to planned efforts that communicate a comprehensive schedule for each upgrade effort, as they become available. UIS will notify the campus of planned outages to complete the upgrade of its enterprise systems through a Notification Advisory email. If you have questions about system upgrades please contact UIS.
VoIP Telephony and Unified Collaboration
UIS is working to deploy Cisco’s Unified Collaboration (UC) platform for its integration of real-time services such as instant messaging (chat), presence information, IP telephony, video conferencing, data sharing and call control, with non-real-time communication services such as unified messaging (integrated voicemail, e-mail, SMS and fax). UC is a set of products that provides a consistent unified user-interface and user-experience across multiple devices and media-types.