Managing a Wireless Network Without a Controller
A Mexico law school chose Aerohive, a company that builds control intelligence into its access points, eliminating the need for a wireless controller.
A Mexico law school serving 15,000 students and 1,600 faculty members has implemented a new wireless infrastructure as part of the law school's "Digital Faculty" initiative, according to Campus Technology. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City deployed hardware from Aerohive Networks to digitize and automate the storage and retrieval of law school documents, encompass broad wireless availability for device usage, video conferencing, telephony, and other on-campus services. Aerohive was chosen from a shortlist of three vendors because it offered the needed power at an affordable price.
"'I was pleasantly surprised to see that the installation went smoothly and very quickly. Part of the reason is the quality of the technology from Aerohive, and part of it was the proficiency of Datateam Consulting,' said Patiño. Within a month, the school had about 100 access points in place. 'From the time we received the equipment to the time the antennas were installed and running we were 15 to 20 days ahead of our schedule. It was very impressive,' he added."