Stevens Institute of Technology expands campus WiFi access using Vivato base stations

June 22, 2004

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Vivato, a leading provider of wireless networking equipment, announced today that Stevens Institute of Technology, one of the country’s leading technological universities, has tested and deployed Vivato’s Wi-Fi equipment, replacing 30 conventional wireless access points.

Stevens Institute of Technology, a test bed for cutting-edge technology, has installed one Vivato base station in its campus library and another Vivato base station atop the roof of the tallest building on campus to provide students with wireless access to the Internet. Stevens provides undergraduate students with 802.11b-enabled laptops and manages the wireless network for 2,100 registered wireless users.

“From a network management view, Vivato’s equipment is much more cost-effective than traditional access points because one base station covers such an enormous area,” said Chris Hose, Director of Network, Telecommunications & Video, Stevens Institute of Technology. “Campus hot zones increase the benefit of using laptops as a study tool.”

The university is using the Vivato base stations to test security applications and to help campus security officers track other security vehicles by combining wireless, cellular and mapping technologies.

“The Vivato deployment at Stevens Institute of Technology further demonstrates Vivato’s unique suitability to provide the most cost-effective solution for large coverage deployments at universities,” said Kevin Ryan, vice president of marketing and business development at Vivato. “The testing and analysis conducted at Stevens also illustrates Vivato’s versatility in supporting security applications, not just on campuses, but also for cities and towns, or in hotels, warehouses and airports.”

Vivato Inc.

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