Trapeze Goes to Stanford

Stanford’s Medical Center is using Trapeze’s WLAN Mobility System to provide wireless access to students, faculty, and administration

September 13, 2004

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PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Trapeze Networks™, today announced that Stanford University’s Medical Center, a world-class training ground for future leaders in biomedical research and medical practice, is using Trapeze’s award-winning wireless local area network (WLAN) Mobility System™ to provide wireless access to students, faculty, and administration.

Many of Stanford’s buildings have been around for over half a century. These buildings are typically made of thick concrete and lead walls, which are difficult for radio frequency (RF) signals to penetrate. Adding wireless capability to these types of buildings can prove to be a formidable task.

In order to outfit Stanford’s Lane Medical Library with enough wireless capacity for everyone who enters, Ryan Braner, network specialist at Stanford, needed to find a comprehensive WLAN solution that would make it easy to plan, configure, verify and manage the library’s special requirements. He also needed to support the school’s long-term plan to deploy a secure, flexible and reliable WLAN across the entire 1.5 million square-foot campus.

“We installed the Trapeze Mobility System in Stanford’s Lane Medical Library,” said Braner. “The next big project was Stanford’s Medical Center. The Mobility System covers 25 buildings on the Stanford Medical Center campus. With the Trapeze Mobility System Software™ running on the Mobility Exchange™ (MX) switches, we’re able to update the configurations for Stanford’s Mobility Point™ (MP) access points with the click of a mouse,” continued Braner. Trapeze MXs maintain the intelligence of the Mobility System, manage users’ identities as they roam, and configure and control all aspects of MPs and third-party APs. By year end, the Medical Center expects to scale the Mobility System by adding more MPs distributed across its campus.

Trapeze Networks Inc.

Stanford University

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