Missouri’s Lincoln University has deployed Alcatel-Lucent’s higher education offering to transform its campus-wide communications network. The new network enables the university to offer a secure, ‘always on’ learning environment, and streamline communications among administrators and staff.
Lincoln University’s new converged network includes a full range of voice, data, wireless and security services, supported by a 10 gigabit backbone to accommodate additional applications and capabilities in the future, such as video conferencing, lectures or learning outside the classroom.
The new communications network includes over 700 IP phones for staff and faculty, 750 analog ports for students and nearly 3,000 data ports across its campus. In addition, students, staff, faculty, and administrators can access the internet, educational software WebAdvisor, Blackboard application tools and other services via the new network.
The work to transform the university’s network was carried out with the help of business partners CT Innovations and Melsernet.