IBM Unveils Wireless Education Services
The package, aimed at helping schools build wireless broadband and VOIP networks, is built on IBM's WebSphere platform and includes consulting and technical assistance service.PHILADELPHIATrading on its experience in technology build-outs at campuses around the country, IBM is rolling out a campus service package for wireless broadband communications and voice-over-IP networks. The company announced the package at the W2i Digital Cities Convention meeting here this week. The offering, called the Wireless Campus for Education, is built on IBMs WebSphere open Internet platform and includes consulting and technical assistance service.
According to Don Spaulding, director of information services and technology for the Syracuse City School District in Syracuse, N.Y., the system gives students "unparalleled access" to resources, including audio and video resources, while allowing students, teachers and parents to work together. IBM worked with carriers to create a wireless broadband network and VOIP coverage across the districts 22 schools.