ThinkPad University & Wireless Computing

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In fall 2007, Morrisville State College deployed the world’s first 802.11n wireless network, the fastest wireless computing available on any college campus. In addition to covering traditional academic and residential spaces, it extends to nearly every area of the campus, including quads and outdoor spaces, parking lots, playing fields, equine and dairy barns, and much more. Virtually every location on campus has wireless Internet coverage.

College-wide wireless coverage allows Morrisville students to work and play on their own terms, studying or socializing where and when they like.

Most wireless capable devices can be easily connected to the network, including laptops, mobile devices, handhelds, mobile phones, gaming consoles, and more.

Matt Barber, MSC Network Analyst and Morrisville alum, explains how Morrisville's college-wide wireless deployment, the fastest of its kind in the world, helps students work and play, anytime and anywhere.

ThinkPad University & Wireless Computing

Morrisville State College began a partnership with IBM called ThinkPad University in an effort to enhance the college's learning environment. Student laptop use is integrated into many Morrisville State College programs, and laptops are integrated into the teaching and learning environment as a whole.

Wireless mobile technology is used to create a nomadic learning environment. Information can be accessed from virtually anywhere on either of Morrisville's two campuses, including academic buildings, residence halls, dining facilities and even outside. The learning possibilities are endless!