Wright State University (WSU)

Wright State University implements the world's first SV8500 UMG

Wright State University (WSU) is a research university in Fairborn, Ohio - a suburb of Dayton. Named after famous Dayton residents and aviation pioneers the Wright Brothers, WSU has a national reputation steeped in a culture of innovation. The school offers almost 200 undergraduate, masters, professional and doctoral degrees to a diverse student body of nearly 20,000. WSU worked with NEC to successfully complete the world's first UNIVERGE® SV8500 Ultra Module Group (UMG) deployment.

WSU decided to move forward with its migration to the UNIVERGE SV8500 UMG to support the school's immediate needs. The SV8500 UMG offers new and improved capabilities over WSU's legacy platform, says Nickell. It supports the latest voice, unified communications and mobility solutions as well as open-standard interfaces to simply integration. The SV8500 UMG delivers advanced failover and redundancy as well as more powerful processing power. The solution is also more energy efficient.

The SV8500 UMG provides WSU access to advanced features and applications like unified communications, presence and mobility solutions. The solution also equips the university to quickly respond to immediate and future requirements. If we get a requirement on short notice, we have the capability of expanding the switch as needed. That was our main reason for moving forward with this upgrade, the IT Manager concludes.

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