Our E-MAN enables students , teachers and parents to access a wealth of information and brings a new level of advanced teaching methods to our school systems , said Patricia Medlin
, director of technology , Whiteville City Schools
.The huge bandwidth provided by the fiber network , coupled by the wire-speed routing of the Alcatel OmniCore 5000 family of routing switches provides us with the platform to cost-effectively grow as our school district embraces new multimedia technologies..
The E-MAN project was motivated by a collective need to provide networking capabilities to the district while simultaneously reducing long-term recurring costs.Integrating voice , video and data communications over a privately-owned fiber infrastructure eliminated the huge expense for leased lines.The Whiteville E-MAN is expected to pay for itself in three years and will continue to provide ample bandwidth for any new applications that come along.
We looked at all the leading technologies available and decided to go with a Gigabit Ethernet solution from Alcatel because it costs less and is faster , Medlin
of the Whiteville City School district adds.Alcatel provides us with an ideal solution that¹s robust , reliable and easy to manage..
builds next generation networks , delivering integrated end-to-end voice and data communications solutions to established and new carriers , as well as enterprises and consumers worldwide.With 120 , 000 employees and sales of EURO 21.3 billion ( $25.0 billion ) , Alcatel
operates in more than 130 countries.