Campus Wide Technology Updates

by Victoria Stearns, Public Relations Writer

Today’s college students expect quick and easy access to a wireless network. But with thousands of connections happening simultaneously, this expectation is difficult to manage. Cedarville University has been able to achieve this goal under the direction of Dr. David Rotman, associate vice president of technology and chief information officer, and his staff. With help from Meru Education, Cedarville has upgraded its wireless bandwidth and technology campus-wide to support generational mobile expansion and overcome campus connection challenges. The new Meru Education-Grade (MEG) 802.11ac system will strengthen connections in academic buildings, residence halls and green space throughout campus.
 
Meru networks have shown to be 40 percent faster than the primary wireless network vendors in higher education. The latest 802.11ac network covers Cedarville’s green space and athletic fields, more than 40 academic buildings and congregational outdoor areas on campus to ensure coverage whenever and wherever students need access. Through new campus-wide Wi-Fi, Cedarville students can reliably stream, download and connect to the network with seamless mobility between multiple devices.
 
Cedarville strives to be a leader in technological advancement and provide the computer-related resources necessary for fulfilling the university’s institutional commitment to information delivery; this is accomplished through a reliable network infrastructure and a dependable computing environment now seen through the new Meru 802.11ac system.
 
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.