How to design campus LAN and work with remote ports

There's no denying that network solutions have become an integral part of our everyday life. Local networks, VPN, the Internet are everywhere and in every field. Educational institutions are no exception. A vast number of universities, schools, and colleges use their core networks for a wide range of management and security purposes (from storing confidential information related to students to submitting coursework and examinations, to controlling the alarm and environmental systems).

Efficient LAN and WAN solutions allow connecting thousands of computers and speсialized devices located in remote classrooms, staff offices, lecture theaters etc. to a single network, this way increasing the operational efficiency of the entire school system.

LAN and WAN solutions

The problem with University Networks

In its modern sense, a university is an educational complex with its own infrastructure and interactive environment. Electronic libraries, internal archives, as well as specialized laboratories for research and developmental studies, are only a small part of today's educational institutions

To provide efficient interaction between all of the university system components (such as complex lab equipment, database servers, computer systems, etc.), IT specialists try to create a reliable data transmission network. Connected to the network, any USB or serial port device can be shared among multiple users and accessed from any remote computer.

The establishment of such a network can be rather challenging though. To provide a USB or serial connection over the network, developers need a dedicated port redirection technology that will allow virtualizing hardware ports and sharing them over Ethernet or the Internet.

The way to develop Wireless Campus LAN

Eltima Port Virtualization Technology (EPVT) is an advanced solution that can be easily integrated into any university network. With EPVT you'll be able to connect all required USB and COM-based devices to a single Ethernet network and interact with them regardless of their physical remoteness. The solution will provide you with the ability to access an unlimited number of remote ports.

Eltima Port Virtualization Technology

What Eltima Port Virtualization Technology does, in fact, is converts serial and USB signals into network data packets and forwards them to client machines over LAN or the Internet. Client machines, in turn, connect to remote equipment over virtual interfaces created in their systems with the help of EPVT.

Major benefits of EPVT integration into a university LAN/WAN

Thanks to EPVT, working with equipment across the university (or any other educational institution) becomes easier and more convenient. By integrating EPVT into your education network, you get:

  1. Remote interaction and device management via absolutely secure channels. The remote access technology can be successfully integrated into the network server or the operating systems of the university computer network.
  2. Improved efficiency of work and the education process. Working with the university database becomes simpler and more effortless.
  3. The users of the education network get the opportunity to interact with an unlimited number of remote devices.

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