We at Barre (Spaulding HS) will continue using ILN over IP, but try to
avoid use at peak times also...
At 11:31 AM 7/17/05 -0400, you wrote:
> Hello everyone -
> You may know that the Department of Education has been working to
restore the ILN system to some level of functionality in the next school
year using Internet Protocol (IP), but without ATM. We are interested in
and will be working toward a more permanent solution in order to maintain a
statewide videoconferencing network to support schools. The Department has
been successful in securing significant bandwidth to support the system and
has funding to hire a management team to provide technical support at both
the state and local levels, programmatic support, and to provide advice in
configuring the polycom and your local gateway to the Internet for ILN use.
There will be no additional cost to the school district for any of the
above services or for use of the system, but..... NOTE that SOME local
systems may need to be upgraded/increase bandwidth in order to connect well
enough with the ILN bridge. The costs of such upgrades or bandwidth
improvements must be absorbed!
> by the local district.
> Virtually all of the equipment currently in place will still be
usable in the new system, although some modification of the existing
routers may be required.
> The biggest question for local educators is whether there is
adequate existing local bandwidth to support simultaneous use of ILN along
with Internet use on the part of staff and students.
> So this question is for Technology Coordinator-types: Will you
revive ILN at your local level if it is made available to you as described
above? Please let me know so we can get a general reading of the level of
> Many thanks -
> Bill Romond, Vermont Department of Education
Diane Stacy, Network Administrator
Barre Supervisory Union #61
155 Ayers Street
Barre, VT 05641
(802)476-4811 ext 169 (Voice mail)
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