A smart campus leverages advanced technology to establish a digital environment that enhances the experiences of students and staff. This technological infrastructure encompasses various features, including self-service technology in classrooms, guided parking systems, virtual health appointments, and food service kiosks.
However, the impact of smart campuses goes beyond mere quality-of-life improvements. As campuses grow to accommodate many individuals, managing network access, public safety systems, and maintenance requests becomes a significant challenge comparable to managing a small town.
To address these challenges, smart campus technology provides centralized control. That results in improved scalability, enhanced data visibility, and cost savings through automation and simplified management. Thus, comprehensive coverage across the entire campus is ensured with Wi-Fi and/or cellular technology. Many colleges opt for private 5G networks to effectively cover vast outdoor areas spanning multiple buildings. Unlike commercial carriers, these private networks are owned and managed by the campus’s IT department. Leveraging cellular wireless technology, particularly outdoors, offers broader coverage per access point. The coexistence of private cellular networks and Wi-Fi on campus is seamless as they operate on different spectrums without interference.
Private 5G networks are deployed in campus settings to optimize business processes. Thus, guarantee coverage in challenging radio frequency or operating conditions, provide network control for specific configurations, security, and data privacy requirements. And meet the performance demands of critical applications. Industries relying on high-tech operations prioritize retaining sensitive operational data on-premises.
Echelon Edge’s Private Wireless Network empowers smart campuses to dynamically manage highly specific service level objectives for bandwidth and latency performance in critical use cases. Moreover, with the integration of 5G campus networks, smart campuses unlock the potential to revolutionize education, enhance connectivity, and embrace the opportunities of the digital era.