Polycom Features ISC Telecommunications (PennNet Phone) Feature Description Speed Dial Support an increased list of frequently dialed numbers Ring Tones Ring tone per telephone number; and ability to turn ring tone off (silent ring) per telephone number Drop One leg of 3-way Call Ability to drop the third leg of a conference call Clear Call History Ability to erase call history on phone without power cycling set Manage contacts on a phone Save a number by name; and then search by name. Local contacts database specific to the phone DND, Hold and Redial buttons on set Ease of use Better Display Higher resolution, back-lighting, etc.
ISC Telecommunications Support
Traditional Telephone and Voice Mail Service
e-mail [email_address] or call (215) 746-6000
PennNet Phone and Voice Mail Service (Consult your Local Support Provider)
VET – AirPennNet-Guest has been added to NBC as of 08/04/2008
Dental Wireless covers 100% of their complex (space planned for renovations)
Nursing at 50% with 90+% intended coverage once renovations are completed within their construction schedule.
Short Term Strategy
Enhance AirPennNet website to provide more information about the service
Coverage maps, FAQ, Technical information
Normal/standard operating mode in FY2009
Continue with wireless expansion per customer demand
Make no major changes or hardware upgrades to the current wireless infrastructure
Project to Evaluate Next Generation WLAN
Testing new controller-based architecture, 802.11n, and capabilities for real time applications over wireless.
RFP drafted and submitted to 3 vendors (Cisco, Meru, Aruba)
Review Responses in Early Fall
Evaluations ending by end fall.
Vendor selection by 01/2009
Small Pilot (entire building) by 3Q FY2009
Purchase by end FY2009 for FY2010 deployment
Design of Campus User Rapid/Self Service to Enable Guest Access
Early stages of discussion
Targeting end of FY2009 Pilot
Next Generation 802.11 Wireless
802.11b – first deployed at Penn in 2000-2001
11 Mb/sec data rate, 2.4 GHz spectrum
802.11a – first deployed at Penn in 2004-2005
54 Mb/sec data rate, alternate radio spectrum
802.11g – first deployed at Penn in 2004-2005
54 Mb/sec data rate, 2.4 GHz spectrum
“ backwards compatible” with 802.11b
802.11n to be deployed at Penn in 2009
Higher data rates
over 100 Mb/sec possible in 2.4 GHz
over 300 Mb/sec possible in 5 GHz
Much improved multi path handling
Wireless Authentication Evolution Timeline Wireless Security 2000 MAC address offline registration. No security measures – didn’t scale, long delays and turn around. 2002 Bluesocket Gateway - https redirect page for authentication. Login secure, but all other data vulnerable, single point of failure. 2005 802.1X AirPennNet authentication using EAP authentication with WEP. 2008 AirPennNet additionally supports WPA Enterprise authentication. Added AirPennNet-Guest for legacy & guest use. Future WPA2 – full 802.11i standard. Full session strong encryption. Greatly reduced vulnerability to a range of attacks (authentication , foraging, replay, key collision, weak keys, packet foraging, brute-force/dictionary attacks)
New Wireless Architectures
Possible controller based solution:
Streamline management – installations, configurations, radio & power management
Cell based architectures may help with client roaming decisions (less dropped connections)
Secure fast roaming (roaming from one AP to another is handled per building and not autonomously)
May also help with real time application performance
Proposed Wireless Guest IP Funding Model
Goal : To enable proper IP ranges for AirPennNet and AirPennNet-Guest, and to ensure use of AirPennNet as primary wireless network
AirPennNet is strongly recommended as primary wireless network for Penn faculty, staff, and students (security, speed, and availability)
AirPennNet-Guest was designed for visitors and for devices incapable of supporting 802.1x. (network has restrictions and is less secure)
Policy: Previous Wireless-PennNet policies allowed for some centrally subsidized IP addresses for public areas. AirPennNet-Guest allows for visitors to roam to all areas of campus. Two ranges of IP addresses for AirPennNet & AirPennNet-Guest make it difficult to manage the IP ranges (i.e. costs) to a minimum.
Propose that 10% of IP range for AirPennNet networks be subsidized for IP range in AirPennNet-Guest networks. Schools or centers will pay for IP costs greater than 10% of AirPennNet IP range.
Proposed Wireless Guest IP Funding Model
Cost impact to CSF FY’09
4041 IP’s assigned for Wireless-PennNet in FY’08.
10% cost of those IP’s equals 404 * $4.29 * 12 = $20,798 per year.
Costs would be absorbed by ISC in FY’09
Potential cost impact to CSF FY’10
8000 IP’s assigned for AirPennNet projected
10% cost of those IP’s equals 800 * $1.67 * 12 = $16,032 per year.