IHETSIndiana Higher Education Telecommunication System
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IHETS took note of a study published last summer by the Education Commission of the States, "Closing the College Participation Gap," which concluded that Indiana needs to increase adult participation in college by 94 percent by 2015 just to catch up to where the best states are today--and those states will have continued to move forward, IHETS officials view distance learning as a valuable tool for the state in closing this gap.
Intelenet administers the partnership and IHETS manages and operates the network.
We provide advanced network services to our clients, and those services must include the best security capabilities we can offer," says Dave King, IHETS executive director.
In addition, King notes, both IHETS and its ITN clients must address a growing list of technology objectives on a tight budget.
IHETS was already using Cisco touters and switches to link all 1,900-plus end points on the network.
The Cisco solution also enabled the IHETS team to take an automated, highly centralized approach to network-security management.
IHETS expects to be fully operational for the Fall 2002 semester, enabling interaction between faculty, instructors and students within the target campuses, and allowing classes to be reliably taught over their IP network.
By using Click to Meet, customers like IHETS are able to extend the reach of videoconferencing and rich media communications to a much broader group of users.
IHETS recently presented their IP conferencing program to an audience of other state network providers at "A Gathering of State Networks" in Tempe Arizona, held February 6-7, 2002.
Additional information about the IHETS IP video project can be found on the web at http://www.