Indias premier information-enabling company, on 7 January
announced the implementation of a wireless local area
network (LAN) solution for the Amity Business School,
institutions of Ritnand Balved Education Foundation (RBEF),
a leading Noida-based premier educational institution.
This will enable Amity to go completely wireless, making
it the first of its kind in the country to do so. HCL
Insys is also engaged in other IT infrastructure projects
with Amity in the areas of IT security, intranet, messaging
and other IT management services.
Says Dr Ashok K
Chauhan, founder president of the 34 Amity institutions
across the country: "Consistent with our promise
to provide an unparalleled learning experience, we have
stolen the march over other educational institutions by
becoming pioneers in wireless communications on our campus.
By opting for HCL Infosystems, we believe we have partnered
with the best in the industry. It has unmatched expertise
in this area and is known for their innovative solutions."
HCL Insys vice-president
(operations) George Paul says: "HCL Insys has a tremendous
domain knowledge in the education segment. We have successfully
implemented many state-of-the-art solutions across the
country. Our key strength is our ability to adapt to changing
technologies quickly and bring to our customers the very
best and the latest solutions. The wireless LAN solution
will facilitate learning and overall development of the
students at Amity. We are pleased to be associated with
this prestigious project."
The sprawling 15-acre
campus of Amity on the link road between Noida and Delhi
has been deployed all across with wireless intranet and
Internet connections. Students, faculty members and visitors
to the Amity campus will not require a phone jack or data
point to get connected to the institutes network. They
will have the ability to use their laptops/hand-held PDAs
to communicate through e-mail, conduct library search,
participate in an online discussion or surf the Net from
anywhere on the campus.
The technology adopted is based on IEEE 802.11b standard
operating at 11Mbps bandwidth using 2.4GHz direct sequence
spread spectrum (DSSS). The wireless access points are
strategically positioned within the campus to ensure free
roaming of laptops. These access points seamlessly integrate
with the existing fibre-based wired network backbone of
the campus. It provides authentication and security using
wired equivalent privacy (WEP) standards.
HCL Insys is helping
Amity achieve the same feat at the 2.1-acre campus of
the Amity Business School at Saket, south Delhi, and the
120-acre campus of the Amity Business School at Education
Valley in Manesar, Gurgaon.
The Amity Business
School was established by RBEF and is promoted by the
worldwide AKC group of companies. Dr Ashok K Chauhan is
the chairman and chief Executive officer of the group
and the founder president of RBEF. It has been ranked
20th among the top business schools in the country and
seventh among the top post-1990 business schools in India
in a survey conducted by Outlook magazine in 2001.
About HCL Infosystems
HCL Insys, a technology integrator, offers its customers
technology solutions across multiple platforms. This is
as a result of its expertise in developing state-of-the-art
indigenous enterprise solutions; understanding of the
networking technology; its design capabilities in product
engineering; integrating diverse hardware components and
its access to specialised technology for turnkey projects
through partnerships with various world-class players.
With a definite
and distinct focus on enterprise solutions and personal
computers, HCL Insys has direct customer service centres
at 151 locations, three software export factories and
a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. HCL Insys manufacturing
are ISO 9001-certified, while its software development
have achieved SEI CMM Level 4.
The company has set up an Internet subsidiary called HCL
InfiNet that provides value-added Internet services in
the B2B and B2C
areas. With a mission statement to provide world-class
information technology solutions and services to enable
its customers to serve their customers better, HCL Insys
is setting new standards of information technology in