Walsh University Receives Technology Grant


North Canton, Ohio (September 19, 2006) – Walsh University received a $120,000 grant from the networking division of Ohio Supercomputer Center on behalf of the Ohio Board of Regents for advancing the University’s technology. The funds will enable Walsh to secure an ultra-high-speed data network connection, enabling collaboration with other similarly-connected institutions on cutting edge research projects and participation in video-conferencing.

Wireless Neighborhood Project Brings Internet to Rural Ohioans


OARnet plays a leading role in the extension of Internet technology services to rural Ohio through the Connecting Rural Ohio Wireless Neighborhood Project. OARnet, ITEC-Ohio, and OSU engineers worked in conjunction with community leaders in Southern Perry County in Southeastern Ohio to install a satellite dish, LAN and WAN antennae that provide Internet connectivity throughout New Straitsville, Ohio, from a satellite 23,000 miles out in space.



Virtual Desktop and Open Email and Collaboration Solution

Join OARnet, VMware, and MCPc in a discussion around Desktop Virtualization (VMware View(TM) & ThinApp Technologies) and Open Email and Collaboration Solution (Zimbra).

This is a unique opportunity to gain an update from OARnet, VMware, and MCPc. Lunch will be provided. Attendance is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.



Best Practices for Securing Virtual Infrastructures and Virtualizing Tier 1 Applications

Join OARnet, VMware, and IBM for a VMware vSheild(TM) technology update. Learn how this family of security solutions can strengthen data security, improve control and accelerate IT compliance efforts at your institution with virtualization-aware protection.

World's First Gigaconference Pushes Videoconference Equipment Limits


Columbus, Ohio  (August 5, 2005) - The world' first Gigaconference videoconferencing event opened at noon EST today to showcase the use of high-end, high-performance videoconferencing equipment. The Internet2 Commons and Codian Corp are sponsoring the event.

More than 20 participating sites from around the world are giving presentations on a variety of topics including animated videos, musical performances, classroom teaching experiences, remote medical collaborations, and much more.

Worldwide Internet Event Helps Ohio Supercomputer Center Bring New Learning Technology to Ohio's K-12 Schools


Columbus, Ohio  (February 20, 2007) – The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) is helping deploy new technologies to Ohio’s K-12 schools with the 4th annual Megaconference Jr.  This global Internet event is designed to give students and teachers in primary and secondary schools around the world the opportunity to communicate, collaborate and contribute to each others’ learning in real time, using advanced multi-point video conferencing technology.