Pinellas County Integrates Wired and Wireless Networks
Pinellas County is Florida's most densely populated county. Located on a compact peninsula bounded to the east by Tampa Bay and to the west by the Gulf of Mexico. Their challenges are to move from limited separate wireless LANs to cohesive countywide wired-wireless network encompassing 53 locations and 111 buildings and build strong network security to manage BYOD access exposure challenges. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They have implemented Cisco Aironet 2600 and 3600 Series 802.11n APs connected and powered by PoE+ Cisco catalyst 2960 Series switches, Cisco 5700 Series Wireless LAN controllers and Cisco Mobility Services Engine. The results of implementing the Cisco were integrated wired and wireless management simplifies user support, network operation, security, and troubleshooting.