WMU News

OIT has new PDA formatted Web site

Feb. 20, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- To address the needs of the growing number of wireless PDA users on Western Michigan University's campus, the Office of Information Technology has created a new version of its Web site that is formatted especially for wireless personal data assistants, such as Compaq iPAQ and Palm handhelds.

This PDA Web site is based on the new customer-oriented general Web site that OIT released Feb. 11. It provides valuable links for student, faculty, staff, departmental, and general users. The Web address for this new PDA Web site is <www.wmich.edu/oit/mobile>.

In January, President Elson S. Floyd teamed up with U.S. Rep. Fred Upton for a campus "wire-cutting" ceremony to mark the successful completion of Floyd's "Wireless Western" initiative. More than 600 wireless access ports have been installed in campus buildings, and nearly 30 outdoor units are being placed to carpet the campus with wireless capability that will allow faculty, staff and students to access University networks and the Internet from virtually every corner of the campus. The initiative makes WMU one of the first major research universities in the nation, and the only one in Michigan, to offer campuswide wireless computing. [Click for more.]

Send questions and comments about the OIT Web site to <oit-web@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thomas.myers@wmich.edu

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