A new wireless network at the University of British Columbia has been announced, and students have already been able to use it for a few hours a day.
The university announced Tuesday it has added the wireless network projector, which can display up to 50 different digital images, and that it will also be connected to a secure cloud-based system.
“We are really excited about the power of the new wireless infrastructure we’re building for students and faculty and for all the world,” said Mark Bovey, executive director of the university’s Wireless Network Projector and the university president.
“We’re able to offer the best network in the world to our students and our faculty.”
Bovey says students will be able to see images, videos and even their own videos in their classrooms, which are often located in the basement.
“The projector can show up to 30 different digital displays simultaneously,” he said.
“Students can work in their own labs and can work on assignments in their living rooms and their bedrooms.”
Students at the university, like many others, have been trying to get a wireless network connected to their campus for years.
That was the goal of the wireless projector project, which is a collaboration between Boveyer, B.C.’s wireless network minister, and the University Communications Association of Canada.
The project is being supported by B.J. Condon, BNAC.
Boveys group of wireless network experts are hoping to get the project approved for the 2019-20 academic year.
The projector is an updated version of the project that has been in use for the past four years.
Boveys team was able to get it approved for use by the B.E.O.B. in 2019.
The project has not yet been approved by the government, but the University is hopeful it will be.
The goal of Bove ys group is to make the wireless networks on campus available to everyone.
“Our hope is to help connect all students to the Internet as they move from school to school,” Boveyn s group said in a statement.
“Students will be the first to benefit from this new technology.”
The wireless projector is expected to cost $500,000 to $1.5 million and be connected through a cloud-enabled service, Boveye said.
Students will also have access to a security system that will encrypt all information that is sent over the network.
The wireless network is expected start on campus in October.