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                                        Wireless Connectivity Brings Added
                                        Benefits to United Cerebral Palsy
                 The Challenge
           United Cerebral Palsy of
             Huntsville & Tennessee
                                        M            ost of us take typing on a computer
                                                     keyboard, surfing the Web, or doing
                                        homework for granted, but for the thousands of
                                                                                                 had a stroke learn to read again. As a member of
                                                                                                 the Alliance for Technology Access (ATA) and as
                                                                                                 the only Microsoft Accessibility Resource Center
                                        individuals that use the Technology Assistance           (MARC) in Alabama, T.A.S.C. is devoted to the
        Valley, Inc., needed both to    for Special Consumers (T.A.S.C.) Resource                latest technologically advanced tools that help
      install a network at their new    Center, these tasks do not come easy.                    the disabled.
       facility and needed wireless
                                           T.A.S.C. is a program of the United Cerebral              During a recent relocation to a larger, more
               network connectivity.
                                        Palsy (UCP) of Huntsville & Tennessee Valley, Inc.       modern facility, UCP evaluated its networking
                                        Its mission is to provide individuals with disabili-     needs and decided to implement a new network.
                    The Solution        ties, their families and associated professionals        It soon became clear that wireless networking
          UCP deployed ADTRAN’s         with access to assistive technology devices and          would provide significant benefits, not just for
NetVanta 1335 Multiservice Access       services to increase independence at home,               the new UCP facility, but especially
 Router and NetVanta 150 Wireless       school and work.                                                          for T.A.S.C.'s Computer
  Access Points. This provided net-                                                                               Resource Center.
                                           “T.A.S.C. helps to provide
 work access and allowed them to
                                        freedom and increased indepen-         "The NetVanta 1335 provides            The Computer
      extend wireless connectivity
                                        dence for physically or mentally        everything we need for our       Resource Center is a fluid
          throughout their campus.                                               network today including a
                                        challenged individuals,” UCP of                                          environment. Staff members
                                        Huntsville & Tennessee Valley,          router, Power over Ethernet      move the contents of the room
                     The Benefit        Inc. Executive Director Cheryl          (PoE) Switch, and wireless       to new locations to meet the
                                                                               connectivity, while consider-
          UCP now has the ability to    Smith said. “Our programs help                                           needs of their individual clients.
                                                                                 ing our future needs with
    service clients in wireless labs,   them help themselves.”                                                   The room may be set one way for
                                                                                      the use of VPN."
allow workers to access corporate          Located in the main UCP                                               individual consultations or soft-
                                                                                         Cheryl Smith,
     information securely, and even     training and technology center,                                          ware evaluations, while it may
                                                                                   Director UCP of Huntsville
 allow board members and visitors       T.A.S.C.’s Computer Resource                  & Tennessee Valley         need to be completely reconfig-
to access a public network, thanks      Center houses a variety of com-                                          ured for educational classroom-
to the NetVanta products. This has      puters accessible to individuals                                         style sessions.
  increased customer satisfaction,      who have mild to severe physical                                                 “Many of our clients have
   increased workflow productivity      disabilities, who are visually impaired or blind,          mobility issues that make navigating cables
    and heightened security for the     or who have learning or cognitive disabilities. On         and wiring difficult and potentially hazardous,”
                entire organization.    a daily basis, staff members work with parents,            T.A.S.C. Program Manager Lisa Snyder said.
                                        children, educators and professionals by provid-              With the multi-functional needs of the lab,
                                        ing consultations and training on the equipment            ADTRAN’s NetVanta 1335 Multiservice Access
                                        and appropriate software that can help a person            Router and NetVanta 150 Wireless Access Points
                                        who is blind use a computer through a talking              (WAPs) were a perfect solution. “Wireless access
                                        screen, allow a young child with cerebral palsy            gives us the ability to reconfigure the room
                                        to type by a simple movement of her head, or               quickly and easily, without the worry of re-
                                        select software that can help a person who has             cabling," Snyder explained.

                                                                                        NetVanta 150

                                                                                        NetVanta 1335
Think ADTRAN. Think Success.

                                                "The NetVanta 1335 provides everything we                                                                                                                                                                                                                           added security benefits because the SSID is not
                          About UCP           need for our network today, including a router,                                                                                                                                                                                                                       openly broadcast; therefore it is undetectable to
                 The mission of United        Power over Ethernet (PoE) Switch and wireless                                                                                                                                                                                                                         other businesses and HIPAA compliant.
          Cerebral Palsy of Huntsville        connectivity, while considering our future needs                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The public wireless network is used by
       & Tennessee Valley, Inc., is to        with the use of VPN," Smith added.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    visitors to access the Internet for email, soft-
        enhance the quality of life for
                                                 A NetVanta 1335 PoE was placed in the                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ware downloads, and/or file transfers.It’s SSID
       individuals with disabilities by
                                              network closet and three NetVanta 150 WAPs                                                                                                                                                                                                                            is broadcasted so it can be seen by other wire-
    minimizing the effects of cerebral
                                              were placed throughout the UCP building to                                                                                                                                                                                                                            less networks, but remains secure because an
         palsy and other physical dis-
                                              extend wireless connectivity to locations outside                                                                                                                                                                                                                     encrypted login/password is required
    abilities. UCP strives to fulfill this
                                              of the T.A.S.C. Computer Resource Center.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             for access.
     mission through direct services,
        community education, parent              UCP was able to establish both private and                                                                                                                                                                                                                           “The ability to segment our network has
                training and advocacy.        public wireless networks using the NetVanta                                                                                                                                                                                                                           been very beneficial,” Smith explained. “We
                                              1355/150 combination. The private wireless                                                                                                                                                                                                                            can protect the network from outside intruders,
                                              network is used by UCP employees to access the                                                                                                                                                                                                                        while at the same time allow our clients, visitors,
                      About T.A.S.C.          protected UCP network, file servers and printers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and board members to access the Internet or
     T.A.S.C. provides state-of-the-art
                                              This private network is protected and requires                                                                                                                                                                                                                        public areas of the network while in meetings.”
    technology services, evaluations,
                                              logins, passwords, SSID, etc. The network offers
      training and equipment loans to
           individuals with disabilities
          regardless of their disability         UCP_Case_Study
            or age. T.A.S.C. also has a
      computer lab featuring adaptive
     switches and devices in order to                                                                    Network
     access over 1,500 pieces of soft-
  ware for use or loan. Augmentative                                                                                                    NetVanta 1335                                                                                                                                                                                  STAT   ETH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 GHz   5 GHz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    802.11a 802.11b
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NetVanta 150

     Communication devices are also                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NetVanta 150
          available for demonstration,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               NetVanta 1335
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     23   24   G1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           21   22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 19   20
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                                                                                                                                                                                             15   16
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                                                                                                                                                                9   10
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                                                                                                                                                5   6
                                                                                                                                        3   4
                                                                                                                                1   2

   evaluation and/or short-term loan.

                                                                                        NetVanta 150

                                                                      5 GHz   5 GHz
                                                         STAT   ETH   802.11a 802.11b

                                                       NetVanta 150
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     NetVanta 150
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     T.A.S.C.’s Computer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Resource Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   5 GHz   5 GHz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      STAT   ETH   802.11a 802.11b

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NetVanta 150

                       NetVanta 150                                                                    UCP Board Room
    NetVanta 150 lightweight Wireless
         Access Points can be used to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       UCP Offices
    Wi-Fi -enable a NetVanta network.

   Providing concurrent 802.11b/g and
 802.11a radio support at speeds up to
54Mbps, these business-class access
   points are perfect for the corporate
       environment needing a secure,
            integrated WLAN solution.

                     NetVanta 1335
      The NetVanta 1335 Multiservice
    Access Router is a performance-
   enhanced platform that addresses
      the need of multiple networking
           devices in a single compact
     platform. This product integrates
     a modular IP access router with
      a wireless access point, 24-port
   Layer 3 Power over Ethernet (PoE)
      switch, firewall, VPN appliance,       Specifications subject to change without notice. ADTRAN and NetVanta are registered trademarks of ADTRAN, Inc.
    and DSU/CSU, all in one platform.        All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners. For more information
                                             regarding ADTRAN's export license, please visit
        In addition, the NetVanta 1335
     delivers the throughput required        ADTRAN believes the information in this publication to be accurate as of publication date, and is not responsible for
                                             error. Content subject to change without notice. ADTRAN provides an industry-leading warranty with all of its prod-
      for IP telephony, corporate con-       ucts. For more details, visit
         nectivity and internet access,      An Export License is required if these ADTRAN products are sold to a Government Entity outside of the EU+8 (Austria,
           even with advance services        Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary,
                 enabled like QoS, NAT,      Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal,
                                             Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom). This is per DOC/BIS ruling
                           and firewall.     G030477 issued June 6, 2003.

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