Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Sun Microsystems to support WWC Panama project

Sun Microsystems, Inc., is providing wireless sensor technology to Warren Wilson College in support of the effort to implement GIS and sensor technologies in Panama (see previous post on the project here).

Sun has provided two SunSPOT development kits to help implement a wireless sensor network on the WWC campus. This network will serve as both a test network for the larger deployment planned in Panama and an ecological monitoring tool for WWC students and faculty. The project requires an interdisciplinary focus and will engage undergraduates on many levels, including work crews, courses in computer science and GIS, independent studies, senior theses, and natural science seminars.

Sun will be providing additional development kits and other resources to the project as the campus sensor network is developed.