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Campus wide mobility for production cart

I'm looking for some creative ideas to solve a mobility problem within our campus.

Consider a mobile production cart with various video/audio equipment, including perhaps a PC and some video/audio equipment that needs a network connection. Not all of the equipment can be relied upon to support DHCP.

The idea is that the cart will be able to plug into a fiber for audio/video signals at specific places around our campus and then you can participate in a live production from there (for instance interviewing someone in the lobby.....), and some of this equipment might need network connectivity too.

The cart will roam the entire campus, and as such might plug into an RJ45 connection (located next to the fiber) which leads to the nearest wiring closet switch.

This would mean the equipment should either all support DHCP, as it will roam between different VLANs/subnets, or one would have to provide for instance a Mobile IP proxy solution.

Capacity wise I don't expect wireless to provide sufficient bandwidth, so we'd need wired access, and probably a small switch on the cart.

One option is to consider the cart a "wiring closet" and let it plug into an addtional fibre, but that might require repatching every time the cart moves.

Any ideas on how to (cheaply) provide this type of mobility?

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Re: Campus wide mobility for production cart

Your best bet is going to be to wire the cart with what ever is needed for the devices on the cart and take care of the network connection by putting a small router on the cart then running Mobile IP to take care of the roaming.

A good choice for a small router in this case would be the MAR3200 which is designed to be intergrated into devices and provides a number of interface options here is the details

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps272/index.html

A WGB could be used to be the wireless client to provide access when not plugged into a wired network

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Re: Campus wide mobility for production cart

I think you can go through some design guides and white papers for this.Heres onw document that might be of use for you:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/cc/pd/si/casi/ca8500/prodlit/8500_ov.htm

Cisco Employee

Re: Campus wide mobility for production cart

Your best bet is going to be to wire the cart with what ever is needed for the devices on the cart and take care of the network connection by putting a small router on the cart then running Mobile IP to take care of the roaming.

A good choice for a small router in this case would be the MAR3200 which is designed to be intergrated into devices and provides a number of interface options here is the details

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps272/index.html

A WGB could be used to be the wireless client to provide access when not plugged into a wired network

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