Wireless technologies are now essential in most scientific, research and educational environments since they provide mobility of users between several locations.
eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop. Today worldwide eduroam has evolved into a federation of federations, or confederation, that requires coordination of the activity between federations. For full details of the eduroam service available at a particular organization overseas you need to visit the web site of the organization.
eduroam.AM service is coordinated by ASNET-AM, and supports a global WiFi roaming enviroment between Armenian research organizations. At the same time eduroam.AM is integrated with the European and worldwide eduroam initiatives. This roaming enviroment is based on a service policy and a set of technologies that allow mobile users to get Internet connection across different organizations joined to eduroam. The main goal is roaming users can have a set of services that allow them to work accesing home and local services.
Goals of eduroam.AM:
To stablish a national WiFi roaming infrastructure for centers joined to ASNET-AM, working as a common repository of problems and solutions.
To develop a common service policy for WiFi roaming and alined with this policy at european level.
To align national WiFi roaming technologies and solutions with european and international ones.
To develop an information service infrastruture that helps WiFi roaming users to find useful information for connecting or accesing local services.
To spread information about WiFi roaming: manuals, standars, solutions, etc.
To promote, at national and international level, new solutions and initiatives that are being developed by ASNET-AM.