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Network Upgrades

Library Upgrade

Rewire library with new Cat 6 cabling and replace the existing switches/hubs with a Cisco 4500 series multilayer switch. This will increase network speed up to 10x what it currently is. This project will also increase network security and bring this building up to spec with the remainder of our network.

As of February 2009: This project is scheduled to start in the coming weeks.

Plant Upgrade

Rewire plant with new Cat 6 cabling and replace the existing switches with a Cisco 3500 series multilayer switch. This will increase network speed up to 10x what it currently is. This project will also increase network security and bring this building up to spec with the remainder of our network.

As of February 2009: This project is 99% complete. The only remaining task is to install a fiber patch cable connecting the astronomy lab from the WIC to the new switch in the plant IDF. We are also going to replace the fiber feeding the new switch because it comprised of several shorter pieces which we have temporarily interconnected with jumpers. This can cause an unnecessary db loss.

 

 

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