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Faculty and Staff
Review Network Upgrade Design
During the past several months, members of the Lewis-Clark State College Information
Technology Department and representatives of key "customer' groups from the college
community have worked with Hargis Engineering to identify requirements and develop initial
designs to upgrade LCSC's data networking infrastructure.
Top goals for the upgrade include:
- Increasing the number of network drops (places to access the LCSC network) in key
locations across the campus.
- Providing access to the network in several facilities not currently on the Local Access
Network (LAN)-for example, the dorms.
- Implementing wireless technology in several community locations (the SUB, commons areas,
etc.) to provide increased mobility and flexibility for students and employees who use the
- Modernizing existing building wiring in several locations to support higher bandwidth
uses (decreasing congestion for internet connections).
Over the holiday break, LCSC and Hargis Engineering personnel completed walkthroughs of
each building for the initial design recommendations. Key LCSC customer
representatives-the users-and IT staff will review these designs on January 11th in
preparation for a design review meeting with the Department of Public Works in early
February. The project is expected to go out for bids in mid- to late February.
The IT department is inviting LCSC staff and faculty to view the design proposals at an
open house/brown bag lunch meeting, scheduled from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday,
January 18th, in the Student Union Building, room 225. Drawings for the planned upgrades
will be available, and IT and Hargis Engineering personnel will be on hand to answer
questions and discuss the upgrades scheduled for various facilities on campus.
Information Technology Director and Chief Technology Officer Carmen Rahm invited everyone
to attend: "If you're interested in the upgrades scheduled for your area, feel free
to stop in. Bring your lunch if you plan to stay and get involved!"