Did you know that there are 2,000 wireless access points across campus in buildings and green spaces and the number has doubled over the last three years? To meet the growing demand and for scalability, Networking and Telecommunications Services (NTS) continues to upgrade the wireless network. To accommodate the demand that experts in the industry predict, universities and high-density organizations will need four times the current number of access points.
According to Danny Fronce, associate director of Networking and Telecommunications Services, more wireless devices are hitting the K-State network than ever before. At 9:05 a.m. on a typical Friday morning, 9,234 devices were connected to the K-State wireless network, said Fronce. Fast forward to noon on any given day, when peak usage occurs with 14,000 devices connecting to our network.
Summer months are when Information Technology Services (ITS) prepares for the next academic year. This summer may prove to be the busiest summer on record for ITS, and it got even busier with needed support for the NCAA regional tournament in June.
K-State recently hosted the NCAA Manhattan regionals (June 2), and ITS staff had a mile-long to-do list in support of the tournament, including providing wired and wireless coverage for the press during this event. ITS ran ISDN and analog lines for ESPN to support Media Broadcasting from Tointon Stadium. In the Brandeberry Complex, staff installed wired and wireless Ethernet locations. In the merchandise tent, cabling was installed to provide connections for credit card transactions. Continue reading “Big summer projects in Information Technology Services”→