Happy Next Gen New Year!

The Next Gen Technology Project was very busy over the Winter Break providing enhanced technology resources to campus. The work completed is outlined below.

Network Switch Updates

Network Switch updates will enable increased network speeds. Buildings completed were:

  • Student Union West
  • Child Development Center (in CCB)
  • Corp Yard
  • Engineering
  • MacQuarrie Hall

SJSU Wi-Fi icon

Wi-Fi Network Updates

Wi-Fi Network updates will enable increased access and throughput. The campus Wi-Fi now has 3 times more coverage and 10 times more capacity when compares to last spring. The new technology has been deployed in all core campus buildings except the King Library and Tower Hall. Wi-Fi was also introduced for the first time in Campus Village and the residence halls.

Cisco 9971 Video Phone

Cisco 9971 Video Phone

Unified Communications Deployment

Unified Communications deployment enables sophisticated communication for campus employees. Buildings completed were:

  • Washington Square
  • Dudley Moorhead
  • Instructional Resource Center
  • Child Development Center

Next Up for Next Gen

Note: This article was originally published in a December 2013 newsletter and is being added to this blog for historical purposes.

The Next Gen Technology Project is on schedule this Fall. Last month we brought you the project schedule to date which you can view at IT Services Projects. This month, we’ll let you know what is happening in December.

Network Switch Updates

Network Switch updates will enable increased network speeds.

Dec 6:

  • Moss Landing Marine Labs
  • Student Union West

Dec 13:

  • Child Development Center (in CCB)
  • Corp Yard

SJSU Wi-Fi icon

Wi-Fi Network Updates

WiFi Network updates will enable increased access and throughput. In December we will complete cabling and pre-cutover installation to the following campus buildings:

  • Central Classroom Building
  • Hugh Gillis Hall
  • Dwight Bentel Hall
  • Sweeney Hall
  • Boccardo Business Center
  • Duncan Hall
  • MacQuarrie Hall
  • Clark Hall
  • Engineering
  • Health Building
  • Industrial Studies
  • Art
  • Video Phone Image
Cisco 9971 Video Phone

Cisco 9971 Video Phone

Unified Communications Deployment

Unified Communications Deployment enables sophisticated communication for campus employees. In December, phones in the following buildings will be updated.

  • Dec 6: Washington Square
  • Dec 13: Dudley Moorehead and Instructional Resource Center
  • Dec 20: Child Development Center

Unified Communications Deployment

Note: This article was originally published in a November 2013 newsletter and is being added to this blog for historical purposes.

The deployment of Cisco Unified Communications telephones continues, with departments assisting with communication and training. Campus employees will be provided with video phones that can be forwarded to personal mobile devices, as desired, and accessed via Cisco Jabber client software on PCs and Macs. This option enables video calling with software, without requiring your traditional desk telephone. Check out Unified Communication System for more information.

Deployed through October:

Cisco 9971 Video Phone

Cisco 9971 Video Phone

  • Computer Center
  • IT Services in Clark Hall
  • Lucas Business Complex
  • Music
  • Hugh Gillis Hall
  • Central Classroom Building
  • University Police/Human Resources

Schedule for November:

  • Nov 1: Tower Hall
  • Nov 8: Human Resources
  • Nov 22: Washington Square

Next Gen Technology Project Deployment Update

Note: This article was originally published in a August 2013 newsletter and is being added to this blog for historical purposes.

As previously communicated, the deployment of Next Gen Technology to campus users is underway in many campus areas this Summer.

Cisco Wireless Access Points

After behind-the-scenes installation of new network equipment in campus buildings, the project team is deploying Cisco Wireless Access Points to meet the rising demand generated by the increase in user wireless devices including smart phones, tablet computers, and laptops.

Cisco Unified Communications VoIP

The deployment of Cisco Unified Communications VoIP voice and video phones has been completed for users in the Music Building, with the Faculty Office Building, Hugh Gillis Hall and Student Union expansion planned next. Visit Unified Communication System for a full schedule of building sequencing through the end of calendar year 2013, along with more details on deployment coordination.

Next Generation Learning Spaces

Based on feedback from faculty and academic support staff, changes to the Next Generation Learning Spaces are being implemented to enhance the audio/visual controls systems. These changes will simplify the usage of the equipment in the spaces and automate the lecture capture capabilities into the SJSU VideoShare system. Workshops are planned for delivery by Academic Technology in August to train instructors assigned to classes in these spaces for the Fall 2013 semester.