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A New Building Gets "Smart" Infrastructure

As the Binghamton University Chemistry and Physics faculty kick off the academic year in the brand new, LEED Gold certified Smart Energy building, they can do so knowing that they are utilizing state of the art IT infrastructure. 


Information Technology Services (ITS) Operations and Infrastructure staff spent the last year building the technical infrastructure in the building that included deploying over 1,400 data connections, 150 proximity card controller doors, over 50 wireless access points and 30 network switches.


Through the use of the high speed data network and WiFi throughout the building, faculty and students are able to pursue their research and academic efforts in an efficient and untethered manner. Over a thousand hours of Telecommunications and Network staff time was spent planning and deploying this network, from installing and terminating Ethernet and fiber optic cable, to deploying WiFi access points and data switches. And through the continued deployment of advanced security technologies such as door access control and IP security cameras at Binghamton University, we can ensure that our building infrastructure is contributing toward making our campuses as safe as possible while still being convenient and user-friendly.