College Planning & Management

JAN 2013

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R E A L -WOR LD S OLU T IONS TechUpgrade Business Class Ethernet Makes the Grade B oth The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and Atlantic Cape Community College, two southern New Jersey educational institutions, are receiving Ethernet services delivered by Comcast Corporation. This agreement will bring high-performance Internet to more than 15,900 students across the region for a variety of different applications. As the second-oldest community college in New Jersey, Atlantic Cape Community College serves more than 7,500 students and 400 faculty and staff members across both Atlantic and Cape May counties. The college depends on its Internet connection for both instructional resources and reliable access to Google Apps for Education, which is its primary communications tool for students, faculty, and staff. Stockton College, the only four-year plus graduate degree program college in southern New Jersey, has ensured the latest on-campus technologies and services for its more than 8,400 students since it was first founded 40 years ago. The college had originally installed multiple T1 lines to provide Internet services to its main campus in Galloway, but soon realized that in order to offer an advanced technological environment, a network infrastructure upgrade would be necessary. "Over the past few years alone, we've added a brand new 150,000-sq.-ft. campus center, the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, as well as four satellite learning centers, and have also seen steady growth in our student enrollment," says Joseph Loefflad, director for networking and telecommunications services at Stockton College. "This meant that we needed to be on the cutting edge of technology to meet our faculty and students' growing technological needs, while also having the flexibility to quickly and efficiently connect remote locations to our main campus." Both Stockton College and Atlantic Cape approached Comcast for a solution, which came in the form of an Ethernet Private Line (EPL) for Stockton College that connected its main campus to its satellite learning centers. It also installed a Comcast Ethernet Dedicated Internet (EDI) line that provided 500 Mbps of bandwidth, which is currently also being used to transfer security camera footage to the college's campus police department in real time. Atlantic Cape also uses Comcast's EPL services to now connect its main campus and branch campus locations. In addition to drastically increasing the speed and reliability of those between-campus connections, this gigabit-level service enhances many of Atlantic Cape's academic programs. CPM COMCAST BUSINESS SERVICES BUSINESS.COMCAST.COM/ENTERPRISE TECH SHOWCASE W H AT ' S N E W + N O T E W O R T H Y Lamp-Free Projectors Optoma Technology, Inc. — Interactive Display Systems The all-new EcoBright line of lamp-free, maintenance-free projectors meets the growing demand for increased reliability and low cost of ownership. Both the EcoBright ZW210ST (WXGA resolution) and EcoBright ZX210ST (XGA resolution) embrace the new Solid State Illumination (SSI) technology that delivers increased life while eliminating the need for expensive replacement parts and service. Sharp Electronics Corporation — Sharp's state of the art interactive displays bring big screen collaborative technology to the workplace, with the 60-in., 70in., and 80-in. class AQUOS BOARD line. Sharp's LED Backlit Touch-Panel Display is a complete interactive and digital solution with full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, in addition to the touch-screen capabilities. AV Lecterns High-Performance Wireless Tecom Electronics Ltd. — Xirrus Ñ Higher education is on Tecom launches the new design for its' TecPodium Interactive Lecterns; its new coloring is metallic sliver and white. With the streamlined, contemporary design, it interfaces with virtually every type of equipment typically used in a presentation, with all the capabilities integrated into a single lectern. the forefront of the mobile evolution. When we grow wireless user density in classrooms, professors can engage connected students in new ways and enhance learning. When we provide more reliable wireless access with fewer devices campuswide, cost of wireless implementation and management is reduced. HigherEducation-BYOD JANUARY 2013 / COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT 65

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