Hardware


Northwestern To Update Campus Police Communications

Northwestern University is moving to an IP-based 900 MHz voice and integrated data system for the Evanston and Chicago campus police, facilities management, events staff, sports facilities management, and other support and operations staff.

Butte College Goes 'Grid Positive' with Solar Energy

Butte College in Oroville, CA said it has made history this week by becoming the first institution in the United States to go "grid positive." The Northern California college, which has about 14,000 students, now generates more electricity from its solar arrays than it consumes and will deliver power back to the electric grid.

Texas A&M To Save $1.1 Million Annually Through Efficiency Upgrades

Texas A&M and Siemens have entered a $15.1 million performance contract guaranteed to save the university $1.1 million dollars in annual energy and operational costs.

Internet2 and Level 3 Team To Deliver 8.8 Terabit to Schools

Advanced networking consortium Internet2 will be working with Level 3 Communications, which develops fiber-based communications services, to deliver 8.8 terabit capacity to support institutions nationwide, including community colleges.

Stanford's Knight Management Center To Receive LEED Platinum

Using solar power generation, recycled materials, and a water-efficient sewage system, Stanford University's new Knight Management Center will achieve a LEED Platinum rating for environmental sustainability, according to information released by the school.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Completes First Phase of Efficiency Upgrades

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has completed building upgrades that will save the school an estimated $620,000 in energy costs per year.

American University Adds 2,300 Solar Panels

American University is installing more than 2,300 solar panels to build the largest urban solar hot water system on the East Coast.

5 Ways To Build a Better Wireless Network

College IT professionals offer hard-won advice on how to create a campus WiFi network for the 21st century.

WiFi Overhaul

What do you get when you cross students' expectations for ubiquitous, high-performance wireless network access with stone and iron buildings constructed in the early-1900s? You wind up with a "harsh" WiFi environment where thick walls and ancient construction methods thwart attempts to create an all-access environment.

Arista Intros Energy-Efficient 10/40 GbE Switch for Clusters, Virtualization

Arista Networks has rolled out its new 10/40 gigabit Ethernet data center switch, the Arista 7050 series. Delivering 1.28 terabits of switching performance at less than 2 watts per 10 GbE interface, the 7050 series is, according to the company, the most power-efficient 10/40 GbE switch on the market. It is optimized for Hadoop Clusters, VMware virtual machine farms, and other broad-ranging enterprise deployments.