Channel - February 2005, Issue
Network Systems Team
Student Hall Network Equipment Renewal This Summer
In June 2004 the ITSC and the Estates Management Office (EMO) had
jointly submitted a funding application to the University Grants
Committee (UGC) for improvement changes on our student hall network
(ResNet). We are pleased to announce that the UGC has recently
approved our funding request.
All network switches currently being deployed in ResNet (except the new
UG6 hall) are almost 8 years old, and are showing signs of aging which
begins to somehow affect the network stability and performance from
time to time. With the approved funding, ITSC will arrange to replace
all obsolete equipment with new devices, while EMO will work on the
enhancement changes on the air-conditioning and power supply for some
of our network equipment closets.
The actual network equipment renewal exercise is tentatively scheduled
to take place in July. Once all the improvement works are in
place by the new academic year, our student hall residents can then
enjoy a more stable ResNet with further improved service availability.