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Networks Services and the Voice team prepared the new Engineering and Science Building for students and faculty use

Vanderbilt IT teams played a major role in preparing the new Engineering and Science Building (ESB) for the 2016-2017 academic year. Network Services installed wireless access points and network switches (among other network equipment) last month to enable a variety of services to function properly, such as network access, card readers, security cameras and building controls. The team created unique network applications for this building, including network integration with a toxic gas monitoring system, building lighting controls and specialized multimedia classroom technology.

This major work effort was completed in the two-week span after construction was completed and prior to the building becoming occupied. As such, the aforementioned network installations ensured that classroom instruction would begin on time. MyVU featured an article about ESB's grand opening on Aug. 24.

The Voice team installed seven phone lines in the new Innovation Center—a part of the ESB. This center will support the innovation and collaboration of students and faculty members. Installations and moves will continue through the month of October.