Reliable in-building cellular and wireless signals are invaluable on a campus setting. There are many benefits to students having wireless connectivity, including guaranteed reception for campus wide alerts.
A community college put out a request for proposal (RFP) and extended the opportunity for Lexico to design a solution and compete for the business. We were awarded the project as a result of our cost effective design and proven track record.
The Community College is the state’s largest public post secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. This particular project included two buildings on the Richmond Campus, Johnson & McDaniel Halls. The total coverage 250,000 square feet of facilities.
The poor cellular signal was a combination of a somewhat rural campus and the materials used in construction of the buildings. In many cases, brick and concrete can interfere with the propagation of cellular signal. Community College had concerns regarding student and faculty safety. Harris Communications proposed a 3G solution in order to meet budgetary requirements and to ensure strong voice signals throughout both buildings. We installed CommScope Node A repeater in each building. It is an all copper system with components that can easily be scaled to 4G and beyond.
Community College was thrilled with the consistent and reliable signal they now have in Johnson and McDaniel Hall. We have had consistent signal since the system went live on the Richmond campus. We are working on additional projects with Community College and look forward to contributing to the positive experience for current and future students at Community College.
Community College is the state’s largest public post secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Community College has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities. In addition, its courses and programs transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.