Using the correct wiring design for purpose built student housing is a crucial part of delivering an outstanding wired and wireless experience to student housing residents, and can be cost effective too.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 17, 2015
Campus Technologies Inc, a leading managed network provider and system architect of high capacity wired and wireless Internet Access networks in residential student accommodation, today announces the release of it’s latest white paper on best practices for Internet delivery wiring of student housing, delivering a solid foundation for delivering an excellent user experience (UX) for residents. This white paper documents the latest in a series of best practices for the student housing industry.
For purpose built student housing where wired and wireless Internet access is provided as an amenity, the best practice is that all resident-accessible network jacks should be home run to the nearest wiring closet (IDF) rather than the common architecture which routes these drops to a media panel installed in each unit. To explore the reasons why, you’ll need to read this white paper.
Operational success in student housing internet delivery depends on Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability, or RAS. In June of 2015, Campus Technologies Inc tested the “Student Housing”, or home run model and the “Traditional Multifamily” or media panel model scenarios on a live construction project of a new student housing property with a mix of unit types using best practice hardware choices, and compared the cost of various unit configurations using each methodology.
The results showed that the construction costs were over $18,000 lower overall by using the student housing, or home run model model.
However, that cost savings are not the driving factor behind defining the home run model as a student housing best practice – although they do help make the argument. The real reason is that the best practice model reduces the number of failure points and the likelihood of failure, reducing downtime and increasing resident satisfaction – and satisfied residents are much more likely to renew their leases next year, and tell their friends how great the internet service is at your property.
ABOUT CAMPUS TECHNOLOGIES
Campus Technologies Inc. is a leading North American technology provider to both on and off campus collegiate housing. Established in 2001 it has maintained a dedicated focus on the technology needs of student residents and the owners and operators of Student Housing communities. More at http://www.campustechnologies.com