Project Coordination, Consulting, Design, Installation, and Maintenance Services for the Telecommunications Physical Plant
Michigan Tech Telecommunications maintains a high quality multi-service network and is ultimately responsible for the design, installation, and maintenance of the University's telecommunications physical plant.
Therefore, only Telecommunications Engineering authorized personal are permitted to install or modify the campus physical plant or install network equipment. Refer to Section 10.7.3 of the University Operating Procedures Manual for more information on the Michigan Tech Telecommunications Services Network Cabling Policy and Procedure.
Unless other arrangements are made, all work will be performed on a time and material basis.
Jack Location Installation
Michigan Tech's campus is extensively wired for networking services; however there may be locations that need new or additional jacks installed. Requests for new locations will be handled by on an individual case basis.
Wiring Labs or Larger Areas
Cabling labs and large areas, such as a wing of a building, must be planned and engineered with the Michigan Tech Telecommunications group. Estimates will be provided with the scope of work definition. Estimates given for a project will be honored for 15 days, due to price fluctuations on material. Scheduling larger projects well in advance is important to ensure adequate staffing and parts availability to meet the desired completion dates.
Wireless Network Site Surveys and Access Points
All Wireless Access Points on the Michigan Tech campus must be installed and configured by the Telecommunications department. Telcom installs, operates, and maintains the Rovernet Wi-Fi service using the Aruba Networks 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi platform. When a request is received for a new Rovernet installation, a site survey is performed to discover any noise that might interfere with the wireless signal as well as the type and number of access points needed to cover the desired area. The result of the site survey will allow for a detailed estimate of installation costs associated with the project.
For more information see: How to Request Wireless Network Services
Michigan Tech Telecommunications obtains volume discounted pricing on some equipment that may be purchased from our department. Checking in prior to purchasing may save time and money. We also have a list of vendors to obtain pricing for items we do not sell directly.
Engineering Services & Estimates
Design and engineering assistance along with written estimates are provided for projects under our control. We occasionally work with outside departments or companies to provide assistance for projects. Estimates on projects are based upon estimated time and materials unless other arrangements are made. All engineering and design work is performed by competent skilled technicians and engineers.
Consulting Services for Engineered Systems or Services
The Telecommunications Engineering team can assist in a consultative role on many projects. Our engineering group has subject matter experts in networking, telecommunications, RF, and physical plant installations. With years of experience and training, all our team members have professional skills. From complete solutions to basic installations, we have the experience to make things happen.
How to Order
Requests for quotes and detailed engineering will be handled on an individual case basis by the appropriate engineering group. Contact us at 906-487-1111 or email email@example.com to schedule an initial consultation.