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BITS Connect 2.0 - Reporting from Ground Zero

Thursday, November 29, 2012   (0 Comments)
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BITSAA Alumni Communication

Dear BITSian,

400 BITSians have donated for the BITSConnect 2.0 project so far. Last week, the Chairman shared a fundraising update about the project. 1000+ proud BITSians have already signed up to Wear their BITS T-Shirt to their workplaces on Jan 11, 2013.

Here is a report on what BITS and BITSAA have been doing with your kind donations to BITSConnect 2.0.

Goa Campus - Classroom
Goa Campus Classroom

Telepresence Conference rooms: Godrej AV solutions has been tasked with the implementation of the Telepresence systems for the three campuses in India – Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad. The equipment installation is complete in Pilani and Goa, and is in process in the Hyderabad campus. Call testing is underway. The implementation in Dubai was delayed due to regulatory issues but has now been approved by the authorities.

Telepresence room in Pilani (Screams New!! Notice the chair covers!)
Telepresence Conference room in Pilani

EX 90 Desktop Systems:
One system has been installed on the desk of the Vice Chancellor and each Director, and also with the Chancellor Mr Kumar Mangalam Birla in Mumbai. This will help reduce administrative overhead.

    The Diros conferencing via the EX 90

    The Diros collaborating via the EX 90

    Webex: 1000 licenses for webex (web conferencing software) have been provided to all the faculty, and have been in use for the past 6 months.

    AV equipped classrooms: Equipment installations and programming are complete in Goa and Hyderabad campuses. Final testing and acoustic paneling is pending in the two campuses. In Pilani, the civil work is nearly complete and equipment installation will commence soon.

      Classroom at the Goa campus - another view
      Classroom at the Goa campus - another view

        Data center The data center at Aditya Birla Group in Andheri, Mumbai will host the video conferencing servers, and will act as the hub of the 130Mbps MPLS network between the BITS campuses. The servers have been installed in the racks, and the inter-connect will be switched on in December.

        In short - work is in full swing for the launch in Jan 2013.

        Stay tuned - we will continue to report to you from Ground Zero !

        Yours truly,
        The BITS Connect 2.0 Team

        P.S Have you signed up to Wear your BITS T-Shirt to your workplace on Jan 11, 2013?

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