Seminole State's Network Infrastructure

Network Infrastructure

Seminole State's network infrastructure provides secure, reliable, leading-edge network services that are required to meet the College's current and future voice and data needs. The College's network equips faculty, staff and students with the technology they need to access information and resources over Seminole State's local area network and wide area network, as well as the Internet.

Seminole State's network connects all campuses — Altamonte Springs, Heathrow, Oviedo and Sanford/Lake Mary — using fiber optic cable at gigabit speed. It is composed of more than 1,000 network devices such as switches, routers, firewalls, IP phones, controllers and access points. Each device is managed by the Computing and Telecommunication Services (CTS) Department.

Network Standards

  • Routers and switches: Seminole State uses routers and switches from leading industry vendors as part of its standards for network hardware. Routers and switches are connected at gigabit speeds, while other devices are connected at 100/1000 MB speeds.
  • Servers: Seminole State utilizes servers from one of the world's leading computer manufacturers. All servers have gigabit connectivity to the College's network. Seminole State uses a variety of operating systems, including Windows 2008 and Linux.
  • Desktops: Seminole State has more than 4,000 desktops provided by one of the leading PC suppliers in the nation. These desktops run Windows 7 in the College's labs and offices. Desktop connections are 100/1000 MB to the network on all Seminole State computers.
  • Internet connectivity:
    • Time Warner Telecom: 400 MB connection to the Internet
    • Florida Lambda Rail: 1 gigabit connection to the National Lambda Rail and I2
  • Wireless network: Seminole State's wireless network provides Wi-Fi access at the College's four campus locations. The wireless standards supported by the College are 802.11A, 802.11G and 802.11N.

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