Computer Networking Needs in Engineering Technology

by Michael Stewart, Univ of Arkansas at Little Rock, United States,
Pete Tschumi, Univ of Arkansas at Little Rock, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: University Programs in Computer-Aided Engineering, Design, and Manufacturing


This paper deals with the planning and implementation of a local area network at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in the new $13 million Engineering Technology and Applied Science building. The various curriculum areas in the Engineering Technology Department have different needs, as do the faculty and administrators. The various needs, engineering applications, and existing computer services available to the new building are discussed in this paper, as well as the anticipated needs and connections to various regional and national networks, such as BITNET and research oriented networks such as the NSF network. The paper also describes the technical aspects of the hardware, installation and software used in this network.

Subject Headings: Computer networks | Computer software | Computer aided design | Engineering education | Rocks | Curricula | Faculty | Existing buildings

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