left to right: Dr. Andrei Petrovski (RGU), Obinna Edward Onugha (CapRock), Professor Chrisina Jayne (RGU), Christopher McDermott (RGU), Dale Gray (CapRock), Jay Gray (CapRock)
Members of RGU’s School of Computing Science and Digital Media have received a donation of CISCO networking equipment from the professionals at Harris CapRock.
Members of the Harris CapRock team visited the computing labs at The Sir Ian Wood Building on Wednesday September 21.
The equipment was donated as part of the university’s summer equipment refresh and included six switches and four routers, among which were the department’s first Gigabit speed edge switches.
Customers have options when it comes to their networks. Cost, download and upload speed, reliability and application all factor into prioritizing elements in a configuration. Customers can work with companies like Harris CapRock to best determine personal bandwidth needs for optimal performance.
Bandwidth is the volume at which data is transmitted, and the higher the bandwidth, the more data that is simultaneously transferred. Expressed as kilobits per second (Kbps), megabits per second (Mbps) or gigabits per second (Gbps), rates are listed typically in the satellite industry as “bandwidth of traffic going to the customer/bandwidth of traffic leaving the customer” (e.g. 512/128 Kbps). This would mean that you are communicating at a 512 Kbps receipt speed and a 128 Kbps transmit speed.
File size, on the other hand, is shown in bytes (8 bytes are in 1 bit). Typical files sizes are measured in kilobytes (1,000 bytes), megabytes (1 million bytes), gigabytes (1 billion bytes) and terabytes (1 trillion bytes). The larger the file, the more bandwidth is needed to transmit.
The World Residences at Sea (image via: http://aboardtheworld.com/experience/)
The World is the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth. With 165 luxury apartments and more than 200 crew cabins, residents own their onboard homes and select a new itinerary around the globe that suits their interests every two to three years. Among the world-class amenities on this yacht now includes a state-of-the-art Internet Protocol Television system (IPTV), the Hibox Smartroom TV Solution.
Summer vacation had a different meaning for Harris CapRock employee Christopher Daniels and his son. As members of Youth on a Mission at their local Houston church, Daniels chose to embark on a two-week journey to Cuba, using vacation time and his own resources to lend a hand to people in need. During the trip, a group of 15 volunteers spent time in La Pua and Caimito, working in conjunction with the Cuban government to provide workforce resources and financial aid for various projects.
When Tim Engel talks about work, his team, and what motivates him to achieve, his enthusiasm is obvious.
“I’m driven to succeed, and I want everyone around me to succeed as well,” said Tim Engel, regional services manager, Harris CapRock.