How does your Student Experience compare to Peralta Community Colleges'?

NetXperts partnered with Peralta Community College to modernize its network infrastructure and wireless environment to deliver a better student experience across all campuses.

We should be throwing a party for you! Job well done, IT team. I LOVE the new setup, and use it every day. It helps me be a better instructor.”
— Steven, Laney College Staff

The district realized significant savings by leveraging NetXperts’ CollegeBuys partnership with Cisco. We were also able to begin the project rapidly and avoid delays that are typical with a formal RFP process by leveraging the CollegeBuys contract.

NetXperts is really proud to be a part of improving the student experience and working with an amazing group of students, staff and leadership at Peralta.

The Challenge

When Chancellor Jowel C. Laguerre, Ph.D. joined Peralta Community Colleges, there were significant challenges to improve the district’s operations and technology infrastructure. All campuses were experiencing sporadic problems with the quality and reliability of voice communications and wireless networks. In many cases students were forced to leave campus and go to “coffee shops” to get online. Multiple attempts to isolate the issues were unsuccessful and the related costs left them with a limited budget.

Our Approach

NetXperts worked jointly with both Voice and Information Technology teams to assess the issue, and identified the underlying causes. Although the network infrastructure was well maintained, it was over 12 years old and unable to support service demands need for VoIP communication and high-speed wireless access. It also created ongoing challenges to support critical student and faculty applications.

The Solution

Peralta worked jointly with NetXperts to design an updated network infrastructure, based on the findings from our comprehensive technology assessment.  The new infrastructure included, a new fiber backbone, MDF cores, and IDF closets for all four campuses.  This laid the foundation needed to support the current needs of the colleges and ensure a rock solid environment that can handle future needs.

Solution Highlights

  • High-quality student experience with wireless access anywhere on-campus
  • Network built to support smart classrooms
  • 50k+ feet of new fiber cabling
  • 75 Access switches installed
  • Core switching refresh
  • Technology to support distance learning
  • Technical training for staff
  • 400+ VoIP phone deployment

Contact us today to learn how we can enable you to deliver an exceptional Student Experience!