When you are on the HMC campus and look at the wireless signals (SSID) available, you will normally see at least the following:
As I mentioned in the September 2012 Update from the CIO, the Claremont Colleges have agreed to remove the CINE wireless signal from service. There are a number of reasons for this:
* The CINE network is open (anyone can access it).
* The CINE network is unencrypted and therefore insecure (network traffic may be visible to third parties).
* The Library licenses electronic content that requires authentication.
* The Library was subject to some overcrowding due to the “free wireless”.
The Library and some of the other Claremont Colleges have already stopped broadcasting the CINE signal.
What should you do? The next time you need wireless access on campus, you should configure your laptop or other wireless device to connect to Claremont-WPA . This is a one time configuration as most laptops will remember the wireless network and can also be configured to give Claremont-WPA priority over other networks on campus. You will not have to enter your HMC Credentials every time you connect to Claremont-WPA. For details about how to do this visit the following link:
We do not yet have a fixed date on which the CINE signal will go away. We need to design a guest access solution that will work for the HMC community and allows access for many types of devices. Our target to get this done is the end of 2012.
If you have questions or need help configuring your laptop or other wi-fi device to connect with Claremont-WPA, please contact the Help Desk on the first floor of the Sprague Learning Center (email@example.com or 909 607 7777).
Over the summer CIS started a new project aimed at reducing printing waste on student printers, while increasing the overall availability of student print services.
To reduce waste, PaperCut software was implemented, and initially communicated and configured for new students only. However, word of a “new printing system” spread quickly, and after a few weeks more than 300 students were using the system. Today, there are more than 685 active users of the PaperCut tool. New users will visit the Help Desk Quick Links to get themselves setup.
Increasing the overall availability of printing services, required that the User Support Group (USG) develop new processes to proactively monitor the student printers remotely from the HelpDesk, in addition to conducting physical inspection of printers at the start of each day. Recently, USG received feedback from students regarding the need to continue printer availability and support through the weekends, and in response CIS is trying-out additional remote monitoring and considering educating students on how to clear problem jobs as possible options to meet this need.
It is important to share that USG is currently working with a vendor to resolve a common issue that requires clearing of problem print jobs. This known issue is specific to certain types of Internet based files that cause the Sharp printers (but not HPs) to continuously render, holding up all print jobs released to the printer. The vendor visited this week to collect data for review by Sharp technical support, during the visit USG was able to demonstrate the problem consistently with the Sharps, while printing the same file successfully on the HPs.
While the new printing system and printers have some open items to work through, the results so far have been positive. To date, the total pages printed via the system is 107,791. The environmental impact information provided from the PaperCut dashboard displays savings of 1.05 trees, 379.8 kg of CO2, and 23,915.3 hours running a 60W bulb.
For any questions or comments regarding printing services or PaperCut, please send a support request via our request form or email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (909) 607 7777.