Information Technologies Infrastructure
The Rensselaer Cable Television Network broadcasts digital CATV to many screens located around the main campus and in the residence halls.
Rensselaer offers an on-line directory for all of the campus' faculty, staff, and students.
Rensselaer's network has been engineered to support campus telephones via a Voice over IP, or VoIP, system.
DotCIO is responsible for maintaining the campus Domain Name Service (DNS), which translates the IP addresses of the computers that are connected to Rensselaer's campus network into more recognizable system names.
The Exchange e-mail service, which supports IMAP and MAPI (Outlook) and is accessible via most web browsers, is available to all current Rensselaer employees.
DotCIO is responsible for managing campus IP addresses. While most users utilize DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) to obtain an IP address, faculty or staff hosting servers or services on campus may request a static IP address.
DotCIO offers a mailing list service which is powered by SYMPA, a full-featured service that allows members of the campus community to create, manage, and subscribe to mailing lists.
Current Rensselaer employees having smartphones and tablets can access their email by enrolling in the Mobile Exchange (MobEx) service.
The Mobile Exchange, or MobEx, service enables Rensselaer employees having approved iOS and Android devices to access their Exchange mailbox, calendar, and contacts through a mobile device.
Remote access into campus is currently only supported via the campus' Virtual Private Network, or VPN.
The Central Servers group designs, deploys and maintains the campus-wide server operating systems that support many academic and business applications.
SSL certificates create a secure digital tunnel that blocks hackers and thieves from seeing individuals' usernames, passwords, credit card numbers and other valuable personal data.
ResNET consists of the all of the networking that is in place within the campus' student residence areas.
Rensselaer provides traditional phone services and can also facilitate cell phone services for faculty and staff if authorized by the appropriate department.
All faculty and staff members of the Rensselaer community are entitled to a free voicemail box.
Wireless devices that do not support WPA2 Enterprise may connect to rpi_netreg, which is an unsecured/unencrypted wireless network. MAC address registration is required before connecting.