Broadband Communities

OCT 2017

BROADBAND COMMUNITIES is the leading source of information on digital and broadband technologies for buildings and communities. Our editorial aims to accelerate the deployment of Fiber-To-The-Home and Fiber-To-The-Premises.

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14 | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | | OCTOBER 2017 PROPERTY OF THE MONTH Student Housing, Texas-Size: TAMU Park West, College Station, Texas Faced with a tight deadline and a large student-housing project at Texas A&M University, Servitas Management Group engaged one of its traditional partners, Synergy Fiber, to install and run all IT services. Our thanks to Trey Verbick of Servitas and Doug Karaska, vice president of projects and deployments at Synergy, for gathering the information for this profile. By Steven S. Ross / Broadband Communities T AMU Park West opened for more than 3,000 students in August. e new development – the largest for student housing in the United States – attracts tenants with a mix of appealing accommodations and many technology amenities baked in. Cooking time was short – about 16 months. Synergy Fiber handled all the IT integration. "Our partners are often large universities with high standards for quality deployments," says Trey Verbick, vice president and director of market research at Servitas Management Group, which runs the complex for NCCD-College Station Properties LLC, a Texas nonprofit. "We have found Synergy to be an invaluable partner, proving capable of even the biggest projects. It is rare in this industry to find a true IT partner capable of handling all these integrations, in addition to providing world-class, 24/7 support for all their services." Taking complete responsibility for the technology aspects of the development produced savings, but more important, it was critical given the tight deadlines involved. "Our PROPERTY OF THE MONTH HIGHLIGHTS ~ TAMU Park West, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX ~ • Largest greenfield student housing build in the United States – more than 3,000 beds • Gigabit service to every tenant • One vendor, Synergy Fiber, designed and installed all IT services. • Additional vendors include Cisco (core distribution), Brocade (access switches, Power over Ethernet), Ruckus (wireless access points), Salto (access control), Sony (surveillance cameras), OnSSI (management system for cameras), DISH (video distribution), G-Hub (energy monitoring) and Seneca (CCTV).

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