The Information Technology (IT) division provides technology design and selection, technical support and training, technology acquisitions, the review and development of IT policies and standards and IT strategic planning services for Archbold Expeditions. IT ensure that these services are provided in an effective, efficient and timely manner:the IT division:
IT is responsible for the operation, security and integrity of the organization's technology infrastructure. This infrastructure includes a modern data network, predominantly Microsoft operating systems and programs.
A gigabit fiber optic (FO) backbone (NSF FSML funding) connects all departments of the main campus and campus-wide housing to the main Server Room, the network includes over 15 HP switches, a Netvanta router and Barracuda firewall, 2 NAS (network attached storage) and several servers that provides essential services including Mail, SQL, GIS, WWW and FTP services, Accounting, Backup and Virus protection.
IT maintains the campus wide wireless access for visitors anywhere on the grounds of the main campus. In addition IT helps support wireless communications with remote monitoring stations up to 10 km away, such as the buoy at Lake Annie, the weather station.
The Station is connected to the World Wide Web via 100 Mbps fiber , Buck Island Ranch (BIR) is connected to the Station via a virtual VPN tunnel and our Avon Park Air Force Range (APAFR) office also connects to the Station through VPN.
There are also over 50 laptops/desktops at the Station, over 15 laptops/desktops at BIR and over 10 laptops/desktops at APAFR
The Station's IT staff is only on site Tuesday's, Wednesday's and Thursday's, technical support on any other days will only be available via emails.
Contact Informationp. (863)-465-2571 x263 | e-mail
If you are brining a personal computer for your stay here with us, we recommend that your computer is well equiped with an antivirus program.