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2007-01-25 Oklahoma presentation on Convergence Technology -1 ...


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  1. 1. Welcome to: Convergence Technology Peter G Brierley, Professor Business Information & Engineering Technologies Division Office: H-230e 9700 Wade Blvd. Frisco, TX 75035 My website : My email: 972-377-1686 office - 972-377-1731 division office
  2. 2. Convergence Technology NSF Has Turned Around our Technology Program Growth Peter Brierley, Professor BIET
  3. 3. Regional Center for Convergence Technology <ul><li>$2.469 million over 4 years </li></ul><ul><li>Awarded August 1, 2004 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Convergence Technology Center <ul><li>Focus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building curriculum for Convergence Technician (including the home market) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training faculty to teach using case study/problem-based learning in convergence technology subject matter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruiting faculty and students from underserved areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing materials with others utilizing CCCCD’s partnership with National Center for Telecommunications Technology Regional Program </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What is Convergence Technology? <ul><li>Convergence is the merging together of voice, video, data, image into a single flexible network -- an IP network </li></ul><ul><li>Convergence is the integration of these various data and telecommunication network technologies into a seamless network </li></ul>
  6. 6. What about the future job opportunities? <ul><li>Home Technology Integrator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent or working for a company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design, install and integrate communications systems and entertainment systems in the home, including </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Broadband - DSL and Cable communications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless access WITH security </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Home entertainment systems incorporating TIVO, DVR, and others </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Home management systems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RFID </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IPTV </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must have great communication skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can’t be off-shored! </li></ul>
  7. 7. What are another future job opportunities? <ul><li>Convergence Technician working in a large company (Enterprise) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Handles support for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Voice (including legacy telephony and Voice over IP) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data (like regular computer networking) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Video, Image, IPTV </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RFID </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wired, wireless, Quality of Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must have good communication skills </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What to study to do these jobs? <ul><li>Broad array of courses covering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interoperability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legacy Telephony </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cellular </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voice over IP… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RFID </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operating Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Non-IT specific skills (soft skills or employability skills) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time Management </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. How we determined what skills to include <ul><li>Industry Advisory Committee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Job task analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Very difficult to address all the required skills in a two year degree </li></ul>
  10. 10. How will these courses be different from regular lecture/lab courses? <ul><li>Focus on broad knowledge across telephony and data networking, including security from the beginning , not at the end of the course of study </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on Quality of Service and solving business problems </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on hands-on case studies/problem-based learning to hone skills in linking devices and systems from different manufacturers together to solve the customer’s problem </li></ul>
  11. 11. Implementing a Convergence Program <ul><li>Faculty Training includes in depth of knowledge in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TCP/IP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>STANDARDS and Pre-standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PSTN and Softswitch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broadband Communications – (wired & wireless) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cellular Telephony </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PAN, LAN, HAN, CAN, WAN, WLAN, Wi-Fi, WiMAX </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VoIP, FoIP, VVIP, IPTV, multimedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RFID and Sensors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Home Technology Integration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Frequent reassessment – change is constant and rapid </li></ul>
  12. 12. BASIC Concepts <ul><li>Students need a firm foundation in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OSI layers 1, 2, 3, 4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TCP/IP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transmission media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fiber </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Microwave </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broadband </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking - wired and wireless </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Establishing a Convergence Lab <ul><ul><li>Computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telephone sets – analog, digital, VoIP, Wi-Fi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telephone switches – small PBX </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PAN devices – ipods, PDAs, cell phones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wired and wireless LANs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Routers, ATAs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Switches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access Points (802.11a/b/g/n…) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microphone equipped headsets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IPTV (slingbox) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry partners are essential </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Implementing Convergence Lab Exercises <ul><li>Open Source PBX </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Asterisk (VoIP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A free PBX software application </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Runs on Linux, and MacOSX </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Video/Teleconferencing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WebX </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centra </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Implementing a More Expensive Solution <ul><li>Various vendors now offer IP PBX’s (VoIP) for the small office </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nortel, Avaya, Samsung, and others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$1000 - $1500 each </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Offer students experience with off-the-shelf equipment </li></ul><ul><li>IPTV </li></ul>
  16. 16. Convergence Lab Overview TRANSPORT Office A Office B SOHO ATM Switch S Gigabit Ethernet S PRINTER Copier/FAX Scanner VIDEO Voice over IP FIBER OPTIC CABLE AP Wired & Wireless DVD LAPTOP LAPTOP POTS Integrated Access Device Office C TELEPHONY Voice Processing Integrated Access Device Wired & Wireless POTS Voice over IP Switching Transmission Digital systems R Hand Held Pilot, PDA PBX DESKTOP Wireless LANs DSLAM SONET T
  17. 17. Make it Hands On High School and College Faculty Workshops
  18. 18. Make it Hands On High School and College Faculty Workshops
  19. 19. Ongoing support <ul><ul><li>Training for faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction of new technologies and protocols </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintenance and management of equipment Scheduling facilities and equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuously developing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Case studies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Practical Labs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry Advisory Group – A MUST </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Marketing to Students <ul><li>Sample High/middle school presentation </li></ul>
  21. 21. Networks One Network et al LAN Data HAN Internet PSTN telephone Cellular telephone Cable TV The Internet
  22. 22. Dial-up PSTN Internet Cell Class room LAN Hello DSL My HAN Hello Hello Hello Broadband Time Warner Comcast Verizon at & t HELLO School Network
  23. 24. HDTV
  24. 25. 51% 2006 Marketing Resulted in a headcount increase for our Technology Program
  25. 26. IPTV Sling Box Veriozon HD Cable Converter
  26. 27. Questions and Answers <ul><li>Contact Information: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ann Beheler – [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pete Brierley – [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mike Harsh – [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0202408 and0402356 Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation