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Ric Simmons P.E.

Deputy Chief Information Officer and Executive Director

Louisiana State University

Direct Phone: (225) ***-****       

Email: r***@***.edu

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Louisiana State University

330 Thomas Boyd

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803

United States

Company Description

LSU is the flagship institution of the state of Louisiana and is one of only 21 universities nationwide holding land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant status. Since 1860, LSU has served the people of Louisiana, the region, the nation, and the world through ... more

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Background Information


Bachelor's Degree

Electrical Engineering

Louisiana State University

Master's Degree

Engineering Science

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Ric Simmons, Deputy CIO and Executive Director, LSU Ric Simmons is the Deputy CIO/Executive Director of University Networking and Infrastructure in the Office of Information Technology Services at Louisiana State University. The Networking and Infrastructure group is responsible for the campus voice and data network, the Network Operations Center (NOC), e-mail, and back-office support. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from LSU and a Master's Degree in Engineering Science. Ric is also a registered professional engineer (P.E.) in Louisiana.

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Ric Simmons Executive Director and Deputy CIO, Networking and Infrastructure, Information Technology Services, Louisiana State University

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Ric Simmons Executive Director and Deputy CIO, Networking and Infrastructure, Information Technology Services, Louisiana State University

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Each of the participants sees at least two or three others on his or her monitor, with the person speaking always showing in the upper left-hand corner, said Ric Simmons of LSU's Office of Telecommunications."You can see everybody on the screen like you do in Hollywood Squares," he said.

Students, faculty, staff and administrators will all be able to schedule time.The MCU can be used for anything a conference call can be used for.
LSU is not purchasing any cameras, only the MCU.It will be up to users to provide their own cameras."For years you've been able to get cheap webcams that have very poor resolution and poor voice quality.
It's rare that we have a network outage now and the quality of data transfer is better," Simmons said.
Because any two people can connect directly over the Internet, the MCU will be used strictly for allowing more than two people to communicate at the same time.
The unit has been delivered to campus and should be installed by the end of next week, Simmons said.It will still need installation and testing of the software that will allow the scheduling, but the whole thing should be ready to go by the end of July, he said.
"As technology gets upgraded over time, it's inevitable that everybody will have this.

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I definitely have that fear, says Rick Simmons, assistant director of telecom at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, a 10-year voice veteran.To move up in his organization - which consolodated voice and data operation 10 years ago - Simmons is about to pursue a master's degree in IS, focused on database management, networking and Web design.i will definitely continue with telecom - as long as they have it..

That seems to be the consensus.I would very much like to get some formal training in voice-over-IP, notes Jim Hartzel, senior telecom analyst at TRW in McLean, CA.With the ever growing demand for bandwidth, this technology will be a standard in the not-too-distant future, and we need to be prepared..

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