NGN update - medical campus

June 24, 2021

The NGN team continues to make progress. As of May 19, many medical campus buildings are now fully transitioned to the new NGN network. Not only are the occupants of the building using NGN wired and wireless services, but so are many critical systems: fire alarms, access control, security cameras, building automation systems, call centers, clinical offices, to name a few. The team is driving to have the medical campus fully transitioned by mid-FY22.

Completed building transitions:

Medical campus*

  • 100 Church Street South – Pilot Building
  • 270 Congress Avenue
  • 230 South Frontage Road
  • Amistad Garage
  • 1 Long Wharf Drive
  • 2 Church Street South
  • 800 Howard Avenue
  • Howard Avenue Garage
  • Tompkins Memorial Pavilion
  • Tompkins East Building
  • Dana Clinic Building
  • Fitkin Memorial Pavilion
  • Fitkin Memorial Pavilion Amphitheatre
  • Clinic Building
  • 350 George Street

Other campuses

  • 25 Science Park – Pilot Building, Science Park Campus
  • 205 Whitney Avenue – Pilot Building, Science Hill Campus
  • 221 Whitney Avenue – Pilot Building, Science Hill Campus
  • 1120 Chapel Street – Pilot Building, Old Campus

The NGN team does extensive discovery and advanced preparation in each building, including network testing developed by the ITS Quality Assurance team. However, the NGN team’s ability to directly identify unique systems is limited and can be challenging. Therefore, the team needs assistance from the building stakeholders in identifying and preparing these systems.

How can building stakeholders prepare in advance for NGN?

  • Identify in advance of a building transition non-ITS network-connected systems that will require advanced modifications to work on the NGN network systems. 
  • Review and, as needed, take action on notifications about NGN activities in your area to ensure system owners have the information they need to modify their systems appropriately.
  • Identify and document your research labs, specialty networks, and devices, call centers, auditoriums.
  • Identify a person to represent your team and be a resource for the NGN project team to address questions, cascade communications, provide insight into your business needs and schedule.
  • Identify your systems and data for risk classification and appropriate compliance with Yale’s Minimum-Security Standards.
  • Find systems that are using public or static IP addresses and, wherever possible, move them to DHCP w/ private IP addressing. To learn more about NGN and IP Addresses, please refer to “Network Support: IP Address Requirements and Best Practices” (KB0024675).
  • If third-party vendors are involved in supporting your equipment, more time may be necessary to confirm system updates and coordinate implementation.

The NGN team looks forward to partnering with each building stakeholder during the transition activities to fully deliver a modern and flexible network service that will serve Yale for years to come.

*As building priority is subject to change, visit the Next Generation Network project website to follow our progress.