Penguin Technology Refresh Project
Client: Penguin, one of the largest English-language trade book publishers for adults and children in the world
Location: Penguin headquarters at 375 Hudson Street in downtown Manhattan
The infrastructure upgrade involved a multi-phased IT equipment refresh and communications cable upgrade to an industry-leading Berktek/Ortronics NetClear engineered high frequency Category 6 structured wiring system. To prevent any loss of productivity, this project required meticulous planning, constant oversight and superior project management. Implementation was overseen by one of Telecom’s BICSI-Registered Telecommunications Project Managers (RTPM).
Limited pathways and spaces demanded strict and careful planning for a “Hot Cutover” environment to protect against the loss of employee productivity. The project demanded rapid installation of well over 500,000 feet of high quality Berk-Tek LANmark 1000 cable. The existing legacy horizontal wiring was complemented with new wiring until a flash cutover took place, thereby allowing the legacy wiring to be removed. The hot cutovers were conducted flawlessly with 0% downtime and 100% employee satisfaction.
- Implemented more than 1,300 information management outlets IMOs.
- Four floors of technology refresh including eight telecommunications rooms (TRs) and one main technology equipment room (MTER).
- Installation of segregated network to support a state-of-the-art media center for podcasts, recording studio and live interview booths.
- Located sterile pathways to complement any future multi-media connectivity high frequency needs. The system is engineered to accommodate customer needs and future retrofits and it’s high-speed connectivity features are capable of delivering speeds of up to 10 billion bits per second.