16 Jul 2015

By the Numbers: Oregon State University

Managing access control at Oregon State University’s Austin Hall is no small feat. In fact, the project was one of the most unique integrations within the higher education market in the United States today, and helped the university achieve some unique access control features using Vanderbilt’s Security Management System (SMS) along with partner SwiftData Technology’s Pinwheel Data Management Engine (DME).

Together, the two entities created an integration that delivered OSU the ability to have a completely interoperable access and room reservation system, data integrations between multiple programs and a way to combine the access levels of students and staff members with their respective rights and privileges.

But just how intensive was this process? We look at the numbers.

100,000: The square footage of Austin Hall, a state-of-the-art facility where students can gather and learn, and home to one of the most unique systems integration projects within the higher education market in the United States.

4,500: The number of students that need access to Austin Hall each semester

21: The number of project rooms in the facility that students can now reserve simply by using their existing credential.

10: Number of classrooms housed in Austin Hall

10: Number of faculty conference rooms that can be reserved

6 Outstanding Results:

  • Easy to install and use
  • Customizable to meet user requirements
  • SMS seamlessly integrates with other enterprise software systems
  • Automatically integrates data from event management system and resource planning platform
  • Streamlines access to labs and classrooms
  • Boosts campus safety and security

4: Number of research suites available for use

Want to read more about this unique installation? Read the full case study here.