DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Connectrac announced today the installation of Connectrac On-Floor Wireways at the United States Military Academy to Expand Technology Access and Cable Management Within Their Classrooms.
It cannot be stated enough that only the best, brightest, and most courageous minds walk through the halls of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Generations upon generations have paid their dues through the classrooms and training so they could serve and protect the nation we live in today. And as much as is demanded of them when they are out in uniform, equal, if not more, is expected of them in the classroom.
West Point Academy Meets Connectrac
West Point demonstrates this mindset every year through their annual Projects Day—an annual competition where an individual or a team of cadets demonstrate their combination of academic and military skills. To increase their academic prowess, West Point Academy invested in a project to expand the access technology through cable management within their classrooms. After researching available solutions online, they discovered Connectrac Wireways and concluded they were the best available option.
Inside the lecture rooms, West Point Academy opted out of large auditorium-size classes for a more close-knit and personal environment. In the smaller classrooms, West Point uses re-configurable desks so professors may lay out the class in any fashion. “Professors set up rooms as they see fit and many require the Cadets to bring their laptops or tablets to class each day,” stated Lieutenant Colonel Ed Teague of West Point. “We needed a solution that maximized access to power and Ethernet while minimizing the impact on the room itself.”
Simplicity and Cost Efficiency Brings Connectrac Cable Management to West Point
In the project’s early stages raised floors were a part of the discussion, but that method was deemed too costly. The same could be said of the similarly expensive and labor-intensive cable management options of core drilling and trenching. In fact, a recent RSMeans study shows that Connectrac saves up to 50% or more compared to those two alternatives. The academy installed Connectrac On-Floor Style Wireways, bringing connectivity and cable management to over twenty rooms in the campus. With the ports inserted, cadets could bring laptops or tablets to every class and have technological access at their fingertips. The team at West Point was able to install low profile power and Ethernet floor ports in a custom format in 21 rooms.
“Getting to work on such hallowed ground like the U.S. Military Academy was one our company’s biggest On-Floor Wireway projects to date,” Connectrac Director of Sales Steve Batchelder said. “It truly is one of the highest honors to be able to contribute to the work and training of such courageous men and women at West Point.”
Connectrac® Wireways are the best floor-based cable management solution for bringing power, data and communications from the wall to all interior commercial applications. Connectrac offers the flexibility to meet the demands for new technology connectivity while maintaining the aesthetic and structural integrity of the building – all without the expense and inflexibility of core drilling, trenching or floor boxes.