Technology & IT Support
The Sun Field Station has a Gigabit (1000Mbs) connection to the internet. Both wired (Ethernet) and wireless (WiFi) connections are available to students and researchers within the building. Outdoor, the Jasper Ridge’s wireless mesh network spans the entire preserve, allowing for standard WiFi connectivity in the field and remote access and data transfer for research equipment.
Computer workstations, software and peripherals are available to students, researchers and docents in the Sun Field Station’s lab area. Virtual hosting allows the preserve to provide free virtual computers to researchers who may need a server that runs continuously for datalogging purposes or an old or non-standard operating system for a particular application.
Jasper Ridge maintains various types of equipment, sensors and imaging devices for the use of researchers and students in the field, including high-accuracy GPS units, soil moisture probes and camera traps. The preserve’s Academic Technology Specialist provides technical support and training, technology design, acquisition and field installation assistance to help ensure the success of their projects.
General computer and networking support is available from University IT, including online tutorials and instructions relating to Stanford-wide topics.