Statement of Function
This Division plans and implements deployment strategies for telecommunications infrastructure and services used by Indian River County, and associated entities. It plans, designs and oversees the construction & deployment of additions and extensions to the fiber optic cable network and infrastructure owned by Indian River County BOCC, City of Vero Beach, and Indian River County School District (collectively known as the IRC Fiber Consortium). This Division also acts as the initial point of contact for entities seeking to place wireless services support structures (public wireless, secure radio systems, cellular towers, arrays, cellular matrix systems, and access points) on Indian River County properties, structures, and on county owned infrastructure in the field. The Telecommunications division develops and maintains a documentation records system for over 260 route miles of fiber optic cable and over 9000 fiber terminations throughout the county. The Division also oversees, supports, and expands the voice communications network of fiber optic inter-connected PBX telephone systems, as well as Internet Protocol (VoIP) corporate network voice systems operated by the county. The Telecommunications division tests, analyzes, troubleshoots, and designs OSP and ISP fiber optic connectivity, and associated data network switching & routing devices. Also supported are optical network systems, and wireless network systems in new construction and existing network configurations. Telecommunications Division also manages & supports ACS Security systems for IRC Courthouse / 19th Judicial Circuit, and associated locations. This includes project management, installation, addition & conversion of ACS Security systems, including all IRC building construction projects.
2019/2020 Goals and Objectives
- Continue to research, develop, and submit for approval, increased revenue, & operational costsavings opportunities for Indian River County, in the fields of leased "dark" fiber optic networkservices, Wireless/Cellular Tower & DAS cellular matrix systems projects.
- Continue work to convert IRC VoIP telephone voice communication links, currently operating onthe PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network), to new IP-based SIP network trunk voicecommunications links. IRC Administration location will be the first IRC VoIP systems site todeploy this new technology. This project will result in considerable cost savings to countytelecommunications / voice communications systems operation.
- Manage & supervise development of NexusWorx fiber optic network documentation system –project phase II. Continuation of project phase I, to document all IRC / IRC Fiber Consortium fiberassets throughout the county. Completion of this project will result in substantial cost savings to thecounty in OSP fiber contractor labor & design work.
- Continue work on IRC South RO and IRC North RO - Water Treatment Plants / Scada Wellsprojects - Continuing work with IRC Utilities Department for new IRC Utilities Scada networksystems connectivity of Wells at the IRC South RO Plant and IRC North RO Plant locations.
- Continued work to upgrade/convert IRC ACS Security Systems, and CCTV Security Systems tostate of the art fiber optic network systems, in order to improve physical security levels and publicsafety at many IRC building locations.