There was a delay in the ordering of the backup serial card, but shipping is expected in a couple of weeks. This serial card is to be installed in the HP router as a backup for the 45 Mbps ATM link.
We encountered more problems with the fiber connection between HP and the visitor station. SMA is getting more equipment to help us resolve the problem.
Here's the current status:
One DS3 is allocated to each organization: CFHT, Gemini, IfA/IRTF, JAC, Keck and SMA.
One DS3 is reserved for contingency.
One DS3 is used to complete the Internet access link from the summit to Manoa.
Keck has requested a second DS3.
This makes a total of nine leaving two spares available to any organizations which wish to buy a second DS3.
UH-ITS has procured a microwave system that will provide OC3 services to Maui and the Big Island. The termination point on the Big Island is at UH Hilo. Pui Hin is working with UH Hilo to pull fiber between the IfA Hilo building and UH Hilo in a joint project.
UH has procured two OC3s from Oahu to the Mainland - the first one will be available April 2001; the second one will be available later in the year.