Power Outage Impacts WPI Equipment

Equipment may require a restart

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An early morning power outage in the area may have turned off WPI equipment. IT is currently assessing classroom equipment, the Foisie Innovation Center "wall", and other academic and conference room resources.

Action Needed

Restart equipment that is off. If you discover equipment that fails to restart, please report it to the IT Service Desk.

Timeline & Updates

Equipment Repaired

All equipment has been repaired or replaced as of November 3rd.

Podium Control Panel Workaround

Replacement equipment will be installed prior to classes resuming. In the meantime, the workaround in affected rooms is to use the remote control that has been put on the podium (pointing it towards the racked equipment in the podium, not the projector) to select the source. Screens are also impacted and will remain in a "down" position since they cannot be adjusted with the remote. Instructions have been placed on podiums.

Equipment Replacements Required

IT has confirmed that these rooms require equipment replacements:

  • FL 234
  • GL 303
  • HL 116
  • HL 218
  • KH 203
  • SH 202
  • SH 203
  • WB 229

Installation of new equipment is intended to be complete prior to classes resuming.

Posted: 16 October 2018, 9:30 AM

End: 16 October 2018, 5:00 AM

Start: 16 October 2018, 4:00 AM






16 October 2018

4:00 AM



16 October 2018

5:00 AM


16 October 2018, 9:30 AM