TorqueIP assists high school to build wi-fi network for 3200 students
Rangitoto College in Auckland will welcome student devices into the school from next year.
By Sarah Putt | Auckland | Tuesday, 16 August, 2011
Rangitoto College on Auckland’s North Shore has developed a wi-fi network that will cover 134 classrooms situated on the school’s 31 hectares. Associate principal Don Hastie says there are 130 access points and each one can support up to 90 devices.
The school hired an IT manager Wayne Everett in late 2009 to lead a team of three responsible for ICT in the school. Everett employed consultant TorqueIP to advise on conducting an RFP process to implement a wireless solution, in which 20 vendors responded.
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In the year following the upgrade we reduced the number of hours we needed to employ technical support. The speed of the network permits much faster data transfer as evidenced by speedier upgrades of software. Teachers appreciate being able to access the network across the school site, in every corner of the campus. This year we installed a third full computer suite following the rewiring of the campus.
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