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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Principals and Trustees need independent support not only to create a robust road map for the future but understand the funding implications. Torque IP ensure due diligence and then go to the market on behalf of schools to ensure cost competitiveness. This has maximised our spend on IT.

Owen Alexander
Takapuna Normal Intermediate School

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