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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During the planning phase Torque IP were cognisant of current needs whilst looking to the future. Implementation was rigorous, keeping contractors to deadlines and industry standards. Their quality control kept contractors accountable. The result is an ultra-fast network; it’s like moving from a Tiger Moth to a Skyhawk.

Stephen Hensman, Principal
Taradale High School

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