Building on an initial successful installation, King Edward VI College Stourbridge wanted to expand its wireless coverage to its entire college campus to provide access to 1,500 students and staff. TIC, working closely with the college IT team and D-Link, completed detailed site surveys to ensure full coverage to meet with the demands of users in different locations, and implemented the solution in a short timeframe with minimal disruption.
Students and staff can now access the network from anywhere on campus, using their own devices to browse the internet as well as college equipment in lessons, while the college IT team can centrally and easily manage the switches and 80 access points.
Sam Hartley, IT systems manager at the college, says: “The wireless was available and people could come in and go to hotspots to check their e-mail if they had a laptop. But with more and more students with smart phones, netbooks and tablets we thought having the ability to access the network anywhere in the college would be very beneficial.”
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