TAFE NSW is set to overhaul the wi-fi network infrastructure underpinning its almost 170 web pages throughout the condition to ensure that students and team can reliably and securely link their units.
The public instruction company discovered ideas for the wi-fi modernisation in a request for information to assistance its connectivity demands, like “new and emerging World-wide-web of Matters devices”.
It ideas to use the course of action to have an understanding of the present wi-fi technology landscape and notify a long term company scenario.
TAFE NSW at this time operates a “series of disparate wi-fi platforms” throughout 169 web pages, like 162 campuses and 1802 properties, for authenticated consumers like students and team.
The condition-extensive network contains “approximately 7000 twin radio (A/B/G/N) controller based mostly wi-fi obtain details and 138 nearby wi-fi controllers”, RFI documents condition.
But with most of these platforms courting back to 2009 and receiving minimal enhancement in the intervening yrs, TAFE NSW said connectivity is at this time hamstrung.
“The single greatest present obstacle for TAFE is provision of acceptable coverage to its close consumers whilst taking care of finite and legacy structured cabling and LAN assets scaled to present demands,” it said.
“A crucial achievement element for this initiative is to present a secure, dependable and efficient standardised wi-fi network accessible from each individual discovering, administration and outdoor space throughout TAFE’s one hundred sixty+ web pages in NSW.”
TAFE will use the RFI to “understand the available purchasing types from the OEM [unique gear companies] for the Wi-Fi technology to ensure long term market things to do are properly scoped”.
“TAFE recognises that Wi-Fi technology choices may be contracted as a bundle giving from the OEM, but may also be available by resellers and implementation partners,” it said.
RFI submissions will near on October 12, with a digital business briefing to be held on September 17.