Wireless networking

Wireless technology gives the user the ability to link a number of PCs or laptops to a network, giving greater mobility and for reliability and dependability.

As an authorised partner, Protech Solutions proactively recommends Ruckus Wireless technology to their education customers. For clients who have less than 30 users in one area, there are some more budget-friendly solutions such as Ubiquiti.  Whilst they do not have the management facilities that makes Ruckus the fantastic solution that it is, they are a more cost-effective option for the smaller installation.

Multiple devices can be connected via these versatile solutions and with high-quality components and hardware we can ensure the provision of stable and predictable wireless LAN performance and the ability to offer service level guarantees.

When installing a wireless solution, some assistance will be required from the customer’s in-house IT support.

Ruckus

Ruckus has developed leading carrier-class Wi-Fi products and technology, which they refer to as Smart Wi-Fi, that enable service providers and enterprises to benefit from advanced levels of performance and integration capabilities that are not possible with basic Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi standards and network equipment were originally designed to allow simple, easy-to-use and low cost con- nectivity in the lower interference environments, such as the home. As a result, basic Wi-Fi products suffer from a number of inadequacies for addressing today’s wireless challenges such as interference, scalability and support for a large number of concurrent users.

At the heart of all Ruckus products is Smart Wi-Fi technology developed to solve these problems. Smart Wi-Fi is a collection of patented technology breakthroughs such as: adaptive RF control (BeamFlex), predictive channel selection (ChannelFly), resilient and self optimized meshing (SmartMesh), automatic user device configuration (Zero IT config) and dynamic Wi-Fi security (Dynamic pre-shared keys).

Integrated within Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi systems, these technologies deliver reliable and predictable performance for supporting the most challenging applications.

Ubiquiti

Ubiquiti wireless is a more cost effective wireless solution and is best suited to slightly smaller groups. It has less management functionality than a higher-end wireless solution such as Ruckus.

Ubiquiti UniFi is the revolutionary Wi-Fi system that combines enterprise performance, unlimited scalability, and a central management controller. The New UniFi 802.11AC Dual Radio Access Points have a refined industrial design and can be easily installed using the included mounting hardware.

Easily accessible through any standard web browser, the UniFi Controller software is a powerful software engine ideal for high-density client deployments requiring low latency and high uptime performance.

Using the UniFi Controller software to quickly configure and administer an enterprise Wi-Fi network requires no special training. Within the UniFi Controller software, RF map and performance features, real-time status, automatic UAP device detection, and advanced security options are all seamlessly integrated.

CASE STUDIES

EXTERNAL RUCKUS WIRELESS SOLUTION

We were asked to provide coverage to this school’s vast communal and sports areas. The coverage needed to include the rugby field, tennis centre, hockey field as well as the athletics facility. The longest reach was an access point mounted onto their tennis centre to cover their rugby field. We didn’t think it would cover the […]

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UBIQUITI UNIFI PRO WIRELESS SOLUTION

The Client: Shaftesbury High School is a special needs school located in the London Borough of Harrow with capacity for approximately 160 students, aged between 11 and 19, with learning, emotional, behavioural, autistic, communication, medical, physical, sensory and social needs. The Brief: The school approached us to help them to acquire a complete wireless solution […]

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