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wirelessWireless 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.


  • Wireless connectivityOpen or Close


    bigdog_dogtagRuckus 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.


    If your school is looking at a new iPad or mobile device deployment then it is probably time to look at moving away from your old WiFi and think about a solution that supports the latest speeds and technology.

    Online learning applications involving multimedia experiences and interactive sessions are on the increase and they all require very high-speed networks, traditional WiFi technology is no longer up for the task, this is where Protech and Aerohive can help.

    Aerohive's controller-less architecture leads the wireless vendors in its approach to modern networking and has developed some education specific features that will improve the classroom experience.

    Feature Benefit
    TeacherView Classroom Monitoring Application
    • Improves classroom efficiency by giving teachers simple tools to control classroom Wi-Fi access
    Centralised Management and Secure Guest Access
    • Same HiveManager for routers and access points
    • Enables management in central locations, simplifying operation in distributed sites
    • Easy-to-deploy guest access with multiple registration and authentication methods.
    • Protection against intrusions by temporary users.
    Fully Distributed Processing, Data Forwarding and Control Architecture
    • No controller bottlenecks and no dependence WAN connection to a remote controller.
    • Reduced capex - no controller purchases required.
    • Improved budget control.
    Fast, Secure Roaming and Identity-based Security
    • Enhanced security
    • No loss in connectivity while roaming between AP's.
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  • Networking and switchesOpen or Close
    wireless_1A network allows two or more computers, or other electronic device, exchange data via a connection. A network allows computers to share files, users to message each other, and a collection of PCs to share a single printer, etc.

    A network switch is a small hardware device that joins multiple computers together within one local area network (LAN). Common manufacturers include CISCO, HP, Netgear etc.

    A switch is a device used on a computer network to physically connect devices together, using multiple cables. Each networked device connected to a switch can be identified using a MAC address, allowing the switch to regulate the flow of traffic. Therefore, security and efficiency of the network is maximised. These features often deem a switch to be considered as more "intelligent" than a network hub. Hubs neither provide security, or identification of connected devices. This means that messages have to be transmitted out of every port of the hub, greatly degrading the efficiency of the network. - See more at: