Having worked within the education sector for many years, we understand how advances in technology can help you meet the challenges faced, including:
Many schools and colleges already have some sort of local area network or LAN. It may have been in place for a number of years but has become limited in what it can be used for.
Our audit service involves a detailed review of your existing LAN and takes into consideration your current and anticipated IT needs, the communications applications you wish to use, planned growth areas and, most importantly, your budget.
During the design phase, we work with our customers to ensure that features, such as Power over Ethernet (PoE) to remotely power devices such as IP phones and WiFi access points, are included within the network infrastructure.
All our LAN deployments support Quality of Service meaning that they can be used to support a whole range of multi-media applications including voice (VoIP), video, IP CCTV, IP TV, digital signage, streaming media and fixed mobile convergence (FMC).
LANs can be stringently protected by the addition of security features, such as firewalls, intrusion prevention systems (that can detect and block attacks on your network) and a host integrity check (whereby users’ PCs, laptops, tablets and other mobile devices must comply with your school or college’s standards). For larger networks, we are also able to provide a centralised point of management and reporting.
We can provide you with the tools to manage your own LAN via a PC-based graphical user interface or command line interface. You could create your own virtual LANs (VLANs) to segregate specific areas of the network for use by certain groups, for example; providing access to educational resources to students while retaining the privacy of data that should only be accessed by staff.Book your free LAN consultation today