Students expect campus wide wireless. They expect it in their lecture halls and student unions just as they do in their halls of residence. They expect to roam seamlessly across campus, to authenticate once and to have an uninterrupted and consistently available wireless service. What’s more, more often than not, they expect to be able to use bandwidth intensive applications such as high definition video which, in highly dense environments such as a Hall of residence can put excessive strain on a wireless network.
Datrix have been designing Wireless Networks for dense and demanding environments for a number of years. We have both specialist wireless surveying and deployment teams to ensure that we deliver wireless solutions with wired-like reliability and continuity of service. With the advent of 11.ac wireless technology and the increasing diversity of wireless enabled devices, Datrix understand the challenges surrounding wireless deployments within the education sector, and can offer the expert consultancy, survey, design, installation and support services required for successful wireless projects.
To provide teachers, students, staff and other users with the network performance they need, IT departments need to know exactly how their network is being consumed. They need to know what applications are being used, which devices are being used to access these applications, and from where and at what time users are connecting to the network.
Extreme Networks’ Purview software provides meaningful analytics across the entire education infrastructure. The detailed network usage data provides insight into how network, application, and bandwidth resources are used throughout the campus, allowing IT departments to optimise design and provisioning of network resources to ensure applications get the performance they need, and users get the quality of service they expect.
Educational institutions face major challenges and transformational needs as technology assumes a more important role in the delivery of education. In today's classrooms, iPads, laptops and other mobile devices are as commonplace as textbooks. The growing use of videos and registration to online courses across universities increase the need for better network availability and consistent quality of services. Good capacity planning and control of applications that may the overload the network and ultimately affect the online offering are key.
To improve the delivery of educational services and better meet their users’ needs, Universities must gain more visibility into how its endpoints are performing, and especially how end-users are connecting to and accessing critical services. In addition to optimising IT operations and support, there is also a need for a solution that can help enforce security policies and ensure compliance. Nexthink provides essential visibility and insight for IT governance, risk management and compliance, including the ability to measure the effectiveness of IT operations, support, and security from the perspective of the end-user.
Mobility is key within higher education establishments: teachers, students and staff are always on the move, and always need connectivity. Internet access is increasingly part of the learning process, and whilst connected, users should be kept safe from inappropriate content and malicious applications, yet still have access to the learning resources they rely on.
Our Wi-Fi access control solutions enable IT administrators to provide finely controlled, differentiated wireless connectivity to multiple user groups. Through defining individual user profiles for specific groups, devices and locations, users can quickly on-board and have access to the resources they need, whilst IT can ensure security and network performance.