We work with schools all over Northern Ireland, and so we understand the challenges constraints with wireless access – but we are here to help.
Getting Wi-fi need not be as difficult or expensive as you may think. We can help survey, plan and install a system that will support teaching and learning. Its secure. Managed. Cost effective. Supported. Safe. Best of all? It just works.
Here are the two main options to consider for NI schools:
Option 1 – C2K Wireless by ‘Meru’
C2K are currently rolling out the Meru wireless system to all primary and post primary schools throughout the academic year 2013-2014 – contact your C2K manager to find out more about your particular schools deployment and details on what works/what doesn’t. This is running very far behind where it was promised, but its worth that call.We’d love to see it working in practice.
Option 2 – Dedicated solution by iTeach
This is ‘off c2K’ , where we help the school provision a fast broadband connection from BT . We then provide a content filtering ‘firewall’ , wireless access points, everything you need – with the advantage of remote iPad management for the entire school. Its fast. And it ‘just works’. Its secure and handles filtering, logging and school specific setup. You can optionally take our managed network system – and leave us to manage, monitor and control your entire system remotely.
This costs from around £1800 for Primary and £3500 for a typical post primary of around 600 pupils*. That’s a ‘one off’ payment and the only ongoing charge is £50 or so per month for BT. All schools are different though and we will do a site survey.
Remember this is non C2K, so have a read at the Department of Education document for the key things to consider – most crucially the need for a filtering system. (available on C2K exchange) and solid policy in place for devices, internet and eSafety.
*guide price, subject to survey
Need more explanation?
Call us on 02890 020375 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help choose what’s best for your school and budget.