The Project:

Ockbrook School is a coeducational day and boarding school for children aged 3-18 years, situated in beautiful rural Derbyshire. Simpli-Fi were procured to design, install and maintain a managed WiFi network across the school complex.

The school had a number of legacy wireless solutions in place as new spaces were added over time, so too were new wireless systems as part of the various construction contracts. This meant each of the buildings’ WiFi systems were working independently, which made managing the overall campus connectivity almost impossible.

The school wanted to consolidate the systems and maximise the use of the space within the campus, enabling students, staff and guests to join the network and stay connected anywhere within the grounds.

Our Solution:

We proposed a Ruckus Managed Wireless solution after an extensive wireless survey of the Campus.

The system proposed and installed comprised a ZD3000 Controller, complete with licensing and firewall. 25 dual radio Access points provide internal 802.11AC coverage, while a further six access points provide external coverage with a mixture of high gain directional and omni-directional antenna.

This technical solution was paired with our Managed WiFi service, which guarantees the school will always be able to login 30 devices concurrently within any teaching space in the complex. Our Managed WiFi service also provides unlimited emergency onsite support, 24/7 remote monitoring and next day hardware replacement with any equipment failures.