TAFE NSW is set to overhaul the wi-fi community infrastructure underpinning its almost one hundred seventy web-sites across the state to make certain that pupils and employees can reliably and securely connect their products.

The public instruction provider exposed strategies for the wi-fi modernisation in a request for facts to assistance its connectivity demands, like “new and rising World wide web of Things devices”.

It strategies to use the course of action to understand the current wi-fi technological innovation landscape and notify a foreseeable future business situation.

TAFE NSW at present operates a “series of disparate wi-fi platforms” across 169 web-sites, like 162 campuses and 1802 properties, for authenticated end users like pupils and employees.

The state-vast community contains “approximately 7000 twin radio (A/B/G/N) controller based mostly wi-fi accessibility factors and 138 local wi-fi controllers”, RFI paperwork state.

But with most of these platforms dating again to 2009 and receiving confined improvement in the intervening several years, TAFE NSW explained connectivity is at present hamstrung.

“The single major current obstacle for TAFE is provision of appropriate protection to its conclusion end users although managing finite and legacy structured cabling and LAN means scaled to current demands,” it explained. 

“A critical results issue for this initiative is to provide a safe, trusted and economical standardised wi-fi community obtainable from each and every discovering, administration and outdoor place across TAFE’s one hundred sixty+ web-sites in NSW.”

TAFE will use the RFI to “understand the offered obtaining models from the OEM [first machines companies] for the Wi-Fi technological innovation to make certain foreseeable future sector actions are appropriately scoped”.

“TAFE recognises that Wi-Fi technological innovation offerings could be contracted as a bundle providing from the OEM, but could also be offered by resellers and implementation associates,” it explained.

RFI submissions will close on Oct 12, with a digital industry briefing to be held on September seventeen.