As we’re sure you’ve heard by now, the industry is rolling out Wi-Fi 6, the next generation wireless technology that’s also known as 802.11ax. Wi-Fi 6 promises to enhance user experiences, even with the rapidly growing number of mobile and IoT devices.
But with school IT budgets constantly squeezed, the question schools may be asking, Why do schools really need the latest wireless technology?
Here are four reasons to migrate to Wi-Fi 6.
- Deliver a better experience for everyone and everything. Wi-Fi 6 is designed to deliver a better user experience. It’s ready to handle a growing and diverse amount of applications and traffic. Multiple devices connected to an access point can communicate at the same time. Wi-Fi 6 is designed to handle demanding applications like voice, collaborative applications and streaming video with ease. And it enables the fast-growing contingent of IoT devices to share the airspace effectively.
- Eliminate Wi-Fi pain points. Wi-Fi 6 is ideal for ultra-high-density mobile environments, like large multipurpose rooms, auditoriums and stadiums. If students and faculty are reporting poor wireless connectivity in these areas, consider deploying Wi-Fi 6 strategically.
- Planning for a network refresh. Rather than a technology forklift upgrade across the school campus you can extend the existing Wi-Fi 802.11ac with the areas that require new standard, as they co-exist with 802.11ax. Deploying Wi-Fi 6 now will enable your school to move forward with a great educational and operational experience, without worrying about Wi-Fi capacity.
- Build a solid network foundation for IoT. When mounted on the ceiling, access points are ideally positioned to provide coverage for devices that use Wi-Fi, Zigbee and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). These access points are ideal for temperature controls, intrusion detection, energy management, asset tracking as well as wayfinding and geofencing for location services. Wi-Fi 6 can even extend the battery life of IoT devices. It has a power-efficient operating mode that minimises battery drain, allowing devices to sleep for longer periods between checking in with the access point.
When you’re ready to migrate to the latest wireless technology, vietec has you covered with high performance 802.11ax enterprise access points for campus deployments from Aruba to deliver high-performance, automated connectivity to power a richer learning experience and more efficient facility operations.
vietec has more than 20 years experience designing and installing wireless technologies. Our skilled team can help guide you through the requirements to be Wi-Fi 6 ready. vietec has expertise from survey, design, and installation of wireless within education from the original frequency hopping technologies to the current Wi-Fi 6 products delivering speeds in excess of 5Gbps.
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