Mark Pleasance, director of ICT at the school, says they aimed to move from 300 wireless devices to a 1:1 initiative, which would involve more than 1,500 devices.
However, not only would this overwhelm Sacred Heart’s existing wireless network, there were a number of other challenges specific to the school’s setup.
“We had to investigate solutions that could handle large numbers of devices roaming through our buildings,” Mark explains.
“Our site comprises heritage-listed buildings, some of which are over 150 years old – so adding data cabling and power was very challenging and in some cases not possible.”
The school’s new solution would need to have minimal cabling, while also allowing up to 250 users to log on in one location at peak times.