Gyb's WI-FI Solution brings a new way of working to the whole campus.

  • Country: Switzerland
  • Industry: Education
  • Solution: Mobile Campus, Unified Communications

Gymnase intercantonal de la Broye (GYB) is a Swiss secondary school on a 32,000 m2 site at Payerne in Switzerland.
 
It opened in August 2005 and has 40 class rooms, rooms with special equipment, a library, an auditorium, exhibition space and administrative and teaching spaces.
 
This has all been designed to accommodate about 1,000 students.

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The solution that Alcatel-Lucent put forward offered the best value for money when it came to renewing the infrastructure that was at the end of its life. We were impressed as much by the immediate performance as by the increase in efficiency in the management of the whole campus. Since we implemented the solution a few months ago, we have seen that this infrastructure takes up few resources and is highly reliable. We are delighted with our choice.

Thierry Maire, Director, Gymnase Intercantonal de la Broye, Switzerland

Challenges

  • To provide quality Wi-Fi network across the whole campus, especially in the auditorium which seats over 300 users.
  • To have minimum impact on the users during the transition between the old and new solutions, which needed to be completed during the shorter winter holidays. 
  • To install 60 access points discretely all around campus. At the same time as requiring a perfect signal, the antenna need to be invisible.
  • To make the WI-Fi access secure for an organization where the equipment is outside their domain of expertise as well as being heterogeneous.

Products & Solutions

Products:

  • OmniAccess 4704 WLAN Switch et Policy Enforcement Firewall Module 
  • OmniAccess 105 et 135 Wireless Access Points
  • OmniSwitch 6450 Stackable Gigabit LAN Switches

Solutions :

  • Mobile Campus 
  • Unified Communications
Benefits
  • Covers the entire campus to enable a new way of working.  
  • Allows students to easily use laptops or tablets as everyday working tools.  
  • Gives Gyb’s IT department more time away from infrastructure management and interaction with the end users.
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