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The Academic & Research Network of Slovenia (ARNES)

Slovenian Ministry of Education and Sports and the National education network ARNES organized a tender for wireless access points in schools. ARNES required reliable and previously certified access points to correspond to the highest security requirements.

The Academic & Research Network of Slovenia (ARNES) is a public institute that provides network services to research, educational and cultural organizations. It enables them to connect and co-operate with each other and with related organizations abroad. The included schools were from the primary and secondary education level.

 

 

Idea / Requirements

  • Highly reliable network access for students, teachers and other employees in educational environments (especially on distant locations, without prior access to the Internet)
  • Strict security demands
  • Providing wireless Internet access possibilities for over 50 schools (primary and secondary)

Solution

  • Incorporation of different LANCOM wireless access points (certified by ARNES)
  • Timeframe: September 2009 – February 2010
  • Multiple SSID, needed for management and wireless access

Advantages

  • Uncomplicated Internet access via wireless LAN access points
  • Maximum security for sending/receiving important data for a reliable and efficient educational process
  • Internet access in distant areas
  • Creating conditions for future connection possibilities (EDUROAM network) for schools

Infrastructure

 

Approx. 1000 Access Points

at 50+ locations