Melbourne Grammar School (MGS) is expected
to complete a rollout of new wireless and Internet Protocol (IP)
telephony systems in the next month.
Integrator Dimension Data has installed the Cisco-based
hardware and software over the past 18 months, with the wireless
coverage still to be completed.
"The complete rollout is expected to be completed in the June
term break which starts tomorrow afternoon," a statement sourced
from Dimension Data said.
A statement issued by Cisco yesterday said the school's staff
were using Cisco's 7960G handsets, in addition to software-based
phones on staff laptops. Staff e-mail access has also been
integrated with the new telephone systems.
"About 1,300 students and 200 teachers use notebook computers
to connect wirelessly to the MGS local area network from any
classroom, library or staff room across the school's three
campuses in South Yarra and Caulfield," said the statement.
"About 100 Cisco wireless access points provide connectivity
at MGS's two South Yarra campuses. The junior school in Caulfield
is connected via a point-to-point microwave bridge, and also has
Cisco wireless installed for the students in years 5 and 6," it
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