Network Design & Installation
Oakford has vast experience of installing wired networks, complex switch infrastructures and VLANs for primary, secondary and tertiary educational establishments. We utilise our partnerships with manufacturers such as HP, Cisco and Netgear to provide an array of products at the best rates. With over twenty years of experience in the education field we are also fully aware of the unique way that ICT is used within a school. This is reflected in our design service, ensuring your school can use technology without barriers or limits.
Your data cabling infrastructure will be with you for 5, 10 or possibly 25 years, so it is important to know that you got it right first time. To ensure each data cabling installation is completed to the highest possible standard, Oakford is able to test and verify every connection using industry recognised Fluke testing equipment. Further to this, we are able to produce certification documents to prove the quality of the network will satisfy the performance and intended use.
This certification can be used to maintain manufacturer backed warranty of your data terminations for up to 25 years.
Managed Wireless Network Solutions
A large number of schools are guided by non-education focused ICT companies when purchasing wireless network equipment. This has led to many failed ICT lessons due to easily avoidable errors such as devices not consistently able to login, save or print work. As an education focused provider, Oakford understands the unique way that ICT is used within a school and that is why we only provide managed wireless network facilities using equipment from leading manufacturers such as Cisco and HP.
An Oakford managed wireless network installation covers everything including survey, design, physical installation, VLAN and virtual SSID configuration with network authentication using RADIUS or a captive portal.
New School Builds
If you are lucky enough to be opening a new classroom, block or even a brand new school, Oakford can help ensure the ICT network is both designed and installed to an exceptional standard. Building on our success from many other primary, secondary and college new build projects, we are confident that we are the right choice for your school.