Pacific Ridge School Gives Ruckus ZoneFlex an “A” for a Robust WLAN that’s Simple, Scalable and Affordable
With students arriving soon, Pacifi c Ridge School, a new private, non-profi t 7-12 grade school, needed to deploy a ubiquitous but reliable wireless LAN (WLAN) across its sprawling campus on 7.3 acres just north of San Diego. But like many K-12 schools, Pacifi c Ridge didn’t have a big IT staff or budget.
Pacifi c Ridge wanted Wi-Fi to be more than a convenient way to connect students, faculty and staff to the network. It wanted Wi-Fi to be a reliable utility that would adapt to the changing RF environment, as well as their changing network requirements, without constant IT intervention.
As a greenfi eld project, Pacifi c Ridge deployed a gigabit Ethernet fi ber optic network between its four main, single-story buildings as well as Category 6 Ethernet cabling throughout each building. But at nearly $200 per Ethernet drop, Pacifi c Ridge wanted to minimize the number of wired jacks - understanding that its user population would prefer to connect via Wi-Fi anyway.