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Computer Network Wireless Access Points, Switches, Routers, Cabling, Wiring and Services


Location
Maryland
Publication Date
12/03/2018 12:48 PM EST
Closing Date
01/16/2019 09:00 AM EST
Issuing Organization
Montgomery County Public Schools
Solicitation Number
Description

Specifications include, but are not limited to: Wireless Access Points (WAPs) (AEROHIVE AH-AP-250-AC-FCC AEROHIVE AP250 INDOOR PLENUM RATED, Cisco EDU-CAP2702I-AK910 (10 pack) 802.11ac CAP 10APs w/CleanAir; 3x4:3SS; Int Ant; A Domain or equivalent): Provide 802.11ac capability (with capabilities of handling 802.11 a/g/n, as well); provide network access via 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz frequencies; must be centrally configurable and manageable, while still functioning autonomously in the absence of a central configuration or management tool, and must conform to current management tools in use by MCPS. • Must not require a central appliance or “controller” in order for all of the WAPs to function in any area of our network. Any central management is simply for management, configurations, and troubleshooting. • WAPs must function within each school and must conform to current management tools in use by MCPS without a dependence on the wide-area network connection back to the data center (in other words, the school community’s use of the wireless network must not be impacted by a WAN outage or WAN congestion, excluding access to network resources located outside of the school, such as email or the Internet. The school community must be able to access resources within the building via the wireless network. • The wireless solution must allow standard encryption protocols, including but not limited to, WPA and WPA2 (allowing the use of either AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) or TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol). • The wireless solution must allow for the configuration of multiple SSIDs (or wireless networks) with unique configuration parameters allowed for each network. • The wireless solution must allow multiple authentication types, including open authentication, shared key authentication, RADIUS/EAP, and MAC address. It should also allow these in various combinations depending on SSID or other distinguishable wireless features. • The wireless network(s) must be configurable and maintainable through a central tool that allows various levels of troubleshooting, including but not limited to: o Coverage maps o Rogue wireless devices and networks o Congestion issues o Failed or failing WAP(s).

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