The South Canterbury District Health Board (SCDHB) has proposed for the supply of wireless access points and wireless management software for WLAN coverage in the clinical building at Timaru Hospital.
The clinical building has a wireless network partially installed. The medical ward is fully covered but there are two other areas of the building that only have one access point each, whereas the remainder of the clinical block (85 percent) has no wireless network.
The equipment currently installed includes Cisco 1131 access points with individual POEs, Cisco 2106 LAN controller and Cisco Wireless Control software.
The board is currently accepting requests for proposal (RFP) from potential vendors. Final selection and contract negotiations are expected to happen in January, with the contract to be awarded in February.
The South Canterbury District Health Board (SCDHB) provides health services to 55,000 people in the region.
The successful proposal will need to be able to support laptops and thin clients devices, as well as VoIP phones and RFID tagging and monitoring.
Requests for clarification or additional information must be made before 15 December 2010.