The annual maintenance charges shall be as follows:
|Ethernet repeater ports (segments)||£128.00||Note 1|
|Router ports||£1706.00||Note 2|
|Etherswitch (per 12 ports)||£128.00||Note 3|
|Additional 100 Mbps backbone port||£33.00||Note 4|
|1000 Mbps (Gigabit) backbone port||£128.00||Note 5|
|Additional fibre pairs||£387.00||Note 6|
|Cisco 35xx router/switch||£510.00||Note 7|
|1000 Mbps etherswitch||£254.00||Note 3|
|Wireless access point||£44.00||Note 8|
|Private wireless access point||£44.00||Note 8|
- This applies to "thin-wire" installations. For twisted pair installations, each repeater will be charged pro-rata, based on a 12 port repeater being equivalent to one thin-wire repeater port. Single attachments through a transceiver are charged at one eighth of a thin-wire segment.
- Per network connections usually only apply to those networks not maintained by EUCS. Where a private network is attached and has a mixture of organisations, then the annual maintenance charge will be pro rata on the number of ports.
- Ether switches are available with a multiplicity of configurations, especially port numbers. Their maintenance charge will be based on the number of ports, which includes the same infrastructure element as a 12 port repeater. The charges shown are are for the current basic recommended switch models and may be increased if a higher specification switch is installed with the agreement of the department. Disconnection of ports: While there is no charge for disconnecting any port there will be a charge for reconnecting this port within the current financial year. The charge will be the annual charge taking into account the number of existing ports plus a connection charge of #30 for up to 5 ports reconnected or #50 for more than 5 ports reconnected.
- Extra 100 Mbps ports backbone ports may be purchased by departments at a capital cost of #515. Each will then carry an extra recurrent charge as shown.
- If a department wishes a Gigabit backbone port to replace the 100 Mbps port it is entitled to on the backbone, there will be a capital cost of ᕅ for the router interface, plus any fibre termination costs (if required) plus an extra recurrent cost as shown.
- If sufficient fibres exist, a department may rent a pair between buildings in the same campus area. This charge is per pair, per fibre cable - as cables usually run out from Information Services distribution points, getting between two buildings usually means using two cables. Information Services can advise on any requirements and costs.
- The Cisco 35xx range of routing/switches is used in certain specialist situations when agreed with the School.
- A school can install and maintain its own WAPs and link them to the central system - the private charge reflects the maintenance of the central gateways etc.