Typical technical equipment of a new network node:
- Connection panel for the location of the long distance optical path (a pair of leased optical fiber connecting to the backbone node)
- Ethernet switch (Nx100Mbps ports with Gigabit uplink), including SW
- Optical converters
- Uninterruptible power supply + air conditioning
The connection of the nodes to the backbone network as well as to the end-schools will be realized as all connections of the switched Ethernet technology.
The project envisages the connection of all High Schools, Secondary Vocational Schools and Associated Secondary Schools together with 515 schools (some of which are already connected in cities where there are current nodes of the network) and those primary schools whose connection will be logical given the proximity to the optical routes in cities of newly established nodes.
A prerequisite for the connection of the school is that they show interest and effort to obtain a connection (optical connection) and they will be willing to participate at least in the future financing of the operation of the node (these would be symbolic amounts of about 50,- € per month for 1000 Mbps). This requirement excludes schools where the level of management does not correspond to modern requirements and the optical connection would still be unused. In addition, libraries, district offices, municipalities, hospitals, museums and other organizations qualifying for SANET could be connected to new node nodes. All affiliated organizations must become members of the SANET Association in order to meet the requirement that the Association does not provide public services and must adhere to the „SANET Rules of Use“ (AUP – www.sanet.sk) the condition of allowing access to the Internet for leisure and the wider public.