Here’s a look at how four schools are using solutions to improve digital learning:

San Diego Community College: The installation of ExtremeWireless and more than 600 Wi-Fi access points across three campuses has allowed San Diego to provide seamless indoor and outdoor wireless coverage to over 30,000 students at any given time on each campus. The college can now support BYOD and real-time video streaming while also looking to future investments in video surveillance and virtual reality.

Nazareth College: With an entirely new, unified network – including core switching and routing, edge switching and wireless – Nazareth’s network is more predictable and resilient. Access has increased in many areas of campus to 40G and the network is now able to handle a large amount of multicast and IPV6 traffic generated by connected devices, therefore creating a seamless and positive end user experience for faculty and students.

Le Jardin Academy: By deploying a cloud-managed networking solution, the academy was able to save time and money in managing the network while also increasing bandwidth to support BYOD and 1:1 Chromebook programs. The schools’ network now has a 99 percent uptime, significantly improving Internet connections for a nearly unlimited number of devices throughout each building.

McMinn County School System: McMinn decided to go all purple, deploying a completely new end-to-end networking solution and in turn, improving wireless network performance by 97 percent. Using ExtremeManagement and ExtremeAnalytics from Extreme Networks, McMinn can track and support more users per access point and identify which applications need better connections. Additionally, by achieving seamless AP-to-AP roaming, the school has increased throughput and Wi-Fi access to about 70 percent.

About the Author:

Laura Ascione

Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura


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