Wireless TechnologyWireless Access Points to fit your environment
Schools in the Carolinas need more reliable and pervasive network access, not only for laptop connectivity and eLearning projects, but also to reduce the cost and improve the usability of other district services.
Wireless access is cheaper, easier and more flexible than pulling cables and CNIC supports the the wireless infrastructure. And now, with 802.11ac, wireless access offers superior performance and reliability as well.
IEEE 802.11ac is a network technology standard that is revolutionizing staff and students productivity by delivering a higher performance, wire-free access for everyone everywhere. It enables network rightsizing by significantly reducing the number of Ethernet ports per user, which reduces your overall network cost by 60%
Providing wireless in the education institutions throughout the Carolinas is about more than just connectivity. The right solution must be simple to install and maintain, support the most challenging teaching and learning usage cases, and maintain security of sensitive student records.
Accommodating dense laptop and personal hand held devices usage within the k-12 is just not possible with the new 802.11ac technology.
Technology initiatives have network implications such as smart classroom, 1:1 laptop initiatives and technology enhanced curriculum all require a robust wireless infrastructure.
Managing and troubleshooting a distributed network: A lack of technical resources at each school means that wireless network management must be centralized and contain extensive data for help-desk functions
Complying with Security Initiatives: Schools store sensitive records – student academic and health records, video surveillance history, staff payroll, etc. Schools need to show that they are making every effort to secure this information.
Expense of maintaining disparate networks: Districts are managing multiple communications networks including data, voice, video surveillance, CCTV, and PA systems. They need a single flexible network that they can migrate to over time.
Best practice is to install wireless access points in each classroom or every other classroom. This enables schools to take advantage of the ever expanding portable eLearning tools. With wireless access points properly installed faculty and students can be more productive.