Elementary School Wireless Upgrade Complete

Teachers and students increasingly rely upon a high-performance network for innovative teaching and learning. As classroom technology grows, and mobile computing devices expand, strengthening our technology infrastructure is vital. The wireless network, in particular, is the core hub through which virtually all classroom technology projects flow. Without wireless, the district would grind to an unpleasant halt.

Penn Manor elementary staff and students recently received a big network boost. Today, PM IT Engineers completed a wireless network upgrade for all district elementary schools. With 125 new access points, the updated wireless system is engineered to be agile, solidly reliable, and super speedy. The new system significantly improves wireless speed, strength, and capacity–important elements of a modern school network.

After extensive demos and stress testing, our team selected Merkai‘s 802.11n cloud-based enterprise wireless and access switches. Meraki’s system is a comprehensive, feature-rich wireless solution with extensive benefits over our previous wireless equipment. Featuring centralized device management, comprehensive network visibility and an incredible assortment of security tools, the Meraki system is a stellar upgrade for our bandwidth-hungry classrooms.

Technology often works best when you don’t notice it at all. However, huge technology projects don’t happen magically. A huge thanks to our ultra-talented engineers, Shawn Beard and Chad Billman, for spearheading the upgrade. Their extensive behind-the-scenes work and dedication has successfully brought the new wireless network to life with minimal network interruptions. Bravo to our network wizards!

  2 comments for “Elementary School Wireless Upgrade Complete

  1. March 11, 2013 at 5:49 am

    Thats a lot of access points now 🙂
    I’m using Meraki too for hotels and so far we have been very satisfied! Coverage is not as good as Ruckus but feature wise, it is the best so far

  2. Chadwick Whenry
    March 20, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Charlie, We installed about 120 of the MR16 and MR24 between the HS and MS last summer. With having the cloud based configuration, we we able to do that in about 3 week. We were moving but had no staff or students to work around. We have been very pleased with Meraki. We are hoping to overhaul our wired network this summer with meraki’s line of switches.
    Chadwick Whenry
    Conestoga Valley
    Computer Services Dept

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