Networking & Wireless

When the School Network Is Shared

Securely sharing a network with the town where your district is located doesn't have to be a major undertaking. Chelmsford Public Schools in Massachusetts shows that all it takes is the right tools and the right attitude.

New York District Beefs Up Wireless LAN

Penn Yan Central School District in upstate New York reported that it's successfully deployed a new wireless local area network (WLAN) to cover all computers in the district, which enrolls more than 2,000 students in K-12 and adult education programs.

German District Deploys Wireless LAN for 1:1 Program

Unna School District in Unna, Germany, has announced it has deployed 802.11n wireless local area networks (WLAN) in five of its 21 schools in the first phase of the district-wide Unit21 project. With a 1:1 laptop program, the district said it expects all of its more than 10,000 students to have 802.11n WiFi access to the Unit21 virtual campus when the project is complete.

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Apple Launches iPad Mobile Tablet

As anticipated, Apple formally unveiled its new mobile device, the $499 iPad, Wednesday, heralding the company's entry into the space currently dominated by netbooks and its first serious move into the category of electronic book readers.

NJ District Expands Bandwidth To Boost Educational Opportunities

Howell Township Public Schools of Howell, NJ is expanding its network bandwidth and moving to a fiber-based system for netowrk and telecommunications. Optimum Lightpath will be providing Internet and telephone service for the district.

AirWave 7 Wireless Management Platform Bolsters Mobile Support

Aruba Networks has gone public with details about the next version of its AirWave wireless management platform, including increased functionality to manage mobile devices on a wireless network. The next release is expected in March 2010.

Oregon District Network Hit by Hackers

Employees and vendors are on alert since a district in Oregon reported that its network may have been breached by hackers. Eugene School District in Oregon recently communicated with current and former members of its staff whose personal information may have been accessed from the district network in a hacker attack.

Left to Their Own Devices

With cost concerns squeezing districts out of 1-to-1 computing programs, a once unthinkable solution is now in play: allowing students to bring their own laptops, PDAs, and--heaven help us--cell phones.

Virginia District Consolidates Wireless Network

Harrisonburg City Public Schools, a 4,400-student K-12 district in Harrisonburg, VA, has centralized and consolidated its wireless network using gear from Aerohive Networks.

Black Box Launches Network Access Control Appliances

Black Box, which sells communications and networking products, has released a new set of network access control (NAC) appliances.

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