Wi-Fi is becoming mission critical for K-12. Here are answers to common questions, and how Wi-Fi services can help you cope.
Schools are being flooded with mobile devices, which are making Wi-Fi a critical part of your school networking infrastructure. But with budget-conscious school districts flinty with IT funds, how do you cope? Here’s some advice from Wi-Fi experts at ADTRAN who feel your pain. They suggest a simplified services approach to ease your Wi-Fi operational pain.
Let’s start with a video Q&A with Chris Koeneman, Vice President Sales at ADTRAN Bluesocket, a Huntsville, AL-based Wi-Fi product and service provider who answers six questions about school Wi-Fi.
WATCH BELOW: Question #1: How are mobile devices changing the classroom?
Question #2: K-12 Wi-Fi: Why is Wi-Fi critical to education? WATCH VIDEO
Question #3: K-12 Wi-Fi: How do services like ProCloud Wi-Fi help schools solve their Wi-Fi challenges? WATCH VIDEO
Question #4: K-12 Wi-Fi: What are the main considerations for Wi-Fi network security? WATCH VIDEO
Question #5: K-12 Wi-Fi: How does ProCloud Wi-Fi ensure reliability and mobility? WATCH VIDEO
Question #6: K-12 Wi-Fi: How does ProCloud Wi-Fi help control CapEx and OpEx costs? WATCH VIDEO
Now that we’ve hit the basics, let’s look at little deeper at specific strategies schools are adopting to cope with the Wi-Fi influx. Here’s a white paper from ADTRAN on specifics for how schools are starting to address key management, security, scalability and other issues.
to download "Wi-Fi for K-12: Five Challenges for School Districts."
Choosing a Wi-Fi service like ProCloud can offer a way to simplify management, maintenance and operational control of K-12 Wi-Fi infrastructure. So let’s let ADTRAN ProCloud Product Manager Michelle Southerland explain how a Wi-Fi service works in this video.
If Michelle’s description of ADTRAN’s ProCloud Wi-Fi service is interesting to you, here’s a resource that describes how the service works in a bit more detail.
for more information about ADTRAN's ProCloud Wi-Fi and to see how it addresses key Wi-Fi challenges.
Hopefully this information will help you understand and improve your
approach to Wi-Fi infrastructure planning. For more information about
K-12 Wi-Fi and the ProCloud Wi-Fi Service, check here.