Next-Generation Wi-Fi: Unwiring the 21st Century School

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Wireless Lessons Learned at Allegany County Public Schools and Oregon Episcopal School

April 15, 2008 at 10:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

Across the nation, classroom modernization initiatives such as laptop cart programs, one-to-one computing, and video learning are putting greater demands on school Wi-Fi networks.

But building a wireless network that effectively supports 21st Century learning initiatives doesn't have to be a complex and costly exercise. Hear and learn from education technology leaders that have successfully deployed a wireless network to meet the growing demand for high-performing, reliable mobility.

Whether your school is a novice wireless organization or an early adopter with years of experience, this one-hour discussion will provide the knowledge you need to deploy a high-performance Wi-Fi network with a sensible and cost-effective path to 802.11n.

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  • Brad Kuhns, Network Administrator, Oregon Episcopal School
  • Jeff Blank, Senior Network Engineer, AllCoNet
  • Sarah Kim, Director, Education Solutions, Meru Networks

Brad Kuhns is the network administrator at Oregon Episcopal School. In this role, Mr. Kuhns is responsible for network administration, server maintenance, and client support across the school's 59-acre campus. He has been with Oregon Episcopal Schools for the last 7 years and has participated in the successful implementation of the school's laptop and 1-to-1 computing programs. He is currently leading the school's transition to next-generation wireless networking.

Jeff Blank is currently the Supervisor of Networking for the Allegany County and Senior Network Engineer for AllCoNet, the Intranet for Allegany County. A recognized authority in wireless systems, Mr. Blank is also former chair of the network.Maryland engineering committee and has extensive experience in designing, installing and operating high-speed wide area networks using fiber, leased lines, licensed and unlicensed wireless spectrums.