The State College Area School District chose to upgrade their system with this trusted partner because the proposed solution fully answered their advanced technical requirements. 

  • Country: United States Of America
  • Industry: Education
  • Solution: Mobile Campus

Situated in the heart of Pennsylvania, State College Area School District (SCASD) is spread over 12 campuses, educating approximately 6900 students with close to 1350 faculty and administrative staff. 

Computer technology is integrated in the core curriculum at all school levels with sixty-six competencies.

Students and teachers regularly sweep technology education awards at regional, state, and national competitions.

The State College Area School District has been using Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise’s technology and services for the past 8 years.

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SCASD chose an intelligent wireless environment to stay at the forefront of digital education and to apply the latest teaching methods using new technology. Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise has been central for us in achieving educational excellence and is also an important partner in improving and implementing our initiatives.

Nick Zepp, Senior IT Manager, SCASD.

Challenges

  • SCASD wanted to replace their outdated infrastructure that could not handle the additional traffic brought by the new BYOD initiative.
  • The network upgrade had to match the increasing demands for apps and services, and fully connect the student body
    a one-to-one student/device ratio was being implemented for 6th to 12th grade students.
  • The new solution needed to support 24/7 IPTV services and video-on-demand across all campuses.
 

Products & Solutions

Products:

  • OmniSwitch 6900 Stackable LAN Switch
  • OmniSwitch 6450 Stackable LAN Switch
  • OmniVista 2500 Network Management System
  • OmniVista 3600 Air Manager
  • OmniAccess 4504XM
  • OmniAccess WLAN Controllers 4504XM
  • OmniAccess WLAN Access Points

Solutions:

  • Mobile Campus

 

Benefits

Technical:

  • The steady implementation of 1g LAN and 10g aggregation provides the support for widespread wireless coverage for students and staff, enabling improved access to resources, regardless of location or device. 
  • Full inter-campus video-on-demand allows staff to host conferences and share information effortlessly via the modified IP technology.

Financial:

  • The solution enables new maintenance jobs to be requested on the move, enabling health and safety issues to be addressed as they arise and eliminating potential expenses.

User Experience:

  • Thanks to this new technology, students and staff can now use the latest digital services to advance in e-learning and maintain communication across campuses.
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