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Colégio Next - Brazil

Colégio Next, a recognized Apple Distinguished School, deploys over 500 iPads to its 600 students as a teaching and learning tool.

Replace Slow Classroom Connection

Teachers and students were not making use of the iPads because of the slow network speeds, apps would not download and course contents were inaccessible.

Success Factors

No More Network Congestion

Created simultaneous, fast connections for over 600 students with rural Internet

Quality and Speed for All Users

50+ users per classroom each got the same fast connection

Cost Effective

An affordable network infrastructure that could provide simultaneous access to media-rich educational content

Technology

● Peplink MediaFast

● AP One 300M

Colegio Study

A Fast Connection for all 500 Students

Located in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Colégio Next is an Elementary, Middle and High School attended by 600 students from ages of 2 to 17. Colégio Next deploys over 500 iPads to its students as a learning tool. Recognized as one of the best schools in Brazil and above all, it’s also recognized by Apple as an Apple Distinguished School. To earn this accolade, the school would have to be outstanding in providing innovation, leadership and education excellence.

 

One Access Point Per 50 Users

Each class has over 50 students and they had problems simply staying connected to the Wi-Fi network. After putting in a high performance AP One 300M, they are able to stay connected and concurrently download large files with no interference, thanks to the AP’s 5GHz Wi-Fi frequency. Built on the Balance series, MediaFast includes all advanced features such as load balancing and per user group bandwidth control. Colégio Next makes great use of these to give teachers first priority access to the bandwidth, then the students and then outdoor areas and guest access.

 

Becoming A National Reference

With all issues resolved, the teachers and students are discovering the full potential of their iPads. Whether they are taking notes, accessing course materials from the intranet, wirelessly mirroring their presentations or simply doing online research, they are assured they can do so with speed, simultaneously. Because of the successful implementation, Colégio Next has become a national reference. Other schools are constantly requesting to tour the facilities to learn about their unique network infrastructure and how the iPad is benefiting the learning experience.

Alberto Pamos, IT Director, Colégio Next

“The Peplink solution runs perfectly. The learning and teaching experience was so well received that our school has now become a national reference.”

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