"Quite simply, the CACHEBOX is the ideal solution for ISPs operating where internet bandwidth is in short supply or expensive"
Gregory Eid, Managing Director at Teledata ICT, Ghana
"The simple web interface has enabled domain owners to make their own changes, allowing IT staff to focus attention elsewhere"
John Calisi, IT Manager of Operations, Tennessee Board of Regents, USA
"ApplianSys' support team is perfect. It's much better than many other support teams that I have dealt with before"
Daniel Hanna, IT Manager, AMC Telecom, Congo
"Performance is good, support is good and we would recommend ApplianSys and DNSBOX to our own clients."
Paul Schuur, Senior Consultant – Qwise B.V., Holland
"I needed an appliance provider that I could rely on for speedy support and ApplianSys has been excellent"
Kamal Essalai, CEO, West Africa Telecom (AirLink sarl), Liberia

CACHEBOX equal to Equella

March 19, 2013

ApplianSys is pleased to announce that Nunavut Department of Education has purchased 25 CACHEBOX210s along with a Central Management Console to optimise school bandwidth and support the use of Pearson’s Equella Learning Object Repository (LOR).

With 32,000 people living in an area the size of Europe, Nunavut is one the most remote, sparsely populated regions in the world. This presents unique challenges for the provision of broadband to support online educational content in schools.

“Schools in 25 communities spread across the region share a satellite connection with just 16.4Mbps bandwidth,” explains CACHEBOX Sales Director Roger Clark. “More than 50% of Nunavut’s bandwidth was consumed by software updates, leaving inadequate capacity for Nunavut to access lesson plans and online educational content from Equella.”

Having experimented with in-house caching solutions, Nunavut wanted the benefit of a mature off-the-shelf product with comprehensive support and a simple, intuitive user interface. CACHEBOX was an ideal solution and ApplianSys developed custom Equella support including repository authentication tools to access content for each of Nunavut’s Equella subscribers.

ApplianSys partners Global Storm loaded Equella repository content (around 1TB) onto each CACHEBOX before deployment. Now Nunavut schools only need to use their internet connection to access updated content when it’s released by Equella.

Nunavut’s teachers now have high-speed access to Equella’s comprehensive library of content, where previously only 10% of content was accessible. With less repository content to access from the internet and CACHEBOX’s ability to cache software updates, more bandwidth is free to access educationally enriching content.

Nunavut Department of Education is based in Iqaluit, Canada.