CACHEBOX rules Aussie school
ApplianSys announced today that Dandenong High School, a 2000 student secondary school in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, has purchased CACHEBOX to optimise web usage for its students.
Dandenong expects the number of web-enabled devices to double over the next two years and rapid growth in downloading of bandwidth-intensive video content to continue. So it chose a CACHEBOX230 to help secure faster internet for its students in the face of this growing pressure on bandwidth.
CACHEBOX Head of Sales Roger Clark comments, “Educational institutions in Australia are being encouraged to grow their Internet and Technology Communications infrastructure to aid students’ learning.
“In remote areas, bandwidth is usually limited and causes disruptions to the class, especially now that learning via videos and other such interactive web media has become such an important teaching tool. CACHEBOX is very useful in this instance, only requiring one student to download a video from the internet. The entire class can then watch the same cached video smoothly, untroubled by latency, and without putting further demands on the internet connection. Where connections are really under pressure, teaching staff can schedule for content to be ‘pre-cached’ over night while the connection is unused.”
Established in 1919, Dandenong High School (www.dandenonghs.vic.edu.au) is one of the oldest, largest and most culturally diverse Secondary schools in the state of Victoria. In 2007 two other local colleges merged with it to form an enlarged Dandenong High School, followed by a major $45m rebuilding program, itself a centrepiece of a wider economic regeneration program in the Dandenong area. Highly diverse with 78 cultural backgrounds, Dandenong is organised into 7 separate Houses, with each House a “school-within-a-school” in its own brand new building.