Class order restored Central Catholic
ApplianSys announced today that Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia has purchased CACHEBOX to resolve issues with its ever increasing and extensive bandwidth requirements, including video downloading.
The school had 400 workstations that were expected to increase to 1,000 in three years time. With a 30Mbps connection, it required a suitable solution to handle the extra traffic expected on its network. CACHEBOX230, which is optimised for video, proved the perfect solution to support YouTube and flash video traffic, with enough storage space to comfortably handle the school’s current and future requirements.
Vernor Young is Director of Technology at Central Catholic High School. He commented, “CACHEBOX might be one of the greatest things ever! It just makes everything seem lightning fast. When everyone in a class is all downloading the same content, it appears that we must have the fastest internet connection ever to exist. The greatest thing is that the teacher generally previews content, thus caching it. So it’s ready to go when a class starts accessing the content. Some downloads could waste 5 or 10 minutes of class. That time-waster is now eliminated.
I received phenomenal support from the technical team. It’s companies like ApplianSys, that care about supporting education, which allow schools to get the things they otherwise couldn’t, making them a better place for students.”
Central Catholic High School (www.centralcatholichs.com) was founded in 1927 and currently holds about 850 pupils. It is accredited by the PA Department of Education and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. It is recognised by the U.S. Department of Education as one of the nation’s ‘outstanding secondary schools’. Located in the Oakland area, the school is in the centre of the educational and cultural district of Pittsburgh.