Nevis says never to slow internet
ApplianSys is pleased to announce that Nevis Public School District (NPSD), Minnesota, has bought a CACHEBOX210 to facilitate its 1:1 student to device scheme.
NPSD has a 45Mbps connection serving over 540 students – each with a personal tablet. When tens of network devices simultaneously downloaded new versions of OS software, the entire network ground to a halt. To eliminate this issue, the district resorted to blocking all Apple and Windows updates.
Aware this wasn’t a long term solution, the district sought an affordable but effective method to reduce its network congestion. It established that web caching could help.
As NPSD outsourced all IT services, a it wanted a solution that could be used by non-technical users, including teachers.
“Many schools have modest internal IT resources and are not in a position to manage complex IT services” says Sophie Clark, CACHEBOX Sales Leader, US Schools. “Designed specifically for schools, CACHEBOX is easy to set up and most updates are applied automatically. If needed, the district’s external IT contractor can access the unit from a web browser on any computer – without the need for an on-site visit.”
NPSD deployed a CACHEBOX210. Now software updates can be downloaded just once, and accessed locally by any device that needs them, eliminating latency.
Nevis Public School District manages 3 schools that serve 542 students in grades KG through 12. NPSD is a strong advocate for independent learning as the best approach to maximising its students’ potential.