Healthy web access at Carrington
ApplianSys is pleased to announce that Carrington College, a US-based institution offering health care courses, has initiated a pilot caching project to implement and sustain an iPad scheme.
Priding itself in effective use of education technology, Carrington College is always on the lookout for innovative learning methods. Following an introduction of e-books, the college wanted to give its students even better access to online resources via the use of tablets.
“Digital technologies are increasingly transforming education. The portability and flexibility of mobile learning is a big part of this. By introducing 1:1 schemes schools enable creativity, collaboration and independent learning,” explains Brad Smith, CACHEBOX Sales Executive.
Aware that quick web access is an important stepping stone to a Netbook or iPad program, the college deployed a CACHEBOX100 at one of its 18 sites. The campus used a 30 MB connection to serve about 100 IPads, with many more devices to be added.
“CACHEBOX has demonstrated particularly high bandwidth savings on e-books and OS updates – 55% of my Apple updates were served from the CACHEBOX!” says Kelly Kantola, Network Manager at Carrington Collage.
Wih 14 years experience and 18 colleges across the US’s Southwest and West Coast, Carrington College offers Certificate and Associate degree programs in Medicine, Dentistry, Health Care Administration and Veterinary. The College has is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.