CACHEBOX converts in Barcelona
ApplianSys announced today that St. Paul’s School, a prestigious international school in Barcelona, Spain, has bought a CACHEBOX solution to provide a better browsing experience for its pupils.
As internet-enabled learning was quickly becoming a popular means of grabbing the attention of its students, the school’s existing bandwidth was unable to cope with the demands of large files such as videos. At the same time, the number of devices and consequent software updates was on the rise – further crippling the available bandwidth. As a result, users experienced very slow browsing speeds and class time was wasted while both teachers and students waited for files to load.
The school’s IT administrator, Manel Ramirez explains: “We have four sites with over 500 web users in total. The number of web-enabled devices is expected to grow rapidly in the coming year.”
“During peak times we experience very slow speeds – so we need to reduce the response time it takes for videos to download and be able to successfully perform software updates. We considered Squid as a possible solution, but were aware that managing and configuring this would cause a lot of hassle. After further research, we found that CACHEBOX210 was a cost-effective, simple and reliable solution,” he continued.
CACHEBOX Sales Executive Francesc Amador comments: “ApplianSys has been working with schools across the world for over 12 years. Many, like St Paul’s , want to give their students the very best that education has to offer. In today’s day and age that means internet-enabled learning. CACHEBOX is designed to help schools offer more to their students and save bandwidth and costs at the same time. St Paul’s School can easily scale its solution with a second CACHEBOX unit when demand for bandwidth increases further in the future.”
St. Paul’s School (www.stpauls.es) was founded in 1968 by a group of parents. It is located in Barcelona, Spain, and teaches in three languages – English, Spanish and Catalan.