"Some days we are getting 60% hit rate! At the price it would cost us to upgrade to that much bandwidth, CACHEBOX will have paid for itself in one month."
Karl Childress Information Technology Manager, BC School District 47 (Powell River)
"The security, reliability, ease of management and solid state storage show that this device fits our needs"
Ben Pielstick, Humboldt Unified School District, USA
"The reduced deployment costs and Total Cost of Ownership allowed us to deploy more units making name resolution a local service."
Chief Network Architect, Leading Hollywood Studio, USA
"DNSBOX already came with IP address management and host name functions – but the flexibility to add extra fields provided us with a free form way of tracking addresses."
Network Manager, Telecoms Equipment Manufacturer
"CACHEBOX is a robust product that is well tested and has been tailored to cater to Service Providers like us."
Adam Yon, SURE South Atlantic (C&W St Helena), Saint Helena

YouTube outlaw pardoned in Texas

October 16, 2019
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ApplianSys is pleased to announce that Education Center International (ECI) Academy, Texas, USA, has enabled safe, purposeful access to YouTube content for students thanks to CACHEBOX and its integrated Media Library.

ECI offers students a personalised blended-learning programme at each of its 3 locations in the Dallas metropolitan area. To enhance the 1:1 programme, teachers at ECI have long wanted to include select YouTube videos in lesson plans. However, with fears of exposing students to unsuitable content – a modern-day dilemma faced by schools worldwide – the Principal banned YouTube.

Responding to a webinar invitation for caching, Technology Director Kamon Suetrong was delighted to discover CACHEBOX’s powerful caching features – especially its integrated Media Library – an ideal solution for controlling access to online content.

At the network level, CACHEBOX caches all types of school content, including video and software update files – saving bandwidth and speeding up content by serving it via the LAN. And at the classroom level, its Media Library feature enables teachers to store web objects locally – serving only select, teacher-approved content to students within the confines of a secure portal. This means ECI can finally include YouTube content – without having to lift the ban.

“With Media Library, CACHEBOX lets teachers share learning material directly with students – away from the distraction of other unwanted videos, advertising and pop-ups. And because the content is cached locally, access is instant – even when offline,” says CACHEBOX Consultant Sergio Villegas. “The Academy’s teachers can develop their own lesson plans and resources, to easily share with colleagues at all 3 school sites, or peers further afield.“

With all concerns regarding student access to YouTube dismissed, ECI has ordered a CACHEBOX for each of its three school sites.

About

Education Center International Academy is a public charter school district in Mesquite, Texas that caters for 543 students across 3 sites. With a mission to provide a strong education within a stimulating environment, ECI produces a personalised plan for learning based on individual student needs, and a key part of that is the school’s blended learning programme that incorporates online curricula and State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) online testing.