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4ipnet Education Solutions

Facilitate BYOD & enrich smart learning with secure, scalable Wi-Fi

Education: Overview

SMART LEARNING ENABLED BY SMART MOBILE DEVICES

Technology has drastically changed the way we learn. What has become ubiquitous is the adoption of mobile devices in higher education. Professors encourage the usage of laptops and tablets to facilitate students’ learning. On the other hand, students find Wi-Fi indispensable as they need to bring their tablets and laptops to lectures, libraries and student unions.

Therefore, it is essential for school administrations to deploy wireless networks to support BYOD on campus. However, they not only need to provide Wi-Fi access, but also monitor user behavior and network operation while maintaining security and reliability. The performance and manageability are the key factors in selecting WLAN infrastructure.

Benefits

COMMON ISSUES OF CAMPUS WI-FI NETWORKS

  • School administrations need to keep track of each user's internet usage in the case of illegal activities
  • Network maintenance efforts are high due to vast size of campus properties
  • Without managed Wi-Fi, the quality of the school’s wireless Internet service cannot be guaranteed
  • High user density in lecture halls increases network congestion and collisions
  • Users get disconnected when moving between classrooms or academic buildings
  • Some students get distracted easily and do not stay focused during class time, using Wi-Fi to browse the Internet or chat with friends

 

4IPNET'S WIRELESS LAN SOLUTION FOR EDUCATION

With 4ipnet’s education solution, schools are able to support BYOD on campus while providing secure and fast Wi-Fi with comprehensive provisioning and management features.

4ipnet’s comprehensive solution offers:

  • Role-based policy assignment provides students and faculty members with differentiated services and security profiles
  • HTTP Web Log and NAT Conversion Log help trace the source of illegal activities; users can also be blacklisted when necessary
  • Centralized management ensure reduces maintenance and troubleshooting efforts across campus grounds
  • Dual radio APs with Load Balancing and Airtime Fairness distributes Wi-Fi usage and maintains performance
  • Seamless roaming across campus improves learning experience with optimized mobility
  • Firewall profiles limit the network access of students during specific times by blocking certain applications or websites, encouraging students to pay attention in class

 

As IT infrastructure plays an important role in today’s smart learning, school administrations have to be able to manage their networks. 4ipnet provides a cost-effective wireless LAN solution solving the problems of CAPACITY, DENSITY, SECURITY and COVERAGE while enabling ease of deployment and total control of the networks.

 

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