K-12 School Provides Secure, Controlled Wireless Access for their Large Mobile Environment

To help with their goal of earning an Apple Distinguished School (ADS) title and to handle the tremendous growth of their mobile environment brought on by a 1:1 iPad program and a BYOD initiative, The First Academy needed to deliver an end-to-end networking solution. Cost, reliability, consistency, interoperability and ease-of management were all top-of-mind concerns. It was also important that the chosen solution allow their network staff of one to easily support a multitude of mobile initiatives including: BYOD, a 1:1 iPad program at the upper school, a BYOI (Bring Your Own iPad) program at the lower school and a variety of wireless devices in the classroom, such as MacBook Airs and wireless projectors.

The Extreme Networks solution has enabled TFA to provide reliable, secure wireless coverage for 1,200 students across a 100,000 square foot campus.