North Carolina’s largest public school system has deployed Wavelink Mobile Manager to manage and control its district-wide wireless network.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) district, with more than 113,000 students, says it turned to the wireless LAN technology from Kirkland, WA-based Wavelink to extend computing resources to more students, teachers and administrative staff.
Currently, CMS is embarking on a major new rollout of wireless that will encompass more than 540 mobile classrooms across 75 schools, including several administrative buildings. The network has more than 250 Cisco Aironet access points and thousands of mobile devices. Additional rollouts are planned.
Wavelink Mobile Manager enables network administrators to deploy and centrally manage wireless networks, simultaneously change configuration settings, perform updates to mobile devices and monitor network health and performance … all from a central console.
At CMS, the expanded wireless network has allowed the district to open “mobile classrooms” for its students that include mobile carts with 18 to 20 laptops rolled in to provide students and teachers access to the Internet. In addition, nearly a thousand wireless laptops and desktops are typically in use throughout the district, and that number continues to grow.