Mt. Lebanon School District which is located in Pittsburgh, implemented a new zone box solution and renovates its networks to deliver 21st century learning tool to students and staff.
- Growing need for wireless access for students, faculty, and guests
- End of life wired and wireless networks, TDM PBX, no management of wired or wireless networks
- Very limited number of technical staff (PC to tech FTE ratio: 1200:1)
- Zone box solution and OmniSwitch™ 6450 bring air-blown fiber as close to the user as possible, future-proofing the network. Virtual chassis core based on OmniSwitch 6900 provides high capacity with resiliency (redundant fiber to WAN, dual-home link to remote buildings). OmniVista™ 2500 Network Management System provides visibility, reduces configuration errors
- Very high penetration of connected devices: tablets, PCs, laptop carts, cameras and printers means learning can happen everywhere with 21st century learning tools
- Zone box solution results in longer life network at equivalent initial cost; virtual chassis provides needed resiliency and performance at lower cost than chassis-based solution
"The renovation of the new high school presented us with an opportunity to future-proof our network and equip our educators with 21st century learning tools. Thanks to the Unified Access design by Dagostino Electronic Services and Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise we now have a flexible, reliable and high performing network that will meet the needs of students and faculty in the years to come."
— Chris Stengel, Technology Director