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New Madrid County R-1 School District

New Madrid County R-1 School District
Industry: Education
Country: United States
Download: New Madrid County R-1 School District Success Story

New Madrid County R-1 School District, located in the Southeastern corner of Missouri on the banks of the Mississippi River is home to 3 elementary schools, a middle school, a high school and a technical training center. Their focus is on the development of competencies in the application of computers and related technology, and the district holds a strong reputation in the fields of music and athleticism. With their new wired and wireless network solutions, the school district has enabled enhanced learning by connecting the devices of its 1500+ students.




Challenges

  • Need to ready network infrastructure for deployment of new initiative to provide one laptop to each student
  • Limited network support and maintenance staff
  • Periodic needs for temporary guest internet services
  • Right-priced solution was critical since deployment was not government funded

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Benefits

  • Technical: instant access point solution allows rollout of new wireless policies to buildings in seconds
  • The wired network is ready for the future with GigE to the edge
  • Expert support and implementation from partner means worry-free deployment and operations
  • Financial: the new system is easily upgradable and integrated, allowing for cost-friendly future developments, and a lower total cost of ownership
  • User experience: creating temporary guest Internet access networks is easy; media covering local sports events and visiting staff can easily connect back to the office to get on with their day

"The wired and wireless network we deployed was the right technology at the right price; the support from NovaCopy and Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise before and after the sale were nothing short of phenomenal. It’s great to work with two companies who always have our school district’s best interests in mind."

— Pate Hogan, Technical Director