Hello everyone,

in conjunction with our partners Fortinet & Lightspeed we are holding a very technical event aimed at Network Managers looking for an alternative to the Leeds Learning Network.

Network managers from other areas are more than welcome to come along too as our services can be provisioned nationally.

We'll be providing a free lunch and teas / coffees throughout the day to keep you all refreshed. The session will be technically minded showcasing what we believe to be the best package in the UK for schools leaving their current LA / RBC Internet connection.

An overview of the day is below. I'll also be doing a raffle for £500 off any leased line price for one lucky school too

The location is

Weetwood Hall
Otley Road
LS16 5PS

Our first seminar starts at 11am sharp. I'd suggest you all join us from about 10:30 where you can get some teas & coffees before we start.

To come simply send me a PM, email info@schoolsbroadband.co.uk or leave your details on our website Schools Broadband | Welcome We

Fortinet - The Fortigate award winning security suite - 11am to Midday
Speaker - Lee Langley, Technical Consultant from Fortinet

Fortinet is the market leader in unified threat management, delivering purpose built solutions that improve performance, increase protection and reduce costs. Fortinet devices are installed in hundreds of our schools and thousands around the globe, delivering what we believe is the best security solution for the education market.

Lee Langley from Fortinet will be presenting and demonstrating the Fortinet product suite for an hour. This will be "hands on" and will directly show you the true power of the Fortigate security devices and how they allow you to control exactly what go on on your network.

Lightspeed Systems - Specialist educational hosted content filtering and mobile device management - Midday to 1pm

Speaker - Simon Eappariello, Technical Director Lightspeed Systems Europe

Today's filters need to provide safe, fast access to valuable educational resources and connections.

With an integrated learning management system and cross-platform desktop and mobile filtering (on or off the network), Lightspeed's Collaborative Filter integrates with Windows Active Directory and Apple Open Directory making it safe for schools to implement engaging mobile and collaborative learning.

UK Technical Director, Simon Eappariello will be demonstrating exactly how Lightspeed works and how we believe it's better than the current and future LLN offering.

Schools Broadband - WAN / MAN design & VoIP technologies 13:30 - 14:30

Technical Director David Tindall (Me!) will be talking about high speed internet connectivity and how we can create bespoke network and internet solutions, linking primary schools to your secondary in a hub and spoke solution, allowing control of all networks and applications that run over them (Windows Active Directory etc).

We'll also be talking about our VoIP alternative to the LLN using our Cisco and Polycom based hosted systems and SIP trunking ISDN replacement services from our parent company, Talk Straight.