We are looking at installing wireless accross our site and I am interested in talking to Surrey or South East schools that have done this and can give me any tips or pointers.
Also any schools who are using mobile devices, of any kind who might share their experiences.
Finally anyone using Cloud Technologies, what are you using and how? Is anyone doing anything exciting more than just email and online versions of existing software?
Just about to leave so will need to post back later.
We are using Google apps for ed as our main website and vle system.
We have wireless. It depends on the size of school but I would recommend on paying for a decent system, don't just get home style systems.
I look after a few primary schools. Will update later.
Meru, Ruckus, Arubs for wireless...... Have a look at Moodle for course management - it's free.
For a cheaper solution I would recommend Unifi. Have it site wide here and it seems just as good as the expensive systems. Speak to @m25man or more details
Another plus for unifi here.
Originally Posted by cromertech
I'm also heavily in the Unifi camp.
Meru Networks have around 1000 schools in the South of England running our technology
Feel free to PM me directly and I'd be happy to put you in touch with some local references
There's a number of South / South East schools shown on the attached youtube link markhowler - YouTube
or feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org
There are some threads on this issue you might have a look through.
I have Ruckus in one school, Meru in the other, used with netbooks. Works well
I personally recommend Ruckus for Education Establishments, again it is cheap and is very good with dealing with the building issues some of the older (and new) schools have to deal with. I have deployed it accross schools i have worked at and businesses and never had any issues.
Speak with @Aggy on the forums who works for a company called Net-CTRL who will be able to answer any questions you have.
Many users on here use Ruckus, and so many threads around the product are around on here.
Other products as mentioned above do work also, but as most things some work better in environments than others so it is good to get a few demo units from different vendors are try it out for yourself.
its cheap for a reason I found, single radio and no features, but if your requirements are basic then would be a good fit
Originally Posted by ShorehamGeek