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Datapac enables enhanced learning in schools with a wireless platform

The solution integrates safe digital technology into the classroom, creating a more immersive learning experience

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Karen O’Connor, Datapac


Datapac has announced plans to better enable technology-enhanced learning in Irish schools through its innovative wireless technology platform. The solution brings highly secure digital technology into the classroom and creates a more immersive learning experience for students.

Many schools operate on an aging wireless infrastructure, which may not be able to provide the signal speed or coverage needed to keep pace with the demands of the modern classroom. Additionally, older infrastructure can lead to slower and less reliable connections as users move around the premises.

Datapac’s expert technical managers work closely with each school to design and implement a tailored wireless infrastructure plan, taking into account the unique complexities associated with the school’s layout.

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Backed by industry-leading HPE Aruba hardware and software, the wireless technology ensures fast, reliable Wi-Fi coverage and strength in all areas to allow students and teachers to roam freely anywhere. school while staying securely connected via laptops, tablets or PCs.

The solution offers a new level of flexibility with the ability to bring digital learning to any classroom and supports school programs with increased access to online resources and learning portals. This, in turn, improves teachers’ productivity, efficiency and time management.

HPE Aruba software also offers critical built-in security controls, which block certain applications and websites while providing a comprehensive breakdown of network traffic and bandwidth usage across all devices.

Datapac is providing the platform to a growing number of schools across the country, including Kilrane National School in County Wexford, and will continue to roll out the service to more schools and educational institutions. at national scale.

Karen O’Connor, General Manager of ICT Services and Solutions at Datapac, said: “It is very important for schools to assess their connectivity needs from an education delivery perspective and compare that to what is available. with their current infrastructure. The world is increasingly digitized and children and young people need access to the tools and skills needed to succeed. Implementing an effective wireless technology platform helps integrate technology into all aspects of the learning process.

“It is essential that schools have infrastructures that are optimized for the environment. The platform must provide the connectivity needed for today and be able to handle future bandwidth requirements, while allowing for nuanced security controls and protocols to keep children safe online.

“Having a completely modernized wireless infrastructure in place has given us a new level of flexibility, enabling an increased level of digital integration in the classroom,” said John Mernagh, Deputy Head of Kilrane National School. “Improved speeds, reliability, and improved school-wide Wi-Fi coverage not only provides a best-in-class solution for our current needs, but has also helped future-proof our school for future demands. of tomorrow.”

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