In an announcement last week, the Chelmsford Public School District began a partnership with Enterasys Networks to help Chelmsford’s schools with technological learning initiatives while improving the district’s connectivity capabilities.
The Salem, NH company, owned by Siemens Enterprise Communications, believes their solutions will help those who use portable devices such as iPads get online with much more ease than their previous Cisco systems.
“(The) Chelmsford Public School District is a trailblazer in online testing and is taking the necessary steps in order to be prepared,” said Bob Nilsson, Director of Solutions Marketing, Enterasys Networks. “Coupled with the proliferation of mobile applications and devices in the classroom, it was imperative that they had a stable network to support these key technology initiatives. With less time being spent managing the network, their small IT team is able to focus on other priorities.”
According to the Chelmsford Public School District’s head of Technology and Information Services, Anne-Marie Fiore, the district’s wireless network is now “bulletproof.”
“To have 1,000 students connecting to the network with their own personal devices with no technical support issues is significant,” said Fiore. “Our staff has also embraced the new wireless network which has allowed the Chelmsford High School business department to move to an entirely digital curriculum using a combination of iPads and BYOD (bring your own device) – paving the way for our other schools to follow suit. Enterasys has been a trusting partner as Chelmsford Public School District moves into the 21st century of learning.”
More information on the partnership can be found on the Enterasys website.