LAN 2 LAN Helps King's School Go Wireless

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Leading mobile and integration specialist, LAN 2 LAN has announced that it has developed and implemented a wireless solution for King's School to provide 203 of its boarders with full internet access.

King's School is acknowledged as having an excellent reputation, with the majority of pupils progressing further to leading universities including Oxford and Cambridge. King's School wanted to implement the most up-to-date technology in line with Government ICT guidelines which are encouraging secondary schools to implement e-learning strategies.  Boarders at King's School now have full access to the internet, for educational purposes and for communicating with their friends and family outside of the school.

King's School, IT Manager, Steve Dunlin explains: "Prior to the implementation boarders only had access to the Internet on one or two computers in communal areas within the boarding houses. These were shared between thirty to forty pupils. The difference the new infrastructure has made to King's School is significant as it has changed the way the school and our pupils use and perceive ICT."

LAN 2 LAN identified access points around the site so that it could broaden the coverage and allow better internet access for boarders. Since the implementation, 70% of boarders now have their own laptops with wireless access to the Internet so that they can use it within their private rooms. This has helped create a better social and working environment for the boarders.

Since implementation, King's School has been able to benefit from a reliable communications system and encourage flexible working. The teacher-pupil relationship has also benefited from this new implementation, with pupils and teachers increasingly starting to use the technology.

Gary Duke, Director at LAN 2 LAN comments: "The implementation at King's School highlights what many schools are trying to achieve in line with Government guidelines. The robust and easily manageable system has created reliable access to the network and therefore enhanced access to information. Instead of a bolt-on, the ICT system is integrated through out the whole school. The relationship between teachers and pupils has been strengthened by the support and communication that is now available."

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