Rothesay Netherwood School, an independent, co-educational boarding and day school for grades 6 to 12 in New Brunswick, Canada, has selected Avaya, a unified communications provider (UCP), to build a next-generation, collaborative network intended to remove technology bottlenecks and support the school's collaborative learning mission. According to the school, the new Avaya network will enable the school to deliver unified communications capabilities across its entire 200-acre campus, deploying new applications while embracing the bring your own device (BYOD) trend.
Here's the plan: through Avaya's network, according to the school, Rothesay Netherwood will be able to deliver anytime, anywhere, any device learning. The school's students will be able to connect with other children around the world, conduct Internet research and collaborate on projects both inside and outside the classroom. Avaya's video capabilities will enable students to watch movies streamed to the school theater or allow parents to view an online broadcast.
What are some key components of the Avaya solution?
- The underlying infrastructure includes Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch 5000 Series and 4000 Series, Avaya Wireless LAN 8100 Series, Avaya Identity Engines and Avaya Configuration and Orchestration Manager software to manage the network.
- With Avaya IP Office 500, teachers and staff members will be able to use Avaya IP phones, a cell phone tethered to their office line, or a smartphone application on a PC, tablet or laptop to remain accessible anywhere they travel.
- The Avaya network will enable teachers to build additional online learning resources into lesson plans, participate in online professional development activities, and collaborate with each other more readily across campus.