Education boost for European Electronique

Successful Angus Council wireless implementation strengthens European Electronique’s position in the education and public sector

With the proliferation of mobile learning and BYOD, Angus Council were looking for a wireless network provider capable of delivering seamless mobility throughout the council and its schools.

European Electronique teamed up with Meru Networks to implement a solution that would support the growing requirement for mobile learning and embrace new approaches such as BYOD across a large number of geographically dispersed sites.

Angus Council’s IT department comprises of 70 education establishments and 90 corporate locations. Whilst most of the sites did not previously have wireless installed, those that did struggled to support the high density of devices and as such wasn’t sufficient to deliver mobile learning and BYOD methods on a large scale.

As part of an infrastructure refresh, Angus Council worked with European Electronique to implement a Meru wireless network that would facilitate simple, centralised management and also allow the administrator to monitor and troubleshoot locations miles apart.

The solution has helped Angus Council to embrace new ways of working. In schools, there has been a significant increase in the use of mobile technologies in the curriculum, whilst in corporate locations, the new solution has enabled the council to introduce more agile working methods and hot desking efficiencies.

The impact of the solution has had a far more reaching effect as additionally it has been rolled out to provide public WiFi to the libraries and leisure centres in Angus, as well as being used for the referendum and General Election count.

Commenting on the successful implementation of the project, Steve Roud, Service Manager Information Technology at Angus Council said: “Our investment in our infrastructure was significant and we needed to ensure we were working with the right partner. EE supported us from beginning to end, advising and guiding us to the best solution. We are really pleased with the impact of the technology – it just works!”

For more information, please visit www.euroele.com or contact solutions@euroele.com.

 

 

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