Waynesboro Area School District

District showcases innovative digital programs on CommScope Ruckus edge networks

Waynesboro Area School District in Pennsylvania educates about 4,400 K-12 students. The district views technology as an integral part of its instruction models. Every Wednesday, the IT team, administration and faculty leaders meet to discuss current and future educational initiatives that depend on technology. For over a decade, Waynesboro has used Ruckus, now part of CommScope, to provide reliable, high-performance Wi-Fi across the district. But its switch vendor failed to live up to the same standard. After evaluating other vendors, IT chose Ruckus ICX switches, which met all of its requirements for reliability, flexibility and redundancy.

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  • IT, administration and faculty agreed that a reliable network infrastructure was vital for supporting a wide variety of digital curriculum projects
  • The existing edge switches suffered from spotty performance and lacked redundancy
  • Network management was too resource-intensive for a small IT team
  • 150 Ruckus indoor APs
  • 100 Ruckus ICX switches
  • 2 Ruckus SmartZone network controllers
  • The Ruckus edge network supports cutting edge programs, such as a mobile robot with telepresence and Kerbal Space Program flight simulator
  • Ruckus switches deliver flexible capacity to schools and redundancy across the district
  • The IT team now has end-to-end visibility and unified management across APs and switches
  • The district can investigate integrating operational and informational technology, such as running building automation systems over the Ruckus edge network