Bedford Schools, located in Bedford and Bedford Heights, Ohio is a full service K-12 Educational facility schools that has state of the art learning labs, multiple paths to success and leading edge technology. Their mission is to create a safe and secure learning environment for their students and to prepare them to become responsible resourceful adults in any walk of life they pursue. To that end, the school staff concentrates on meeting all State standards as they relate to achievement of Common Core Standards. Laketec was able to coordinate disparate brands of Access points into a functioning Network through the use of Aruba’s Airwave product.
Bedford Local Schools presented some very specific goals to Laketec. We in turn then designed and implemented solutions to meet those parameters. The highlights were to make the Access points all work as one network regardless of the manufacturer or release ages of the hardware. The specific hardware we supplied were Aruba Wireless access points and the Airwave Management Monitoring Software. In the end all students and staff have access to the internet and Wi-Fi. As with all aged school buildings many tweaks and adjustments needed to be made that eventually assured that all areas of the buildings were covered with correct signal strengths.
Laketec responded to our RFQ, and supplied a very detailed map and plan to complement our infrastructure of Cisco access points along with what Laketec was representing, Aruba Access points. We were assured by the Laketec staff that the Aruba Airwave software would make all of this work and that we would have coverage throughout the School District. There were quite a few challenges and we worked very hard with the Laketec engineers to make sure all staff, faculty, and appropriate students got the access they needed. In the end all is working well and we are very close with the Laketec staff of engineers. The entire team of Laketec is responsive and easy to do business with. We are happy that we selected them as our partner.
Bedford City School District
Senior Network Engineer
I was impressed with the Airwave products ability integrate seamlessly across disparate manufacturer, makes, models, and even releases. This gives our customers an opportunity to slowly migrate to a new hardware platform as aging equipment is recycled.