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ADTRAN launches new cloud service

ProCloud.EDU offers services suite from the cloud to the classroom to create a technology-infused learning environment

cloud-serviceADTRAN, Inc., has launched ProCloud.EDU, a wireless digital learning (WDL) suite that leverages the power of technology in the classroom with secure, cloud-managed Wi-Fi that is optimized from the network down to each student device.

As teachers and school administrators revamp their curriculum to better prepare students for careers in a globally connected economy, technology is playing a stronger role than ever before. ProCloud.EDU helps schools embrace this change and transform into modern, technology-empowered learning centers with increased functionality like capacity planning, cloud-managed Wi-Fi, content filtering and classroom management software.

“Anticipated E-rate funding for Wi-Fi, along with a burgeoning number of education applications is driving classroom wireless adoption. New solutions are needed to plan and deploy secure classroom Wi-Fi while also addressing policy controls and ongoing maintenance in a lower-touch way in order to support the best learning environment possible,” said Nolan Greene, research analyst for IDC’s Network Infrastructure Group.

Next page: Top features of the ProCloud.EDU learning suite

As K-12 schools transition from structured to individualized learning environments, ADTRAN ProCloud.EDU is helping students, teachers and administrators implement a technology plan that allows them to embrace this new vision of learning. Tablets, laptops and smartphones can easily integrate into the classroom allowing teachers to create a more engaged learning experience.

IT departments can deliver a classroom-ready Wi-Fi experience for all users without the burden of managing said network. Schools can also add in turnkey implementation services and help desk support, empowering them to build their own unique mobility bundle that addresses the needs of students, teachers and administrators alike.

The ProCloud.EDU wireless digital learning suite offering includes:

  • Cloud-managed wired and Wi-Fi networks for BYOD and one-to-one initiatives in school districts, consortiums, and individual school campuses
  • Network security to restrict websites and stop incoming threats
  • Classroom management software to facilitate learning through technology and gain back valuable classroom time
  • Capacity planning to support school districts’ technology budget and planning efforts
  • Student and teacher help desk support to address connectivity issues

“Schools today are facing increasingly complex demands when it comes to ensuring consistent, adequate and secure wireless access,” said Michelle Southerland, product manager, ProServices, ADTRAN. “The ADTRAN ProCloud.EDU solution brings together a hardware and software suite to provide a world-class, secure Wi-Fi network that facilitates a new vision for mobile learning. Educators will now have the modern technological tools needed to maximize both teacher and student achievement.”

ADTRAN ProCloud.EDU is the latest product addition to ADTRAN’s Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives program. The program showcases how innovative communication technologies are being used in communities across the country to support economic growth and development.

Education plays a central role in this movement. ADTRAN’s world-class Gigabit broadband, Wi-Fi, switching and Cloud service offerings are empowering administrators, teachers and students to create a dynamic environment that fosters a passion for learning.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

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