Sunnyvale Schools Choose Trapeze Networks Wireless LAN for Comprehensive Management and Reliability

Ultra-fast Deployment Attributed to Single-vendor Solution for Quality Cabling and Wireless Gear

Oct 06, 2010, 08:00 ET from Trapeze Networks

PLEASANTON, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Trapeze Networks, a Belden Brand (NYSE: BDC) and leader in enterprise wireless LAN equipment and management software, today announced its new Trapeze wireless solution was chosen for its superior management, performance and reliability required by Sunnyvale School District.

In the heart of California's Silicon Valley, Sunnyvale School District implemented high-performing Trapeze Networks 802.11n Wi-Fi equipment in 11 school campuses.  Now more than 6,000 students, 520 teachers and staff, as well as visitors can have mobile access to the Internet and PowerSchool, the student information system.  PowerSchool is hosted at the Sunnyvale district location and manages supplies and student enrollment, attendance, and demographic information for other third party software for such things as county and state reporting.

Trapeze Networks President Dhrupad Trivedi said, "Trapeze Networks couldn't be more thrilled that Sunnyvale School District, one of the largest K-8 school districts in Silicon Valley – the high technology hub of the world – has experienced incredible benefits to its learning environment as a result of the new Trapeze wireless network."

"Sunnyvale School District's wireless network had to be centrally manageable, fully secure, high performing and completely dependable in both our old and new buildings.  And, we needed to have the network up and running flawlessly within a couple weeks, in time for the 2010 school year," said Bruce Selzler, manager of student information technology, Sunnyvale School District.  

With the new Trapeze wireless network, teachers are now able to roam the classroom working with students one-on-one using devices such as laptops and smartphones to access curricula; students can work on projects using laptops in the classroom and visitors can make presentations securely in conference facilities across the district.

Selzler said, "I am happy with Trapeze Networks because of the strong management and security capabilities as well as the reliability and performance of the wireless network.  One of the things that sold me on Trapeze was RingMaster's management and control capabilities I needed for easily managing and configuring the 11 school sites.  When it came to management, the other options available weren't even in the same ballpark with Trapeze."

Sunnyvale School District deployed more than 200 Trapeze Mobility Point® MP-432 802.11n access points requiring maximum coverage in all 11 schools in the district.  Also in use is the Mobility Exchange® MX-200R Intelligent WLAN Controller and RingMaster® 7.0 WLAN management software for planning, configuration, deployment, monitoring and optimization.

Sunnyvale School District utilized the Trapeze Professional Services group to coordinate the project, which included installation and configuration of the entire wireless network, the purchase of Belden cabling and connectors, and managing a Belden-recommended California Municipal Award Service (CMAS) certified cabling contractor for the wiring, something required for municipal installations in the state of California.

"The deployment was seamless, unobtrusive and shockingly quick -- with the help of Trapeze Networks Professional Services," said Selzler. "I think I can speak for everyone in the district when I say we're happy with the decision we made."

About Trapeze Networks

Trapeze Networks, a Belden Brand, provides wireless LAN (WLAN) solutions with a focus on un-matched reliability, specializing in industries where always-on connectivity is a business critical concern such as healthcare, education, manufacturing and hospitality.  As part of SmartMobile®, its highly distributed edge-networking architecture, Trapeze Networks has pioneered technologies that deliver unprecedented session-level reliability, such as controller virtualization.  Trapeze Networks WLANs have been deployed in leading corporations and organizations worldwide, and include some of the largest WLAN deployments to date.  More information on:

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