Aerohive Networks is to provide the Wi-Fi infrastructure to support Apple’s US$100m contribution to ConnectED. ConnectED is a US government initiative to empower teachers with the best technology and training to make the most of it. It is also designed to empower students through individualised learning and rich, digital content.
Aerohive’s next-generation networking solutions will provide connectivity for Apple devices and supporting content, providing teachers a new set of tools to engage and inspire their students. Aerohive is the only Wi-Fi infrastructure company working with Apple on this initiative.
In support of ConnectED Apple will grant 114 schools iPads, MacBooks, and Apple TVs, along with technical and professional development support. Apple ConnectED Partners who share Apple’s vision for transforming education with technology will provide educational content, tailored curriculum and network connectivity.
Aerohive will provide the Wi-Fi infrastructure as part of Apple’s deployments, supporting Apple-provided devices and giving reliable access to content and curriculum. This includes Aerohive 802.11ac wireless access points, switches and cloud-based management.
Managed service provider and Aerohive Partner Education Networks of America (ENA), will deploy and manage Aerohive’s Wi-Fi solution in the Apple-selected schools with their turnkey managed service, ENA Air.
Aerohive enables high-performance, enterprise-grade Wi-Fi infrastructure for the best possible Wi-Fi-connected Apple-device experience. Aerohive’s unique Bonjour Gateway is designed around the properties and requirements of iOS- and OSX-based client devices to manage and control Apple service availability, such as AirPrint, AirPlay, file sharing and collaboration applications.