Classrooms of the Future in K-12 and Higher Education
Alef’s Enterprise Mobile Connectivity API Platform solves the most pressing enterprise business challenges by reducing both the cost and time it takes to deploy a mobile network with carrier-class security and control to prepare for next generation edge applications.
Closing the Digital Divide in K-12
What is the Digital Divide?
The gap between demographics and regions that have access to modern information and communications technology
33M Americans fall into the digital divide
where there is a gap between demographics and regions that have access to modern information and communications technology.
have no broadband or a computer at home and face difficulties in completing their homework assignments from home (Homework gap)
84% of the nation’s K-12 teachers
report the digital divide is growing in their classrooms due to unequal access to essential learning technology resources at home.
In recent years, Private LTE has been presented as an affordable and scalable option for School Districts to address Digital Divide and Homework Gap challenges and create their own Classrooms of the Future
Fixed wireless access breakout utilizing CBRS or EBS spectrum
Give students and staff access with extended Wi-Fi to ensure they are connected while learning at school, home, or in the surrounding neighborhood
A stable infrastructure is a must to ensure the safety of students and personnel. Private Mobile Networks implement carrier-class dependability and rock-solid mobility–the kind that school systems, libraries and their communities can rely on.
Benefits of a private mobile network in K-12:
Seamless carrier-grade and fully secure mobility for your students and staff across the community and at home – easily integrate with existing infrastructure and ensure CIPA compliance
Cost: Low cost over traditional carrier solutions without new cabling to gain back control.
Control: Plug into your existing systems and Wi-Fi network without new cabling to extend coverage off campus to close the homework gap and take control of your network
Time: Days to launch / minutes to scale with APIs
The Alef Edge MNaaS Platform empowers schools and communities to create, customize, and control their own private mobile network via APIs.
We will help you:
- remove complexities and hefty costs to launch a private mobile network through easy to use APIs
- establish a reliable connection for both students and staff with extended Wi-Fi to ensure they are connected while learning at school, home, or in the surrounding neighborhood
- partner with state & local communities to put your school districts on the path to digital independence
- scale your network and take advantage of federal funding to close the digital divide and connect students across the community and at home
The Smart Higher Ed Campus
Today’s higher education network managers, CIOs, and other decision makers regarding campus infrastructure face many challenges. They need to ensure security, mobility, offer seamless connectivity both on and off campus, and reduce costs.
Students are now highly mobile and require their school to embrace and offer a Smart Campus experience with access to both on campus and remote learning. These digitally savvy students want their home, bank, stadium, VR systems, and on campus security all to be protected.
Wi-Fi technology issues are well-known by the technology managers running the networks on campus and do not provide satisfactory coverage. Wi-Fi provides “portability,” but not the “mobility” students need. They continue to have difficulty getting reliable coverage and network performance in hard-to-reach locations both inside and outside facilities and across campus. In every campus, there are places where Radio Frequency (RF) blind spots and interference prevail.
Dependence on reliable coverage and mobility are critical requirements for campus wireless.
Start Building Your Own Connected Campus
A private mobile network built all via APIs ensures universities and colleges embrace digital transformation utilizing flexible and scalable next-generation technology.
Benefits on campus:
Enhance the Campus Sports Experience: High speed broadband connectivity to every seat. Video replay on device, post to social media, text, and order merchandise.
*** New revenue potential – the smartphone is the personal portal for entrance, transactions, alternative viewing, real time communications, and direct marketing before, during, and after the event.
Targeted Communications: Class notifications, campus weather alerts, new ticket availability, schedule changes – tailored to specific audiences ranging from individual student to class to specific school to entire community.
Digital Signage and IoT: Deploy and update indoor/outdoor signage in real time from anywhere with no new cabling.
The Connected Building: Securely connect and manage BMS to optimize operational costs and staff resources – drive down costs for the smart campus.
Expanded Security & Monitoring: Easily deploy video cameras without new cabling and view these video streams from any location.
Asset Tracking: Gain physical awareness of all faculty as they transit across campus, increasing safety for personnel and while in remote campus locations.
First Responders: Enabling first responders with dedicated network capacity at all times.
Private Mobile Networks implement carrier-class dependability and rock-solid mobility—the kind educational network managers and students can depend on.