Pace Education selects ALE converged platform for its newest school

The deployment includes telephony, switching and access points

Pace British School in Sharjah, UAE to run on ALE wireless, telephony systems.
Pace British School in Sharjah, UAE to run on ALE wireless, telephony systems.

Pace Education has selected ALE communications, data networking and Wi-Fi products for its newest Pace British School in Sharjah, UAE.

The deployment includes the Alcatel-Lucent OXO Connect telephony system, the Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 6450 at the core and Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 6350 at the edges, as well as the Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar AP1201 and Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar AP1221 access points.

Dr P.A. Ibrahim, chairman, Pace Education said: “We wanted a reliable technology partner with a proven track record to provide us with Wi-Fi solutions that ensure zero downtime, offer wide coverage and are future-proof, so we can focus on providing a better learning experience. ALE stood out with the OmniAccess Stellar range of access points that met all our criteria perfectly. That ALE has a proven track record in providing education institutions with robust connectivity and communication solutions also made them our preferred choice.”

Pace Education needed high-performance Wi-Fi connectivity to ensure that its teachers and students benefit from access to uninterrupted high-definition video content, the school’s central learning management portal, and the Internet for learning support material.

The OmniAccess Stellar AP1201 and AP1221 are multifunctional access points that can support a large number of users, ensure zero hardware failures, are easy to manage, and provide wide coverage across school premises, both indoor and outdoor. Ilanz Technologies, an authorised channel partner of ALE, is providing the installation services.

Manish Punjabi, channel sales manager – UAE & Oman, ALE said: “The OmniAccess Stellar range of access points answers the school’s current need and is also scalable enough to support its planned growth and expansion.”

Pace Education Group runs a number of schools across the UAE. The group employs 1,200 faculty, over 500 non-teaching staff, and caters to more than 20,000 students representing 25 nationalities across its schools.

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