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Motorola’s WLAN Solution Improves Collaboration, Increases Mobility for Wisconsin School District

May 22, 2014

Centrally managed network makes high-speed wireless connectivity available in Kenosha school buildings

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WLAN technology offered byMotorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) is helping transform the learning experience for students, teachers and faculty at the Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD) in Wisconsin. The district supports nearly 7,000 mobile tablets and 12,000 desktops and laptops on the network which serves more than 26,000 students and staff. Additionally, they are planning a bring-your-own-device program, which could add an additional 10,000 devices to the system. KUSD wanted to implement a standardized, centrally managed solution across all of its schools. Motorola was selected after a comprehensive network test and technical evaluation against its competitors.

KUSD worked with Motorola PartnerEmpower Silver partner Advanced Wireless Communications to survey all of its buildings to find the best possible placement for the WLAN equipment. In addition to installing the wireless access points, the district wired all of the buildings and moved to a Gigabit switching system to support the new wireless infrastructure. The Motorola high-speed wireless network has allowed for better equipment options and enhanced educational tools in addition to increased mobility and efficiency. Students and staff are empowered to use information more effectively and collaborate through online programs.


  • The WiNG 5 operating system provides the advanced brainpower required to create network awareness for the WLAN, allowing every piece of infrastructure in a wireless network to work together to route every transmission as efficiently as possible.
  • Motorola’s centralized controllers provide comprehensive, hierarchical management enabling both robust security and site-survivability at the edge of the network and seamless roaming between sites.
  • Motorola access points deployed in school buildings deliver high-performance, lower cost of deployment, and the speed required to support the most demanding applications, including voice and video.
  • KUSD is the third largest school district in the state of Wisconsin with 40 schools covering 3.5 million square feet.
  • Advanced Wireless Communications is a leader in the design and integration of wireless communications solutions and has been creating onsite wireless systems that help businesses communicate effectively since 1992.


    Jim Hanrahan, support coordinator, Operations and Applications, Kenosha Unified School District

    “Motorola Solutions’ WLAN equipment allowed us to manage 1,000 access points through a single pane of glass and did not require numerous controllers and other devices. We needed something that was simple, easy-to-use and would not require a lot of IT manpower. This WLAN solution is the right answer.”

    Kris Keckler, executive director, Information and Accountability, Kenosha Unified School District

    “Many school districts aren’t just viewing themselves as school districts anymore. They are approaching education as a business, where they care for the customers and their needs. Motorola Solutions’ WLAN technology is providing us with the tools that allow our students to develop the technological capabilities they need to succeed.”

    Imran Akbar, vice president and general manager, Enterprise Networks & Communications, Motorola Solutions

    “The high-speed wireless network from Motorola Solutions enables educators to give their students the most advanced learning environment possible. Teachers are able to access more educational tools and have the freedom to teach in new and creative ways. The speed, reliability and cost effectiveness of the solution also allows for a broader selection of equipment choices which in turn leads to lower costs for the school district.”


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