School System Tweaks Its Wi-Fi for Better Control
The school system sometimes wants to restrict which printers and displays can be used with Apple’s AirPlay and AirPrint technology over Wi-Fi, said Phillip Hardin, executive director of technology at RSSS in Salisbury. That way, certain printers can be tied to private student and staff information kept on iPads and other devices. “Also, we don’t want someone projecting video in another classroom where it’s not wanted,” he said.
Conversely, Hardin sometimes wants to allow a video on an iPad to play on displays in various buildings, some using separate networks called subnets or virtual LANs. Today, Apple’s Bonjour zero-configuration networking technology won’t allow management controls across multiple subnets, but that’s about to change, he said. Read more
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Discounted iPad 2 attracting new customers, ‘unlocking’ education demand By Daniel Eran Dilger
At the launch of the new iPad, Apple continued selling the previous iPad 2 at a discounted $399 price. Over its first quarter, the new price point is attracting a new audience of buyers, particularly in education. Read more…