Solutions: Education

Abloomy’s WiFi solution for schools supports four different modes based on customer need: public cloud, private cloud, traditional WLAN networking and integrated third party networking.

Flexible deployment options that fit all education network environment

Abloomy’s school and campus WiFi solution support four deployment options: public cloud, traditional AC/AP and 3rd party solution integration. This gives schools full control to build their Wi-Fi networks in the most cost-effective way.

A highly scalable solution that covers from K-12 to university

On today’s campuses, the rapid growth of devices and applications that rely on Wi-Fi has created demand for a highly scalable and secure wireless network infrastructure. Abloomy’s solution meets this challenge with an infrastructure that can start with a single AP and seamlessly scale up to a full-coverage campus network as usage increases or requirements change. It also can be easily integrated with existing networks either as a simple public guest network or a secure private office network completely controlled by the local network security policies.

High density and high concurrency support

Abloomy’s indoor and outdoor APs are designed to meet the magnitude of Wi-Fi usage in auditorium and classrooms in peak time. Excellent anti-interference ability enables high quality wireless signal transmission in complex network environments. Automatic steering to 5G channels and automatic load balancing and roaming abilities ensure an impeccable Wi-Fi experience on campus.

Role-based access control ensures a secure and reliable network

Abloomy’s solution supports role-based network access control and bandwidth allocation. Based on user identity, students, teachers and staff can use different sets of network services. This helps guarantee that the campus meets network security guidelines.

A plug-and-play network with minimum maintenance need

Abloomy’s solution provides a true plug-and-play network. From initial configuration, upgrading and expansion, to daily monitoring and maintenance, everything is highly automatic without need for professional intervention. This is perfect for K-12 deployment scenarios.

Stability guaranteed by smart-edge technologies

Abloomy’s solution pushes all network intelligence to the edge, as far as the APs, avoiding the AC single-point-of-failure, borne with any traditional AC/AP solution. It provides more stable connections compared to other cloud Wi-Fi solutions by reducing the dependency on internet connection quality and the performance of the vendor’s data center.

One-stop WLAN solution

Abloomy focuses on creating a turnkey solution for our customer without need for professional support. We provide not only wireless access points and controllers, but also provide switches, CPE, portal services, AAA, firewalls, VPNs, NAT, etc.

Simplified network management

Abloomy’s system dashboard and app visualize the details of devices and users. Administrators can use the dashboard and app to easily monitor and manage the network. In addition, Abloomy offers a 100% cloud-based remote support solution, without the need for customers to deploy or install another complex system. All customers need to do is to open their browser, and the solution is one click away.

Simplify network management

Abloomy’s public cloud solution provides the simplest way to construct a Wi-Fi network for any school. Customers only pay for Wi-Fi devices and receive end-to-end Wi-Fi network application services from Abloomy's public cloud ACS. From K-12 schools to universities, depending on their network environments and security requirements, Abloomy’s public cloud Wi-Fi solution provides several deployment options.

FEATURES

Access right control

Access right control can be based on location, time and role.

Multiple choices of APs

A variety of APs including indoor wall or ceiling mounted APs and outdoor APs.

SCENARIOS 1: APs only

Choose this if one of the following use cases fits:

  • Less than 8 APs are needed and there is no requirement to use local authentication or other security services.
  • There is already a fully functional wired network and just need an add-on wireless network with independent management and access control.
  • The network is simple enough to provide internet access only with a few APs. Only Abloomy’s VAPs and GAPs are needed to setup the wireless network with zero-touch.

Advantages:

  • Most cost effective and care-free
  • Zero-touch
  • One-Click management through Abloomy APP

Typical customers:

Community libraries, Sports centers, Classroom & Office& Laboratory, Dining hall, Kindergarten, Professional training centers

Product recommendation:

Ceiling AP VAP7516A
 

11ac Dual Radio

2.4GHz: 300Mbps

5GHz: 867Mbps

1*10/100/1000M

adaptive WAN port

Wall AP VAP2515Z
 

11ac Dual Radio

2.4GHz: 300Mbps

5GHz: 433Mbps

1*10/100M RJ-45 WAN

1*10/100M RJ-45 LAN

1* RJ-11 port

1* USB external port

1* WAN line groove

1* telephone line groove

Reset button

DC power jack

Multi-function GW
GAP100B

11ac Dual Radio

2.4GHz: 300Mbps

5GHz: 433Mbps

1*10/100Base-Tx WAN/LAN port

4*10/100Base-Tx LAN port

1* USB

1* reset button

Multi-function GW
GAP300

11ac Dual Radio

2.4GHz: 300Mbps

5GHz: 867Mbps

1*10/100/1000Base-Tx WAN/LAN port

4*10/100/1000Base-Tx LAN port

1* USB

1* reset button

1* console

SCENARIOS 2: APs + VSM

Choose this if one of the following use cases fits:

  • More than 8 APs are needed and reducing the dependency on internet connection quality and the performance of Data Center is desired.
  • Integration with local authentication or other security services is required.
  • A network gateway is needed.
  • Need for multi-leveled management privileges that allow each school or campus to have dedicated local authentication services.

Advantages:

  • Perfect balance between cost and stability
  • Maintain Integrity of existing network security policies
  • Combined advantages of both cloud management and on-premises deployment
  • Easy to setup secure and unified wireless network across multiple campuses or schools
  • Plug and play

Typical customers:

K-12, Community college, Campus, University, Kindergarten, Online Training Center/Chain Training Center

Product recommendation:

Ceiling AP VAP7516A

11ac Dual Radio

2.4GHz: 300Mbps

5GHz: 867Mbps

1*10/100/1000M

adaptive WAN port

Wall AP VAP2515Z

11ac Dual Radio

2.4GHz: 300Mbps

5GHz: 433Mbps

1*10/100M RJ-45 WAN

1*10/100M RJ-45 LAN

1* RJ-11 port

1* USB external port

1* WAN line groove

1* telephone line groove

Reset button

DC power jack

VSM800

64 AP limits

4*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

16G SSD

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

VSM1000

128 AP limits

4*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

32G SSD

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

SCENARIOS 3: VSM only

Choose this if one of the following use cases fits:

  • Need to add authentication and portal services on an existing WLAN built with 3rd party devices.
  • Need a network gateway.
  • Need to make a local network cloud-manageable.
  • Need to setup a unified authentication or management services across multiple schools or campuses’ Wi-Fi networks with Wi-Fi devices from multiple vendors.
  • Need to build a safe and stable VPN tunnel between each branch.

Advantages:

  • Most cost-effective to unify authentication and management
  • Internet status and usage visibility cross multiple sites
  • Plug and play
  • Cost-effective and stable VPN

Typical customers:

K-12, Community college, Campus, University, Online Training Center/Chain Training Center

Product recommendation:

VSM800

64 AP limits

4*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

16G SSD

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

VSM1000

128 AP limits

4*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

32G SSD

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

VSM3000

512 AP limits

6*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

64G SSD

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

VSM7000

2048 AP limits

2*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

2*SFP ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

Abloomy’s private cloud is the right choice for any customer with a large or multi-campus network seeking to implement all its network security and management in a local private DC. There are two deployment options.

FEATURES

Access right control

Access right control can be based on location, time and role.

Multiple choices of APs

Multiple choices of APs such as indoor wall, ceiling mount AP and outdoor AP.

SCENARIOS: CAM + APs

Choose this if one of the following use cases fits:

  • If you have a network cross multiple regions and each region’s network only uses less than 8 APs.
  • If you need support multi-leveled management privilege.
  • If you need to access the centralized content in the private DC through a secure connection from each school.

Advantages:

  • Balance between cost and the integrity of management
  • Most cost effective VPN

Typical customers:

K-12

Product recommendation:

Ceiling AP VAP7516A

11ac Dual Radio

2.4GHz: 300Mbps

5GHz: 867Mbps

1*10/100/1000M

adaptive WAN port

Wall AP VAP2515Z

11ac Dual Radio

2.4GHz: 300Mbps

5GHz: 433Mbps

1*10/100M RJ-45 WAN

1*10/100M RJ-45 LAN

1* RJ-11 port

1* USB external port

1* WAN line groove

1* telephone line groove

Reset button

DC power jack

CAM800

64 AP limits

4*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

16G SSD

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

CAM1000

128 AP limits

4*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

32G SSD

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

SCENARIOS: CSP + VSM + APs

Choose this if one of the following use cases fits:

  • If you have a network cross multiple schools and each school network uses more than 8 APs.
  • If you need to access the centralized content in the private DC through a secure connection from each school.
  • If each school need to have dedicated local authentication services.
  • If you need support multi-leveled management privilege.

Advantages:

  • No single-point-of-failure.
  • N + N redundancy

Typical customers:

K-12

Product recommendation:

Ceiling AP VAP7516A

11ac Dual Radio

2.4GHz: 300Mbps

5GHz: 867Mbps

1*10/100/1000M

adaptive WAN port

Wall AP VAP2515Z

11ac Dual Radio

2.4GHz: 300Mbps

5GHz: 433Mbps

1*10/100M RJ-45 WAN

1*10/100M RJ-45 LAN

1* RJ-11 port

1* USB external port

1* WAN line groove

1* telephone line groove

Reset button

DC power jack

VSM3000

512 AP limits

6*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

64G SSD

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

CSP3000

1024 AP limits

32 VSM limits

6*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

K-12 schools and universities have strong security requirements, and new systems will have to work with local services. Abloomy supports traditional AC/AP WLAN solutions with its CAM devices, which can make working with local services seamless.

FEATURES

Access right control

Access right control can be based on location, time and role.

Multiple choices of APs

Multiple choices of APs such as indoor wall, ceiling mount AP and outdoor AP.

SCENARIOS: CAM + APs

Choose this if one of the following use cases fits:

  • Need to setup an AC/AP WLAN.
  • Need a gateway with full WLAN functions.

Advantages:

  • End-to-end WLAN solution with authentication, portal and NAC built in
  • Network gateway with both security functions and WLAN

Typical customers:

K-12, Universities, Campuses

Product recommendation:

Ceiling AP VAP7516A

11ac Dual Radio

2.4GHz: 300Mbps

5GHz: 867Mbps

1*10/100/1000M

adaptive WAN port

Wall AP VAP2515Z

11ac Dual Radio

2.4GHz: 300Mbps

5GHz: 433Mbps

1*10/100M RJ-45 WAN

1*10/100M RJ-45 LAN

1* RJ-11 port

1* USB external port

1* WAN line groove

1* telephone line groove

Reset button

DC power jack

CAM800

64 AP limits

4*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

16G SSD

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

CAM1000

128 AP limits

4*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

32G SSD

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

Abloomy’s CAM and VSM devices can seamlessly work with other vendors’ Wi-Fi solutions.

FEATURES

Access right control

Access right control can be based on location, time and role.

Multiple choices of APs

Multiple choices of APs such as indoor wall, ceiling mount AP and outdoor AP.

SCENARIOS 1: CAM only

Choose this if one of the following use cases fits:

  • Need to add authentication, portal, NAC and gateway functions on an existing WLAN.
  • Need to hosting 3rd party device, for example: Motorola fat AP, Aerohive fat AP, Ruckus fat AP, Aruba IAP, etc.

Advantages:

  • Easy migrating from existing system
  • Reuse existing devices and thus minimum investment
  • Plug & play

Typical customers:

K-12, Campuses, Professional training center

Product recommendation:

CAM800

64 AP limits

4*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

16G SSD

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

CAM1000

128 AP limits

4*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

32G SSD

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

VSM3000

512 AP limits

6*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

64G SSD

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

VSM7000

2048 AP limits

2*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

2*SFP ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

SCENARIOS 2: CSP + VSMs

Choose this if one of the following use cases fits:

  • There is an existing network across multiple schools, and each school’s network uses different vendors’ Wi-Fi solution and wants to have dedicated local authentication, portal, NAC and gateway services.
  • Need to support multi-leveled management privilege.
  • Need to hosting existing wireless network devices.

Advantages:

  • Easy migrating from existing system
  • Reuse existing devices and thus minimum investment
  • Plug and play

Typical customers:

K-12, University

Product recommendation:

CSP1000

512 AP limits

16 VSM limits

6*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

CSP3000

1024 AP limits

32 VSM limits

6*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

VSM1000

128 AP limits

4*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

32G SSD

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security

VSM3000

512 AP limits

6*10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports

1*console port

2*USB 2.0 ports

64G SSD

AC

AAA

Portal

Value-add

Security