VPLS Completes Next Generation Wireless Upgrade for Lawndale Elementary School District

Orange, CA – VPLS, a premier technology solutions provider, announced that it has completed a next generation wireless upgrade for Lawndale Elementary School District.  The wireless upgrade included a full replacement of all indoor access points at nine school campuses and the district office, plus the addition of outdoor wireless access points.  The implementation of the next generation wireless network by VPLS furthers the District’s Technology Services mission of delivering customer-focused technical support and services to all schools and district departments.  It also provides a platform for providing optimal wireless coverage for critical student and teacher applications with the focus on increasing academic achievement.

The VPLS design for Lawndale ESD includes Ruckus R720 access points for most classrooms, with Ruckus R730 access points for indoor areas with higher expected wireless device density.  Ruckus T710s were used for outdoor coverage.  The Ruckus 700 series products offer improvements on both coverage and performance from the District’s previous wireless platform, while meeting the District’s budgetary objectives.  VPLS also included wireless site surveys to ensure optimal performance.

“Throughout our wireless upgrade project, VPLS provided excellent onsite support from the initial receipt, tagging and configuration of equipment, to the deployment and testing of all new devices,” said Todd Barker, Director of Information Technology for Lawndale Elementary School District.  “Because of the careful design and deployment process, we expect the system to provide our students and staff with excellent wireless service into the foreseeable future.”

VPLS also assisted the District by working with Universal Service Administrative Co. (USAC) to secure the majority of the funding for the project via the federal E-rate initiative.  VPLS’s successful deployment is the latest in a series of successful engagements with school districts in Los Angeles’s South Bay.


About VPLS

VPLS Inc., is a worldwide leader in dedicated cloud and managed services, hosting well over 15,000 servers and 5 million websites. We offer the latest in technology services, with affordable pricing, to businesses all over Orange County and Los Angeles County, California.

The VPLS portfolio of products and services covers a wide selection of IT services, such as Infrastructure Management, Public and Private Cloud Deployments, Disaster Recovery and Backups, IT Support Services and Management, Networking, Cyber Security, Data Storage, Web Design and much more.

VPLS hosting brands are ranked within the top websites in the United States, as well as in China and South Korea.

VPLS Solutions, our services division, are able to combine the best in breed technologies from vendors such as Ruckus Networks, Palo Alto, Nimble Storage, VMware and Supermicro to power our services and solutions. VPLS’s unique background and history set us apart from other technology solutions providers in that we use whatever we sell. Our engineers have first-hand experience on the products they are selling and servicing.


About Lawndale Elementary School District

Lawndale Elementary School District (LESD) is committed to providing students with a foundation for building brighter futures. Our leaders place students at the center of every decision and our district goals reflect this commitment.

Our primary focus is to increase academic achievement. We continuously improve our instructional programs and coaches at each school to support our teachers’ knowledge and skills. We ensure our earliest learners are off to a great start by offering a high-quality

Preschool, TK and Kindergarten programs. We continue challenging our students with a rigorous academic program as they complete their elementary and middle school education. Our state-of-the art Library Media Centers and 1:1 computer programs enhance 21st century learning and prepare students for future success.

Beyond academics, LESD recognizes the importance of social-emotional development. We foster safe and positive school environments where everyone is welcome. Student Support teams at every school nurture our students to thrive socially and emotionally. Our extended day program, Realizing Amazing Potential (RAP), supports extracurricular development and offers STEAM-focused learning that includes coding, “tinkering”, robotics, literature, folklorico, marching band and arts programming.

Parent engagement enhances student achievement, and our Family University program provides parents the tools to join us as equal partners in their students’ education. Through FamilyU parents participate in workshops, volunteer activities, and school committees and develop the skills to support learning at home and become successful advocates for their students’ education.

At LESD we strive to ensure access and equity for all, offer quality education, and provide safe, positive and nurturing learning environments to prepare and propel our students to become tomorrow’s leaders!