Extreme Integrated Camera Access Point Solution

70 Percent of global education customers see value in deploying video cameras in the classroom.


As the Internet of Things continues to influence the creation of new technology advancements in the classroom, it’s essential that students and faculty have a solution that enables a safe and connected learning environment. A survey released by Extreme Networks, Inc. found that 70 percent of educators and IT managers believe video cameras should be in the classroom to create secure and productive learning spaces. Since its debut in October 2016 as the industry’s first Wave 2 integrated camera access point (AP), Extreme’s Camera AP 3916i solution has helped a growing number of education customers, including Aldine Independent School District, Smackover-Norphlet School District, and Catawba College improve visibility into classroom activity while enhancing overall connectivity.

By consolidating two hardware units into one, schools and universities are able to deploy and manage more educational technology at an affordable cost with Extreme’s Camera AP. The AP allows customers to enhance connectivity and network bandwidth, while its high-definition surveillance camera provides a more secure environment for the entire campus. The Camera AP also improves classroom productivity for activities like lecture capture to help teachers improve their pedagogy, and virtual attendance for students unable to attend class in person.

Customer highlights

  • Aldine Independent School District: The Camera AP has allowed the district to provide reliable connectivity and added safety measures for a variety of scenarios across 95 of its buildings, setting the foundation for the rest of the schools in the district. Additionally, as a Texas school district, Aldine must comply with the new SB 507 law, by installing cameras in special education classrooms upon the request of parents or faculty.
  • Smackover-Norphlet School District: By deploying Camera APs in every classroom within four of the district’s schools, Smackover-Norphlet is able to deter thieves from stealing Chromebooks and other assets, which had previously plagued the district. In addition to security, Smackover-Norphlet has futureproofed its network to support its 1,300+ students’ dependency on wireless connectivity in the classroom for years to come.
  • Catawba College: With 34 Camera APs being configured in central locations, Catawba will be able to monitor the entrances and exits of its buildings and computer labs. From an IT perspective, the staff will reduce the number of ports and cabling, which improves overall maintenance costs.

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