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North Carolina School District rolls out 7,000 iPads to students and staff

posted Apr 23, 2012, 2:35 PM by Eric Lai

At the Rowan-Salisbury School System in N.C., students and staff use some 7,000 iPads and other iOS devices on a Wi-Fi network stretching across 30 schools. Not surprisingly, networking demands can get tricky.

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.