Network, WAN, Wireless
It is the goal of network services to provide a high level of customer service to the staff and students of Alvin ISD by building and maintaining the district's network infrastructure. The network team strives to ensure that all wired and wireless networks are achieving top performance levels. It is through this commitment to excellence that we are able to offer programs such as BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). All students deserve the chance to reach their maximum potential, and it is our belief that we provide the information conduit to make this a reality.
Alvin ISD has more than 70 miles of fiber optic cabling connecting nearly 40 locations together. Most locations are interconnected at 10 Gbps or faster. Alvin ISD also has a distributed core ring architecture using multiple 100 gigabit paths. Alvin ISD has a dual path redundant 100 gigabit internet connection shared among all district locations. There is a primary and secondary network operation center where the district's 180+ servers and core routers are located. The district also has more than 2500 multi-radio wireless AX access points to support both district-owned and BYOD devices.
Alvin ISD provides content filtering in accordance with the Children's Internet Protection Act. This act places provisions on the availability of funding through E-Rate and the Universal Services Fund. In order to be able to apply for the use of these funds, school districts must have provisions in place which block or filter certain materials from being able to be accessed through the Internet.
Technology Support, Computers/Devices, Labs
Our technology support staff pride themselves on customer satisfaction and fast response times. The goal is to keep students and staff running at 100% utilization with the district's technology equipment. Continuous research and testing keeps the department on the leading edge of technology. From desktop computers to laptops to portable devices such as the iPad and tablets, we strive to provide reliable and friendly service.
Some of the equipment used within the district includes, but is not limited to: Interactive projectors, desktop computers, laptop computers, VDI thin clients, iPads, document cameras, local and network printers, iPhones, etc.
District technicians are the front line of support for Alvin ISD. The staff is cross-trained in many areas of networking and applications to provide on-site support and quick response time.