Results, Return on Investment and Future Plans
A pilot was set-up at LVS Oxford’s sister school in East Sussex, LVS Hassocks in early 2014 to see exactly how the Ekahau RTLS would work in a live school environment.
The test period was reported to be a success with major educational benefits. The amount of one-to-one support offered could be increased, because its provision was no longer reliant on a second staff member being available. This in turn meant lessons were less fractured and students could experience the full benefits of one-to-one attention.
As a result of the pilot, LVS Oxford opened in September 2014 with Ekahau RTLS.
There are already plans to extend the use of Ekahau RTLS to all outdoor areas at LVS Oxford.
To optimise the effectiveness of the Wi-Fi network for this purpose, it is likely that the IT team will use another Ekahau leading Wi-Fi solution, Ekahau Site Survey (ESS), to plan and survey the Wi-Fi extension.