Chesapeake Telephone Scores High at DC Public Charter School

By Jeff Nolte

April 13, 2012


Established in 2005, the Yu Ying School is the first public school in DC to offer Chinese language immersion. Its first classes were held in a renovated college dormitory built in the 1920s. Outgrowing this space, Yu Ying then purchased a larger structure nearby, also built in the early 1900s. The outdated building needed a full renovation to meet the school’s needs. Yu Ying knew it needed a full-service partner that could network their building and manage their technology.

Winning the competitive bid, Chesapeake installed a new phone system and cabling. A robust IP network was engineered to handle the school’s voice and data, which included wireless access for MacBooks and other mobile devices.

After the initial renovation, the school found itself again looking for more room, so a new wing was built. Chesapeake took care of extending the Mitel 5000 phone system and the HP LAN to the new space. Chesapeake also enabled Paging, allowing broadcast announcements from any phone in the school.

Now the school has the latest communication tools and a high-speed network to support teachers, staff and school administrators. With its technology requirements met by Chesapeake, the school is well positioned to focus on its mission – providing a world class education to its students.

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