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Overview

Overview

The technology standards highlighted below are updated regularly.  The MVLA IT department seeks to provide our students and staff with the most robust and up-to-date equipment, software, and other technology tools.  
Network Infrastructure

Network Infrastructure

The MVLA network has undergone substantial upgrades
  • Core Switch:  Cisco Catalyst 9500 (with redundancy)
  • MDF Switching:  Cisco Catalyst 9500 (with redundancy)
  • IDF Switching:  Cisco Meraki MS390
  • Wireless Access Points:  Cisco Meraki MR55/MR56 (Indoor); Cisco Meraki MR84/86 (Outdoor)
 
Cabling
    • Single-Mode Fiber throughout the entire district
    • Cat 6A for all wireless access points
    • Cat 6+ for all wired connections
Classroom Technology

Classroom Technology

MVLA classrooms are equipped with the following equipment; some classrooms are still in the process of receiving updated equipment.
 
  • Teacher Computer:  Either a MacBook Pro or Dell Notebook computer (teachers are all issued devices of their choice; 16gb ram minimum; 256gb SSD minimum)
  • Docking station:  HP EliteDisplay E243d (23.8") Docking Monitor or current model
  • Classroom Printer (model varies; see below)
  • Document Camera (HoverCam Solo8+, HoverCam Ultra8)
  • Projection:  Epson Short-throw (1485fi laser) or Epson U530 Ceiling mounted laser projector
  • Wireless Projection:  Vivi
  • Audio:  Lightspeed TopCat
Computer Labs (When Applicable)

Computer Labs (When Applicable)

Needs in computer labs vary, dependent upon the program(s) being taught.
 
Windows MINIMAL Standards
  • i7 Processor
  • 16gb ram
  • 512gb SSD
  • HDMI, Display Port, up to four USB ports
  • Bluetooth and Wireless
 
MacOS MINIMAL Standards
  • 24" size for iMac model
  • Apple M1 Processor
  • 16gb ram
  • 512gb SSD
  • Up to four USB-A ports, USB-C
  • Bluetooth and Wireless
Office - Admin - Support Staff

Office - Admin - Support Staff

Windows Desktops with minimum standards of:
  • i7 Processor
  • 16gb Ram
  • 256gb SSD
  • HDMI, Display Ports, and at least four USB 3.1 Ports)
  • Blutetooth and wireless
Macbook & Windows Notebooks

Macbook & Windows Notebooks

Minimum standards for MacBook (Pro) and Windows Notebooks(Dell Latitude 54xx)
  • Processor (Windows i7 / M1 for MacBooks)
  • 16gb Ram
  • 256gb SSD
  • Bluetooth, wireless
  • 13.3" Screen (Mac) | 14" Screen (Windows)
Tablets

Tablets

iPads:
  • Apple M1 Chip minimal
  • 256gb memory
  • Display size dependent upon program/individual need
 
Android:
  • MVLA does not typically order Android tablets; standards will be established if/when needed
 
Printers & Document Cameras

Printers & Document Cameras

Classroom Printer:
  • HP LaserJet Pro M404dn (B&W)
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro M454dn
 
Office / Department Printers:
  • Determined by setting / need
 
Document Cameras
  • HoverCam Solo 8+
  • HoverCam Ultra 8
Chrome Devices

Chrome Devices

  • HP Chromebook 11 Gxx EE
Video Safety Systems

Video Safety Systems

  • Verkada cameras and peripherals