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The education sector is rapidly changing, with dynamic changes being made toward a more digital and connected learning environment. The learning environment today has made massive changes over recent years due to the Internet of Things (IoT) and device connectivity, and this shift will continue to develop even further over the next few years.

Remote learning, online education, and the shift to digital experiences have created a huge demand for existing IT infrastructures and connectivity resources. With 96% of teachers and 93% of parents believing that technology has had a positive impact on education and the way students are learning, this isn’t a phase that will be going away any time soon!

Learning Environments in the Digital Transformation Era

Educational institutions are rapidly transforming in order to keep up with the demand for technological resources. With the chance to deliver more innovative and interactive lessons, further engage students, make teachers’ lives easier, and keep up with the advancement of technology, it seems like a no-brainer to educational institutes to join the era of digital transformation.

APC Learning envrionments

Lecture theatres Student halls & dorms Learning envrionments Immersive virtual learning Remote and home learning
Lecture theatres Student halls & dorms Learning environments Immersive virtual learning Remote and home learning


The Key Challenges Faced

Capacity and Power
With the arsenal of digital learning resources rapidly growing, the power supply will need to match this for everything to continue running properly. To ensure all online activity is able to be accessed at all times of the day, the back-end systems will need a much larger supply of connected power and capacity than before.

Strain on the existing infrastructure
Due to the rapid rate at which online resources have become used and relied upon, the current technology equipment in schools is not enough to support this demand. Existing educational infrastructure has quickly become outdated, unable to support the capacity required from it. This is particularly clear when you look at new developments like IoT and 5G. Without updates being made to the infrastructure, schools will start to experience downtime, outages, and service disruptions.

Delivering maximum uptime
Just like many other sectors, the education sector will suffer if faced with downtime. If the infrastructure of a school or university went down it puts hundreds, if not thousands, of students at risk of going without education. With online resources being further integrated into education, with some forms based solely online, the need for reliable infrastructure is at an all-time high. Maximum uptime is of paramount importance, making the need for efficient and secure systems a top priority for educational institutes.

How Can APC Help Address These Challenges?

APC EcoStruxure Micro Data Centers

An all-in-one IT solution

An EcoStruxure™ micro data center is a complete IT solution that combines power, cooling, security, and monitoring in an enclosed rack system. They are a faster, easier, and more economical way to build and deploy micro data centers at the network edge. The IT equipment comes pre-installed and offers speed, reliability, and security for the user. EcoStruxure IT Software & Services allows users to remotely monitor and manage their systems to help them make informed, data-driven decisions.


  • Fast – Save time with faster edge rollouts and validated reference designs.
  • Flexible – Micro data centers are adaptable to fit in with your environment.
  • Simple – Designs arrive preconfigured and pre-integrated.
  • Secure – Remote monitoring and management reduce the physical security threats, therefore increasing your cybersecurity.
  • Integrated – Fulfill all your needs at once with a fully integrated, all-in-one design.
  • Cost Effective – Decrease your need for on-site staff and service calls with remote visibility and management.

For education, we recommend the C-Series

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APC AR106VI Wall Mount APC AR4000MVX431 Mini Soundproof APC AR4024IA Medium Soundproof

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APC Resilient Power Products

Reliable, protective power.

When online resources become integrated into teaching, staying online becomes mission-critical. Suddenly, if a power disturbance occurs, education comes to a grinding halt. With an APC UPS as part of the educational infrastructure, the UPS can provide the rest of the equipment with reliable and immediate backup power if anything were to happen to the main power source. This allows education to continue uninterrupted.

For education, we recommend a Smart UPS


Intelligent and efficient network power protection from entry level to scaleable runtime

Unlike traditional UPS systems, the Smart-UPS will seamlessly integrate with your network. Enjoy better visibility into the health and performance of your UPS and real-time battery status updates with a UPS that includes higher accessibility, enhanced performance, and increased reliability.


  • Adjustable voltage sensitivity & transfer points
  • Power conditioning
  • Intelligent battery management
  • Boost and Trim Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR)
  • Predictive failure and disconnected battery notifications
  • Temperature-compensated battery charging

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APC Smart-UPS On-Line

High density, double-conversion online power protection with scalable runtime

APC Smart-UPS On-Line
Protect your servers, voice/data networks, medical labs, and light industrial applications with the high-density, true double-conversion on-line power protection that comes with a Smart-UPS On-Line system! When your business requires a runtime of hours and not minutes, a Smart-UPS On-line is your best solution. All models 5kVa and above include a Network Management Card to allow you to manage your system from anywhere.


  • Temperature-compensated battery charging
  • Automatic restart of loads after UPS shutdown
  • Hot-swappable batteries
  • Intelligent battery management
  • Frequency and voltage regulation
  • Disconnected battery & predictive failure notifications

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APC Data-driven remote management

Cloud-based remote monitoring and management

With APC UPS IT software, educational providers will be able to remotely monitor and manage their distributed IT systems. This helps to minimize downtimes through proactive action being taken when a potential problem is noticed. With data-driven insights and real-time updates on the health of the system, the management system allows for simplified and continuous monitoring to keep you one step ahead.


  • Adaptable – Can grow to meet changing business needs.
  • Customizable – User-defined reports make data collection and analysis easier than ever.
  • Notifications – Receive real-time event notifications to keep you one step ahead.
  • Assessments – Patterns and analytics can identify when the device needs attention.

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This is just a brief look at the APC UPS Range, if you require more Schneider Electric equipment for your business, you can check our Schneider Electric microsite for a wide range of APC products to suit your needs.


Other Schneider Electric products Available from Comms Express:

Server Racks & Accessories | NetBotz Security and Environmental Monitoring | Extended Warranty | Accessory Extended Warranty | Power Distribution Units | Uninterruptible Power Supply


If you require any further information on these or any other products that we stock here at Comms Express, please do not hesitate to contact our team who will be only too happy to help.

Until next time…