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Explore 10 facets of the wireless world which will have great impact on the industry this year.


$5 Billion in E-Rate Funding for Wi-Fi in Schools

The FCC is taking steps to modernize E-rate and, in July 2014, ordered an additional $2 Billion over the next two years for Wi-Fi build-out in schools, beginning in 2015, followed by $1 Billion a year for three years.

Recognizing that students and teachers are more dependent than ever on personal mobile devices, the FCC is moving to promote and fund ubiquitous Wi-Fi in schools and libraries. They need a robust Wi-Fi network that will deliver all of the multimedia instruction and programming required for the future.

Until 2015, schools did not have E-rate funding for building robust Wi-Fi networks. The result was low budget, poorly designed, and poorly implemented Wi-Fi networks in many schools. This left the students with a poor experience and missed learning opportunities.

With the E-rate funding and emphasis on designing and installing robust, mission critical networks, schools have the opportunity to fully engage their students with mobile technologies.

Oberon’s ceiling enclosures and secure mounting solutions are designed for Aruba Networks, Cisco, Meru, Meraki, Aerohive, Ruckus and other leading access points used in schools.  Here is one popular choice for educational facilities:



Oberon Logo5 Model 1075-AP225
Susp Ceiling AP Enclosure-Tile cutout/Aruba AP225
Category: Suspended Ceiling Enclosures with Doors

UL ListedIdeal for wireless networksOSHPD logo
Features & Benefits
  • Locking ceiling tile insert telecommunications enclosure designed specifically to secure wireless access points from most vendors
  • UL Listed and designed to meet NEC300-22 and 300-23 for plenum installations; approved for AC line power
  • Fully-hinged locking door, keyed alike
  • Interchangeable doors permit simple migration to new access points and antennas
  • Shallow back-box (3”) simplifies installation in walls and ceilings
  • Enclosure back-box is effective dust barrier to simplify ICRA compliance in hospitals
  • OSHPD approved
Standards for Safety
  • UL 50 listed, TYPE 1, for indoor use only
  • USL - Investigated using requirements contained in Standard UL 50 - Twelfth Edition, and UL 50E - First Edition
  • CNL - Investigated using requirements contained in Canadian Standard CSA/C22.2 No. 94.1 and 94.2
  • UL 2416, Audio/Video, Information and Communication Technology Equipment Cabinet, Enclosure & Rack Systems
  • CSA C22.2 NO. 60950-1-07 + Amd. 1 Amd. 2 Information Technology Equipment -- Safety. Part 1, General Requirements
  • OSHPD Approval OPM-110-13

Measurements (Maximum values):
Height: 15 in.
Width: 15 in.
Depth: 3 in.
Item Weight: 12 lbs.
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs.

  • (1) Unit per Carton
  • (2) Tile Bridges
  • (1) Cable Egress Fire Stop Kit (1" trade size conduit connector, and fire block foam insert)
  • (1) Universal T-bar Mount
  • (1) Mounting Bracket and hardware
  • (4) Hanger Wire
  • (2) Key For Lock
  • Installation Instructions
  • Shipping weight: 13 lbs.

Documentation Links
Oberon symbolSpec Sheet - oberoninc.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1298&Itemid=399
Installation Instructions - oberoninc.com/images/WebDocs/Model1075-AN_Installation_Instructions.pdf

Customer Prints
- oberoninc.com/images/WebDocs/Model1075-AP225_Customer_Print.pdf

OSHPD OPM Drawing - http://oberoninc.com/images/WebDocs/Oberon_OPM.pdf
http://oberoninc.com/images/WebDocs/SECTION 27_21_33 DATA COMMUNICATIONS WIRELESS ACCESS POINTS.pdf

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