URcast Time Savings
Here's common scenario from one of our classrooms. Fifteen students were asked to watch a 15+ MB Discovery Education video, first given a web address and then again using URcast. The results are shown below:
|Web Stream/Download||Using URcast|
100x Savings In Internet Usage
URcast was being deployed in a school with 750 students and 30 classrooms. Eight classrooms were deployed over the period January 6 to February 6, 2014. During that period, 8 teachers and 250 students used the system to access educational content and other learning resources.
All content transfers were measured and the measurements were logged by the system. The following analysis extrapolates from measurements of the 8 classrooms where the system was used, estimating total consumption and savings if URcast had been deployed to all 30 classrooms.
|Network Usage in MBytes|
|Network Scope||Web Stream/Download||Using URcast|
WAN usage was reduced – by 99% – because content was downloaded only one time from the external Internet by a teacher, and then distributed within the school to students and to other teachers that wanted to reuse the content. A small increase (around 10%) in usage of the in-school Local Area Network occurred due to the overhead of operating the URcast system. This increase had no cost impact for the school since LAN capacity was not a bottleneck. In exchange, the system significantly reduced usage of the expensive external Internet connection.