Thanks to Gaia Bits, Aruba Networks and others for helping make Shake-A-Leg more digitally adept!
by Eli Anton
Making the water and world a more accessible place means striving to stay on the cutting edge of technology. From stair-climbing wheelchairs to lifts on boats allowing mobility-impaired individuals to swim in the ocean, Shake-A-Leg has stuck to this mission, creating so many memorable moments and possibilities. The pandemic has challenged us to continue to come up with creative solutions to accessibility obstacles — especially through remote and virtual experiences. Many of our youth programs, such as the Marine Academy Camp, integrate technology education into their curriculums, from Digital Photography to iPad and editing software training.
This month, Shake-A-Leg completed the first step in our Data Infrastructure Improvement Plan (DIIP). In conjunction with Hotwire Communications and Gaia Bits Technologies, we have installed a new fiber internet connection. This has improved our network speeds 10-fold and allows us to increase throughout to expand our outreach services onsite and remote while maximizing uptime.
With this milestone, DIIP’s next step is to start a top-down rewiring of the facility to the latest standards, with our partners Waveguide Communications, followed by a replacement of critical network equipment in conjunction with Aruba Networks and our partners at Microsoft. DIIP will secure Shake-A-Leg’s plans to offer a state-of-the-art facility to promote onsite, as well as digital services for years to come.