This article explains the network infrastructure requirements necessary to run Imagine Español successfully. It explains the network speed required to stream media on a user workstation or device, as well as to accommodate media stored locally on the user workstation or device. It also explains any Internet connections that need to remain open and accessible.
Imagine Español uses media files that should be whitelisted to avoid potential client issues. These media files are compressed .tar files for pre-caching; .ogg and .ogv files for PCs, Macs, Windows devices, and Chromebooks; and .mp3 and .mp4 files for iPad and Android devices.
Required network resources
Bandwidth (streaming media)
50–60 MB of data per student during a single 30-minute session
The total bandwidth required to stream media to the user workstation depends on the number of active students using Imagine Español. For scalability reasons, you can use this calculation to determine how much bandwidth you require: Number of concurrent students × 60 MB × 8 megabits ÷ 1800 seconds = Total Mbps needed
Bandwidth (media stored locally)
15–20 MB per student during a single 30-minute session
An available static IP address and network port per Imagine Español server
Port 8080 open on internal network to stream media from Imagine Media Server to user workstation or device.
An outbound Internet connection to:
- media.imaginelearning.net to access the upstream Imagine Learning Media server at the Imagine Learning CDN for content updates
- services.imaginelearning.net for support and reporting purposes