Imagine Language & Literacy

Media Booster

The Media Booster receives media files from the Imagine Learning content delivery network (CDN), and then efficiently delivers the media to devices on a network. The Media Booster stores media files locally, conserving network resources and delivering media to devices faster.

Security has been a prominent feature of the Media Booster design from inception:

  • Media Boosters are protected by your firewall and secured from inside attacks
  • Media Boosters serve media files using containerized services
  • Media Boosters are updated with the latest security features
  • Media Boosters update automatically without assistance from school or Imagine Learning employees. The Media Booster appliance makes a HTTPS request during off-peak hours to check whether new media or other updates are available. When updates are available, it automatically downloads and applies the update without intervention.


If you have a question or an idea for a future enhancement, let us know!

Enabling the Media Booster device at the school or district

There are a few steps that must be completed before you can use the Media Booster.

To enable the device

  1. Find a location for the Media Booster. The device must have access to a reliable power source and a school network connection.
  2. Connect the device to a power source and turn on the device.
  3. Connect a network cable to the device. The network cable should be connected to a live network port.
  4. Verify that your network port is live and active.

Whitelist requirements

If you haven't already done so, add the necessary exceptions to your firewall policy.

HTTP/HTTPS firewall exceptions

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School districts should make accommodations where special network routing environments, such as VLANs, are being used. Media Boosters serve HTTP requests on port 8080 and HTTPS requests on port 443.

IP traffic


Virtual machine Media Booster system requirements

  • 2 physical processor cores
  • 8 GB of RAM (8192 MB)
  • Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • Gigabit network interface

Virtualized platforms

  • Hyper-V 6.3 or newer
  • VMWare Workstation 12.0
  • VMWare ESXi