How One School District Upgraded Their Video Distribution System

Interactive Digital Solutions (IDS) can provide a video distribution system, AV integration, and managed services to organizations looking to improve communication and technology strategies. We design, deploy, integrate, and manage your projects throughout the whole process for a completely unique solution that works for you. 

How can you be sure IDS is right for your company? One of the best ways is hearing testimonial from another organization currently partnered with us. Don’t take our word for it. You can see the evidence yourself. We use case studies to demonstrate exactly how we handle projects to help you visualize what you can do with your own organization.  

In this full case study, you will learn how IDS helped one school district upgrade their video distribution system.

The Problem

Pendleton County School District in Kentucky is comprised of four school buildings and serves over 2,600 K-12 students. In 2010, the district underwent a project to renovate its facilities. The renovation included new construction, upgrades to existing buildings, and a refresh of classroom technology, which focused on using streaming video as a teaching tool.

As part of the renovation project, the district decided to upgrade its video distribution system for all classrooms. Before the upgrade, the classrooms were equipped with VCRs and TV tuner cards that were used by the teachers to display programming in the classrooms. However, during the renovation, VCRs became missing or non-functional, standard definition (SD) televisions were becoming obsolete, and digital media requests were becoming more popular with the staff. That kicked off the process of finding a digital streaming solution that would allow them to deliver media to all classrooms seamlessly over the existing Local Area Network (LAN).

The Solution

Pendleton County Schools decided to implement the VBrick EtherneTV solution to provide streaming audio/video distribution to all 200 classrooms. The VBrick solution gives each classroom access to live and on-demand content including TV channels, purchased media, and self-created content. Teachers have individual control from their laptops where they can select media content based on search criteria as it related to the applicable curriculum. The content can then be delivered over the LAN where it’s displayed via projectors to screens in each classroom. Selfgenerated content such as classroom lectures being recorded, a class play, sporting event, or graduation can also be captured and uploaded to the system for on-demand playback.

The IDS team installed and configured the solution in just three days and provided training to the Pendleton network administrator, media specialists, and teachers. The Pendleton students and staff have found the solution to be simple to use, easy to manage, and full of endless possibilities as it pertains to media distribution and management.

The Results

The Benefit: Improved Communication, Ease of Use and Expansion Possibilities Want to know the full results of this partnership? Read the full case study here, and find out how Pendleton County School District and Interactive Digital Solutions worked together to solve their problem. If you’re ready to learn more about partnering with IDS, visit our Contact Us page now.