Education, K-12

Primary and secondary schools have changed significantly in the past several years, in terms of curriculum, technologies and school safety. New requirements for teaching computer skills, Internet usage, as well as review and adoption of new devices means that educators must have instant access to resources, be able to develop programs and courseware in record times and have effective connectivity and tools for teaching purposes. As well, events of recent years reinforce the requirement for school facilities to have an advanced, reliable telecommunications infrastructure ensuring physical security protocols.

SSP Converged Solutions has real-world experience working with the Education segment and has helped implement several advanced communications networks for institutions.

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We always work closely with our customers to provide a solution that not only meets their needs, but is ready to take on the next step in their evolution.

We recommend the following solutions:

Educational institutions may consider the options below and then call us to help review the most appropriate selections for your particular situation:

  • OmniPCX Enterprise Communication Server

    The core of the communications system. The Alcatel-Lucent OmniPCX Enterprise is the most advanced, reliable, communications server on the market. Read more »

  • DECT wireless handsets

    Wireless phones are small, portable and allow teachers and hall monitors to remain in contact wherever they are within the school or on the grounds. Read more »

  • Voicemail

    Aside from regular message-taking purposes, our voicemail systems have a lot of other advanced functionality. For example, some schools provide secure voicemail boxes for all students’ parents, in which the teachers can leave private messages for the parents regarding their child’s progress & grades. Read more »

  • OmniSwitch 6000 Ethernet Switches

    The OmniSwitch family provides fast, reliable Ethernet switching for all wired devices on the school’s data network. Add the InfoXpress CyberGatekeeper authentication and access control appliance and that network is also secure from unauthorized users and devices that may try to connect to it. Read more »

  • InfoExpress CyberGatekeeper

    The CyberGatekeeper solution enables institutions to ensure endpoint devices are verified to be compliant and healthy when connecting to the network. Only those endpoint devices that are compliant with enterprise security policies are allowed access to the network. Those endpoint devices that fail the host integrity check are redirected and placed into quarantine. This is especially important in an environment such as a school, where students are exploring the Internet extensively and may be unaware of the threats picked up along the way.
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  • OmniAccess Wireless LAN

    Due to the dynamic nature of desk and workstation placement in school classrooms, halls and gymnasiums, an excellent solution for data network connectivity is the OmniAccess WLAN series. It provides fast, secure and reliable wireless data coverage anywhere throughout the school and grounds and can also securely segregate a wireless LAN for staff from a wireless LAN for students. Read more »

  • Firewalls and Antivirus Protection

    SSP offers several solutions for protecting your school from threats from the Internet. Firewalls such as the Alcatel-Lucent Firewall Brick protect the network from Internet attacks and can also block access to unauthorized websites, or even simply allow access to a specific list of websites only. The FortiGate Antivirus Firewall also protects the network from seemingly innocuous activities such as web browsing, emails and file transfers by scanning and clearing traffic of viruses, worms, malicious code, etc. Read more »

  • OmniTouch 8670 Automated Message Delivery System

    The AMDS is an easy-to-use, advanced application that delivers important or emergency messages instantly to groups of destinations, including any on-site or off-site telephones, mobiles, radios, paging systems, etc. Examples are; for school closings/delays due to weather, parent-school communication for school emergencies and transportation issues, or event and activity reminders. Read more »

  • VideoFurnace

    VideoFurnace offers an end-to-end software video broadcast solution that utilizes your private high speed IP network to deliver TV-quality full-motion live and pre-encoded content to the desktops and set top box connected televisions at your school. Read more »

  • OmniVista 4760 Network Management System

    The OmniVista 4760 Network Management System is an innovative, modular platform that provides a suite of network management applications for the communications server, as well as the entire voice network. This powerful Java-based tool, accessed through a Web browser, provides centralized management for the Alcatel-Lucent OmniPCX Enterprise. The platform's open architecture enables today's IT managers and administrators to effectively monitor and maintain the network, while lowering the company's total cost of ownership. Read more »

  • OmniVista 2500/2700 Network Management

    In order to maintain the integrity and robustness of your network, it is important that your network administrator have access to the right configuration and monitoring tools. The OmniVista 2500/2700 gives administrators a unified view of the network as well as the necessary functions and services required to support all devices and applications.
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