From classroom instruction to student safety and business processes, efficient operations of school buildings is dependent, in large part, on the condition of its technology infrastructure and IP-connected systems.
NYS school districts submitting their initial '20/'21 service requests to local BOCES should consider the following state-aidable bundled services from Archi-Technology:
If your school district or other organization has a question about technology infrastructure and its importance to operations, please contact us via chat (lower right of browser window) or the Contact form.
Whether you know them as MDFs, IDFs, or CERs, the condition of your Technology Rooms (TRs)—the spaces that house your building’s IT equipment—are critical to reliable data transmission throughout your organization.
Like any facility space, there are a variety of objective visual observations that can be made about the physical state of these Technology Rooms. These observations are typically good indicators of the condition of the rest of your technology infrastructure (i.e., cabling and pathways) that's installed behind walls that you can't see.
This 2-page PDF shows how to easily tell the difference between good and bad Technology Rooms, and provides the 12 criteria used to make that determination. View PDF or webpage.
Did you know that the average school district devotes less than one-half percent of its total interior square footage to housing IT equipment? Yet the condition of these spaces is critical to your district's ability to transmit and use data via an intranet or the internet.
Even the terminology that district personnel use for these spaces can be confusing based on legacy telecomm terms from the 1970s that are still being used such as MDFs (Main Distribution Frames) and IDFs (Intermediate Distribution Frames).
Learn more about why Technology Rooms may be your district's most under-appreciated spaces in this informative PDF.
Has your school district (or other organization) ever installed a new IP-connected technology system after a significant investment in money, staff, and time only to experience operational issues with system devices or components after deployment?
Intermittent operating errors in newly installed security cameras, interactive whiteboards, Wireless Access Points (WAPs), and other devices that connect to your district’s physical network may have nothing to do with the devices themselves. Instead, the real culprit may well be the poor conditions of your current technology infrastructure including cables, pathways, and spaces.
View this interactive PDF to see if you can solve “The Case of Old Problems with New Technology.”
If you'll be attending this year's New York State Association of School Business Officials (NYSASBO) Conference and Expo in Saratoga Springs, please stop by Booth 97 to say hello.
As specialists in the technology systems that move data through buildings, Archi-Technology has been providing strategic, pro-active technology consulting services to educational clients for more than 20 years. Learn more by visiting our NYSASBO Conference web page.
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Many upstate New York school districts face tough challenges in offering meaningful instructional and extra-curricular activities that college admission offices expect while student enrollments continually decrease.
This situation is especially prevalent in rural districts with far-flung geographic borders and low student-population densities.
See how upstate New York school districts are creatively trying to solve this issue to provide cost-effective opportunities to their students.
View The Citizen Auburn (NY) article.
Archi-Technology is proud to work with upstate NY rural school districts to get the most of available resources to leverage the power of technology.
Established in 1996, we specialize in facility technology infrastructure as well as IP-based building systems such as Communications, AV and Security.