A local school district had a request to put a camera at a door entrance to view traffic entering and exiting the facility.
Although this was a simple project, Radio Maintenance went above and beyond the customers’ expectations. Evidently, the project was not financially attractive to the larger video suppliers. Knowing Radio Maintenance’s radio expertise and dedication to any project large or small they called upon us for assistance.
A competitor was also assessing this project and came in well over the school district's budget. Radio Maintenance stayed true to budget, offering the school district not only everything they required but more.
We viewed the proposed location, made some suggestions, spoke to their IT department, and proposed a simple and relatively inexpensive solution to their problem. We installed a stationary, IP color camera that tied to their existing cameras in the main office. Being an IP protocol camera, the principal could view the site from his laptop computer during the times when the office staff was inundated with parents and children. We also added an alarm for after hour’s activities to limit the risk of unwanted visitors.
In a time of budget limitations, Radio Maintenance supplied a product and service well under their budget. Do you have a similar requirement?
Application Radio over Smartphones:
Recently we had a request from a school district to investigate the possibility of utilizing their school issued smartphones to access their two-way radio system.
The issue at hand was interfacing their phones to an analog repeater system. We had successfully linked the entire district together using control stations and gateways to back up their emergency evacuation system. We knew the request would be a challenge, but we were confident we could find an acceptable solution for our customer.
Through research, we found a potential software application. The software application required an IP connection. We had to explain(or expand?) the system design and ask for the proper credentials to enable their repeater to interface with the application through the IP address. Success! They can now access the radio system from anywhere in the world where they have a wireless cellular and/or WiFi connection. Now the administration as well as the facilities management team can access the radio system in the event of an emergency. Word of this has spread to not only neighboring schools but municipal entities such as airports who now have budgeted for the application.
ROIP and Announcement System
A very large school district with a significant number of elementary schools, several middle schools and a large senior high school reached out to RMI, to see how we could help them with a security/safety issue. RMI, using the schools existing intranet tied all the school’s buildings together with one transmission every school administrator would receive an emergency notification with the ability to communicate back.
Another slightly smaller school district really liked our design concept (ROIP) but had a unique need. Their issue was in building announcements. The principal, not always in his/her office, had to replay radio transmissions to the office to make announcements. We provided a way to connect their two way radio to the in house PA system, provided the principal’s portable radio with a unique code thus allowing announcements and dismissals from anywhere on the building campus. A bonus was upon bus dismissals, the proctors could remain at the student loading/unloading areas and announce wat busses had arrived. This greatly enhanced safety, security, and embarking/disembarking efficiency.