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Kentucky District Adopts IP Video To Reduce Costs

Kentucky's Pulaski County School District has eliminated its cable TV network and deployed an IP video solution to decrease costs and add video options in the classroom.

With the new network, provided by VBrick Systems, the district representatives said that they expect to save an estimated $88,000 in energy costs in the first year and an additional $23,000 each subsequent year.

Other benefits of the new system include:

  • Live and on-demand streaming video delivered to every computer in all district classrooms;
  • The ability for students to broadcast original material; and
  • Streamlined administration of the system for individual schools and the district.

"Even as school districts experience round after round of budget cuts and dramatically reduced federal and state aid--the use of video as a teaching solution is soaring," said John Shaw, chief operating officer, VBrick Systems. "The reason for this is simple: video has proven itself time and again as an incredibly powerful and efficient communications mechanism, and we are honored to play a central role in enhancing student learning at major districts around the country."

Pulaski County Schools serves approximately 8,000 students at eight elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools, and a technology center with an annual budget of more than $45 million. With more than 550 educators and approximately 600 additional employees, Pulaski County Schools has won national awards for "efforts in making our students some of the most technologically literate in the state," according to information on the district's Web site.

More information on VBrick's IP video solutions is available at vbrick.com.

About the Author

Joshua Bolkan is the multimedia editor for Campus Technology and THE Journal. He can be reached at jbolkan@1105media.com.

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