AT&Tís Vistacast service provides the broadcast-video quality of a dedicated satellite uplink transmission over a "slice" of the full transponder channel for a fraction of the cost. Thus, schools no longer need to purchase costly satellite equipment and train staff to operate it.
Vistacast combines equipment installation, network management and site restoration for one monthly fee ó which runs about $95. Users can optionally purchase the antenna and receiver required for the service.
AT&T can bill per site, allowing branch offices of an organization to share in the cost of programming. AT&T Tridom, Marietta, GA, (800) 346-1174.
This article originally appeared in the 01/01/1997 issue of THE Journal.
With the sudden increase of the virtual campus, the number of vulnerable endpoints has expanded exponentially. This new normal calls for security resilience--the ability to protect the integrity of every aspect of the system and withstand unpredictable threats or changes, and then emerge stronger. Districts must embrace multi-layered endpoint security solutions and the latest technologies, such as unified platforms and extended detection and response (XDR) capabilities, in order to protect their networks.