Forsyth County Adds District-Wide VOD


12.18.2006—Forsyth County Schools in Georgia is implementing a new video on demand and digital asset management system from Library Video Co. called Safari Montage. The system will be implemented district-wide to provide new forms of visual learning in classrooms.

Safari Montage is a WAN-based VOD and DAM system designed specifically for schools. It includes four-, eight- and 10-bay server configurations, a core content package with pre-loaded titles from educational video producers (National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Disney Education and others), tools for creating and adding content and a WAN manager for districts delivering content to schools.

"Technology has the power to improve teaching and learning like never before, and Forsyth County Schools is dedicated to improving student achievement through technology-enriched learning opportunities," said Bailey Mitchell, CTIO for Forsyth County Schools. "Our school district decided to use technology not just to do the same things more efficiently but to create a 'state of the art' collaborative classroom. Each classroom in the district includes an interactive whiteboard, a ceiling-mounted projector and, now, video on demand with Safari Montage. We are truly excited about the transformation of our classrooms with this new technology, and the ability of this technology to support and extend many different teaching and learning styles."

Forsyth County Schools includes more than 28,000 students and more than 3,500 full-time employees in 16 elementary, six middle and three high schools, plus one alternative school for middle and high school students and one charter high school.

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