Bucks County Schools Intermediate Unit #22 Blankets the County With SAFARI Montage
Philadelphia, PA (June 1, 2007) - Bucks County Schools Intermediate Unit (IU) #22 has purchased Library Video Company’s (LVC) SAFARI Montage WAN Manager, the award-winning, WAN-based, Video-On-Demand and digital media management system for all of its 13 districts and 137 schools. Bucks County IU has always been a leader in understanding the next wave of delivering media to the classroom and therefore selected SAFARI Montage for its multi-faceted, flexible integrated system, which offers the ability to access, manage and disseminate the best educational video content digitally throughout the county.
“I chose SAFARI Montage WAN Manager because of its ability to manage digital media at the county, district and school levels, and also to provide a method to add all of our own content,” said Shirley Crehan, Director of Instructional Media Research Services, Bucks County Schools IU #22.
“The staff at Bucks County IU has not only had the determination to provide all of their school districts with SAFARI Montage WAN Manager, but they are the first Regional Media Center to deploy SAFARI Montage EdCast Network, connecting all of their districts, and SAFARI Montage LIVE!, video conferencing for distance education,” said Tim Beekman, President of SAFARI Video Networks, a division of Library Video Company.
“Intermediate Units throughout the state of Pennsylvania are looking for an efficient and affordable way to manage digital video content and to be able to share it with one another,” said Mike Starner, President of Access Fiber Solutions, Inc., the Pennsylvania dealer for SAFARI Montage.
Along with SAFARI Montage WAN Manager, Bucks County IU will also enjoy the benefits of one of the newest SAFARI Montage products — SAFARI Montage EdCast Network. This is a customizable, IP-based network for participating educational institutions to manage, share and view various digital media types, including video.
Bucks County IU joins the growing number of major school districts across the country who have selected SAFARI Montage for their Video-On-Demand needs, such as Baltimore County Public Schools, Chicago Public Schools, Prince George’s County Public Schools (MD), Plano ISD (TX), and Forsyth County Schools (GA).
About Library Video Company
Founded in 1985 by Andrew Schlessinger, Library Video Company (LVC) is the largest distributor of educational media to schools and libraries nationwide, and recently introduced SAFARI Montage. This award-winning, broadcast quality, Video-On-Demand solution for schools and districts comes preloaded with educational video titles from the industry’s leading video publishers, including LVC’s own award-winning Schlessinger Media library. SAFARI Montage WAN Manager — the only Wide Area Network Digital Media Management solution — provides maximum flexibility for a school district to control and manage all of their district’s digital video from a central location. This ground-breaking product gives school districts the ability to upload their own video content at the district level and easily disseminate it to all classrooms throughout the district. For more information about SAFARI Montage, go to www.SAFARIMontage.com.
About Bucks County Intermediate Unit
The Bucks County Schools Intermediate Unit is a regional educational service agency, one of twenty-nine in Pennsylvania established in 1970. Working with the State Department of Education and the local school districts, the Intermediate Unit provides programs and services to Bucks County Schools in a highly cost-effective manner. Since IUs do not have taxing power, local school district contributions support the majority of the programs offered by IUs. Some programs and services are also funded by federal or state allocations. The Bucks County Schools Intermediate Unit is governed by a board of thirteen members who serve three-year terms. Board members are elected from among the public school directors of school districts within Bucks County. The executive director is the chief school officer of the Intermediate Unit. As educational innovators, we ensure optimal growth of all learners by collaborating with our school districts and community to initiate, design, and deliver exemplary leadership, teaching and learning. For more information please, go to www.bucksiu.org.>
About Access Fiber Solutions Inc.
Access Fiber Solutions Inc.(AFS) is the Pennsylvania PEPPM www.peppm.org contract holder for the Safari product line along with being a telecommunications service provider and a Pennsylvania-based Competitive Access Provider (CAP) authorized by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. In addition, AFS is an approved telecommunications service provider across the state in using the Universal Service Fund (E-Rate) discount program to schools and library’s for telecommunications services and discounts. AFS specializes in providing voice, video and data convergence for high-speed broadband applications as well as consulting, design, engineering, construction and maintenance services. AFS also offers VOIP and Web Based Video Conferencing Solutions. AFS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brinjac Engineering Inc.
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