As the demand for technology within the classroom increases, Universities and higher education facilities are finding the need to better manage connected learning systems and presentation technologies. Today’s learning environments demand integrated audio/video, lighting, and networking – often across several campuses and facilities. More and more educational organizations are utilizing in-house teams lead by campus IT and technology managers to integrate and manage these diverse environments.
Estimation and budgeting, system design, and project management — all crucial to the
systems integration process — are often managed separately or not at all. However, when these project phases are managed with a software application and dynamically linked together by product data, the benefits become immediately apparent for internal and external teams. D-Tools enables you to document and manage technology as well as equipment utilized in commercial facilities of any size, preventing issues before they start.
Estimation and Budgeting
Because all pricing and product data is driven from a constantly updated database in SI—where all of the information is readily accessible—system designers and internal teams can dramatically reduce the time it takes to research products and meet budget, which in turn provides the ability to react to requests more quickly thereby ensuring the best chance to complete additional projects such updating campus AV and IT systems.
SI gives the user the ability to design the system first and eliminate the time-consuming documentation that follows. This allows for the project to be started directly in Visio or AutoCAD—build desired drawings and layouts, and it will produce all of the documentation from budgetary proposals, equipment lists (projectors, screens, whiteboards, computer monitors, overhead speakers, lectern microphones, etc.), and wire schedules to wire labels, ultimately saving time and reducing errors.
SI offers the ability to schedule and manage Tasks and Service Orders, all within the same application. Once the project is built using the estimation and design tools, users can plan out the installation schedule from start to finish. The built-in scheduling tools factor in estimated install times on products for accurately planning the install timelines.
Typical Education Market applications include
Campus Monitoring Systems
Campus-wide Audio Visual Systems
CCTV and Intrusion Systems
Conference Room Audio Visual Systems
Fire and Safety Alarm systems
Multi-media Learning Systems
Video Conference systems
Classrooms AV Systems
Classroom and School Amplification systems
Interactive Learning Stations
(Whiteboards and Projectors)
Lighting Control and Automation
Networked Security Systems