Dice Communications is a leading provider of cost-effective, expertly designed voice, data, and wireless systems for education customers across the U.S.
Our education solutions can improve collaboration and mobility within your campus, while helping you manage expenses.
As an educator, you face increasing pressure from parents, students, and regulators to secure your campuses. You may already implement standardized school lockdown procedures.
However, universities with open, expansive campuses, more transient populations, and a student body of legally adult citizens need more advanced emergency communications plans to create a safe learning environment.
Safe Campus Solution Overview
The Alcatel-Lucent Safe Campus solution is effective because it provides everything you need in three critical areas: Awareness, response coordination and campus notification. And it allows you to do this over your existing voice and data infrastructure with enhanced safety and security devices.
This results in an end-to-end communication infrastructure that can be used to support lockdown procedures, provide emergency notification, and integrate with building control systems to enable surveillance, delivery alarms and alerts and enhance the awareness and responsiveness of campus staff and security personnel.
Safe Campus Benefits
Enables effective communications during safety and security events, natural disasters, business disruptions, or other emergencies
Improves awareness of potential security and safety situations
Integrates alert and notification with next generation IT infrastructure
Complies with regulatory mandates for safety and security
Enables interoperability with multiple parties and public safety personnel
Secure and Converged Campus
With increasing funding and budget cuts, educational institutes are faced with the challenge of balancing the need to attract and retain students/professors with next generation applications and the need to control cost. By leveraging today's communication networks, K-12 and higher education institutes can improve the teaching and learning experience and boost staff and faculty productivity. A converged network from Alcatel-Lucent combines voice, data and video on one single network, creates a secure and reliable backbone for new IP-based services, while leveraging the existing infrastructure, thus significantly reduce telecommunications expenses.
Features of Secure and Converged Campus Networks:
Fixed or mobile network infrastructure: implement a secure IP foundation that unites voice, video, data and mobility applications
Network management: use a centralized management system to monitor network activity, troubleshoot and maintain continuous communication across the network.
Secure network access providing full visibility and control of network activity, protection of network assets and critical data. Identify and contain threats by implementing role-based access
Secure and Converged Campus Products:
- Voice/Collaboration: OmniPCX Enterprise, OpenTouch Customer Service; OmniTouch My Teamwork conferencing and collaboration
- Data Networks: Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 9000E
- WLAN: Alcatel-Lucent Wireless LAN
- System management: OmniVista 2500; OmniVista 3600 Air Manager
Collaborative and Mobile Campus
The ability to communicate and collaborate anywhere and anytime is fundamental in education. Distance learning and e-learning are now a requirement for many districts and offers a competitive edge for universities and colleges. Faculty, students and administrative staff need to collaborate and share ideas across campus and even across the globe. Parents need to stay in touch with the students as well as their teachers. Alcatel-Lucent enables multi-media interactive learning experience in classroom or across distance, and increases administrative effectiveness with cost-effective Collaborative and Mobile Campus solutions.
Education Solution Features:
Virtual libraries: digitize library resources and distribute them using IP, enable secure access to centrally stored information from a wide range of mobile devices
Collaboration: blend voice, video and data technologies with application sharing. Secure instant messaging and presence awareness
Virtual interaction: enable virtual parent-teacher conferences, remote professional development and distance learning
E-Rate Funding May Be Available
Dice Communications is experienced in helping schools and libraries utilize E-Rate funding. Your school or library may be able to receive discounts on advanced telecommunications services through this federal program.