The dramatic return on investment attainable with the SAFARI Montage system makes it an essential purchase
for all school districts who are converting from traditional media formats to new, digitally delivered methods.
The proof is here…
Chicago Public Schools (CPS) saved more than $500,000 on a single new school construction site. In the construction
of Westinghouse High School, CPS did this by eliminating the need for in-house media distribution, cable distribution
through a coax/RF network and other infrastructure.
SOURCE: Chicago Public Schools
|ITEMS NO LONGER NEEDED||ELIMINATED COSTS|
|Video Retrieval System||$367,000|
|Cable Head-End||$50,000 - $60,000|
|Coax Drags (MMTV)||$42,000 - $52,000|
|Conduit||$30,000 - $35,000|
|Classroom Monitors & IR Controls||N/A|
|Students from Chicago Public Schools’ Kellogg Elementary French class use SAFARI Montage Live! interactive videoconferencing system to communicate with students around the world.|
Considerable costs were also avoided by placing the necessary bandwidth within its WAN. This enabled CPS to implement district-wide management and delivery of digital content via SAFARI Montage, which reduced the number of servers that they needed to purchase by several hundred.
"SAFARI Montage not only saves money, but time as well. The time that a teacher would use to research information has been saved simply by going right into SAFARI Montage, and the information is already aligned with our state voluntary curriculum. You've addressed an alignment issue, and you’ve addressed access to information without searching for it. It is just fantastic."