With the SAFARI Montage® WAN Manager module, districts and regional media centers can control the storage, delivery, access and Digital Rights Management (DRM) of all of their digital media without compromising network integrity. It is a flexible and scalable system that is designed to optimize high-bandwidth networks with central servers or to accommodate low-bandwidth WANs by placing servers within the schools. In either environment, districts will enjoy the control and convenience of managing their content centrally. This system can be supplemented with a dedicated SAFARI Montage® Managed Home Access Module, which provides 24/7 access for teachers, students and parents to the district's digital resources.
The WAN Manager module allows district System Administrators to control all system configurations, permissions and users by school from one interface, and features load-balancing functionality for efficient distribution regardless of bandwidth—especially ideal for a district transitioning its bandwidth scenario. Our powerful SAFARI Montage® WAN-880X server (powered by a custom-configured, enterprise-class server manufactured by Dell®) is the backbone of our Wide Area Network implementation and, together with the WAN Manager module, provides an elegant solution for delivering digital media throughout a district. Also available is the WAN-880 enterprise-class server option, which has been designed by SAFARI Montage engineers specifically for the application.
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The combination of the efficient use of bandwidth and Digital Rights Management tools designed for K-12 education provides System Administrators with the control needed to manage video throughout the district.
Because the SAFARI Montage® system has been designed as an enterprise-class solution, it provides the many tools that a System Administrator needs to manage and monitor all servers and digital content from one central location.
Restrict bandwidth usage as needed.
Track hard drive partitioning.
Observe average server utilization by time of day.
Your SAFARI Montage® server will check nightly for any content updates that your server may require, and updates will be downloaded according to the download schedule configured by your site administrator.
Permits SAFARI Montage Technical Support to remotely access local servers for troubleshooting and repair when necessary.
Allows monitoring of the APC-UPS functionality on local servers.
Increase system performance by caching results.
The Playlists and Content Pending Approval features provided by the WAN Manager module allow appointed Approvers to preview playlists and content before distributing, thereby protecting the district from copyright infringement and providing the Administrator with the ability to manage digital media licenses.
View a snapshot of server uptime.
Observe server load in real time.
Identifies available storage space on drives containing content uploaded via SAFARI Montage CreationStation®.
Monitor live, accurate bandwidth consumption.
Purchasing SAFARI Montage MARC records will allow Destiny Library Manager (v.9.0 and later) users to search for SAFARI Montage titles, which are fully integrated in the search results. Links in the MARC record will take users directly to the title for play in SAFARI Montage.
MARC Records can also be purchased for other library automation systems.
For pricing and more information, call 800-843-4549 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.