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Allen Independent School District Uses Pathways SM to Manage Digital Resources That Impact Student Achievement

Wynnewood, PA (May 20, 2010) - Allen Independent School District (Allen ISD) Allen, TX, is now able to manage all of its digital resources and to increase instructional value in the classroom through the integration of Pathways SM, a SAFARI Montage module that enables districts to control, manage and schedule classroom devices easily within one common interface. The implementation of Pathways SM allows educators to seamlessly integrate high-quality videos, images and other digital media into the curriculum to facilitate district-wide visual learning.

Allen ISD is comprised of 20 schools serving more than 18,000 students in grades K-12. It was essential for the administration at Allen ISD to implement a technology solution that would support teachers with their digital lesson plans, engage today’s students in learning and deliver Professional Development and Superintendent messages cost-effectively.

According to David Spann, Director of Technology, Allen ISD, “It goes without saying that today’s students are engaged with digital media – it surrounds them everywhere, all the time. Therefore, it is critical for us to provide teachers with the tools and resources to maximize the educational technologies they use in the classroom every day.”

Allen ISD decided to upgrade its legacy SAFARI Video Networks Pathways system through the Texas regional systems integrator, Delcom Group, to today’s more comprehensive Pathways SM solution for its increased functionality, ability to perform All-Call, better management capabilities and greater reporting resources.

“It was crucial to have a reliable and easy-to-use technology solution in place that would support instructional objectives and enable visual teaching district-wide,” states Norma Williammee, Account Executive of SAFARI Montage, “and Allen ISD leadership vision is the driving force.”

For more information about Pathways SM, SAFARI Montage, the total solution for digital media networks, or any other products and services from SAFARI Montage, please visit or call 800.843.4549.

About SAFARI Montage

SAFARI Montage provides K-12 school districts with a comprehensive solution for their digital media networking and visual instruction needs. The full suite of integrated products provides a single interface for accessing all visual resources from inside the school district intranet or from home. The award-winning SAFARI Montage Video-On-Demand and Digital Media Management enterprise solution is designed to cut costs for school districts by utilizing intelligent digital media delivery, while facilitating visual instruction and learning in the classroom. SAFARI Montage servers come preloaded with educational video titles tied to the curriculum from the industry’s leading video publishers. In addition, SAFARI Montage provides the ability for school districts to easily upload and manage their own digital video and other content, and disseminate it to all classrooms throughout the district. With the introduction of its new Pathways SM module, SAFARI Montage now provides a solution for districts to control, manage and schedule classroom and district devices.

About Delcom Group

Founded in January 2000, Delcom Group is a regional systems integrator with offices in Texas and Oklahoma. With a passion for working with K-12 customers and partnering with them to offer solutions that enable our 21st century students the ability to learn in a more dynamic and diverse way, Delcom is leading the way in providing technology solutions for schools that enable teachers to enrich the learning experience for our kids.


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