Forsyth County Schools Select SAFARI Montage WAN Manager for Its Video-on-Demand and Digital Media Management Solution
PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 18, 2006–Library Video Company today announced that Forsyth County Schools have selected the award-winning SAFARI Montage system as their Video-on-Demand solution for the entire school district. Considered to be a leader in adopting technology and using it to enhance student achievement, this Atlanta suburban school district plans to further improve visual learning in its classrooms by using SAFARI Montage WAN Manager – the only WAN-based, VOD and digital media management solution for school districts.
“Technology has the power to improve teaching and learning like never before, and Forsyth County Schools is dedicated to improving student achievement through technology-enriched learning opportunities,” said Bailey Mitchell, Chief Technology and Information Officer for the district. He added, “Our school district decided to use technology, not just to do the same things more efficiently, but to create a ‘state of the art’ collaborative classroom. Each classroom in the district includes an interactive whiteboard, a ceiling-mounted projector and now, Video-on-Demand with SAFARI Montage. We are truly excited about the transformation of our classrooms with this new technology, and the ability of this technology to support and extend many different teaching and learning styles.”
Forsyth selected SAFARI Montage as its district-wide solution because of the high-quality content providers, the powerful and flexible system management, and for its ability to integrate with Forsyth’s existing leading technology advancements in the classroom, including PCs and projection devices, which are so critical to their interactive learning environment.
“Forsyth joins other forward-thinking and technology-driven school districts, such as Chicago Public Schools and Plano ISD, already using SAFARI Montage WAN Manager,” said Tim Beekman, President of Safari Video Networks. “Our goal in developing SAFARI Montage WAN Manager was to provide school districts with the ability to control the management, storage and delivery of video content using a centralized interface so that content can be accessed easily and reliably. With CreationStation, district-created or previously licensed video and still imagery such as maps, photos, graphics, audio recordings and text files such as teacher’s guides and lesson plans can be part of this powerful, visual learning system.”
About Forsyth County Schools
Forsyth County Schools serves over 28,000 students and is the largest employer in the county with over 3,500 full-time employees and 1,000 substitutes. Currently, the district is comprised of 27 schools
– 16 elementary, six middle and three high schools, as well as one alternative school for middle and high school students, and a charter non-traditional high school. For additional information on Forsyth County Schools, please visit www.forsyth.k12.ga.us.
About Library Video Company
Founded in 1985 by Andrew Schlessinger, Library Video Company (LVC) is the largest distributor of educational media to schools and libraries nationwide, and recently introduced SAFARI Montage. This award-winning, broadcast quality, Video-on-Demand solution for schools and districts comes preloaded with educational video titles from the industry’s leading video publishers, including LVC’s own award-winning Schlessinger Media library. SAFARI Montage WAN Manager — the only Wide Area Network Digital Media Management solution — provides maximum flexibility for a school district to control and manage all of their district’s digital video from a central location. This ground-breaking product gives school districts the ability to upload their own video content at the district and easily disseminate it to all classrooms throughout the district. For more information about SAFARI Montage, go to www.SAFARIMontage.com.