The networking infrastructure is the IT backbone of any school. At Con Ed we install, upgrade and extend school networks. Whether it’s adding a few network points, complete expansion projects with fibre links between new wiring cabinets, or a whole-school managed wireless network, we’ve got you covered.
With the proliferation of mobile devices such as tablets and laptops, schools are now challenged to provide reliable and secure Wi-Fi. We are able to provide a range of wireless solutions to provides full site coverage, reliable connections and strong security. We recommend and install managed Ruckus Wireless.
We are able to address your audio visual needs throughout the school. Each project is approached individually and the installations are carried out by our experienced team of installers. Products and services include:
Interactive / Display TVs
- School foyer and staff room information panels
Projectors (ceiling mounted, short and long throw)
Sound systems (amplifiers, speakers, microphones)
- Hall Stage Lighting
Your school server is at the heart of your network. We have years of experience installing and supporting Microsoft Windows servers in schools. Through the use of virtualisation technology, we consolidate servers onto modern powerful platforms, improving resilience and reducing costs. We work with the broadest possible range of client devices, including thin clients through Terminal Services (Remote Desktop Services).
Many schools are choosing to move away from specialised systems to industry standard servers such as Microsoft’s Windows Server 2012. We have successfully migrated schools from environments such as CC3/CC4.
We are a Dell Partner and recommend Dell servers.
Automating software installations delivers huge savings both in terms of the initial installation on workstations and also by ensuring consistency and predictability when rebuilding or adding computers. Where it’s possible, we’ve automated the installation of all types of curriculum and productivity software.
As a Microsoft Authorised Education Reseller, we are ideally placed to recommend the right program for purchasing Microsoft Windows and Office licences, such as the Microsoft Open Value Subscription Agreement for Education Solutions (OVS-ES).
We are authorised resellers for software such as AB Tutor for classroom management and BackupAssist for server backups.
Con Ed also develops software such as our RedRocket tools, and our SIMS integration product SIMS.link.
These are the computers that you use in the classroom, on PPA and in the school office. They come is a wide variety of flavours: PCs, Laptops, Tablets, Phones. Each is connected to the network and managed in the most efficient and appropriate way.
We are able to provide products from an equally wide range of manufacturers to ensure the school’s needs are met – these include desktops, laptops, chromebooks, tablets. Manufacturers include Acer, Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung.
Interactive TVs are a standard setup for most classrooms today. Our current preferred product is the SMART MX265 Interactive display. With a host of built-in features and 5 years warranty included as standard for Education customers, this is truly a perfect product to enhance teaching and learning.
CLOUD BACKUP SOLUTION
Con Ed’s cost-effective cloud backup solution benefits from our standard 1TB storage space with 90day retention plan. Daily cloud backup of the crucial data gives peace of mind in the event of a disaster.
GOOGLE FOR EDUCATION
As a Google For Education partner, Con Ed are able to provision schools on the G Suite platform including account and password synchronisation, automated classroom management and supply of Chrome Education Licenses.
We are also able to provide competitive solutions for other areas including:
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