Critical Links
School 2.0 Portfolio
Delivering an enriching
educational experience




                                   ...
CONTENTS


‣ An Introduction to Critical Links
‣ Critical Links’ School 2.0 Portfolio
‣ School 2.0 Portfolio Value Proposi...
THE CRITICAL LINKS EDUCATION APPLIANCE


‣ First fully Integrated IP
 platforms for Schools that
 combine essential
 Learn...
CRITICAL LINKS - A SNAPSHOT


OUR MISSION                     COMPANY
“Developing Innovative        ‣ Privately held compa...
CRITICAL LINKS - CAPABILITIES

  In-House                                     Wide Variety
  State-of-the-Art             ...
CAPABILITIES SHOWCASE




Real time OS & Complex   Schengen Information     Instructor Operation
On-board Applications    ...
STRATEGIC COLLABORATION WITH INTEL


  STRATEGIC COLLABORATION FOR EDUCATION
‣ Intel Learning Series Alliance
‣ Sole Platf...
PIONEERING SCHOOL 2.0


‣ First industry solution addressing
  1:1 e-learning infrastructure
‣ Enabled largest school mode...
EVOLUTION TO 1:1 E-LEARNING


‣ 1:1 e-Learning is the most                                                                ...
ENABLING ESSENTIAL 21ST CENTURY SKILLS


             ✓ Technology and media literacy
   1:1       ✓ Effective communicati...
1:1 E-LEARNING ARCHITECTURE W/ EA

                              CLASSROOM #1 WIRELESS ZONE
    INTERNET ETHERNET

       ...
1:1 E-LEARNING ARCHITECTURE W/ EA

KEY HIGH-LEVEL INFRASTRUCTURE REQUIREMENTS

BUSINESS               TECHNOLOGY          ...
1:1 E-LEARNING ARCHITECTURE W/ EA

 ‣ Education Appliances at classroom
    (optional) and/or School.
                    ...
CRITICAL LINKS SCHOOL 2.0 PORTFOLIO



                                                    First fully Integrated IP platf...
EDUCATION APPLIANCE FUNCTIONALITY


    LEARNING                     NETWORKING            ADMNISTRATION


               ...
LEARNING


        KEY FEATURES


                                            ‣ Wiki
     ‣ Learning or Course Management ...
NETWORKING


       KEY FEATURES                      ‣ Quality of Service
                                           Prio...
ADMINISTRATION


        KEY FEATURES
                                                 ‣ Security
                        ...
THE CRITICAL LINKS EA™ VALUE PROPOSITION


           ‣ Only solution that provides vital Learning & Networking infrastruc...
1:1 E-LEARNING: SAMPLE SCENARIO


‣ Classroom
 scenario




                                  EDUCATION APPLIANCE




    ...
1:1 E-LEARNING: SAMPLE SCENARIO

‣ Remote Learning
  Solution over
  Internet




                                        ...
1:1 E-LEARNING: SAMPLE SCENARIO

                                CLASSROOM 1 WIRELESS ZONE




                           ...
CRITICAL LINKS SUPPORT INFRASTRUCTURE


                                               ‣ Training & Certification

       ...
CRITICAL LINKS 2.0 PORTFOLIO SUMMARIZED

  INDUSTRY LEADING SOLUTION
‣ Industry Leading Solution
‣ First solution combinin...
Web
 education.critical-links.com
 Info at
 education@critical-links.com




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  1. 1. Critical Links School 2.0 Portfolio Delivering an enriching educational experience ©2009 - CRITICAL LINKS, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Abdul Kasim VP, Global Marketing & Business Development kasim@critical-links.com
  2. 2. CONTENTS ‣ An Introduction to Critical Links ‣ Critical Links’ School 2.0 Portfolio ‣ School 2.0 Portfolio Value Proposition ‣ Summary ©2009 - CRITICAL LINKS, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  3. 3. THE CRITICAL LINKS EDUCATION APPLIANCE ‣ First fully Integrated IP platforms for Schools that combine essential Learning, Networking & Administration functions in single platform ©2009 - CRITICAL LINKS, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  4. 4. CRITICAL LINKS - A SNAPSHOT OUR MISSION COMPANY “Developing Innovative ‣ Privately held company ; part of Critical Group of Companies and Cost-Saving Integrated Communication and OFFICES ‣ HQ: Fairfield, New Jersey, USA IT Solutions” ‣ R & D Center: Coimbra, Portugal ‣ Sales Offices Worldwide; Indirect Sales – Direct Touch TEAM ‣ 50+ R & D; 30+ Sales Consultants, ©2009 - CRITICAL LINKS, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ‣ 400+ Software Engineers TARGET MARKETS ‣ SMBs (Small & Medium Businesses 10 – 300) ‣ Schools
  5. 5. CRITICAL LINKS - CAPABILITIES In-House Wide Variety State-of-the-Art of Competencies Capabilities & Capabilities ‣ Spin-off from Software outsourcing ‣ Extensive Software Development & company, Critical Software Customization ‣ Developing Mission Critical Applications ‣ National, Multi-National Scope and Scale for Space, Aircraft, Telecom, ‣ State-of-the-Art Government,… ‣ Economics Comparable to China & India ‣ Over 400+ Software Engineers; Available at Short-Notice, Near-Shoring ‣ Worldwide Recognition: Numerous ©2009 - CRITICAL LINKS, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Awards from Around Globe PARTNERS / CLIENTS
  6. 6. CAPABILITIES SHOWCASE Real time OS & Complex Schengen Information Instructor Operation On-board Applications System (SIS) to Enable System for Cockpit for Inter-Planetary Extension of Union Procedural Training. ©2009 - CRITICAL LINKS, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Robotic Vehicle A109 Helicopter
  7. 7. STRATEGIC COLLABORATION WITH INTEL STRATEGIC COLLABORATION FOR EDUCATION ‣ Intel Learning Series Alliance ‣ Sole Platform for Client Management, Asset ‣ Management, Theft Deterrence etc for Intel powered Classmate PC (CMPC) ‣ Joint market offer with Intel-based CMPC solution SEVERAL PARTNERSHIPS AND INITIATIVES ‣ Featured Case Study – Success Story with Intel ©2009 - CRITICAL LINKS, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  8. 8. PIONEERING SCHOOL 2.0 ‣ First industry solution addressing 1:1 e-learning infrastructure ‣ Enabled largest school modernization program worldwide ‣ Critical Links education Alliance ‣ Partnering with leaders in education ‣ Delivering a School-in-a-Box ©2009 - CRITICAL LINKS, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  9. 9. EVOLUTION TO 1:1 E-LEARNING ‣ 1:1 e-Learning is the most 1:1 E-LEARNING effective way to develop 21st Century skills CLASSROOM E-LEARNING Complete digital curriculum integration Learning Value PC LABS Some digital curriculum integration Student-centered BASIC learning IT Focus on learning PCs Project-based learning Most people, ©2009 - CRITICAL LINKS, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Group collaboration thorough instruction More people, deeper instruction Digital Curriculum Lab instructor only Broad, fast coverage Wireless in (WiFi, WiMAX) Improved Learning Methods classroom Wired, lab only Professional Development Dialup Connectivity Computers-on-wheels Laptops (1:1) ~25:1 (students, or shared desktops with TPP, and SPP Technology Access Minimal and teachers) (~ 5:1) with TPP
  10. 10. ENABLING ESSENTIAL 21ST CENTURY SKILLS ✓ Technology and media literacy 1:1 ✓ Effective communication E-LEARNING ✓ Critical and systems thinking ✓ Problem solving ✓ Collaboration ✓ Self-direction ✓ Global awareness ©2009 - CRITICAL LINKS, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ✓ Civic literacy
  11. 11. 1:1 E-LEARNING ARCHITECTURE W/ EA CLASSROOM #1 WIRELESS ZONE INTERNET ETHERNET PROJECTOR SHARED PRINTER INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD TEACHER COMPUTER STUDENTS NETBOOKS CLASSROOM #2 WIRELESS ZONE ©2009 - CRITICAL LINKS, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD TEACHER COMPUTER STUDENTS NETBOOKS HOME USE K-12 DSL MODEM EDUCATION CLASSROOM #N WIRELESS ZONE PORTALS DSL MODEM INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD TEACHER COMPUTER STUDENTS NETBOOKS
  12. 12. 1:1 E-LEARNING ARCHITECTURE W/ EA KEY HIGH-LEVEL INFRASTRUCTURE REQUIREMENTS BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS REQUIREMENTS CAPABILITIES ©2009 - CRITICAL LINKS, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  13. 13. 1:1 E-LEARNING ARCHITECTURE W/ EA ‣ Education Appliances at classroom (optional) and/or School. 1:1 LEARNING ANYWHERE ‣ All required infrastructure MONITORING & SUPERVISIION functionality integrated in STUDENT a single appliance ADMINISTRATION ©2009 - CRITICAL LINKS, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED COMMUNICATIONS STUDENT IT MANAGEMENT COLLABORATION
  14. 14. CRITICAL LINKS SCHOOL 2.0 PORTFOLIO First fully Integrated IP platforms for Schools that combine essential Learning, Networking & Administration functions in single platform ** ** Available soon ©2009 - CRITICAL LINKS, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ‣ Supports from 60 – 1000 students ‣ Supports same feature functionality ‣ Wide array of interfaces and redundancy options
  15. 15. EDUCATION APPLIANCE FUNCTIONALITY LEARNING NETWORKING ADMNISTRATION GUI Configuration Single Sign-on Learning Management System Internet Access Client Management WIKI, Blogs, Forums, Chats WiFi Access Security Electronic Boards Theft Control Shared Storage ©2009 - CRITICAL LINKS, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Conferencing System Email, WEB Backup & Recovery Network Printers Asset Management Reports, Statistics Student Information System
  16. 16. LEARNING KEY FEATURES ‣ Wiki ‣ Learning or Course Management Wiki and blogs allowing the joint System (LMS) creation and sharing of Schedule and Course documents and presentations Management; Broad Virtual Learning environment including: ‣ School Conferencing System ‣ Learning Activity Management Synchronized live presentations, System (LAMS) web pages; Share locally or via ©2009 - CRITICAL LINKS, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Manage and Deliver online internet collaborative learning activities; highly intuitive authoring environment for content development and collaboration
  17. 17. NETWORKING KEY FEATURES ‣ Quality of Service Priority and Allocation of Bandwidth; Web caching ‣ Unified Communications ‣ Connectivity Voice Telephony/IP-PBX; Email Wireless connectivity server, video, website, blogs, (802.11a/d); Ethernet 100Mbps Instant Messaging ‣ Internet Access and Proxy ‣ Print Server Services USB attached printer; Can be ©2009 - CRITICAL LINKS, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Internet Access and Proxy Server shared amongst students ‣ Routing ‣ Shared Storage Static IP Routing, DHCP Server Local storage capacity; Create & and DNS Server manage personal and shared folders; security and allocation
  18. 18. ADMINISTRATION KEY FEATURES ‣ Security Full Security and Firewall ‣ Asset Management System ‣ Client management Provides system info (versions, releases, Configure, view, update and delete OS configurations) on student and other devices image, user data, network profiles; via console ‣ Student Information System Documents student-specific information: ‣ Authentication demographic, class scheduling, attendance, Authentication system for teachers, transcripts, etc. students and ‘guest’ users ©2009 - CRITICAL LINKS, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ‣ Unified GUI management ‣ System Backup Simple and easy-to-use interface to manage Automatic and/or manual system backup all features remotely; Multilanguage ‣ Single Sign-On ‣ Full reporting system Greatly simplified access and manageability of complete functionality Monitor usage of internet, storage, printers, etc.; Periodical reports and assessment
  19. 19. THE CRITICAL LINKS EA™ VALUE PROPOSITION ‣ Only solution that provides vital Learning & Networking infrastructure to support 1:1 e-learning ‣ Collaboration and Content Creation tools enable continuous learning ‣ Streamlines student/learning, teacher and administrator activities ‣ Simplified interface and integration of features minimizes need for sophisticated IT support to operate, leverage and manage the eA. ‣ Eliminates need for several stand-alone products; Reduced power, space and carbon footprint ‣ Shared hardware resources & optimized hardware components ©2009 - CRITICAL LINKS, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ‣ Simplified GUI operation reduces operational overhead ‣ Can support from 60 to over 1000 student laptops (CMPCs), whether single classroom, multiple classrooms or entire school ‣ Can scale further, without any impact on functionality ‣ Can support 3rd party commercial applications as well as any user specific customization
  20. 20. 1:1 E-LEARNING: SAMPLE SCENARIO ‣ Classroom scenario EDUCATION APPLIANCE ©2009 - CRITICAL LINKS, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  21. 21. 1:1 E-LEARNING: SAMPLE SCENARIO ‣ Remote Learning Solution over Internet ©2009 - CRITICAL LINKS, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED HOME BASED EDUCATION
  22. 22. 1:1 E-LEARNING: SAMPLE SCENARIO CLASSROOM 1 WIRELESS ZONE WIFI ACCESS POINT Classroom education appliance (Optional) School-wide education ‣ LMS appliance ‣ Shared Storage ‣ Voice Telephony ‣ Print Server ‣ Internet Access ‣ Internet Black lists TEACHER COMPUTER STUDENTS NETBOOKS ‣ School/MoE PolicyVPN ‣ (...) ‣ Firewall/Security ©2009 - CRITICAL LINKS, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ‣ Routing/QoS ‣ Email/Web server CLASSROOM N WIRELESS ZONE ‣ Webcaching ‣ School records/statistics ‣ (...) WIFI ACCESS POINT TEACHER COMPUTER STUDENTS NETBOOKS
  23. 23. CRITICAL LINKS SUPPORT INFRASTRUCTURE ‣ Training & Certification ‣ Design/Planning Comprehensive program to support Partners, Service Providers, and End users to leverage ‣ Installation the power of the Education Appliance. ‣ Tiered Support Programs encompassing: • 7 x 24 Help Desk • RMAs • On-site support • Part replacementEnhancementsAutomatic Software Updates ©2009 - CRITICAL LINKS, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  24. 24. CRITICAL LINKS 2.0 PORTFOLIO SUMMARIZED INDUSTRY LEADING SOLUTION ‣ Industry Leading Solution ‣ First solution combining vital learning and underlying networking functionality. Can Scale from 60 upwards FIELD TESTED, LOW TECHNOLOGY & EXECUTION RISK ‣ Field Tested, Low Technology & Execution Risk ‣ Deployed country-wide. Trials in Latin America, Africa, and Europe underway ©2009 - CRITICAL LINKS, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WORLD-CLASS PARTNERSHIPS FOR COMPLETE SOLUTION ‣ Intel Learning Series Alliance, Critical Links education Alliance to deliver a comprehensive solution
  25. 25. Web education.critical-links.com Info at education@critical-links.com ©2009 - CRITICAL LINKS, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED R&D Center India Office UK Office Italy Office Critical Links, S.A. Critical Links. Critical Links Critical Links Parque Industrial de Taveiro, Lt 48 116b Mandakini Enclave Science Park, Southampton, UK Castelfiorentino, Italy 3045-504 Coimbra, Portugal New Delhi 110019, India Sales-emea@critical-links.com Sales-emea@critical-links.com

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