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Technology Overview

  1. 2. Technology Overview
  2. 3. Jargon and Acronyms <ul><li>WAN, LAN </li></ul><ul><li>SAN </li></ul><ul><li>Headend, MDL, IDL </li></ul><ul><li>CPU </li></ul><ul><li>NAL </li></ul><ul><li>Mod & Demod </li></ul><ul><li>Mbps </li></ul><ul><li>K, MB (Meg), GB (Gig), TB </li></ul><ul><li>Cat 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Jumper or Patch </li></ul><ul><li>Drop </li></ul><ul><li>Kludge </li></ul><ul><li>Fubar </li></ul>
  3. 4. Types of Technology <ul><li>Data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computers, printers, Internet, email, application software, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Audio/Video/Broadcast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TV, DVD/VCR, broadcast system, audio systems, presentation systems, broadcast carts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Telecommunications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Telephones, Voicemail </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Data Technology <ul><li>2500 desktop computers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pentium 4 with 512MB RAM, CDRW </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wide Area Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Buildings connected to district hub via fiber optic cables </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Network Switches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cisco fast Ethernet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cat 5 cables </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Data Technology (cont’) <ul><li>IBM e5 Series (a.k.a. AS400) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CIMS: District mission critical systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student Management System </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student Records, Scheduling, etc </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Management System </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Purchasing, Accounts Payable, General Ledger, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Employee Management System </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Payroll, Employee Records </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text based </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Data Technology (cont’) <ul><li>GroupWise – email </li></ul><ul><li>SchoolCenter – Web </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Office – productivity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Publisher – publishing </li></ul><ul><li>InteGrade Pro – grade book </li></ul><ul><li>Destiny – library management </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiration/Kidspiration </li></ul>
  7. 8. Audio/Video/Broadcast Tech. <ul><li>Closed-Circuit broadcast system </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal to CCS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selected Feed from Comcast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each building has a channel (being upgraded) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DVD/VCR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In the process of switching from VHS to DVD technology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TVs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Channels must be programmed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Various inputs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Audio Systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound Field Systems in all K-2 classrooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless and cabled mics in Cafetreria, Gym and Broadcast cart. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Telecommunication Tech. <ul><li>Fujitsu PBX System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 PRI’s (big pipes) handle all calls into and out of the district </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each building connected to main PBX with a mini-system called a Remote Fiber Shelf. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Telephone system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Handsets are expensive ($250 - $450) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Voicemail System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May or may not be tied to a physical phone extension. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. District Wide Area Network (WAN) BL AE CE IE NS PK CHS ADM/ECC CJH SMS CEC Trans SP

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