Uplift Education: Flexible Overhead Paging and Bell Scheduling


Uplift Education operates a network of 20 high-performing, public charter schools serving over 6,000 students in underserved areas across the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.


Business Challenge:

Each new that building Uplift Education acquired and converted into a school for the district needed infrastructure, such as wireless networks, the IP data network, IT alerting and overhead paging systems, to be specifically designed. This meant disparate and inefficient systems that did not accommodate future growth needs for an efficient mass notification system.



With the help of its Cisco channel partner, Uplift Education used Cisco phones and InformaCast mass notification software to create a comprehensive solution that allows centralized management, localized access for each school, flexible design options, and scalability. Uplift Education uses InformaCast for emergency mass notification, 911 (emergency call) monitoring and recording, overhead paging, and for ringing class passing time bells with the help of a new automated school bell system.


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