7 800-475-3320 | WWW.ERSWIRELESS.COM Case Study TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 214 INSTANT COORDINATION AND COLLABORATION FOR SAFER, MORE PRODUCTIVE LEARNING CHALLENGES Disparate Equipment Across Schools Over the years, School District 214 had left radio fleet purchasing decisions up to individual schools, which resulted in different radio systems — from different vendors and with different licensing structures — being used across the district’s seven high schools. In addition, many of the radios were older analog models, with reliability, voice clarity and coverage challenges. Those issues, combined with FCC regulations requiring radio systems to shift from wideband to narrowband frequencies, drove the district to seek a new communications partner and transition to all-digital technology. Extend Reach Well Beyond Classrooms The district also required wide-area coverage that would enable school personnel to be instantly connected, whether in the classroom, on the football field, in the gymnasium or in any other location on campus. In addition to effectively communicating with district personnel in various locations, those same personnel were using a variety of different devices, such as smartphones, laptops and tablets. Eliminating communication delays caused by these different devices was another goal for the new solution. The district also wanted the ability to easily create and add new talkgroups, allowing staff to respond rapidly and work efficiently with the right colleagues at the right time — giving productivity a major boost. CUSTOMER PROFILE • 2nd Largest High School District in Illinois • 7 School Buildings • 12,100 Students • Encompasses 62 Square Miles INDUSTRY K-12 Education SOLUTIONS • WAVE™ • 800 MOTOTRBO™ XPR 6550 Digital Two-way radios • 85 MOTOTRBO XPR 4550 Digital mobile radios • MOTOTRBO Linked Capacity Plus • 22 MOTOTRBO XPR 8400 LCP Repeaters • NeoConneX GPS Fleet Manager • Avtec Console and Logger BENEFITS • Integrated communication solution supports instant connectivity district-wide • Improves emergency and wide area coverage and school safety. • Enhances coordination of activity buses and vans with GPS fleet tracking application • Extends coverage and reach with push-to-talk on any device, anywhere MOTOTRBO ™ RADIOS AND WAVE ™ SUPPORT OPERATIONS AND ENHANCE SCHOOL SAFETY High School District 214, located in Arlington Heights, Illinois, is the second largest high school district in the state. The district includes six high schools and four specialized programs, with over 12,000 students, serving residents across a 62-square-mile area. School District 214 wanted to create an integrated and seam- less communications infrastructure to enhance school safety, support district-wide communications for daily operations, and enable more productive learning.