How AVerMedia helped a Florida Public Schools upgrade to digital TV at the minimal budget given



Client Background Intro

- Who is the client/- What do they do

The Florida public schools is the fourth largest school district in the United States, comprised of 392 schools, 345,000 students and over 40,000 employees. Located at the southern end of the Florida peninsula, the school district stretches over 2,000 square miles of diverse and vibrant communities ranging from rural and suburban to urban cities and municipalities. A truly global community, district students speak 56 different languages and represent 160 countries.


Challenge

- Problems

Motivated by the lower bandwidth requirements of compressed digital signals, since the 2000s a digital television transition is proceeding in most countries of the world, with different deadlines for cessation of analog broadcasts.
The original broadcast television company which provided national television channels for schools were not able to continue providing service due to closure of its business.
However, teachers and students still have the demand for watching TV for education & entertainment purpose, but schools didn’t have the ability and budget to comprehend the setting of TV watching for all classrooms in the entire school areas.
Alternatively to receiving TV signals live, teachers were able to download TV programs to PCs in advance. However, schools are limited with internet bandwidth & storage to handle massive operation as such considering huge no. of classrooms among schools.

- Requirements

Our client’s requirements were:
1. To watch public television channels for free as before.
2. To try to save money by purchasing the minimum no. of new device/system that will require low maintenance fee in the future.
3. To minimize no. of manpower requirement or additional workload of their IT staffs.
4. Upgrade to require minimal impact on existing school equipment yet is capable of transforming to new technology covering digital signal with enhanced & dynamic choice of resolution (from 480p to 1080p) for current and future applications.
5. No impact on bandwidth limitation.
6. Worry-free from network security.


Solution

- Features of our product

AVerCaster HD Duet Plus F239+, a dual channel video encoder allowing two independent Full HD video streams to be broadcast or recorded at the same time. The F239+ is a broadcast video encoder that takes one or two HDMI or component video sources up to 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution and can encode two independent video streams of similar or varying bitrates for broadcast or recording.




Featuring multi-I/O converting and a built-in TV tuner, the A200P with multiple inputs and outputs including HDMI, VGA, component and composite ports, users can easily connect the classroom PC, document camera, DVD player, or even the old Camcorder with composite output to the encoder for seamless upgrade to digital signaling encoding. By adding an A200P with versatile video in/outputs, schools ended up spending minimal to upgrade from analog to digital signal transmission, thus deploying the daily operations of TV watching, morning announcement, and video on demand at the cost effective yet high quality manner.



- How do our features fit the requirements

With multiple offerings and direct technical support, AVerMedia is able to help our clients succeed resolving system compatibility, optimize system cost and performance, ensure project schedule fulfillment, reduce resource investment, and create product differentiation in their video and audio applications.

Convert analog video to digital:

AVerCaster F239+ has successfully enabled transforming campus broadcasting system digitally from the old analog system that was almost impossible to upgrade except for complete replacement.



Save the money, manpower, bandwidth and device maintained effort:

To buy a F239+ is simpler and cheaper than to maintain a transmitter tower or build a campus television station for TV signal acquisition for schools. F239+ is also easy to use and with its powerful dual H.264 High-Profile codecs, it allows broadcasting & recording Full HD video LIVE and VOD playback. And the embedded Multicast technology made school broadcasting to all classrooms possible at the minimal cost of system upgrade.



Plug and play with almost zero-configuration:

Once F239+ is connected and powered up, the operator can start doing broadcasting without worrying about additional settings. And this is appreciated with 1-time-configuration done in the web UI of the F239+.

F239+ completed the vulnerability assessment via Nessus:

Nessus is the approved vendor of anti-virus, anti-cyber-attack system by the Public Schools. AVerMedia proved the safety of our product that was accredited by Nessus, having F239+ pass security test with Nessus, thus trusted by the Public Schools to build to their school system.

Perfect for Campus Broadcasting:

AVerCaster F239+ can be integrated to the campus broadcast and announcement system to webcast the school news and announcement among classrooms and record the streaming contents for filing, post-editing, and the use of Video on Demand.



- Clients setup

Application:


Result

- Provide number proof

Two sets of traditional VCR and switch boxes would cost US $8,000-9,000, while one F239+ cost less than US $2,000 that casts better video quality, simpler operation and less maintenance fees.

- Praise benefits from clients point of view

“We are very much satisfied by the performance of AVerMedia F239+ Compact Video Encoder. After the trial for months, we find that F239+ is the best dual HDMI/Component video encoder. F239+ is highly compatible with a range of our existing devices such as computers, cameras, and school announcement system.”

“F239+ comes with the best efficiency of plug-and-play by the outstanding usability and reliability. It also helps to make the valuable interaction for our students and teachers.”

“What our teachers and staffs like best about this appliance is the ease of installation, seamless operation, and the cost of ownership, which are superior to those even more expensive ones. Our IT staff likes HDMI and Component video inputs, which leave them more flexibility in organizing our internal training system and public service announcement.”

“We are also impressed by their technical support and professional services for ensuring the system compatibility and the utilization. F239+ is indeed an unique standalone compact video encoder, which you can find and enjoy more than you expect in our daily operations.”

- Emphasize again of our FAB

AVerMedia lossless and real-time encode and stream solutions are compatible with various legacy and the latest video interfaces.

AVerCaster F239+ has successfully enabled the schools to transform their campus broadcasting system from analog to digital and significantly simplify the system setup and maintenance.

Highly skillful and experienced FAE team is always ready to provide the well-known Same-Day support.

 

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