K-12 Education Solutions
There’s never enough budget or funding to do every project. School districts have to make difficult decisions each year regarding which investments to make and which to place on hold. The same can be said about any business in the world but when it comes to K-12 education, the stakes are never higher - our children’s education. At JAR Systems, we hear variations of this every day and understand the pressure that educators and school administrators are facing. We can help!
- Most districts are still sending technicians out with a switch and a handful of CAT-5 cables. Techs are pulling laptops out and manually updating them, one cart at a time. Our carts enable remote management with wake-on-lan functionality. Notebooks can be imaged in the carts and updates can be remotely scheduled and automated. Depending on how frequently your school is updating your notebooks, our carts often pay for themselves within the first year.
- Alternately, other districts send updates to the notebooks via wireless once a student powers it up. This often leads to students spending half of a class period downloading upgrades and rebooting, all the while draining battery life. This is valuable instruction or testing-time lost.
- Our Intelligent Charging System will only send power where it’s needed. Once the notebooks are charged, it will shut off. This saves energy, as well as improves the life of the notebook battery. Other notebook carts have simple timers that continuously cycle power back and forth to half of the notebooks in the cart at a time.
- Another common scenario we often see is teachers and students getting so frustrated with the constant updates, dead batteries and other challenges associated with other notebook carts, that they opt not to use the notebooks. In this scenario, the district is getting next to zero return on its investment. Conversely, teachers and students love and praise our carts constantly . A JAR cart will never be shunned to the closet.