Brian Hogan, of New England Systems & Software (NESS), a leading provider of information technology planning and implementation, is responsible for recommending interactive and video-enabled educational solutions throughout the State of New York.
...According to Brian Hogan, of NESS, his firm and the program managers reviewed a number of different multicasting and video-on-demand options during the pilot phase of the Schenectady School District Project.
"We were looking for specific features," he
said."The InfoValue products not only met our requirements, they were more cost-effective because they support all of the school districts hardware and applications."
For multicasting, the review team wanted an advanced, platform-independent solution that would allow the school district to multicast TV-quality video to the desktop without disrupting district network activities.For the video-on-demand applications, the review team needed a solution that would provide students with simultaneous access to high-quality video without special hardware.
Federal funding has made it economically possible for New York State's Department of Education
to provide the benefits of distance learning to students throughout the State.