U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPT. OF ED SELECTS SDI.SDI (1) (Serial Digital Interface) A physical interface widely used for transmitting digital video in various formats. For electrical transmission, it uses a high grade of coaxial cable and a single BNC connector with Teflon insulation. (System Development.Integration, LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
LLC - Logical Link Control ), a systems integrator specializing in technical and operational support for capital asset intensive organizations, announces it has been selected to implement the Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDE vi·de
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[Latin vid, sing. ) E-Rate Year 11 program. The first phase of the four-year project focuses on building a wireless Wide Area Network (WAN) to provide reliable, scalable and secure network connectivity for the 53 VIDE schools and administrative locations. The initial network was installed on July 1, 2008, and a fully redundant network was completed on October 31, 2008. SDI's VIDE E-Rate contract term spans to 2010, with renewal options.
Starting in July, 2008, SDI worked with the VIDE to install, support and maintain the following key services: instructional video conferencing See videoconferencing.
(communications) video conferencing - A discussion between two or more groups of people who are in different places but can see and hear each other using electronic communications. , WAN, school cabling for internet access See how to access the Internet. , wireless access points throughout all VIDE locations, network electronics, and network servers. SDI aims to provide reliable connectivity within VIDE so that classrooms, schools and administrative support locations can communicate with each other over the Internet more efficiently. This project reaches more than 18,000 students, across all three Virgin Islands: St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix.
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SDI is providing the VIDE with next generation wireless broadband High-speed wireless transmission of data. What is "high" speed is always a changing number. Wireless systems are typically slower than land-based, wireline networks. In the past, wireless broadband started at 250 Kbps, whereas land-based broadband was generally considered to start at T1 technology that spans over 43 miles of ocean to link each of the Islands' schools together, and is able to withstand the adverse environment of the Islands, including rain fade conditions and mountainous terrain. The solution was engineered to meet the VIDE's requirement of 99.9 percent uptime, using radio components that are capable of 300MB/sec. In addition, this broadband technology has built-in layers of redundancy designed to mitigate interference, which allows for maximum throughput when sending data and is further enhanced with digital error correction. Using upgradable software equipment to eliminate replacement costs, the system components will stay viable well beyond the course of the four-year contract with SDI.
SDI was chosen for this work based on its experience and support within the education sector including projects such as the Chicago Public Schools Chicago Public Schools, commonly abbreviated as CPS by local residents and politicians, is a school district that controls over 600 public elementary and high schools in Chicago, Illinois. LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used. System Improvement Project, the New Orleans Recovery School District: Classroom Technology Support and IT Organizational Improvements, and City Colleges of Chicago The City Colleges of Chicago is a system of seven community colleges which provide learning opportunities for Chicago residents at the schools or online, and also members of the US military through the Navy Campus to enhance their knowledge and skills. Infrastructure Support. In addition, SDI has over seven years experience with E-Rate projects, which provide eligible schools and libraries more affordable access to modern telecommunications and information services See Information Systems. .
"We are excited to have SDI implement a dependable, reliable system that will meet the needs of the teachers and students within the VIDE," said Dr. Clinton Stapleton, director of instructional technology, VIDE. "With SDI's seven plus years of experience with E-Rate projects, we are confident that this team will bring each school up to date with technology capabilities."
SDI is a systems integrator that fuses information technology, security, operations and facility management to support critical organization systems and data by providing advisory services advisory services
advisory services provided to the public, in their capacity as owners and managers of animals, are an important part of veterinary science. They may be provided by government bureaux, by commercial companies who deal in pharmaceuticals or animals or animal , technology delivery and SmartSourcing(SM) long-term support. With substantial private and public sector experience, SDI provides vendor-independent services and support to our nation's critical environments to achieve a higher level of security, increase productivity and reduce operating costs. SDI embodies the technical breadth, depth of talent, and complex systems experience of a national, top-tier systems integrator -- with a reputation of sticking with our projects until our obligations are met and our clients are successful. For more than 17 years, we've been there for our clients, and people are taking notice.
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