AMX Announces Acquisition of SchoolView Technologies

Solidifies Successful Partnership as Primary & Secondary Education Markets Continue to Exceed Expectation

AMX®, the leading provider of unified control and automation solutions, announces the acquisition of SchoolView Technologies, LLC, a Texas-based company specialising in building comprehensive software that consolidates management and control of diverse school technologies on a single, comprehensive platform.

AMX introduced a partnership with SchoolView Technologies in February 2010 and launched the AMX|SchoolView solution set; combining hardware and software that integrates disparate building systems to deliver centralised control, using existing data networks and capable of scaling for future technological integration.

AMX|SchoolView solutions have been hugely successful due in part to their reputation within the primary and secondary education market for controlling costs, while providing the highest quality of service. This complete, scalable solution consolidates management and control of traditional bell, clock and PA systems, while addressing the management and control needs of classroom audio, video and presentation tools at building and classroom level. As a result, forward-thinking schools have found that the key to controlling cost is simple; increase the efficiency of existing, disparate technologies through automation and control.

“We have been impressed with both the quality of the products and the people at SchoolView over the past 18 months and are glad to officially welcome them to the AMX family. AMX is capitalising on the success of this partnership with a solution that aims directly at controlling costs at a time when schools are being challenged more and more to show a true return on their investment,” said AMX President and CEO Rashid Skaf.“AMX|SchoolView is the only scalable education solution that allows schools to start with certain critical components and then add more until they are equipped to take full advantage of our ‘unified control’ solutions to manage connected technology, automation, security and energy utilisation.”

AMX|SchoolView provides a host of features essential for innovative learning environments. Administrators and support staff can perform remote system diagnostics and track projector use and lamp life, allowing for efficient scheduling of routine maintenance and instant notification if devices are disconnected.   AMX|SchoolView offers features that promote a safe and crime free environment, such as centralised control of security cameras and mass alert notifications. Unlike many traditional notification systems, AMX|SchoolView can deliver synchronised alerts and messages to all rooms, including portable classrooms. In addition to giving administrators and teachers simplified control of their in-classroom technology, AMX|SchoolView also delivers savings through the automated management of energy-consuming resources like PCs and AV equipment, and by simplifying maintenance and support, which extends technology lifecycles.

“The education market is currently facing two diametrically opposing obstacles – lower funding and higher demand for innovative use of technology,” said Kevin Morrison, Managing Director, AMX Europe. “Our education customers around the world will benefit because AMX|SchoolView addresses both challenges, without increasing costs or compromising technology.”

The AMX|SchoolView solution includes a host of services designed to help primary and secondary education customers. Funding Opportunities Support offers resources to customers for tracking funds and grant opportunities. Grant Writing Services help customers design technology upgrade paths for use in the classroom. System Design/Technical Services show customers ways of taking advantage of existing school data networks when designing new solutions. Information, Research &Resources give teachers, technologists, administrators or education officials resources such as newsletters, white papers and other educational materials containing information about technology tips and trends. Professional Development Services include continual education programmes dedicated to ensuring customers get the opportunity to learn and experience how to get the most from the technology. Needs Analysis helps customers make more informed decisions when purchasing technology by providing one-on-one consultation/analysis of specific school requirements to ensure the highest return on their investment.

“SchoolView is excited to be a part of a world-class organisation like AMX, that has successfully installed solutions in tens of thousands of classrooms around the world,” said Michael Yonks, SchoolView Technologies, Inc, President and CEO. “As evident over the past year and a half, we realise AMX is the type of company that mirrors our commitment to growth, quality, and personal integrity.”

AMX hardware and software solutions simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments. With the increasing number of technologies and operating platforms at work and home, AMX solves the complexity of managing this technology with reliable, consistent and scalable systems. The company’s range of award-winning products spans control and automation, system-wide switching and audio/video signal distribution, digital signage and technology management. They are implemented worldwide in conference rooms, homes, classrooms, network operation and command centres, hotels, entertainment venues, broadcast facilities, amongst others. AMX was founded in 1982 and is a member of the Duchossois Group of Companies. For more information about AMX|SchoolView solutions contact your AMX dealer or go to www.SimplifyYourCampus.com.

Kind Regards,

Elizabeth Anthony

Press Relations Manager, AMX Europe

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