The Importance of Product Integration and Compatibility in
Communications Systems for Life Safety in the Classroom
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 20, 2020: With the wide variety of advanced devices now available for use in the classroom, it is surprising that many fundamental systems aren’t integrated to maintain the outcomes promised by each. In the case of communications, it is imperative that campus-wide systems designed to send life safety communications to and from classrooms are integrated with classroom audio.
A closer look reveals an unfortunate reality: some manufacturers’ all-in-one solutions often result in products that are lower quality with less functionality, and which prevent the user from choosing the best product in each category.
Enter the partnership of TeachLogic® and Telecor™. For over 25 years, TeachLogic has designed and developed specialized sound field systems for educators, and the company’s products have been installed in over 50,000 classrooms worldwide. Similarly, Telecor has been a global leader in developing innovative, high-quality communications products like intercom and paging systems for nearly 40 years.
To ensure that schools get the best outcome from both in-classroom and campus-wide communications, both manufacturers have partnered to conduct comprehensive lab testing and extensive studies. The outcome of this testing reveals that Telecor’s unique products integrate easily with those of TeachLogic and vice versa.
According to Cody Sutherland, President of TeachLogic, “Partnering with Telecor allows us to focus our quality and integration efforts on classroom audio itself rather than risk sacrificing the functionality and quality that inevitably occurs when attempting to be an all-in-one manufacturer.”
This is a summary of the interoperability of the Telecor—TeachLogic combination:
- Schools will maintain all life safety requirements as set forth by NEMA SB40.
- Bi-directional communications between the classroom and the office is effortless.
- Intercom calls, pages, and other class change tone signals will automatically mute TeachLogic Sound Field speakers ensuring that critical announcements can be heard by both teachers and students.
- Teachers can initiate a call to the office without having to walk to a call button by using the TeachLogic Sapphire wireless pendant microphone.
- Emergency calls can initiate alerts to mobile devices via SMS text messages and email notifications, providing an enhanced level of security and increased confidence in the classroom.
Peter Jova, President of Telecor, understands the importance of the partnership in providing added benefits, and added, “In working with TeachLogic, we quickly realized how each manufacturer is able to focus on providing the maximum value from their core capabilities and respective systems, while adhering to the official standards of Communications Systems for Life Safety in Schools. This provides the overall greatest value and level of customer satisfaction.”
With the like-minded goal of school-wide safety being at the center of the partnership, both companies give schools the flexibility of finding the right campus and classroom communication systems along with seamless and functional integration and the potential for increased savings of time and money. The TeachLogic–Telecor partnership means quality and best of breed, not compromise.
Since it inception over 40 years ago, Telecor has pioneered unique and quality solutions in school communication systems. When the early 80’s brought about the evolution of microprocessors in communication systems, Telecor was the first to develop a communication product for educational facilities integrating Intercom, Audio Distribution, Multi-Zone Paging and a Master Clock System on a single platform. Over the next 3 decades Telecor’s tradition of leadership and innovation in voice communications continued with the introduction of browser based programming, intuitive GUI based operations and recently, our network based intercom system utilizing a facility’s LAN. Today we offer a wide range of communication solutions for educational facilities including District Wide Emergency Alerts, Paging, Intercom, Message Displays, Email Notifications, Synchronous Clocks and much more. For more information, please visit www.telecor.com or call 905 564-0801.
For over 25 years, TeachLogic has designed and developed specialized Sound Field systems for use by educators. The company’s innovative products have been installed in more than 60,000 classrooms worldwide and these best-in-class audio systems are well known for their long-term reliability. When paired with wireless microphones and assistive listening systems, TeachLogic becomes a teacher’s best instructional aid for lesson comprehension and on-task behavior. These premier audio systems also support the integrations needed to ensure that all school communications are heard, including pages, fire alarms, and security alerts. For more information about TeachLogic, please visit www.teachlogic.com or call 760-631-7800.