KIPP: New Jersey

KIPP New Jersey schools are part of the nationally recognized “Knowledge Is Power Program”, a non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools educating elementary, middle, and high school students. The mission of KIPP New Jersey is to create a network of schools in New Jersey, that instills in their students the desire and ability to succeed in college, in order to change the world. It is this mission that differentiates them from other academic institutes. Kipp New Jersey is rapidly growing network of schools with more than 20 locations serving more than 11,000 students.

Due to the rapid grown and geographical separation of the schools, Socrates Manolopoulos, IT Manager for the region, realized the need for a video conferencing solution that would help faculty and staff communicate efficiently. Using a video solution would also eliminate unnecessary commuting between schools saving time, money and increasing productivity. Socrates was seeking a solution that would be easy to use, reliable and cost efficient. IDSolutions had already established itself as a valued AV provider to the schools and was able to provide competitive pricing for this new project. With our global network of installers IDSolutions was able to meet the needs of the current project expectations.
The Global Presence video conferencing solution provided by IDSolutions included the installation of a video conferencing system in the Whittier conference room consisting of an HD2 room system with a 65” monitor, Phoenix Condor echo cancellation speaker and microphone array, and Sony PTZ HD camera.

Now with 6 endpoints across the KIPP network, faculty and staff can quickly and easily communicate across the district. The system is primarily used for meetings, presentations and general conferencing. KIPP has experienced high levels of adoptions among faculty and staff and all of enjoyed the conveniences of video communication.