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Calypso Systems. First Rate Calypso Salesperson February 1, 2010. Serving One Community. Schools. Founded in 2005 Located just outside of St. Paul, MN Singular focus on K-12 school infrastructure hardware and software products and integrated school and classroom solutions

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Calypso Systems

First Rate Calypso SalespersonFebruary 1, 2010


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Serving One Community. Schools.

Founded in 2005

Located just outside of St. Paul, MN

Singular focus on K-12 school infrastructure hardware and software products and integrated school and classroom solutions

Business is tied closely to school construction and renovation


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Classroom technologies that support interactive, collaborative learning.

Tools and systems that are easy to use, affordable, and adaptable for changing conditions.

The vision is clear:


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Classroom AV

Make it easier to build, manage and use media-rich, interactive classrooms.

Integrated School Communications

Use streaming audio to modernize school intercom systems and integrate with classroom AV.

Voice Amplification

Be Heard. Help educators more effectively reach their students and improve learning outcomes.


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Classroom A/V Integration


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The Challenge of Classroom A/V

A system that is…

  • Easy-to-use

  • Easy to administer and manage

  • Affordable

  • Integrates many instructional devices (including voice amplification systems)

  • Easy to install


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EZ Classroom AV

Fully integrated classroom bundle

Low cost

Fast and easy to install

Flexible, Reliable

Includes …

  • Networked local and remote control

  • Hardware and software control panels

  • Audio amplifier / switcher

  • Wireless Voice Amplification

  • CAT5 AV Wall Plates

  • Remote Monitoring

  • Flexible Mounting Options


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System Overview…


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Putting It All Together…

WIRING AND CONNECTIVITY

Connect computers, audio and video to CAT-5 wiring panels for fast and flexible wiring.


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Putting It All Together…

INTUITIVE CONTROL

Wall mounted, touch control is flexible, intuitive for teachers and students. As a networked controller, it allows for remote support and problem solving for 100’s or 1000’s of devices!


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Putting It All Together…

INSTALLATION

A secure equipment box houses the amplifier, manages audio, video, VGA and power distribution and serves as a universal projector mount.


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Putting It All Together…

AUDIO

32 watt classroom amplifier combined with high quality ceiling mount speakers provide the clear, crisp audio solution needed for classroom multimedia.


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Putting It All Together…

DESKTOP CONTROL

Customized encore! desktop software gives the teacher another intuitive, convenient user interface.


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Putting It All Together…

REMOTE ADMIN

Maestro client-server software provide remote monitoring, control and alerts for administrators.


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ezRoom Bundles


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Classroom Voice Amplification


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A Hearing Crisis …

Studies have shown that:

Young children have more difficulty hearing in noisy situations

ELL students perform significantly poorer in noisy conditions

13-15% of school age children have hearing losses of 15 dB or more, regarded as mild hearing loss

Children with “mild hearing loss” are 10x more likely to repeat a grade

Approximately 30% of children in grades 3-6 fail a 15 dB hearing test

72% of all learning disabled students fail a 15 dB hearing screening


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A Simple Plan. Voice Amplification

Academic improvement across ALL academic subjects, student populations and age groups

Improved academic scores have been maintained for three years (duration of study)

Teachers using amplification report improved student attention, fewer distractions and less need to repeat instructions

A 40% decrease in special education referrals over 2 years compared to 9 prior years of data

Multiple studies have shown …


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Calypso Classroom Voice Amplification

Basic components of classroom amplification

  • Wireless Microphone – lanyard or lapel

  • Rechargeable Batteries

  • Student microphone

  • Wireless receiver

  • Amplifier

  • EQ adjustments

  • Speakers

  • Installed or Portable (non-installed)

WCM-RF PK

Portable Voice Amplification

Available Q2 2010


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IR + RF:Best of both worlds…

  • Digital RF for voice

    • Digital signal clarity

    • Auto selection of 48 independent channels – no “crosstalk”

    • Longer battery life (12 hours)

    • Extended range

    • Multiple microphones (teacher/student, team teaching, etc)

  • Infrared for data & control

    • Automatic muting when teacher leaves the room

    • Linking to specific room

    • Volume control


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True Integration with A/V Systems makes it easy

  • Integrated control of mic audio with other sources (PC, DVD, iPOD, etc.)

  • Wall controller or software control

  • Keep video and audio in sync

  • Automatic “ducking”

  • EQ adjustments

No knob adjustment, starting/stopping, etc….just teach!


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Easily Controlled Digital EQ for Quality Sound

  • 20 band EQ

  • 5 unique adjustable bands

  • 3 default EQ setting presets

    • Base

    • Male teacher

    • Female teacher

  • Teachers select alternate preset through single button control

  • Presets adjustable through easy-to-use software interface

No tone control knob to mess up!


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Designed with the teacher in mind

  • Long battery life – 12 hours

  • Auto shut off after 5 minutes

  • A/B button for teacher/student control

  • Easily incorporate a team teacher, student teacher

  • Wear lanyard style, or in belt holster

  • Internal mic or lapel mic

  • Lightweight


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Voice Amplification

Affordable

Proven, sustained effectiveness

Little training required

No change in curriculum materials

Arguably the best use of classroom technology dollars …


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Why Calypso?

  • Easy-to-use

  • Affordable

  • Reliability: IR + RF technology

  • Sound Quality: 20 band digital EQ

  • Integration: unprecedented level of connectedness to classroom systems

WCM-RF PK

Portable Voice Amplification

Available Q2 2010


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Integrated School Communication


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Modern Schools Rely On Two Distinct Audio Systems To Manage School Communications

School-Wide Admin Audio:

  • Bells and tones

  • Announcements

  • Intercom

  • Emergency alerts

  • Mass notification

Instructional Audio:

  • Streaming media

  • DVD

  • iPod

  • Microphones


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The Problem: Inefficiency From Overlapping Audio Systems

  • Adds installation and maintenance costs to IT and facilities budgets

  • Stretches already shrinking IT staff resources

  • Older analog PA systems have limited capabilities, don’t interface with other school systems

  • Potential for audio conflict

Financial:

Operational:


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IP Based School-wide Audio Is Now Possible

IP Network

Networked Classroom A/V

Amplifiers, Speakers, Microphones

Networked Classroom A/V

Amplifiers, Speakers, Microphones

Networked Classroom A/V

Amplifiers, Speakers, Microphones

Admin A/V

  • Availability of robust school IP networks

  • Audio over IP is now real and reliable

  • Networked classroom A/V use is continuing to grow

  • IT staffs are skilled in IP network support and maintenance


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Single-Platform Benefits Are Clear

Financial Benefits

Eliminate redundant systems

e.g., speakers, cable

New school construction

Extend technology budget

Lower on-going maintenance costs

Existing school retro-fit

Utilize existing school IP network

Reduce maintenance costs

Operational Benefits

Highest priority messages delivered

Reduce potential for audio conflict

Emergency alert reliability

Single, coordinated response

Alert tones, mass notifications, vital instructions posted on school-wide screens

Integration with other school systems

Greater flexibility for PA zones, bell tones, scheduling


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Northland Technology Consulting Report (December 2009)

* School pictured is not the subject of NTC Report

Financial Savings are Significant

Report: Deployment of traditional HS intercom Vs. Calypso Conductor

Traditional Intercom + ezRoom A/V System: $358,400

Calypso Conductor System + ezRoom A/V System:$296,422

Difference: ($61,958)

Savings for a typical new high school 17%

  • Anticipated actual savings higher

    • Analysis used list pricing vs actuals

  • Reduced long-term maintenance costs

    • Open system, IP based

    • IP network understood with trained staff

    • No closed architecture, proprietary PA system

* NTC Report based on actual new high school project costs in US Dollars


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Single Platform System Overview…

IT Closet

LAN

School Office

LAN

Classroom 8

Classroom 7

  • Conductor Server

  • CM-3000 Media Controller

  • CMP-500

  • Audio Sources (e.g., Radio, iPOD)

LAN

Classroom 3

Classroom 6

  • Admin Station

  • Conductor Client Software

  • Touch screen PC

  • Push-to-Talk Microphone

  • Speaker

  • CM-3000 Media Controller

  • Hallways and Common Areas

  • CM-3000 Media Controller

  • Speakers

  • CB-75 Intercom

  • Zone Amplifier

Classroom 2

Classroom 5

LAN

Classroom 1

Classroom 4

  • In Each Classroom

  • CM-3000 Media Controller

  • Speakers

  • CB-85 Ceiling Mic

  • CB-75 Intercom

  • WCM-RF Teacher Mic


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CM-3000: The Delivery System

Networked, streaming / analog audio amplifier, switcher and device controller

Full network control

32W amplifier

4 analog input

Deployed at the head-end, in classrooms, hallways and other common areas

Encodes/decodes digital audio

Auto-detects audio source priority level and automatically adjusts audio

Four port 10/100 switch


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Conductor System Accessories:Flexibility And Reliability

PA station

Dedicated windows PC, desk-top speaker, touch screen interface

Industry standard EV microphone

Networked with a CM-3000

CB-75 Wall-mounted push-to-talk intercom

Easy two-way communication from almost anywhere on campus

Weather resistant mount for outdoor locations

CB-85 Hands-free ceiling mount microphone (available late 2010)

Seamless communications to classroom teachers

CMP-500 Telephone Interface (available late 2010)

Convenient PA announcements via school-wide phones

Choose zones to receive announcements

Calypso Universal Power Supply

Reliable back-up power in the event of an outage


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Conductor: Management Platform

Comprehensive school-wide communication client-server applicationthat integrates school administrative and classroom A/V

Manages: bells and tones, paging, intercom, emergency alerts, classroom A/V

Key Features

Flexible multi-zone support – bells, PA announcements

Easy-to-use, Windows based

Flexible, easily adjustable bell/event scheduling

Stand-alone or integrated IP-phone intercom

Powerful emergency alerts

Automatic e-mail notification, integrated device control

Linking with other school systems


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Conductor: Flexible Multi-Zone Support

School Communications can be distributed to appropriate zones within the building.


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Conductor: Customized Scheduling

Can quickly change bell/event schedule (e.g., early release day)

Flexible school year automated audio/event scheduling


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Conductor: Emergency Response

Customizable buttons trigger a series of commands

-Audio distribution to defined zones

-Email alerts

-Device control

-Message triggers to other school systems


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Summary of Benefits: Conductor

Financial Benefits

Eliminate redundant systems

e.g., speakers, cable

New school construction

Extend technology budget

Lower on-going maintenance costs

Existing school retro-fit

Utilize existing school IP network

Reduce maintenance costs

Operational Benefits

Highest priority messages delivered

Reduce potential for audio conflict

Emergency alert reliability

Single, coordinated response

Alert tones, mass notifications, vital instructions posted on school-wide screens

Integration with other school systems

Greater flexibility for PA zones, bell tones, scheduling


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SINCE 2007, NEARLY 25,000 CLASSROOMS NATIONWIDE HAVE CREATED MORE INTERACTIVE, COLLABORATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS WITH CALYPSO’S COST-EFFECTIVE, EASY-TO-USE SOLUTIONS.


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Appendix A:Project Case Studies


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Project Case Study: Boulder Valley SD

28,743 students

54 schools

Profile

21st Century Classroom Project

  • ezRoom-5000 to 1500 classrooms with projectors, speakers, etc.

  • 18 month roll-out

  • June 2009 project launch

  • Maestro monitoring software


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Project Case Study: Port Neches-Groves, TX

4,620 students

11 schools

Profile

21st Century Classroom Project

  • ezRoom-1000 to 500 classrooms with projectors, speakers, etc.

  • 2 month roll-out

  • June 2008 project launch

  • 3 additional schools, July 2009

  • Integrated WCM-RF microphones to all rooms


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Project Case Study: San Marcos ISD, CA

17,734 students

19 schools

Profile

21st Century Classroom Project

  • ezRoom-1000 to all district classrooms with projectors, speakers, etc.

  • On-going roll out

  • June 2008 project launch

  • Integrated WCM-RF microphones to all rooms


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Appendix B:

  • ezRoom v. extron PVS comparison Encore! screen shot Maestro screen shot Conductor screen shots Conductor accessory components


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ezRoom-5100 vs. PVS 300


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encore! Desktop Control


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Maestro Remote Admin


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Conductor: Intercom


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Conductor: PA Station


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Conductor: A/V Control


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Conductor: User Set-Up


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Conductor: Audio Sequences


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Conductor: Set Up And Configure Devices


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Conductor: Monthly Schedule View


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Conductor: Configuration Screen


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PA station

Dedicated Windows PC, desktop speaker and touch screen

Industry standard push-to-talk microphones, e.g., EV.

Networked CM-3000


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CB-75: Wall-mount Intercom

Allows for easy two-way communication from almost anywhere on campus

Key features:

Push-to-talk microphone

Integrated speaker

Single-gang enclosure


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