FSR is focusing on solutions specifically for the educational marketplace. While the number of technology installations is increasing, we recognize that there are still challenges for K-12 and higher ed institutions, from a packaged solution that works in new or existing spaces to an overall lack of space to creative uses for little-used areas to tight budgets. And don’t forget the need to be Green! FSR addresses all these issues with a variety of products that meet the needs of modern schools and campuses.
Smart-Way Floor Raceway
The Smart-Way Raceway was designed to reshape how you get cables across the floor where they’re needed. Designed to fit today’s working environments, the Smart-Way prioritizes functionality without sacrificing good design or beauty. With its crisp lines and sophistication, the raceway will leave a lasting impression of timeless quality. With an ultra-low profile, ample space for cables, and aluminum or slate gray finishes, this truly is the intelligent choice for wire management. The Smart-Way STICK is the smart way to get power and data where you need it on the floor. The Smart-Way STICK gives you the capabilities for power in a complete wired unit with a plug. Now you can have accessible power anywhere, anytime, and within seconds.
The Symphony Collection brings elegant form to technology. This collection of table boxes features AC outlets, USB charging ports, and low voltage openings. A streamlined design allows for large cable AV connections while maintaining high aesthetics. The Symphony Collection is available in Clamp-On, Under-Table, In-Table options, and multiple color combinations. Our latest additions to the Symphony collection include a POP of color added to the housing of the Symphony table boxes. The Symphony Pedestal a floor-standing product that gives you power, charging, and data. Lastly, the Symphony Linx simplifies your power and data needs on top of or under a single work surface area.
Collaborative Learning: HuddleVU Kits
That buzz phrase that’s been hanging around for a little while now, “collaborative learning,” has actually become a punch list item for most higher ed institutions. From breakout tables in larger classrooms and labs to huddle spaces in libraries and even student unions, the idea is that working together and sharing information enhances a student’s learning, problem-solving, and communications skills while potentially enabling a more practical or real approach to theoretical concepts. FSR has specifically designed some packaged solutions for schools that offer an intuitive, collaborative experience. It is our HuddleVU Kits.
Additionally, the fight for real estate in educational facilities is on. While technology is a priority, finding adequate space allotted specifically for technology is challenging. FSR is focused on addressing the search for space by offering ceiling boxes that hold up to 4 rack units of equipment and hide them in the ceiling, out of sight, secure, and easy to access. The CB-MLS eliminates coordinating visits to the job site to connect power to a FSR ceiling box. With the MLS pre-wired ceiling boxes, the electrical contractor can install and power the MLS starter cable at any time during the initial construction phase. The CB-12-PTF can be mounted in any location, such as acoustic tile ceiling with a threaded rod or a cable kit. The box can also be installed in a hard deck ceiling, using a CB-SR12 mounting kit. The ceiling enclosure holds 12 Platformatics Nodes – (PoE-LN2), has a removable card cage, and has venting on the sides and on top to keep the nodes within the permissible operating temperatures.
Wall, Floor, and Table Boxes
Fighting for a piece of the pie is always an issue for technology managers. We are seeing many AV budgets (and staff) moving into IT departments within the educational market. We are modifying our language, products, and approach to address these changes. Our wall, floor, and table boxes are incorporated into the infrastructure of buildings and existing or new furniture. They allow for many different configurations and connectivity options for legacy and state-of-the-art systems and anything in between.
Digital Ribbon Cables
FSR’s USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C® Digital Ribbon cables are designed for today's high-end peripheral devices that use a USB Type-C® connector to transfer data. The hybrid fiber/copper cables deliver a speed of 10Gbps data transfer without signal loss or delay. The cables can support the connection between a USB-C® camera, hard drive, PC, or laptop. FSR also offers both 4K Digital Ribbon and 8K Digital Ribbon cables that run high speed, HDMI signals up to 328 feet without power, eliminating the need for additional equipment like extenders. If you're looking for extra protection in high traffic areas, give our Digital Ribbon cables with CoilGuard a try.
Charging and Power
Just as students expect colleges to offer wireless internet connection across campus, they also expect convenient and usable locations to charge their devices. FSR has developed a variety of solutions for charging mobile devices in classrooms, libraries, lounges, study areas, or wherever power may be needed (this is in addition to accessible power in our table boxes.) Our newly introduced Modular Linx System elegantly distributes two 20 amp AC power circuits to create a relocatable and reusable modular power system. Tech devices are a pivotal part of the workday, and with the Symphony Pedestal, waiting areas and workspaces can become an inviting place to plug in. We designed the Symphony Pedestal to ensure it was agile enough to accommodate charging multiple devices, but also giving you the versatility of power and data.
Keeping budgets in mind, FSR offers an extensive line of AV electronics, including Switchers, Scalers, HDBaseT transmitters and receivers, Distribution amps, and Power products that are well-priced and offer great quality, reliability, and performance. The DV-HDA4K-12AUD is a 1x2 HDMI® 2.0 splitter that simultaneously routes one HDMI® source to two HDMI® displays. Use this unit anywhere you need a single HDMI® source to show on two displays at the same time. Also there is the DV-HSW4K-41AUD which is an ultrathin auto switcher with four HDMI® video inputs and one HDMI® output that can be used anywhere you need up to four HDMI® devices selected individually to a single display. The HD-H704K-WP 18G HDMI® Extender consists of a single gang wall plate transmitter and a small thin brick receiver. This extender set can be used anywhere you need longer distance HDMI® sources to display thru twisted pair wiring.
Flex Control System
Many schools, especially public institutions, are obligated to have firm sustainability initiatives and processes in place throughout the district or campus. Technology equipment typically consumes a significant amount of electricity. FSR manufactures the Flex Control System, which can control “almost anything” in a classroom in the room itself or remotely from the Flex app, enabling remote energy consumption monitoring by controlling or scheduling equipment shut down. It can also control shades, lighting, screens, etc., therefore becoming a money-saving, energy-conserving, universal remote for the entire classroom. The Flex interface is extremely intuitive, a plus for busy teachers and administrators who do not have a lot of extra time for training.
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