The connected university campus.
Thinking about a university campus communication network that could support tighter budgets, whilst keeping everything and everyone connected?
One that pushes boundaries – allowing you to embrace new technology and digitally transform with confidence.
Everything starts with safety.
of respondents in Motorola Solutions Education survey stated their communications and safety budget met all of their requirements.
reported that the largest factor preventing from improving communications continues to be insufficient funding to cover the necessary safety and communications technology.
Rethinking your campus(es) communications network.
Deloitte’s defines, a smart campus as one that includes innovative next-generation technologies that create a “digitally connected” campus that: Improves operational efficiency and effectiveness of current education business models continually through state-of-the-art technologies and operating models.
Outdated communications technology that support teams across your University campus such as security, or facilities management, coupled with limited time and resources often leads to departments and teams becoming disconnected and fragmented.
This may not seem like an issue in day-to-day operations, but when the risk increases, the ability to effectively receive, exchange, and communicate information and/or decisions in a timely manner becomes increasingly critical.
When your University team(s) connect, they can work wherever they need to – at their desk, on the move, or even from home. And with the right technology, it becomes easier for everyone at your University to work safely and power through their heavy workloads.
The many forms of communication.
In today’s world, organisations use a variety of devices and communication channels, and the educational industry is no exception.
*Motorola Solutions survey
The next-generation connected campus
In Deloitte’s ‘The next-generation connected campus‘ they highlight the cost pressures Universities face, and the benefits a smart campus brings:
- Being a smart campus enables institutions to streamline processes, reduce costs, and become operationally more effective through insight, automation, and the replacement of antiquated procedures with innovative practices.
- Campuses are able to use insights gained from a data strategy to proactively address issues, enabling efficiency through thoughtful redesign.
- Similar to a city, maintaining buildings, facilities, landscapes has become vital to a campus’s operational efficiency.
How does a connected campus work?
Supported by mixed mode communication devices, University Security and Facilities Management command and control becomes more effective, and leads to better support and outcomes across your campus and wider estate.
With a growing dependence on mobile devices, IoT and the ‘always-on’ digital experience Motorola Solutions developed the Evolve smart LTE smart device. Designed with the functionality and capabilities of Android, this rugged device supports reliable and seamless 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi connectivity.
And for 360 degree interoperability a connection can also be created with WAVE PTX to your MOTOTRBO radio system(s), whilst allowing you to install apps built specifically to digitally transform such as Critical Arc, Bike Register, and What3words.
“It’s vital to remember that safer campuses attract students, and that reputation management is as important as asset protection.
That’s why security and safeguarding services should not be seen as ‘prohibitors’ but become known as supportive enablers.” He continued,
“This is an ideal time for university security services to improve professionalism, motivate and upskill their staff and make better use of technology
to enhance their profile within the higher education environment.”
The benefits of unified technologies
on a University campus.
Click on the number to uncover how you can create a connection.
1. Collaborative software.
1. Collaborative software.
Eliminate the need to carry multiple devices with Evolve from Motorola Solutions. Connect with teams at the touch of a button whilst adding in your own pre-selected software apps such as WAVE PTX, Critical Arc, Bike Register, and What3words, for example.
2. Always on.
2. Always on.
Create uninterrupted communications with resilient communication devices that connect employees at their desk, on the move, or even from home. Connect two-way radios and/ smart devices through WAVE PTX and Critical Arc.
Share video, images, files with AES256 encrypted devices and OnCloud software hosted in ISO27001 accredited data centres (OnPrem options available).
Let’s start a conversation.
Simple changes to technology on a University Campus can add up to a much bigger transformation if they provide more, and significantly improve employee safety and productivity.