The VS-400 can broadcast hundreds of different videos simultaneously to different connected clients. A unique feature of the system is that the teacher has the ability to fully control broadcasting, using the integrated Access Time Control. With this control, instructors may determine when videos are available for viewing by students.
Videos in the system may also be bookmarked to make it easy for students to jump to specific segments of the video. Bookmarks are easy to create, and students can jump to one by simply selecting that bookmark during video playback.
Instructors and administrators can also make use of the web-based management system for media, account and access management.
The VOD management system allows instructors and administrators to manage the media library easily through functions such as add, delete, upload, etc. Videos and audio files can be added to the system from any connected computer. So once a video has been encoded or downloaded, it can easily be added to the VOD system from anywhere on campus, or even from home.
The Labstar VS-400 Media Server is designed to run and support the Genesis VOD and VLE systems. This robust server can store and stream thousands of hours of video and audio, as well as manage complete courses.
• Integrates with Genesis LC2 System
• Add / Delete Media
• Edit Media Information
• Manage User Accounts
• Set Time Schedules for Users to Access Media Files
• Search and Watch Videos
• Bookmark Media Files
• Select Different Chapters in Current Video
• Control Playback Functions (Play, Pause, STP, RW, FF)
• Tower or Rack Chassis
• Stream through Firewalls
• Stream Content with DRM
• Stream HD Video
• Supports 4:3 and 16:9 Aspect Ratios
• Fast Streaming
• Stream w/o Downloading
• Broadcast Live
• Intelligent Streaming
• Administering and Logging
Implementing a second language classroom or laboratory is a big commitment, and can require funding sources outside of normal budgets. The links below provide ideas and resources on how to write funding proposals and where to look for outside funding.
Writing Grant Proposals:
Grant Proposal Writing Tips
Philanthropy at Independent Schools, Third Edition
Fundraising Basics for Private School Facilities
Big-Time Fundraising for Today's Schools
Capital Financing for Private & Independent Schools
Finding Funding Sources:
Go Fund Me for Education
US State Department English Language Teaching & Learning
The Japan Foundation Grants for Language
US Department of Education International Education Programs
US Department of Education Foreign Language Assistance Program
Edward Ford Foundation for Independent Schools
Foundation Center Local Funding Support
eSchool News Funding Resources
Verizon Foundation Grant Center
INSTALLATION & TRAINING
When it is time to install your system in a language lab or second language classroom, Linguatronics has many options to meet your particular needs.
Linguatronics offers comprehensive, on-site installation services provided by trained technical staff. If you decide to install our system yourself, we offer online and telephone installation support to guide you through the process.
During our on-site installation visits, we dedicate a good portion of our time to training your technical staff and end-users on system functionality and usage. These training sessions are hands-on events, giving you valuable experience using the system in authentic situations.
If you decide to install your own system, we can make on-site training-only visits to train your staff. Alternatively and additionally, you can use our on-line training service for complete system training or to brush-up on certain skill areas. On-line training is available to registered users 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Keeping your Genesis system and accessories up-to-date is very important. Many Linguatronics customers enroll in annual or multi-year maintenance contracts in order to keep their systems completely updated. Computer technologies and operating systems change almost weekly. It is important to keep your valuable Genesis system in line with these constant changes.
Linguatronics is constantly adding features to our software at customer requests. In fact, most of our system's features have been suggested by great customers like you. We want to ensure all of our customers have the newest software versions, so that everyone can share in the latest functions and features.
Linguatronics can design a maintenance plan that is right for you and your organization. We will take into consideration your available technical staff, remote update possibilities and your standard upgrade procedures in creating your maintenance plan.
Please contact us to discuss your ongoing maintenance needs or to create a new plan for your organization.