The Strawn Independent School District in Texas has chosen the Carina platform to handle emergency notifications, audio paging, clock synchronization, and bell scheduling for their campus supporting kindergarten through eighth grade.
STRAWN, TEXAS August 25, 2021
Strawn ISD (Independent School District) in Texas has chosen the Carina platform to handle emergency notifications, audio paging, clock synchronization and bell scheduling for their campus.
When lightning destroyed this Texas school district’s emergency notification system, an affordable new system was needed. Strawn ISD needed a fast solution in the midst of limited funding. Strawn struggled for years to keep their old analog PA system functioning. Things went from bad to worse when lightning struck their head end, permanently shutting down their PA system. Strawn had no additional funds available for a new system. This unfortunate event would present a real challenge for everyone involved.
Carina Key Benefits for Strawn ISD
- Fully Digital PA System
- Classroom Intercom System
- Synchronized Clocks and Bell Scheduler
Fortunately, Strawn ISD found the affordable Carina platform, created by Wahsega, to replace their PA system. The school district installed Wahsega IP Speakers in every classroom at a 50% savings thanks to Wahsega’s wiring reduction technology. Classroom emergency buttons were installed for teachers to reach out for help in a matter of seconds. In larger common areas, Wahsega IP Displays ensure that vital messages are seen and heard by both students and faculty. In the end, the school district replaced their old analog system with an all IP Carina platform without affecting their budget.
Beyond just a replacement PA system, Strawn gained the fully digital all-in-one paging system, synchronized clock and bell scheduler, classroom intercom, and emergency notification included with the default Carina platform. The Carina platform manages all of the devices along with the bell scheduler, clock synchronization and emergency alerts from a simple to use interface.
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