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  1. Calypso Systems First Rate Calypso SalespersonFebruary 1, 2010

  2. 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

  3. 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:

  4. 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.

  5. Classroom A/V Integration

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. System Overview…

  9. Putting It All Together… WIRING AND CONNECTIVITY Connect computers, audio and video to CAT-5 wiring panels for fast and flexible wiring.

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Putting It All Together… DESKTOP CONTROL Customized encore! desktop software gives the teacher another intuitive, convenient user interface.

  14. Putting It All Together… REMOTE ADMIN Maestro client-server software provide remote monitoring, control and alerts for administrators.

  15. ezRoom Bundles

  16. Classroom Voice Amplification

  17. 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

  18. 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 …

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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!

  22. 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!

  23. 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

  24. Voice Amplification Affordable Proven, sustained effectiveness Little training required No change in curriculum materials Arguably the best use of classroom technology dollars …

  25. 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

  26. Integrated School Communication

  27. 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

  28. 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:

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. Conductor: Flexible Multi-Zone Support School Communications can be distributed to appropriate zones within the building.

  37. Conductor: Customized Scheduling Can quickly change bell/event schedule (e.g., early release day) Flexible school year automated audio/event scheduling

  38. 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

  39. 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

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

  41. Appendix A:Project Case Studies

  42. 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

  43. 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

  44. 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

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

  46. ezRoom-5100 vs. PVS 300

  47. encore! Desktop Control

  48. Maestro Remote Admin

  49. Conductor: Intercom

  50. Conductor: PA Station