Advanced Electronic Solutions Ltd.

Saskatchewan's leading systems integrator since 1998

Prairie Spirit School Division


A facility communications system engineered to be ideal for schools. 

Project: Saskatchewan School Division

Completed: 2017 to present - ongoing

Value: over $1,000,000


The Customer:

AESL works with school divisions across Saskatchewan. Several have started the upgrade to our integrated Dukane/Mitel platform including Prairie Spirit School Division. This division has 45 schools located in 28 communities surrounding the city of Saskatoon which includes 3 First Nations and 9 Hutterian communities.  The student population of over 10,000 is served by a team of dedicated professionals and support staff.

The Challenge:

In 2017 PSSD set out to modernize their diverse and largely obsolete facility systems into a centrally controlled unified system. This would require updates at all facilities in various cities. The system had to be standardized using industry accepted formats and protocols. The IP infrastructure was to be leveraged for scalability, simplified management, reliability, and a reduced total cost of ownership.  

The Systems Solution:

AESL applied extensive experience to develop an ideal solution comprised of the Mitel phone system integrated with a Dukane Carehawk paging/intercom/classcall system.  Additionally, individual classrooms that require local teacher’s microphones and connection to computers can be integrated into the paging/intercom.  The systems work seamlessly together to fit Prairie Spirit School Division’s needs.

Some existing speakers and cabling were maintained, with new infrastructure provide and certified as needed on a site by site basis. This approach saves money and time, while still providing a feature-rich, unified experience across the entire school division. The systems can be  centrally (or remotely) managed by the PSSD IT department and AESL. The IP voice communications system is a completely distributed, modular UC solution with no single point of failure, that is layered on top of the IP network.

The architecture enables a single system view and centralized management of the whole network. Distributed voice services allow IT managers to host key applications closer to large user groups and more effectively leverage WAN bandwidth. Mass notification, music distribution, and class change tones are fully integrated and easily controlled. This is an ideal school communications platform at a reasonable cost.

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