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Responsive Services chosen again by Wall ISD for Wireless Project

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Wall ISD has again chosen Responsive Services International (RSI, Inc.) to handle its district-wide wireless access project.  RSI, Inc. recently completed a wireless PTP bridge to connect the main campus to their alternative Fairview campus located approximately 6 1/2 miles away.  This new link has improved their communication speeds at the Fairview campus as well as improving communication between campuses and improving efficiencies in problem resolution since this campus is now on Wall’s network.  The new wireless network to be installed in the coming weeks will continue Wall ISD’s plan of allowing students, teachers and administrators with improved access to the network via their own mobile devices and those provided by the district with the overall goal of increased interaction and more access to online tools to improve student’s learning.  RSI, Inc. is proud to be chosen for this very important project and will be again utilizing the full range of Ruckus wireless products to deliver a seamless, ubiquitous, reliable and easy to use and manage wireless network platform.

If you’re looking for a better wireless experience for your organization, please call Chris at (800) 658-2086 ext. 120 and let’s start you on the road to a truly great wireless environment.  Please feel free to visit us at www.responsive-services.com an go to our Wireless Solutions page for more information.

Did you know Cisco is getting out of SMB VoIP Market?

Categories: Responsive Services, Uncategorized, VoIP
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Many of you may not be aware but Cisco recently announced End of Life and End of Support on all of their SMB VoIP solutions, i.e. the UC540, UC560 & BE3000 product lines.  This means if you have one of these types of VoIP systems you will definitely need to begin consideration to replace it by late 2014 with support ending in first quarter of 2015.  Responsive Services International (RSI, Inc.) can help you replace these systems with a VoIP solution that’s not only a better product, because our solution has more features/benefits, but is also more cost effective and is from a leading company that’s not getting out of this SMB market but instead is focused on this market specifically.  Please let us know how we can help you transition into a better VoIP solution by calling us at (800) 658-2086 ext. 120 or via email at sales@responsive-services.com.  Also, keep in mind that the VoIP phones you have will more than likely transition over to a new system as these devices are most often vendor neutral, but if you would like to know for sure we can tell you that information as well.

RSI, Inc. is an experienced and reliable partner that can handle all of your communications infrastructure needs, including VoIP telephony solutions, please call on us so we can help you too!

Trinity Episcopal in Austin Selects RSI for Wireless Upgrade

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Responsive Services International Corp. (RSI, Inc.) is proud to announce that we have been selected by Trinity Episcopal School in Austin, Texas to handle their wireless access upgrade project.  The school’s current system is not handling the density (number of devices) necessary for their students or staff and building interference is also causing them problems.  RSI was able to come in and effectively map out the buildings and listened to their application needs and applied the Ruckus Wireless solution utilizing two separate kinds of access points, the ZoneFlex 7372 unit as well as the ZoneFlex 7982 unit, to provide the school with the coverage it needs now and will be able to grow with in the future.

RSI, Inc. has proven to be one of the premier wireless partners in the State and has the tools and experience necessary to help clients with even the most difficult of RF environments.  If you’re a school district, hospital, small business, hotel, city/county governmental agency, or any type of organization wanting reliable, dependable, and effective wireless access for your employees, customers, guests, etc., call us today and let us help you truly go wireless.  For more information, email us sales@responsive-services.com or call Chris directly at (800) 658-2086 ext. 120.

Secure Offsite Data Backup

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Did you know Responsive Services International (RSI, Inc.) offers a secure, encrypted offsite data backup solution with multiple locations and very easy file recovery for a small monthly fee? YES, we do!  We can offer this service in two manners, as an equipment purchase with RSI support or as a hosted service with RSI handling your backup needs with no upfront large expenditures for equipment.  The monthly fee is dependent on the amount of storage you need measured in gigabytes (GB) and we can offer space for as much as 16 terabytes (TB).  This service includes Cloud replication with mirrored storage, no per user or per application fees, centralized management, automatic backup scheduling, and much, much more.  Please email us at sales@responsive-services.com for more information or contact Chris Allen directly at (800) 658-2086 ext. 120.

RSI offers Hosted VoIP Solution for K-12 Education

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Did you know that Responsive Services International (RSI, Inc.) offers a hosted VoIP telephony solution for educational institutions, including school districts, private and parochial schools, and charter schools that can be primarily funded through the Federal E-Rate (USF) program as a Priority 1 covered expense?  The answer is an absolute Yes!  So now school districts have the option to add this type of technology in their districts at a much lower cost (actual discount is dependent on the district’s percentage of students eligible for the free and reduced lunch program under the NLSP).  The easiest way is to make sure your institution is eligible for RSI Hosted VoIP is to add “Interconnected VoIP” to your Form 470 application.  Please contact us at sales@responsive-services.com for more information.  RSI, Inc. is a certified E-Rate vendor and can assist with both Priority 1 and Priority 2 funding needs.

RSI Chosen by Wall ISD for PTP Wireless Bridge

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Responsive Services international (RSI, Inc.) has been chosen by Wall ISD to install a Point-to-Point (PTP) Wireless Bridge from its main campus to the Fairview Alternative School campus to improve connectivity speeds over their existing internet connection,  and network the campus to Wall ISD’s main network thereby improving communications and problem resolution.  This will enable Wall ISD’s IT Dept. to more efficiently handle any needs of the Fairview campus staff remotely. In addition, the improved speed of the connectivity will enhance the Fairview staff’s ability to perform their functions more efficiently.  RSI is proud to handle this project for Wall ISD and proves once again RSI’s wireless expertise and capabilities are unmatched in this area.

We recommend all school districts strongly consider the PTP wireless bridge as an effective means to connect outlying buildings, campuses, and support facilities as it is significantly less expensive than a landline or fiber connection and with the latest technology, connectivity speeds exceed 150 Mbps up to 1 mile.  Please visit us at www.responsive-services.com for more information.

Major Partnership Announced between Ruckus Wireless and NetSupport

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This past week a major partnership was announced between one of the country’s premier enterprise level wireless product providers in Ruckus Wireless and one of the leading classroom management software providers in NetSupport.

NetSupport School is the class-leading classroom management software solution, providing teachers with the ability to instruct and visually/audibly monitor, as well as interact with their students, individually, as a pre-defined group or to the whole class.  With educational budgets under increasing pressure, NetSupport School enables schools, colleges and training institutions to cost-effectively deliver a rich and effective online learning environment running over Ruckus Wi-Fi. NetSupport School helps teachers maintain student focus by monitoring application and web usage, track language lab audio activity, improve support through online help and chat requests and save time by automatically sending and collecting work files or quickly polling the class and showing instant results.

Ruckus and NetSupport: Complete Infrastructure for the Interactive Classroom

The explosion of new devices, high-speed Internet connectivity, and online educational resources is driving schools to investigate and deploy new tools and infrastructure to enhance their curriculum and accelerate student learning. Ruckus and NetSupport provide a complete, proven solution to enable teachers and students to focus on innovative new learning approaches, and streamline the process to reduce or eliminate the need for extensive IT support.

Contact us at sales@responsive-services.com to learn more. Or, click the attached .pdf on the solution.

RSI is Chosen by Sonora ISD for Wireless Network Upgrade

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Responsive Services International was once again selected and preferred for a K-12 wireless network integration solution, this time Sonora ISD chose RSI, Inc. to handle their wireless upgrade for the entire school district, including administration, athletic and support facilities.  After testing our product and seeing for themselves how much better the Ruckus Wireless solution is than what they had previously, Sonora ISD quickly made the decision to implement district-wide and in preparation for either a BYOD program or 1:1 initiative.  Regardless of which technology approach they take for the instructional side, the wireless solution by RSI, Inc. will have them prepared and ready to take on those challenges.  We are once again honored to take on this project for Sonora ISD and look forward to providing a truly awesome wireless experience for the district, the students, and the community.

Lubbock Economic Development Alliance chooses Responsive Services for Wireless Upgrade

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Responsive Services International (RSI, Inc.) is proud to have been chosen by the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance (LEDA) to upgrade its facilities with high speed, reliable wireless access.  With all of the presentations, visitors, meetings and shared use of its facilities, having a reliable wireless network in place was important for them.  This wireless access will also allow staff to be more productive and will allow for more interactive discussions.  RSI implemented the solution using it’s state-of-the-art planning software and utilized Ruckus wireless’ industry leading ZoneFlex access points to meet the demands LEDA had for this type of network access.  To find out more about this technology, please visit our Wireless Solutions page on our website at www.responsive-services.com.

RSI can now offer you Secure Hotspot Wi-Fi

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Just released today from Ruckus Wireless, Responsive Services’ wireless partner, is an added feature in their existing technology called Secure Hotspot that now would allow any operators of open, public Wi-Fi hotspots the ability to secure user’s connections.  It is estimated that by 2015 the number of public hotspots worldwide will have more than doubled, from 2.1 million in 2012 to approx. 6 million.  This new enhancement now opens the door for cities, counties, restaurants, coffee houses, really any entity wanting to offer free public Wi-Fi the ability to do so and ensure their users are protected. Based on Ruckus-patented Dynamic Pre-Shared Key (Dynamic PSK™) and using Ruckus proprietary Zero IT Activation™ technologies, Secure Hotspot allows an operator or enterprise to offer secured encrypted access to public network Wi-Fi services by automatically configuring each device with the requisite Wi-Fi network information along with a unique pre-shared key—all without user involvement.  This is a huge advancement and only available through Ruckus Wireless.  RSI, Inc. is a proud partner with Ruckus and is happy to offer this ability to its existing and potential clients.  Please feel free to email or call us for more information.