Our client’s opportunity
With space at a premium, the Hoylake Holy Trinity School were looking to enhance their existing ICT suite to create more desk space for its students. From the outset, the children’s comfort, happiness and academic achievement were a priority for the school.
In replacing their existing technology, a key consideration for the teaching staff was the productivity of the teaching environment. This included addressing the excessive noise and heat their computers were generating as well improving the layout and use of space in the classroom.
The technology solution
Having successfully addressed similar concerns at a number of other schools, the recommended computing solution was one that ELe®’s re-seller partner Hi-Impact and ELe®’s own team were confident would address the challenges the school was facing.
ELe NUC MonitorA Power over Ethernet (PoE) system utilising ELe®’s Power Injector was recommended and installed to power the school’s desktop computing via its existing Ethernet cabling. This allowed them to remove all the old power cabling and streamline the desk spaces
Sixteen brand new low energy, high performing ELe® NUC Intel® PC’s and ELe® lightweight monitors were then installed. With no moving parts, these advanced computers would run silently and without generating heat.
Hi-Impact was once again delighted with the ease of deployment and speed of the PC’s as they were able to image and fully install all the PC’s on site in one school day.
The ELe®Energy Monitoring Package was also installed so that the school could see at any time the amount of energy required to run the ICT suite. As well as allowing the school to manage their energy bills more effectively, this also presented a fantastic teaching opportunity for the children.
Hoylake Holy Trinity ’s new computing technology is now delivering all the performance of a standard PC with half the energy and carbon consumption.
The main driver for the school however was always to create the best possible teaching environment so the children could receive an optimal learning experience. The ICT suite is now silent and no longer overheated by the computers. The desks are clear with only the monitors on them and the cables and wiring are neat and tidy.
Without the limitations on computers needing to be located near plug points, the teachers now have the flexibility to re- configure the room as requirements change. Furthermore all of the children have commented on the speed and responsiveness of the new PC’s.