Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Computers for Schools

NS Optimums range of PC’s are robust, reliable and come in a range of different styles from ultra-small NUC PC's to all-in-one computers, SFF desktops and everything in between.

As part of NS Optimums ongoing commitment to schools & colleges we’ve expanded our range, lowered prices and increased specifications across the board to meet current requirements. NS Optimum computers have recommended specifications for primary schools, secondary schools and for curriculum, staff or admin usage, however all PC's are built to specification so we can provide exactly the specification that you require if you let us know.  

Value for money – As with all NS Optimum school IT solutions, we always aim to offer all-round value for money. for PC hardware these considerations include:
  • lower pricing - our PC range is aimed to suit almost every budget whilst not compromising quality.
  • long lasting - all NS Optimum PC's are robust to withstand the day to day use and abuse experienced in schools.
  • Well supported - NS Optimum computers come with a flexible collect and return warranty. This means that we pay all postage costs for collecting and returning faulty hardware as well as all parts and labour. Our flexible approach also means we can send replacement parts to the school for the technicians to swap if preferred as this increases the turnaround for faulty hardware ensuring the schools always have minimal hardware downtime.

Please click here to view our latest offers and call 01926 745608 or email me to place your order or for a full quotation.

Monday, 12 October 2015

NS Optimum and Bugle School, Cornwall

NS Optimum Review

Bugle School - Cornwall - Headteacher Tim Wherry

Having searched around for the best price Clevertouch interactive LED screens, Bugle School chose NS Optimum as the supplier and installer for their new classroom interactive LED screens. 

NS Optimum advised the school on various options that were available for such a project, then provided very competitive pricing for an all round fully installed solution. Once the final solution was decided upon for the classrooms,Bugle School searched for the best pricing and for IT / AV suppliers that came highly recommended from other local Cornwall schools. NS Optimum were awarded the contract following a review of the quotations and the new screens were installed a week later.

The school commented:

"We are delighted with the service received by NS Optimum. They have been very helpful and professional from ordering to delivery and installation."

"Excellent products and excellent service. Our favourite IT company to use. Would highly recommend."
Mr T Wherry - Headteacher, Bugle School

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

NS Optimum Reviews & Customer Experiences

NS Optimum Reviews and Customer Experiences

Westerton Primary School – Yorkshire - Sue Morley - Network Manager
Summer installation of 25 x interactive LED screens & Android tablets for collaborative learning:
Based on their experiences with NS Optimum on other IT projects, Westerton Primary School asked NS Optimum to offer advice on the upgrade of their interactive whiteboard systems. Following some research, a full survey of the school and a lengthy tender process, NS Optimum were awarded the contract to replace all 25 x classroom AV systems with Clevertouch Plus interactive AV systems with built in Android OS. This work was successfully completed on time during the 2015 summer holidays.

The school commented on their experience of NS Optimum
"The sales team,  installers, trainer and technical support were very helpful and friendly. 
I have no hesitation in recommending them."
"NS Optimum put together a great package and allowed us to trial the equipment first."
 "Teachers enjoyed the training that was included in the package."
 "The pricing was extremely competitive and the installation team were fantastic.  The install finished on schedule and the team left the classrooms tidy.  Before they left they tested all the equipment."

NS Optimum Review - CASE STUDY

Friday, 2 October 2015

NS Optimum Reviews & Customer Experiences

NS Optimum - ICT solutions provider to schools

Spratton Hall School – Northamptonshire

NS Optimum started working with Spratton Hall in 2010 when we upgraded the SMARTboard AV systems across the school. The following year saw us upgrade the server hardware and the school took the decision to take on an NS Optimum support engineer for 1 day per week to complement their existing in-house support team. The partnership has continued to develop, along with the IT provision which the school offers to its students, and this has seen the installation of many Smartboard interactive flat panels, continuous development of the core servers & switching and a high density school-wide wireless system capable of servicing the school’s vision for a 1:1 device-per-pupil tablet rollout program.

With a robust Server 2012 Hyper-V virtual network in place we set about upgrading the schools wireless network with a robust Meru school-wide system capable of running 100's of wireless devices across the school. Once this was in place the school started its Windows 8 tablet rollout with the successful deployment of over 50 x Toshiba Z10T Core i5 Windows tables to all its staff. In year 2 of the project we rolled out nearly 100 x Toshiba Encore Windows tablets and year 3 saw NS Optimum roll out another batch of MyMaga 2-in-1 Windows devices (formerly known as the Intel Classmate) to continue the schools vision of reaching 1:1 a device-per-pupil ratio by 2017.

NS Optimum Customer Review

" NS Optimum took the time to understand what we wanted from our IT, and have worked with us throughout our 1:1 journey.  Their advice has delivered on a very cost effective infrastructure that is performing beyond
our expectations... we couldn’t have done this without them.

NS Optimum Review - CASE STUDY

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Ruckus Wireless for Schools

Ruckus Wireless for Schools

NS Optimum have been installing wireless systems into schools since the technology became readily available. Over that time there's been some significant changes, from teachers bringing in old home wireless routers to run their single wireless laptop, to schools being flooded with hundreds of wireless devices all fighting to connect to a wireless system that is creaking at the seams.

To keep up with the ever changing demands on a schools wireless network, NS Optimum have partnered with many manufacturers (such as Meru, Ruckus, Netgear, HP and Cisco) over the years ensuring that we can always offer wireless solutions that are relevant to each and every customer, their specific requirements for the system and there different physical surroundings, from steel framed modern buildings to old historic buildings with extremely thick stone walls. Each scenario posing its own set of problems to overcome.  

For the last two years Ruckus wireless for schools has risen to the top of the pile for most scenarios. It's investment into technologies such as Beamflex and ChannelFly offer faster bandwidth to each user and reliable connections that work every time, even in the most demanding of environments. Even schools with a high density of wireless users say that they now have a system that the teachers can rely on every time.

To discuss your schools wireless requirements
Please contact NS Optimum on 01926 745608 or email sales@nsoptimum.co.uk
  • school wireless mapping and surveys if required
  • full installation service including data and electrical cabling as required
  • secure guest access configurations
  • onsite and remote support service

Promethean BUY 3 GET 1 FREE on Interactive LED Screens

Promethean BUY 3 GET 1 FREE on Interactive LED Screens (October 2015)
Replace your old classroom interactive whiteboards & projectors with interactive LED screens and take advantage of a much clearer & brighter picture wherever you are in the classroom.
NS Optimum supply, install & support nearly all manufacturers of interactive screen but predominantly work with Promethean, Clevertouch, Smart, VividTouch and CTouch.
This latest offer from Promethean gives your school a free interactive Promethean ActivPanel-2 with ActivInspire software with every 3 screens you purchase + free 5 year warranty + free wall mount & cables.
NS Optimum have extended this LED screen offer by offering buy 3 get 1 free on installation of these screens.
PLEASE CALL 01926 745608 or email sales@nsoptimum.co.uk to take advantage of this offer.