Your Aging PA is Letting You Down

Posted by Chris Bundy

11/15/19 8:29 AM

Your PA system is the heart of your school communications. Whether it’s used for morning announcements, acting as an intercom between teacher in class and the front office, or providing much needed communication during an emergency; you PA system is vital to the smooth daily operation of your school. For the most part, administrators don’t have to give too much though to their PA system, but when things go wrong, the sudden expense of fixing them can eat away at funds, and cause interruptions in education.

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Topics: Integrated communications, Networked PA, bells and intercom, Conductor, ezroom, K-12

K-12 School Staff Can Activate Lockdowns, Announcements with New FrontRow Mobile App

Posted by Marcia Barahona

5/29/18 11:00 AM

I love the fact that we're always innovating to improve campus and classroom communication and operations!

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Topics: ease of use, Integrated communications, Networked PA, bells and intercom, Conductor, paging, School Emergency preparedness, School Administrators, School Staff, K-12, edtech, school app

Be like Piedmont, a K-12 edtech success story!

Posted by Marcia Barahona

4/23/18 7:02 AM

One of the most rewarding things about working in ed tech is seeing first-hand the impact the technology has on the learning and teaching outcomes of schools. One such example is the amazing transformation that San Francisco Bay Area's Piedmont Unified School District has undergone since adopting FrontRow classroom audio and campus communication technology.

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Topics: flipped classroom, juno, lesson capture, Integrated communications, audio, Conductor, classroom audio system, classroom sound, classroom audio, K-12, edtech, soundfield

Classroom Sound, EdTech and the Real MACUL17!

Posted by Marcia Barahona

3/16/17 4:05 AM

This week we are at the annual Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) #LearningForward Conference at booth #619 of the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan! It is one of the Midwest’s largest educational technology conferences with 5000+ educators from across Michigan, the region, and Canada.

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Topics: flipped classroom, juno, lesson capture, amplification, audio, Conductor

FrontRow Greetings from NFMT2017 Baltimore!

Posted by Marcia Barahona

3/7/17 2:57 PM

One of the things that surprises our end-users, is the level of customization available with our products and the versatility of our easy-to-implement solutions. Though the first stakeholders one may consider for classroom sound and education technology are students, teachers and administrators, those involved in facilities play a crucial role in helping streamline classroom communications and school connectivity.

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Topics: Networked PA, bells and intercom, Conductor, ezroom

5 Classroom Tech Enhancements that Make the Honor Roll

Posted by Marcia Barahona

3/1/17 11:13 AM

One of the things we take pride in here at FrontRow is keeping our finger on the pulse of the education sector’s needs. That means checking in with teachers and administrators to discover any pain points they may have within their classroom technology usage.

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Topics: ease of use, juno, sound quality, lesson capture, audio, Conductor

Give the neighbors a gift this holiday: Turn off the bells

Posted by John Merline

12/20/16 11:59 AM


If you run a school in a residential neighborhood, you've probably gotten complaints about...yep, bells! Bells on the weekend. Bells on holidays. We even have students blogging about this insult to the common peace.

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Topics: Networked PA, bells and intercom, Conductor

Basics of Distributed Audio

Posted by Rick Mathewson

12/3/15 8:02 AM

What is distributed audio?

A distributed audio system simply delivers audio to many speakers rather than to just a few. Examples would be hallways in a school, supermarket paging, health club background music, etc. These systems are commonly referred to as “constant power systems” or “70 volt systems” — even though 100V and 25V systems are distributed audio systems too.

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Topics: Integrated communications, Networked PA, bells and intercom, audio, Conductor