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

Establishing Your School Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP)

Posted by Marcia Barahona

4/20/17 6:28 PM

FrontRow was in the news yesterday for paving the way for increased school safety with our latest smart microphone emergency-readiness features. The ongoing R&D for making our microphone and AV solutions tools for increasing school safety has led us to great insights as to how schools can approach EPP (Emergency Preparedness Plan) readiness.

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Topics: Integrated communications, Networked PA, bells and intercom, amplification, audio, ezroom, paging, emergency preparedness, EPP, EPP-ready, School Emergency preparedness

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

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

2015 Recap

Posted by Sean Penn

12/23/15 3:34 PM

Season's greetings from FrontRow! As we look back on 2015, it was quite a year!

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Topics: Networked PA, bells and intercom, audio

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

What's new in Conductor 2.0?

Posted by Sean Penn

7/23/15 3:45 PM

In case you haven't heard, we released Conductor 2.0 and Maestro 2.1 last month. Available here for download for FREE to existing customers, the latest client and server software adds some huge new administrative and configuration abilities. 

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Topics: Networked PA, bells and intercom

Send Text Messages with Conductor & Maestro

Posted by Sean Penn

6/18/15 1:43 PM

Many of our customers have asked how you can use Conductor or Maestro to send text messages for alerts and notifications. Using the email feature in Conductor and Maestro, this is very easy to do. 

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Topics: Networked PA, bells and intercom

What If My Network Goes Down?

Posted by Rick Mathewson

4/20/15 11:26 AM

Schools are steadily migrating away from analog, hard-wired paging and intercom systems to a more advanced network-based architecture like FrontRow Conductor. But there are still some who wonder about the reliability of a network-based system vs. an old analog fixed-wire system. Similar discussions occurred when the telephone systems migrated from the old analog punch-down system to today’s voice-over-IP telephone systems.

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Topics: Integrated communications, Networked PA, bells and intercom