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Rapid school beacon deployment in Gwinnett County, Georgia

Applied Information, with our south east channel partner Temple, Inc., were selected to provide 270 school beacons to upgrade Gwinnett County, GA to the latest connected technology.  The procurement process took longer than Gwinnett had hoped, and the instruction to proceed was received on June 30, 2016.

270 school beacons in Gwinnett County, GA after a record-breaking 5-day deployment!

270 school beacons in Gwinnett County, GA after a record-breaking 5-day deployment!

Applied information and Temple had the inventory on hand to deliver quickly, and so it was still possible to meet the planned completion date of July 31, just 30 short days after the instruction to proceed. The Gwinnett county installation teams completed the installation of 270 school beacons in just 5 days – a superb feat. As all the beacons had been pre-configured, and the beacons are equipped with GPS, the beacons all popped up on the map in the right location, and with the right schedule for the applicable school.

The ‘beacon health’ report identified 8 beacons that had poor cell signal to be identified, and fitted with high gain antennas. This sorted out any communications issues.

It was quite an anti-climax come the start of school and all the beacons turned on and off just as expected!

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