Tri-Rivers Career Center, an academic and vocational education center, implemented SnapStream in order to:
The Tri-Rivers Career Center offers academic and technical courses to high school students and adults. Their vocational training courses, which range from automotive technology to culinary arts, demand specialized instruction, with both hands-on and multimedia components. Teachers find that television programs on channels like the Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel and programming through Cable in the Classroom provide invaluable visual aids for understanding trades and technology.
Until recently, the Career Center had no school-wide solution in place for using recorded TV in classrooms. Classrooms had broadcast television, but no cable, and thus no access to specialty channels of interest. The only way for a teacher to access these programs was to record them personally at home. Most classrooms did not even have cable-ready televisions. In order to gain access to instructional programming on cable TV, Tri-Rivers faced the prospect of having to run cable drops to each of more than 50 classrooms in the facility, at considerable expense, which also would have included dozens of new televisions.
The SnapStream Enterprise TV appliance gives Tri-Rivers instant access to a library of recorded television with a single turnkey solution. Added benefits include: