for the future
for the future
It is essential to provide a connected, collaborative and hybrid learning environment for students, parents and faculty.
GrayMatter Networks is your partner in adopting new technologies, integrating existing technologies and guiding you through new FCC requirements. All of this while reducing your budget.
BRAINBOX PHONE SYSTEM
BrainBox by GrayMatter Networks is a software based communication system which allows for exceptional flexibility and lower costs.
GrayMatter Networks’ VoIP technology offers a modern, scalable, future-proof telephone service with the benefits of traditional telephone communication at a fraction of the cost.
Brainbox Alert overlays your legacy phone system, captures your emergency calls, and brings you into compliance.
Callshield allows phone calls from personal phones to appear as if they are made from the school’s number.
WHAT IS THE BRAINBOX PHONE SYSTEM?
BRAINBOX BY GRAYMATTER NETWORKS IS A SOFTWARE BASED COMMUNICATION SYSTEM WITH EXCEPTIONAL FLEXIBILITY AND THE ABILITY TO ADD AND REMOVE FEATURES ACCORDING TO YOUR NEEDS.
The BrainBox can offer integrations with Education Technology systems such as PA systems, smartboards and other hybrid classroom solutions. It allows access for a full spectrum of voice technology, from legacy analog systems to modern Volp.
Employing the Gray Matter Networks BrainBox phone system will lower your monthly cost for maintenance, equipment, and services.
WHAT IS GRAYMATTER VoIP?
VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL (VoIP) IS A TECHNOLOGY THAT ENABLES YOU TO PLACE AND RECEIVE PHONE CALLS OVER YOUR EXISTING INTERNET CONNECTION.
Businesses are choosing VoIP over traditional phone lines, as it offers many more capabilities than legacy phones and it can do it all for a substantially reduced cost.
With GrayMatter Network’s VoIP, your school no longer needs a separate voice network. All that is required is a high-speed broadband connection. Moving your facility to our VoIP solution will provide administrators and teachers access to a wide variety of applications, advanced communication, collaboration, and productivity capabilities. GrayMatter Networks can handle it for you.
VoIP is quickly gaining traction among academic institutions as a solution for increasing educational demands and tight budgets.
WHAT IS BRAINBOX ALERT?
NEW REGULATIONS REQUIRE LOCATION INFORMATION TO TRANSMIT WITH 911 EMERGENCY CALLS.
With these new regulations, schools are challenged by large capital expenditures to replace their legacy systems. That is no longer the case. Brainbox Alert will overlay your legacy phone system, interface with your current voice provider and bring your school into compliance using our VoIP Trunking.
Emergency calls are captured and redirected to our state-of-the-art cloud facility to route to the proper emergency location. Using our database, all the proper information is inserted into the emergency call and transmitted – making you compliant. Notifications via email, SMS and phone calls on all emergency numbers dialed will go out to designated contacts. Dispatchable location information (extension or room number) will be sent to emergency services.
Keep your legacy phone system intact to preserve your investment. No need to cancel existing voice contracts, however, even if you upgrade your phone system, your carrier might not support ng911. BrainBox Alert bridges the gap without breaking your budget.
RAY BAUM’S ACT
Ray Baum’s Act mandates the transmission of a dispatchable location to the emergency services on an emergency call. That means that the property must send the address, extension and short description of where the extension is located to the emergency services.
Kari’s law mandates unencumbered dialing for 911 in addition to alerting someone on site. Legacy PBX systems have developed alerting via the front desk console, but consoles are a thing of the past – they are cumbersome, take up room and very expensive. Brainbox Alert will alert your property personnel via email, SMS or phone call. Set schedules of who gets alerted when. Maintain proper logs of alerting. Acknowledgement of alerts is available with full tracking.
WHAT IS CALLSHIELD?
CALLSHIELD ALLOWS PHONE CALLS FROM PERSONAL PHONES TO APPEAR AS IF THEY ARE MADE FROM THE SCHOOL’S NUMBER.
With Callshield, faculty and staff can make calls using their own phone without disclosing their private number. At the same time, parents and students can make calls to faculty while shielding the staff member’s phone number. When receiving a Callshield call, students and parents recognize the organization’s phone number enabling trust in the source of the call, thus improving communication and operational efficiency.
WHY IS GRAYMATTER NETWORKS THE
RIGHT EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY PARTNER?
RIGHT EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY PARTNER?
IMPROVE THE ADMINISTRATIVE AND EDUCATIONAL COOPERATIVE
Using GrayMatter Network’s VoIP ensures that your school is better connected with other school communication systems. Your team can collaborate with other teams using voice and video conferencing that will encourage planning and cooperation, help improve the allocation of resources and will provide a creative platform that allows educators to share and collaborate. This technology is essential for hybrid and traditional classrooms. Our technology supports all phones & computer operating systems.
ENHANCE PARENT, STUDENT & FACULTY SATISFACTION
Today, we are all constantly on the go and keeping up with communication in an organized fashion can prove challenging. Our system allows for responsive and realtime communication between parents, students and school staff. We can provide faster and more accurate call routing and handling so that parents and students can communicate with teachers and staff. The outcome is greater productivity and more effective interactions.
KEEPING YOUR SCHOOL SAFE IS ESSENTIAL
Being prepared for unforeseen circumstances and emergencies allows for greater peace of mind among students, parents, and staff. Schools that employ BrainBox Alert and our VoIP systems can instantly send an alert to designated contacts via voice, email, or text messages. We also support the ng911 service to transmit a caller’s dispatchable location to the emergency services operator during a call. This is vital at schools and campuses where handsets may be spread out in various locations and multiple buildings.
INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY + EFFICIENCY = REDUCED COSTS
GrayMatter Network can cut your costs by up to 40%, allowing your school to allocate these savings to further drive your growth.
We recommend our solution to educational institutions of all levels and sizes to increase productivity and efficiency.
Using GrayMatter Networks services can
- Reduce maintenance and service costs
- Reduce technical staff requirements
- Allow schools and campuses to share services at a much lower cost
- Bring your school into compliance with enhanced 911 laws (ng911)
- Increase collaboration, satisfaction, and keep your school safe