6 Aug 2016

Project: Providing IT Consultancy For Schools In Kent

Primary Technologies (S.E.) LTD is pleased to have been working with Highview School in Folkestone and Foxwood School in Hythe for the past 12 months.  We are assisting with their new build in Folkestone (The Beacon, Folkestone), ensuring that they have all they need for the foreseeable, planning the move, assisting with the move and supporting them once they have moved in. As managers for the IT and AV aspects of the project, we have been working wit the planning stages with BAM (main building contractor), Kent County Council, The School, The Specialist Teaching Service & NHS – through to completion.… [Read more]

14 Jun 2016

School Radio

We installed some outdoor speakers at a local school during half term, which was phase 1 of the school radio project. Phase 2 was a small studio for the station. Like most schools space is an issue, and so the main equipment needed to be in a flightcase. Pictured below is the equipment we supplied and setup. the amplification equipment was installed on a shelf higher up, this then connects to the outdoor speakers. Below is a small mixer, with 3 microphones connected to it, labelled up Mic 1, 2, & 3 A headphone splitter was installed to allow 3… [Read more]

4 Jun 2016

Half Term Review: Prowise Interactive Panel Installation

Primary Technologies has had another busy half term,this half term we have been working at a local school in Ashford, Kent to install a Prowise 65″ Interactive Panel within a mobile building. The screen was installed with a floor mount which means that the screen is fixed to the floor. The school were impressed with the screen as the old projector just was not bright enough and had degraded over the past year. The old smartboard in the room also had touch issues – where it was inconsistent. The prowise solution also has a freeze function – enabling a teacher… [Read more]

2 Jun 2016

Installation of School playground waterproof speakers for school radio station

A local school wanted to create an internal radio station where children could present shows and broadcast to the rest of the students during lunch break. The work is being carried out in 2 phases, phase 1 is the installation of some high quality waterproof speakers in 1 outside area of the school. Phase 2 will see the installation of 6 more speakers to provide full playground coverage. Amplifiers were installed to easily allow extra speakers to be installed. The speakers are cabled back into a small room which will be used as a radio studio, complete with mixing desk,… [Read more]

31 May 2016

Wake up Shake up!

A local school wanted the ability to be able to plug in an MP3 Player / Ipod for “wake up shake up” every morning, but didnt want to keep plugging in temporary speakers every day. They asked us for advice, and so we installed some waterproof speakers, which we positioned carefully so they didnt stand out too much. They were cabled back to a small amplifier in a wooden hut where the power supply was located. To use the system they just plug in the device, and turn on the mains switch! all very easy. In addition a radio microphone… [Read more]

28 May 2016

Working With Local Schools & Managing New Builds in Kent

Primary Technologies has been working it several local schools over the past year, helping them re-locate to a new build in South East Kent. We have been looking at what equipment they have, and specifying what they will require when they move this summer. We have expertise in IT Solutions, AV Solutions, Digital Signage, Telephone Systems, Network Infrastructure, Managed Wireless and Network Design. We also have the man-power to make it work! We also lease with external agencies such the local authority or the main contractor – to ensure all parties needs are met. We will be helping them move and working… [Read more]

7 Mar 2016

Skype In Your Classroom – No PC Required!

Recently, Primary Technologies undertook a review of a device which is a standalone, Video conference – type camera which literally plugs into your Interactive Panel or Projector via HDMI. This device is a simple plug and play video all in one Skype Video Conferencing solution. It is called a TelyHD.   For around £200, you can plug and play and Skype other people – No PC required with great audio + a 720p Camera! An Excellent piece of Kit for education – enabling schools to conference easily. It even connects via Wireless to the school network! We will certainly be… [Read more]

14 Feb 2016

Google Apps For Schools In Kent

For those who do not know, Google have long been providing Hosted Services for email, calendars, documents and other services. Primary Technologies in Kent can look after your services, migrate from either RM Easymail or Kent Learning Zone. Contact us to find out more.

14 Feb 2016

IT Support Visits In Kent – For Education

Primary Technologies is now celebrating its 11th year of supporting education in Kent. Over the years our services have grown from supporting a small number of schools, to now over 35 – with regular support visits. All of these schools have chosen our services because of a strong recommendation from other schools – our business is built on relationships. We provide a range of services to cater for all different schools needs. Over the years we have evolved from individual technicians supporting individual schools, to a key team of people working together to keep our schools at the forefront of… [Read more]

4 Jan 2016

Providing IT Support in East Kent

Today was the first day back after the school holidays for most staff at schools in East Kent today. We would like to welcome them all back after a short, but we are sure, busy, break. We helped schools today with some cabling faults, installed some new software and updated a website for some clients.   As always, we are as diverse as possible, with the majority of our support tickets logged on the helpdesk by staff at the schools, it makes everyones problems get resolved that much quicker.  If you are interested in our services, feel free to get in… [Read more]

12 Dec 2015

Santa Video Conference December 2015

On Friday 11th December 2015, Primary Technologies has now hosted its Annual Video Conference with Santa. It was a wonderful, fun day where children and teachers ask Santa all their favourite questions – straight from the north pole! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Thank you to all the schools that took part. They are listed below: Hawkinge Primary School, Folkestone Dymchurch Primary School The Churchill School, Folkestone Kemsley Primary School, Sittingbourne St Thomas’ School, Canterbury Harcourt Primary School, Folkestone Lympne Primary School Sandgate Primary School, Folkestone St Martin’s Primary School, Folkestone Contact your local technician if you… [Read more]

28 Nov 2015

Introducing SMART Kapp For Education In Kent

 – Plug It In –   |    – Sync Your Device –    |    – Start Writing –    |     – Share and Save Content –   The Smart Kapp is a Whiteboard which enables you to share any content you wish, immediately with your audience. Combine a sleek, modern version of a dry-erase board with a powerful app that lets you save and share content as it unfolds. What is included? Dry-erase markers Eraser Capture board SMART kapp app Mounting bracket and hardware   Benefits: Ideal for small classrooms, businesses, office cubicles or administration offices. Compatible with iOS and Android devices from the… [Read more]

26 Nov 2015

Its Nearly Time For Video Santa!

It’s nearly the end of 2015, and once again, Primary Technologies are working with local schools to hold our annual video conference with Santa. Every year, we invite schools to participate in a short video conference with Santa. Students in years 1 + 2 ask their own questions to Santa in class – Live to the North Pole! Schools involved this year are: Kemsley Primary School, Sittingbourne Hawkinge Primary School, Folkestone Lyminge Primary School, Folkestone Harcourt Primary School, Folkestone Sellindge Primary School Dymchurch Primary School St Martins Primary School, Folkestone St Thomas’ Primary School, Canterbury Mundella Primary School, Folkestone Sandgate Primary… [Read more]

15 Nov 2015

Windows Update Causes Issues At Schools

During the week, we have seen a problem whereby when a computer starts up, the computer logon screen starts flashing or goes back. This could be related to the Microsoft Outlook problem where it crashes, when downloading to the latest windows updates. We have therefore taken the decision to remove all instances of Windows KB3097877 in Windows Server Update Services. Please report this problem either via the online helpdesk, or report to your local technician who will look to resolve the problem.

24 Oct 2015

We Want Our Services To Have More Added Value – Enter Asset Management!

We at Primary Technologies want our services to improve. Therefore we have invested in our software and incorporated some asset management into our helpdesk software. This means that we can now log your equipment within our database, potentially saving you an overhead with asset management of your IT computers. At the moment, there is no additional charges for existing customers, as it is still being trialed! We will feedback with all its features on our blog in due course!  Watch this space!    

30 May 2015

Hall Sound System – Lympne Primary School (Kent)

  Primary Technologies have supplied and installed sound systems in many school halls. We have designed them to be very simple to use, with a variety of inputs available. We install handheld, lapel, and over head wireless microphones, a simple to use CD / I-pod Dock, and speakers suited to the layout and architecture of the school. Over head drop down microphones are popular, which are good for picking up groups of children singing / performing on stage. Extras include a Sound recorder which records onto a SD Card, so singing / performances can easily be record. If your system needs… [Read more]

18 May 2015

Primary Technologies Offers Governors’ Area FREE to Contract Clients

Primary Technologies had developed over that past couple of years a useful tool for governors to use to manage communication between each other and a central record of past, upcoming minutes, policies and any other  documents that a school would like to share. Primary Technologies are now offering this free of charge to all contact schools meaning you can make the most of the software to gain the best possible solution for your school. Contact us today if you would like to find out how to sign up.  

10 May 2015

Goodbye Smart Notebook 14, Hello Smart Notebook 15

Smartboard 14 has been around for a year and its major release co-insided with the release of the Smart Interactive Panel’s 6065’s. These panels have come with lots of problems. According to Smart, a new firmware is due for release at the same time for the interactive panels. We hope it will sort out some of the quirks with these panels.    

27 Apr 2015

Administration Systems Review – Kent Schools

Primary Technologies are now providing Kent Schools with that independent second opinion when they look to renew their Administration Systems in the school. As a Dell Partner, we can provide alternative competitive quotations and solutions when you are looking to refresh your systems to schools in Kent.  If you are looking for hosted solutions, onsite or wanting to integrate your two systems into one to save on cost, this is something we can help you with. We can provide: Office 365 – Alternative to Kent Learning Zone Google Apps for Education – Alternative to Kent Learning Zone We even work… [Read more]

27 Apr 2015

Why Have We Launched an Online Store?

Primary Technologies has re-launched its own online store for a number of reasons. We feel that in Kent, there is very little to choose from when purchasing online and arranging an installation of the purchased equipment.  We aim to make this easy for you. Our store is totally aimed at education, but anyone can purchase from us with a debit or credit card. We have tried it make it as easy as possible for schools to browse our catalogue which is expanding by the week, and purchase equipment and book an installation  using our easy Purchase Order Form. All you… [Read more]

20 Apr 2015

Fed Up of RM Easymail? Go Google Apps For Education

Welcome Primary Technologies. We are a small business in Kent who specialise in helping schools move to Google Apps for Education.  Whether your school has RM Easymail, Kent Learning Zone (KLZ), office 365 or a locally hosted solution, we can help.  For a low annual cost, we migrate your data and setup your Google Apps for Education Instance – Ready to use. We manage the entire project for you – so you have to do very little.  

31 Jan 2015

New Version of FLO’d Management System Released

Primary Technologies has been working over the past few months on feature requests for our clients who use FLOdb – a New Release has been made available. Version 1.2 is now available and we are upgrading installations over the coming couple of weeks. New Features include: Editing carer/student names  Deleting/archiving carer/students  Implement Complex Password Changing Policy  Feedback form  Automatic Upgrade Procedure Custom Reporting Fields Define Type of Action from List Next Release is due in August 2015 To find out more about FLOdb or you would like a free trial, click here to view more.

25 Jan 2015

IP Advanced Radio System – Secure Communications

Primary Technologies are proud to be suppling and installing Icom’s new innovative IP advanced radio system. The system provides the ability to contact any member of your staff at any time utilising an existing or new IP/WLAN network. The WLAN based system offers a scalable license-free communication system using standard wireless networking products infrastructure, infrastructures that in many cases, may already be in place in schools. The system benefits are:- Revolutionary FULL DUPLEX communication system that works over a WLAN and IP Networks* 2 systems currently available (Up to 20 users and up to 100 users) Range is only restricted… [Read more]

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