Public and private schools, districts and campuses of all sizes rely on Silke for routine and emergency communications. Uses include one-to-many and one-to-one communications within single buildings, across an entire school district and even between school districts. Applications generally fall into two categories: facilities and transportation.
Facilities applications include voice systems to keep administration, teachers and classified staff from the front office to custodial and maintenance in contact. From locating a student to requesting custodial support, radio makes things simple, efficient and affordable. Silke works with each customer to identify needs and the appropriate equipment.
Depending on the situation, the school may use its own network (which Silke can help manage and maintain, if desired) or Silke’s FleetNet Digital system. Needs vary from district to district, and Silke prides itself on identifying and installing the equipment and network that will best serve the schools’ needs.
On the facilities side, Silke also offers SchoolLockEd, an easy-to-implement system that allows any designated user to instantly and remotely initiate a lockdown. The system has been well received because of its simplicity of use and affordability. Learn more.
Silke also serves many school transportation departments and providers. Its offerings range from design and provisioning to installation and maintenance. Some users use Silke-sourced equipment on their own networks but many use FleetNet. Silke’s extensive coverage provides coverage when vehicles leave their home area, and extra features such as intra-district communications can be easily added.
In addition to voice services, we offer AVL, GPS and other digital data services. Customers can choose plug-and-play solutions or we can develop custom systems.
Our BusNet™ service makes inter-district communications easy. This coordinated digital network function allows drivers to request or offer support to their peers when operating outside district boundaries. This is a free add-on service for current and new Silke customers who use the FleetNet digital radio network. Learn more here.
“I switched to Silke from another well known provider. I didn’t have coverage everywhere I needed it and so I was counting the days until my contract was up and I could move to Silke. Silke’s technical crew and rep were knowledgeable and responsive; they really know school transportation. And the day we went live I had strong coverage across all of my routes. The equipment fits our needs well, and I feel confident that my drivers and students can be reached anytime, no matter where they are. I’m extremely happy with Silke.” – Rick Holder, Transportation Director, Sutherlin School District, Oregon
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