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PEPPM: How This Cooperative Can Help to More Quickly Improve Your Institution

PEPPM: How This Cooperative Can Help to More Quickly Improve Your Institution

How PEPPM Works

The Pennsylvania-based cooperative purchasing program, PEPPM, is a nationally expansive operation that helps schools and other public institutions acquire new technology with less hassle; PEPPM ensures adherence to government requirements for using federal grants to purchase and create contracts and their clients get new tech faster.

The traditional process for creating federally funded contracts requires institutions to “go to bid,” meaning they must propose their projects to several different contractors in order to guarantee that they will choose the most cost-effective option. However, with the addition of a third-party contract vehicle like PEPPM, the schools no longer worry about the bidding process, and PEPPM ensures that everyone gets the best deal, saving everyone money in the long run.

By partnering with brands like Primex, PEPPM is able to bring a repertoire of trusted sources to the discussion table so schools and businesses can have easy access to the best solutions. Interested parties can count on finding an array of products for common needs, such as efficient time management equipment and classroom or workplace safety solutions.

Relevant Tech Options for Modernizing Public Institutions

Clear and efficient communication strategies are incredibly important in all kinds of organizations but can be especially vital in environments where adherence to a schedule is essential. Primex offers several products to help keep places like these on track, beginning with the basics: a unified time system. With Primex OneVue Sync™, schools and other public institutions can count on their clocks, both digital and analog, being synchronized and accurate. Facilitywide synced clocks allow students and teachers to focus on education and ensure that classes, projects, and meetings run on time.

The OneVue Notify® mass communication system provides visual alerts and notifications to improve message transmission during in-session hours and response time in critical situations. OneVue Notify also offers customizable bell schedules to further streamline school days.

  • The OneVue Notify InfoBoard™ adds another layer of communication to your daily announcements as well as your emergency response plan. It can send digital, visual messages throughout a building on a colorful LED screen. This system is perfect for relaying emergency situations, communicating to those hard of hearing, and reaching students in loud, busy environments, like band and choir rooms and gymnasiums, as those groups might not catch every bell or loudspeaker announcement.
  • The OneVue Notify Bell Controller enables users to set bell schedules for up to seven days, repeated each week, in order to reliably regulate class changes. The system also allows users to adapt the normal schedule for impromptu changes and special occasions, such as late starts, exam weeks, or early releases.

When providing a safe place to learn and work, the environmental conditions are equally important as relaying critical notifications and staying on time. With Primex OneVue Sense™, users can monitor the indoor atmosphere of each room to ensure proper indoor climate conditions are being met. Ambient room temperature and humidity sensors continuously log environmental data through connection to the web-based OneVue® software and alert the proper staff to review any abnormalities so that improper conditions can be addressed. By setting up a controlled environment, facilities guarantee a workplace that is most conducive to comfort and productivity.

Refrigerator and freezer temperatures in areas like cafeteria kitchens, nurses’ offices, and science classrooms must also be monitored to ensure the safety of their contents. These storage units can contain all sorts of temperature-sensitive items, such as meats and produce, vital medicines like insulin, and chemicals and lab specimens. It’s essential that these products be protected, and OneVue Sense Temperature Sensors are designed to do just that.

Environmental conditions must be tracked even in lower traffic areas, such as areas that house heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems that are susceptible to water leaks. With OneVue Sense Water Leak Sensors, institutions can rest assured that they will be alerted before a situation turns into a disaster. When placed in basements or near HVAC systems, these sensors are able to communicate with probes on the floor to signal the presence of water as soon as it occurs. Therefore, users will know about an incident as soon as there is a miniscule amount of water present, even if the building is closed, which helps to limit the likelihood of any unfortunate surprises.

PEPPM knows that schools and public institutions deserve quick access to new, productivity- and safety-enhancing technology; that’s why partnerships with brands like Primex are so beneficial. PEPPM provides the connections, and Primex can provide the solutions.

June 17, 2021
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