LAWRENCE, KS – April 7, 2016 – Apogee, higher education’s largest residential network (ResNet) & video solutions provider, announced today the deployment/adoption of its revolutionary new IPTV service, Stream2, at the University of Kansas (KU).
Stream2 provides the University of Kansas community with the latest and greatest in entertainment programming while also incorporating KU’s thriving campus culture.
“Our focus is on providing flexible and mobile solutions to KU students, faculty and staff so they can access information wherever and whenever they want,” said Bob Lim, Chief Information Officer at the University of Kansas. “Apogee’s Stream2 service integrates entertainment and KU content with social media channels, creating an all-in-one managed experience that is easy to access anywhere on campus.”
Residents as well as faculty and administrators will enjoy HD-quality programming, including premium channels, on several streaming devices. In addition, Stream2 is backed by Apogee’s 24/7 U.S.-based support call center.
Diana Robertson, Director of KU Student Housing, adds that “Stream2’s premium suite of support allows our students to call, text, chat or email with any issues they may experience. The fact that our students can reach real human support almost immediately was crucial in us choosing Apogee as our partner.”
“We are extremely honored to add the University of Kansas to our family of Stream2 clients,” said Chuck Brady, Chief Executive Officer, Apogee. “As one of the most respected and innovative institutions in the nation, we understand that KU holds their vendors to a very high standard. We are proud of this all-in-one service that helps KU’s goal to champion student engagement, retention, and success. Our 20+ years of experience in serving the higher education community has allowed us to create the next generation IPTV service that will continually evolve and adapt to student trends.”
Lim said, “Deploying any new technology without proven operational support from a trusted partner is a risk. But Apogee’s track record of operational performance and business longevity both nationally and at KU over the past seven years has given us a high degree of confidence in this service.”
About the University of Kansas
KU is major public research and teaching institution of 28,000 students and 2,600 faculty on five campuses — Lawrence, Kansas City, Overland Park, Wichita, and Salina. Its diverse elements are united by their mission to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that change the world. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities since 1909, KU consistently earns high rankings for its academic programs. Its faculty and students are supported and strengthened by endowment assets of more than $1.44 billion. It is committed to expanding innovative research and commercialization programs. For more information about the University of Kansas, visit www.ku.edu.
Apogee is the largest, most innovative provider of on-campus residential networks (ResNet) and video solutions in higher education. Partnering with Apogee for ResNet services allows colleges and universities to enhance their network infrastructure while offloading the growing volume of administrative responsibilities associated with managing a student network. This partnership allows IT, Business and Housing to focus on the mission-critical tasks of the university. Find out why nine out of 10 schools that outsource their ResNet choose Apogee at apogee.us.