PORTLAND, OR – 10 Sep. 2015 – Unseen and behind all the activities, classroom learning, and assemblies of the Beaverton School District, will be a silent and secure new guard throughout the school system. Inflow Communications has installed more than a new telecommunications system, provided by the passage of a $680 million school bond last year. The company has deployed multifaceted communication technologies that will increase efficiency, safety and security. The new system replaces decades-old antiquated equipment saving thousands of dollars for the district. 

Ahead of schedule and under budget, this summer Portland-based Inflow Communications integrated an on-site, comprehensive, multi-unit communications system in 33 Beaverton schools, and the Transportation and the Administration Center. The Inflow system also includes automated safety and security features that are unified and fully redundant. The Beaverton School District now has an infrastructure that is “fail-safe,” which means that the Inflow-installed system is capable of instantly taking over communication controls from any communication point in case of a communication unit interruption, including the core site. 

With the new system, teachers, staff, and students will be able to communicate from virtually any customized device – video, audio, desktop sharing, conferencing, work stations, smartphones, tablets, instant messaging (IM), IP handsets, and other systems. This new multi-unit communication system makes instant communication possible on multiple devices between schools, offices and external communications. For example, the Inflow Communications system, which exclusively utilizes ShoreTel(R) technologies, increases safety by transmitting specific directions to first-responders. 

“We wanted a system that provided additional security features that tied to our paging system, and provided first responders with more specific information where an incident may be occurring,” says Administrator for Technology Services, Jordan Beveridge. 

In 2015 and 2016, additional automated safety features that will assist internal and external communications are scheduled for deployment. 

The Beaverton School District regularly collaborates with other school and government systems to share best practices to keep students learning in the best possible circumstances. To that end, the RFP that Inflow competed for and won was written as an “assumable RFP,” also known as a “cooperative RFP.” It is available to other school districts and government agencies. For information about utilizing the Beaverton RFP, please contact the Beaverton School District Business Office 503-356-4500 and/or Inflow Communications. 

Inflow was founded in 1996 and President Travis Dillard took over the company in 2009. Since 2012, the company has been listed as one of the fastest growing private companies by The Portland Business Journal and The Denver Business Journal. Inflow Communications now supports over 70,000 international endpoints for over 400 clients and has grown to offices in Portland, Seattle, Dallas, Los Angles and The Bay Area.  


Travis Dillard

Maureen Wheeler, APR
Public Communications Officer 
Beaverton School District

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