Liberty Hill ISD Embraces Fiber Rich Networks

Posted by Drew Deatherage on Oct 24, 2019 6:15:00 AM

Liberty Hill ISD becomes one of the first (if not THE first) school districts in Texas to see the benefits of using "fiber to the edge" technology and is rolling it out in their new Santa Rita Elementary School, which is set to open in 2020. Santa Rita will serve 800 students in its nearly 106,000 square feet of new space.
The District is focused on creating space that is flexible and adaptable, so the use of wireless networks will be pervasive. With the ever-increasing demands of wireless, and overall data networks evolving faster than ever, the District's IT leaders are under pressure to provide technologies that are fast, reliable and future proof. CRUX and LHISD's IT team did a lot of research and determined that going with an Optical Local Area Network (OLAN) was the right solution.

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Topics: K-12, Optical Networks, Fiber Rich

Safer schools in Stephenville, Texas

Posted by Drew Deatherage on Oct 22, 2019 9:57:28 AM

The Stephenville ISD has a lot going on these days and provides an excellent example of how the Architect, Huckabee, and Crux are partnering for our client’s success.  The District has undertaken a massive renovation to their high school, along with more modest work at the adjacent intermediate school.  Crux was pleased to be included as the technology and security design partner for both projects.  The high school reno is quite extensive, which means it is quite complex.  Together we have walked the District through a variety of technology and security options to finally arrive at the right answer for them. 

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Topics: School Safety, Roadmap, Consulting, K-12

A (Short) History of CRUX

Posted by Drew Deatherage on Oct 21, 2019 8:25:40 AM

I thought it might be time for a short refresher course on the history of CRUX. Some of you might not know that  what is now the CRUX team was Huckabee's in-house technology and security design group. In January of 2016, the former Huckabee tech and security design geeks launched out on our own as a separate design and consulting firm. CRUX Technology and Security Solutions, Inc., was born. When we initially launched the CRUX Principals shared ownership with Huckabee shareholders. In 2017, CRUX bought out the Huckabee shareholders to become an independent consultancy, and today principally serves the K-12 market in Texas, and the commercial, Native American, and Fed/Gov markets nationally.

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Topics: School Safety, Consulting, K-12, Core 4