ICYMI: Sanitization Webinar: How to Reopen Schools Safely

On July 30th, school administrators gathered virtually to discuss sanitization processes for reopening. Hayes Software Systems hosted a webinar to explore what the “new” back-to-school might look like for schools across the nation.     Special guest Audra Stockman, Vice President of Operations for Xclusive Janitorial Services, outlined comprehensive… Read More

New York State Education Law §2-D

Education Law §2-D impacts the way that districts in the state of New York manage their assets. As of 2019 schools are required to be compliant with these regulations, which foster privacy and security of the personally identifiable information of students and staff.… Read More

What’s the Difference Between Cleaning vs. Disinfecting?

Hear from an expert: Matthew Bell, CMHS 4/29/2020 What is the difference between cleaning and disinfecting? In a new environment shaped by COVID-19, we have an acute awareness of the spread of germs.  However, no matter how conscientious and diligent we are, better understanding and knowledge is the most critical defense we have. The first step is to define the… Read More

ICYMI: Tracking and Supporting Devices Beyond the Classroom

On April 23rd, we hosted a virtual panel about how to track and support devices beyond the classroom.  We had a great conversation with educational technology professionals about the processes they are creating to easily distribute devices, provide easy methods for staff and students to submit tickets, and enable education that expands beyond the classrooms. In this conversation, districts from all over gathered (via Zoom!) to share ideas… Read More

Hayes EDU: RFID 101 – Why RFID?

Do you dread physical inventories? Inventory can lead to hours of physically counting assets, , devices that may be forgotten or out-of-sight, hard-to-reach items like projectors, access points, server rooms, and everything in between. This dull work is time-consuming, and leaves room for human error.   Scanning inventory with RFID technology can easily pick up difficult-to-reach items in a room in a fraction of the time it would normally take. You know what RFID is, and you know… Read More

Hayes EDU: RFID 101 – How Does RFID Work?

So you know what RFID Technology is , but do you know how it works? RFID technology works by transmitting radio waves between an RFID scanner (i.e., interrogator) and an RFID tag, which is made up of a microchip with an antenna. When a scanner sends out electromagnetic waves, the RFID tag attuned to receive the waves sends a unique… Read More

Hayes EDU: RFID 101 – What is RFID?

What do tollbooths, concert wristbands, and your favorite retail store have in common? RFID! RFID, or Radio Frequency Identification, is a technology that utilizes radio frequency waves to transfer data and information.  RFID tags can uniquely identify and track inventory and assets, unlike barcodes, the RFID tags do not require direct line of sight or proximity to successfully confirm the… Read More