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Dispatch Platform
for K-12 Schools & Colleges

Public safety at the school and college levels is an ever-increasing concern, especially in the shadow of COVID-19. But imagine having a dedicated communications dispatch center capable of responding quickly to any emergency while effectively assisting local and/or campus police in detecting, deterring, and resolving crimes and incidents.

That’s what Avtec Scout™ is all about.



You’re in good company when you deploy an Avtec Scout dispatch console. From K-12 school districts to colleges and universities, we’ve provided dispatch solutions to meet the specific needs of educational institutions of any size and level. And thousands of first responders and public safety dispatchers across the country rely on our mission-critical technology.

They continue to choose Avtec because of our commitment to open standards that provide the flexibility and freedom to integrate with practically any voice system, no matter the brand, band or technology.

Our Scout dispatch console is so versatile, it can run on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment, using standard USB peripherals. That means we can meet your school’s exact IT procurement and maintenance requirements.


Budget cuts in school funding have resulted in little room for error when deciding on how you’ll allocate your operational dollars. That’s why we built our Scout consoles to be innately scalable. The system has the ability to grow in capacity and capabilities as your requirements change over time, so your investment is always safe.

This simple yet effective approach has worked well with our school and university clients: build for now, but be prepared for later.


We build our Avtec Scout console systems on open standards to integrate seamlessly with the leading radio, telephony and broadband technologies. And because they are truly redundant— with backups to critical components and functions—you can trust our systems to deliver exceptional audio quality during regular campus operations and especially for emergency situations.

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Why Avtec Scout?

Beyond school safety, it’s possible your school has other departments that could benefit from a central communications dispatch center. Student transportation and facilities maintenance immediately come to mind.

And that’s what makes Avtec Scout so valuable: it’s one of the only dispatch technologies in the world designed with the innate ability to grow with your school system—both in scale and in purpose.

Mission-Critical Reliability

Whether you’re a university dealing with a life-saving emergency on game day or a high school in lockdown due to an unauthorized entry, you need consistent, reliable voice communication. Avtec Scout provides you with:

  • Exceptional audio quality.
  • Built-in redundancies to ensure you’re ‘always on’.
  • 24/7 technical support.


Modern hackers often target a school’s third-party suppliers as a pathway to gain access to confidential student and staff information. At Avtec, we’ve taken deliberate actions to mitigate cyberattacks on our consoles with:

  • Established cybersecurity practices.
  • Security audits by independent, unbiased experts.
  • Rigorous testing for vulnerabilities prior to each software release.


Student safety is dependent on your school’s ability to share real-time information with staff members, as well as local police, fire and EMS. Avtec’s vendor-agnostic Scout platform can provide your school with:

  • Direct communication with public safety agencies.
  • Integration with leading public safety technology.
  • Software updates to ensure a future-proofed platform.

Ease of Use

Ensuring student safety is hard work. Deploying a Scout dispatch console isn’t. We provide you with detailed training during the initial deployment, as well as enable your school to:

  • Customize the graphical user interface (GUI).
  • Seamlessly integrate with third-party equipment.
  • Intuitively connect to all voice resources.

Meet the Scout Enterprise Family


Scout EX dispatch console

Scout EX

Avtec Scout EX is our most robust solution and is able to monitor up to 50 audio streams and 2,000 channels. If your school needs a secure, scalable and redundant console solution to manage hundreds of resources on a daily basis, you can depend on Scout EX.

Scout E8 dispatch console

Scout E8

Avtec Scout E8 can monitor up to eight audio streams and eight channels at a time, providing maximum value for a minimal investment. And because it is compatible with all Scout Enterprise products, you can easily expand this system as your dispatch communications center grows.

Scout E4 dispatch console

Scout E4

The Avtec Scout E4 console manages up to four audio streams and eight channels at a time. This cost-effective solution is compatible with Scout EX and E8 consoles, so you can add additional software licenses when you need them.

Scout E1 microphone

Scout E1

Avtec Scout E1 is a purpose-built hardware device that delivers a compact, reliable and affordable dispatching solution for up to four radios. The E1 works as a stand-alone piece, or can be combined with multiple E1 devices to create a larger system. Since Scout E1 is compatible with all Scout Enterprise products, it can be easily upgraded.

“With Scout and the P25 CSSI, we have a dynamic system that is flexible and customizable. The interoperability we have across our region gives us more depth and responsiveness.”


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