ACS was founded in 1971, by Electrical Engineer Donald D. Lacy and is classified as a private, veteran owned, small business. The company is located fifty miles north east of Columbus, Ohio. ACS is a veteran leader in the video and audio networking industry and manufactures video and audio switching and networking equipment.
In 1983, ACS designed, patented, and manufactured the LINK Video Network. The company markets directly to the end user and has participated extensively as a sub contractor in the government/military arena. The LINK System has become extremely popular with instructors and teachers throughout the education, commercial, government and military environments.
Each generation of LINK System is the result of feedback from computer instructors just like you. Two important requirements underlie every LINK System purchased:
As a result of this fundamental consideration, instructors using our systems continually tell us they experience a 20-35% increase in classroom efficiency. This is why a LINK System pays for itself in such a short period of time.
We sell direct. There is no middleman involved to mark up the price. You deal directly with people who understand classroom technologies, the needs of instructors, and the LINK Video System. You can request a literature packet describing the LINK System in great detail. Our knowledgeable sales staff will discuss with you which systems best meet your needs.
ACS qualifies (small business, veteran owned) to participate in the Federal Acquisition Regulations Part 19.502-2 Total Set-Asides program. Any purchase of supplies or services using any type of Federal Funding that has an anticipated dollar value exceeding $2,500, but not over $100,000 is reserved exclusively for small business. We accept the I.M.P.A.C. government VISA card, along with MasterCard and VISA cards.
ACS was founded by veteran, Electrical Engineer Donald D. Lacy.
The elite, hardware-based, classroom management LINK System is released allowing absolute computer classroom environment.
The invention provides a master unit equipment to receive from any of the slave units and send these same signals to the remaining slave units.
One of the most popular classroom management software packages ever released.
Constructed second office building doubling Applied Computer Systems, Inc. space to over 10,000 sq ft.
The General Services Administration assigned our number qualifying ACS as a trusted contractor.
The invention relates to fraud detection for check cashing.
The invention relates to a system providing instructor services using computing systems connected over a communication network.
SoftLINK awarded Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) by NETCOM (U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command)
SoftLINK Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) renewed by NETCOM (U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command)
Manager reduced the number of service order requests by 35% just in one month allowing all employees to focus on providing effective and efficient public services.Burgas Municipality
We chose Notify as it fits the bill entirely, allowing us to distribute the console to several departments who can send targeted notifications with different priority levels.Kettering General Hospital
The LINK Projection System is a great teaching tool to have in our lower school computer lab! I can model and transmit what I want the students to learn and each student can see my monitor displayed on their monitor. Their eyes are where they need to be to complete the steps I am teaching. The blank out button lets me get everyone to stop and focus. I am glad such a device is available for teaching computers! We have investigated some software solutions, but none were nearly as good as the hardware solution for our particular needs. Our lab uses some older educational games and these either would not work, or worked far too slowly, using software solutions. The real beauty of the hardware solution is its speed, and compatibility. Our system was first installed in 1997, yet when we replaced the computers this last summer with new ones (probably the 4th time since the original install), everything kept working great. Also, when we had a power supply go out 2 years ago, we were able to purchase a replacement without problem.Mr. Cox, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School
Nothing is better than DNA!Todd, ACS
A solid product, reliable, simple, and straight forward to use and very easy to set up. Used here on a daily basis for sending messages to staff. Invaluable for IT service information and urgent messages.Michael Groom, Hethersett Academy
Fantastic products that enhances productivity and supports safeguarding in our environment.Andrew Gibson, Bradfield School
DNA has greatly reduced the burden on the IT team with its software deployment. The safeguarding tool has been invaluable.Merchant Taylors Prep
Notify has worked perfectly every time we have needed to use it!Dereham Sixth Form
Since Notify was put in place here at Martin House, I have had no issues with the software. It is simple to use, effective and fast. Have already recommended it to others.Johnny Fantauzzo, Martin House
The LINK Systems are still going strong, and if asked, can highly recommend them. However, with our ever decreasing budgets, I doubt we'll be able to upgrade any time in the near future. The big problem with making a good product: They last too darn long!Mr. Jung, San Mateo Adult School
We find Notify to be a cost-effective mature product. It has helped us save money and time, increase productivity and much more.Bloor Homes
We have been using Manager for years. It allows us to remote onto our clients computers with ease.Bloor Homes
We use it every class and often for in-house presentations. It is a key element of QuickPen's training program.Mr. Blair, QuickPen International
We were delighted at the ease with which DNA and ServiceDesk integrated and complemented each other. DNA has gone a long way to helping us resolve issues quickly.LA Fitness
The LINK System is excellent, I could not function without it, especially for the primary grades. The feature that benefits me the most is to be able to control each individual computer and also to be able to demonstrate procedures to the class on their individual computer. I use the system all the time to show students how to do different projects step by step. One of the biggest benefits is it is much quicker to be at the computer and help students with questions than to walk around and help students.Kathy Lyons, St. Mary School
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Notify is an important tool in our emergency plan.Cotham School
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Yes all is well with the LINK System. It is the best teaching tool I have ever used. We have new SmartBoards in our classrooms but one of my students just yesterday said they prefer the LINK System for my demonstrations. I agree.Mr. Baierwalter, Bluffton H.S.
It attests to the old adage, "build it, and they will come." We very much value it and it's an important part of our teaching in that lab. Several colleagues in our department use it. That lab is seen as real desirable, and has made many projects possible, besides our teaching. Don't know how we did without it. I'm thinking about putting some material about it up on my website, as I think it's really a cool set of tools for us. I remember your helpfulness and support, and have appreciated them very much.Mr. Barton, Davidson College