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)
Nothing is better than DNA!Todd, ACS
Great product and good support when there is an issue.Luke Capper, Christ the King Catholic High School
Excellent software for pushing critical notifications out to staff.Farmers State Bank
We use Notify as it is the quickest way to communicate with staff when we need to. It just works!Sutherland Smith, Trinity School
We were lacking the ability to monitor our student(s) while on desktops. Teacher(s) would have to walk around the classroom to keep our student(s) on task. It was difficult for a teacher to tell whether a student was following along with class work or surfing the internet and visiting non-related school approved websites. With the implementation of SoftLINK our teacher(s) can now monitor all student workstations from their desktop. The content filtering has been awesome for us. The student(s) are definitely kept on task. Our teachers get a lot of use out of SoftLINK's other features also. I would say Applied Computer System's service and technical support would definitely be a 10+.Mr. Fallis, Crow Creek Tribal Schools
We currently use Notify and have done for a number of years now. It was a great find after we moved from a previous solution. It has been used during critical outages and planned downtime to inform our 6000+ users instantly.David Smith, Whittington Health NHS Trust
DNA is so easy to use and helps us keep a watchful eye over students as they use computer equipment.Joanne Hughes, Cherry Fold Community Primary School
Notify is an important tool in our emergency plan.Cotham 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 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
Easy, quick and accurate notification to our staff related to emergency situations on their desktop.State Governmental Agency
The LINK System is THE key piece of technology in our chemistry studio classrooms. Because of this system, every student has a front seat! The LINK System provides seamless, always-compatible, high frame rate video to each of our students, as well as student-teacher interaction and remote control. Images and data from a document camera, digital microscope, DVD, laptop, student computers, and other video sources can be displayed easily and controlled with a simple touch screen. Worth every penny!Mr. Abrams, Truman College
Low resource demands, easily integrate into Active Directory. Great tool for getting important notifications right in front of staff when you need to.Farmers State Bank
Thank you for doing such a great job for us. The entire process, from the initial specs to the final installation was a breeze for us. And learning how to use the LINK System was easy with just a few minutes with Todd. Our instructors love the new LINK System.Mr. Kazee, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
We've been using Manager with one of our customers and it's been reliable, resilient, and easy to use.Kamran Khan, Solar Communications LTD
DNA has greatly reduced the burden on the IT team with its software deployment. The safeguarding tool has been invaluable.Merchant Taylors Prep
Manager is very easy to configure and use.Bradley Estate Agents
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
Notify has been a valuable tool for us to ensure that in the event of a "lockdown" incident, we're able to instantly communicate with users across the academy to ensure that everyone remains safe.David Runnals, East Wickham Primary Academy
The LINK System is ergonomically beneficial to all the students, an exciting and fun delivery of content, eliminates “bad seat” conditions, and is beneficial to instructor’s time and amount of content to be delivered. The most useful features are transmit, testing, student view, and keyboard/mouse control. My overall experience with the LINK System and Applied Computer Systems, Inc. is wonderful.Mr. Sheehy, Buckeye Career Center