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)
Our faculty wanted to have the options to blank, transmit or control student workstations. I would recommend any type of academic university needing this product to look no further.Mr. Kipp, Cal State Fullerton
Open the software, type in your message, select the users and off it goes. Invaluable piece of software to keep users informed of important notices or events.Wayne County Government
DNA has greatly reduced the burden on the IT team with its software deployment. The safeguarding tool has been invaluable.Merchant Taylors Prep
Simple to Set up. Simple to Use!Jamie Stevens, Carter Community School
We were looking for a management tool to enhance instruction and to allow the monitoring of students as they work. We tried several network systems but found the intensive graphic requirements of the cad and 3D solid modeling software made the video response too slow.I saw the LINK System used at a local college, that was all it took. I knew I had to have it! The ability to focus each student on their own screen during direct instruction is invaluable. The ability to take control of the student station from the teacher station is important. If a student has a question there is no need to go to that station. If you would like to use that student’s screen for helping or instructing other students you can transmit that individual student’s screen to all the other student stations. We have used the LINK System since 1999. Applied Computer Systems is excellent. Their customer service is second to none! They are prompt, and courteous. If you call with a problem, they will do whatever it takes to solve that problem.Mr. Wright, Bloomfield Central School District
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
Notify offers a cost-effective solution for broadcasting messages across your organization.Dominic Magro, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Nothing is better than DNA!Todd, ACS
Notify works as advertised, easy to setup and support. It is used throughout the school for all manner of notifications, from everyday messages, to technical and alert messages.Stephen Boddy, Sunnyside 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
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
It is a great way to notify users of system issues and know that you have got direct visibility on their screens. We previously used e-mail to send alerts, but we were not always sure users read them in a timely manner, not to mention the extra workload on the e-mail system.Rentenbach Inc.
The software does what it is supposed to do: notify! It is extremely easy to roll out to client computers. The interface is very easy to use.Village of Barlett
The system works as advertised. It is perfect for our new classrooms.Mr. Sparks, South Plains College
Notify is an easy way to reach all our employees.Monroe County Government
I've used Manager every working day for over 15 years, I couldn't support my customers without it!Granero Data Systems
We use Notify as it is the quickest way to communicate with staff when we need to. It just works!Sutherland Smith, Trinity School
Customer support is very helpful. Account manager is readily available. Easy to install the software.Southwest Airlines
The features that really attracted us are the phrase matching and USB controls, both of which are much improved over our previous system, and the price being half what we were paying!Matt Furneaux, Humphrey Davy School
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