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)
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
Great product and good support when there is an issue.Luke Capper, Christ the King Catholic High School
I've used Manager every working day for over 15 years, I couldn't support my customers without it!Granero Data Systems
Thus far it is working great and a couple of the faculty use the laptop connection and love it. It is a great way to control what the students see on their screens, especially in a large capacity room. I would not go with anything else. We have been using LINK System since 1998.S. Hudgins-Summtrahall, ABD, East Central University
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
We have found the LINK System set ups are very beneficial to our instructors. They no longer have to constantly walk around the classroom to look over student shoulders to see how they are progressing. Instructors can interact with students having issues and blank all the screens when they want their attention. The most valuable feature is the instructor’s ability to monitor dual screen audio/video. ACS has been very receptive to our requests and designed special capabilities for us when needed.Information Technology Director, Goodfellow Air Force Base
Notify has worked perfectly every time we have needed to use it!Dereham Sixth Form
It's useful to be able to connect into other machines and being able to set individual polices on those machines. Another great element is being able to remotely use applications such as task manager, powershell and command prompt without having to disrupt user.Arun Abraham, Testwood School
DNA is a product we couldn't live without in IT support - showing us all the information and the devices we have in an instant and giving us quick remote access to our devices to provide support.Cox Green School
We needed a way to effectively put information in front of our students and the LINK Projection System does that. Every student has a computer and the ability to broadcast directly to their screen instead of a projected image in the front of the room is awesome. For many students, having the information right in front of them is a much more effective tool than general classroom projection. It is also nice to have the ability to blank the computers so that students are not ‘surfing’ during instruction.Ms. Gordon, Watkins Memorial High 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.
Fantastic products that enhances productivity and supports safeguarding in our environment.Andrew Gibson, Bradfield School
There may be other similar systems out there readily available, either above or below their cost, but with their excellent products, knowledge, and customer service, it is worth every penny to work with ACS, Inc. and purchase the LINK System.Steve Tomory, Rio Hondo College
Notify is extremely easy to use and train staff on the ability to send alerts.St. Joseph's Health
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
Nothing is better than DNA!Todd, ACS
A really useful tool that allows us to remotely support users from all over the world, from anywhere in the world.Arcadia Petroleum
We have the ability to see exactly where all our PCs are - and with DNA pro-actively finding new devices on the network, it has been a real time saver.Dominic Parckar, Dawleys
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
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