Higher Education

As higher education becomes increasingly individualized, technology meets the demand. In-person and online learning experiences are made possible through resilient networks and advanced audio-visual systems. Student residences are secured and connected 24/7.  

DES is an approved contractor for top-tier universities in Western Pennsylvania including Carnegie Mellon, Univeristy of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University. 

Connectivity & Technology Solutions 

for Higher Education

“This facility gives our students an advantage. They learn and then walk across the hall and work in a real, live security operations center. The hands-on experience is invaluable.”

Connectivity & Cybersecurity

Throughout Campus 


Campuses sprawl indoors, outdoors, in modern residences and in stately buildings. Whatever the environment, steady connectivity is essential for student and faculty alike. We design the network fabric including secure access control. 

  • Wired & Wireless Networks

  • In-House Cellular

  • Cybersecurity: Firewalls & Email security

Onsite & Remote Learning

For Hybrid Education   


Learning is no longer a static experience. Today's students desire flexibility and accessibility. We set up the multimedia and AV infrastructure that allows for online streaming and recording, real-time collaboration and distance learning capabilities.

  • Store & Capture Capability for Future Viewing & Reference

  • Real Time Distance Learning Capabilities

  • Collaboration with Branch Locations for Expanded Class Options 

  • Web conferencing

Securing Campus Life

Daily, Weekly, Yearly


We install the surveillance equipment and the systems behind it. Our networked solutions provide customization and control for your security teams. Solutions range from daily operations to high-traffic events and emergency planning.

  • IP Surveillance Cameras

  • Access Control & Intrusion Detection

  • Electronic Visitor Management

  • Automated Building Lockdown

  • Emergency Mass Notifications

Enhanced Auditoriums

& Digital Collaboration

Create hybrid auditoriums that facilitate both educational lectures and entertainment. We ensure optimal sound and visual clarity through complex multimedia systems.  

  • Video Walls  

  • Digital Signage

  • Distributed Audio Systems

  • Event Customization & Venue Sound

Case Study:

Mercyhurst University Cyberlab


News Articles

  • The DES Solution Toolkit for K-12

    What does the re-imagined school look like? It's a space that is seamlessly connected, with smart IP security and a versatile hybrid network.

  • Touchless Activation: Screen Sharing at a Social Distance

    Repurpose public signage into safe and collaborative workspaces. Airmedia touchless activation gets people together around a workflow while ensuring the safety of physical distancing.

  • Uncertain Times Require Resilient Classrooms: DES Prepares Higher Education for Hybrid Teaching

    Cameras that track movements and stream to an online learning platform. Learn how DES multimedia engineers are equipping classrooms to serve a concurrent online and in-person audience

  • DES quickly becoming 'valued partner' of Mercyhurst University

    DES is Mercyhurst University's go-to integrator for classroom technology. Most recently, DES designed and installed the audio and video solutions for Mercyhurst's new Cyber Education Center.

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