Specification & Pricing

Herein is the pricing and details of what you get when you buy a My sCool Server appliance. Also present are the options and the associated costs.

Preferred

Pre-baked MSS

  • Designed for
    a school's comprehensive ICT infrastructure solution for a computer lab with up to 70 user systems and smart classrooms connected with a Gigabit wired LAN
  • Hardware

  • Processor
    Intel Celeron Dual Core
  • Memory
    4 GB
  • Storage
    1 TB
  • Connectivity Port
    1 Gb Ethernet
  • Performance

  • Simultaneously serves
    up to 70 fat clients
    In the context of MSS, a "Fat client" is a PC with min config of Intel Celeron, 2 GB RAM, GbE LAN and capable of network/PXE booting.
    Note: The end-user experience largely depends on the fat client hardware.
  • Features

  • Plug 'n play
  • Computer subject software for grades 1 to 12
    Educational software prescribed globally to achieve the learning outcomes for respective grades.
    Also prescribed by certain state and central board(s) and covered in books used by over schools from some leading publications across India.
    Complete details herein.
  • Live Li-f-e USB creation tool
    "Ubuntu Li-f-e" is a customised "Linux for education" operating system pre-loaded with educational applications.
    Note: Minimum 4 GB USB pen drive required. USB 3.0 recommended.
  • Lesson broadcasting, student monitoring & assistance
    Pre-installed and pre-configured world-renowned open source tool 'Epoptes' for teachers.
  • Unlimited user accounts
    Create unlimited user logins for students and teachers.
  • Smartclass support - Remote control interactive smartboard
    (limited period free promotion)
    Interactive smart classrooms supported out of the box with pre-integrated whiteboarding software Openboard.
    Simply equip each classroom with a diskless mini PC, a projector and a Wacom bluetooth tablet for the ultimate learning experience.
    For details, get in touch with our support team.
  • Create recovery media
    No worries if you would like to experiment with your MSS appliance. Create a recovery media and restore if things get messy.
  • Content hosting platform
    Video content can be reliably experienced by maximum simultaneous users only on a Gigabit LAN.
    There are no warranties offered on the quality of the play-back as it is largely impacted by the network infrastructure, unless the networking infrastructure has been deployed by Recherche.
    More information herein.
  • Multi-lingual support
    Community driven multi-lingual support for up to three languages - English, Hindi and a regional language.
    Desktop, application interfaces and several pre-loaded open educational resources are available in the multiple languages.
  • Warranty & Support

  • Hardware
    3-year carry-in OEM warranty
    Assistance for securing warranty from OEM partner shall be provided upon reporting of MSS hardware failure.
    Beyond year 1 (one), assistance available only if warranty extension has been availed.
  • User Guidance
    Instant Remote Support
    Instant remote support is just a call away while the MSS is under warranty.
    With mobile internet available nearly every where, all that is needed is a phone call and we shall guide and connect.
  • MSS System Configuration
    1-year (Factory restoration)
    Limited to factory restoration.
    Restoration of MSS to current factory shipped state in case of hard-disk failure.
    Beyond year 1 (one) support available if warranty extension has been availed.
  • Application Software
    Guidance based
    Guidance to appropriate community forums and/or documentation for 3rd party software bundled with the MSS.
    Open source community or software copyright holder driven support.
    Year 1 (one) assisted by Recherche and thereafter if MSS warranty extension has been availed.
  • MSS Assurance

  • Money back guarantee
    30 days
  • Limited warranty extension
    20,000 per year
    As per Limited Warranty Terms
    May be optionally availed from year 2 (two).
    Inclusive of 18% GST
  • 91,000
    Inclusive of 18% GST

Bespoke MSS

  • Carry-in your hardware for installation. Takes approx 2 hours.
    Available in select cities of India only.
  • Aimed for
    a school's comprehensive ICT infrastructure solution for a computer lab with up to 70 user systems and smart classrooms connected with a Gigabit wired LAN on customer provided server hardware
  • Hardware

    Minimum hardware specifications for MSS installation.
  • Min. Processor
    Intel Celeron Dual Core
  • Min. Memory
    4 GB
  • Min. Storage
    1 TB
  • Connectivity Port
    1 Gb Ethernet
  • Performance

  • Simultaneously serves
    70 fat clients or more
    In the context of MSS, a "Fat client" is a PC with min config of Intel Celeron, 2 GB RAM, GbE LAN and capable of network/PXE booting.
    Depending on the hardware deployed, the bespoke installation may serve a larger number of simultaneous fat-clients.
    Note: The end-user experience largely depends on the fat client hardware.
  • Features

  • Plug 'n play
  • Computer subject software for grades 1 to 12
    Educational software prescribed globally to achieve the learning outcomes for respective grades.
    Also prescribed by certain state and central board(s) and covered in books used by over schools from some leading publications across India.
    Complete details herein.
  • Live Li-f-e USB creation tool
    "Ubuntu Li-f-e" is a customised "Linux for education" operating system pre-loaded with educational applications.
    Note: Minimum 4 GB USB pen drive required. USB 3.0 recommended.
  • Lesson broadcasting, student monitoring & assistance
    Pre-installed and pre-configured world-renowned open source tool 'Epoptes' for teachers.
  • Unlimited user accounts
    Create unlimited user logins for students and teachers.
  • Smartclass support - Remote control interactive smartboard
    (limited period free promotion)
    Interactive smart classrooms supported out of the box with pre-integrated whiteboarding software Openboard.
    Simply equip each classroom with a diskless mini PC, a projector and a Wacom bluetooth tablet for the ultimate learning experience.
    For details, get in touch with our support team.
  • Create recovery media
    No worries if you would like to experiment with your MSS appliance. Create a recovery media and restore if things get messy.
  • Content hosting platform
    Video content can be reliably experienced by maximum simultaneous users only on a Gigabit LAN.
    There are no warranties offered on the quality of the play-back as it is largely impacted by the network infrastructure, unless the networking infrastructure has been deployed by Recherche.
    More information herein.
  • Multi-lingual support
    Community driven multi-lingual support for up to three languages - English, Hindi and a regional language.
    Desktop, application interfaces and several pre-loaded open educational resources are available in the multiple languages.
  • Warranty & Support

  • Hardware
    Not applicable
    No hardware warranty.
    Beyond year 1 (one), assistance available if warranty extension service has been availed.
  • User Guidance
    Instant Remote Support
    Instant remote support is just a call away while the MSS is under warranty.
    With mobile internet available nearly every where, all that is needed is a phone call and we shall guide and connect.
  • MSS System Configuration
    1-year (Factory restoration)
    Limited to factory restoration.
    Restoration of MSS to current factory shipped state in case of hard-disk failure. Failed HDD must be temporarily submitted during restoration.
    Beyond year 1 (one), support available if warranty extension has been availed.
  • Application Software
    Guidance based
    Guidance to appropriate community forums and/or documentation for 3rd party software bundled with the MSS.
    Open source community or software copyright holder driven support.
    Year 1 (one) assisted by Recherche and thereafter if MSS warranty extension has been availed.
  • MSS Assurance

  • Money back guarantee
    Not applicable
  • Limited warranty extension
    16,600 per year
    As per Limited Warranty Terms.
    May be optionally availed from year 2 (two).
    Inclusive of 18% GST
  • 74,700
    Inclusive of 18% GST.
    100% amount payable upon delivery of installed system.

Frequently asked questions

Is there a prescribed curriculum the MSS is designed for ?
The My sCool Server was designed after careful research of pedagogical tools widely adopted and recommended by educationists across the globe. However, coincidentally it also adheres to the key principles, recommendations and the approach proposed in the Model Computer Science Curriculum for K-12 schools (CMC). The proposed model curriculum explains how it helps establish the foundation and prepares the students for the recommended curriculum of the various central and regional boards as they progress through grades 9 to 12. In the absence of an objective, detailed and outcomes oriented curriculum, the CMC serves as a guiding light.
Likewise there is another more recent and comprehensive curriculum from CSpathshala which focuses on computational thinking. It is accompanied with pedagogical content in multiple languages and may be adopted. The My sCool Server has everything needed to accompany this curriculum and has the multi-lingual curriculum pre-loaded as well.
Do note that the prime aim of the My sCool Server is to simplify and solve the challenges related to deployment and maintenance of stable and reliable IT infrastructure in the educational context.
Are there any recommended publishers or books ?
The My sCool Server has a very generic design with respect to the software tools packaged into it. We have found it to be well equipped and supportive of the instructions given in computer subject books prescribed by various state boards such as that of Gujarat and Kerala.
The MSS comes preloaded, with world acclaimed second edition of the Computer Masti series released under Creative Commons which also contain excellent teacher guidance material. The MSS is also equipped with self-paced training material from Spoken Tutorial made available offline. Another excellent source of curriculum and pedagogical content related to Computational Thinking, available via CSpathshala, is also preloaded. All this and more, completely free-of-cost. Hence the MSS is a self sufficient solution to get rolling to impart high quality “computer fluency“.
However, those looking to purchase quality instructional material in-line with the CMC: A Model Computer Science Curriculum for K-12 Schools from some leading publishers may opt for the Computer Masti series from Next Education or the Linux based Cloud series from KIPS or the Go With Linux series from Macmillan. Likewise there may be other publishers who cater to the need of quality instructional medium for computer literacy.
Disclaimer: Recherche is not affiliated to any of the publishers or content providers mentioned above and it must not be mistaken for an endorsement. Do kindly exercise your discretion.
Do the teachers need any special training to start using the server ?

No, once the server is connected to the network and all systems have been booted over the network, the experience of the desktop environment is almost the same as that detailed in most of the textbooks. Hence to get up and running, the accompanying Getting Started Guide is enough.

Our dealer partner’s pre-sales team would have already familiarized you with the pedagogical content and the lesson planning process that you need to follow and shall ensure that you are completely comfortable with the same prior to concluding the sale.

For those who opt for the default installation, the teacher logins are also pre-configured, details of which are herein. Hence, all you need to do is login using the default credentials and get going with imparting the lessons.

However, overtime it is highly recommended that a teacher, coach or the IT in-charge should master all the simple concepts detailed in the user manual as well as illustrated in careful detail in the how-to videos.

Are there any discounts available for non-profits, govt. school projects?

Yes. Special pricing and packages are available for not-for-profit educational institutes, NGOs and social groups deploying at schools serving the children of the lower income group or the under-served sections of our society.

For details of how we work in this area visit our Social Impact section.

What is the minimum hardware specification of the user computers ?

Chances are that the hardware which you already have is more than sufficient to serve as client / user terminals. One of the great advantages of the My sCool Server is that you can set up a high quality lab of terminals for your students by leveraging the machines you may already have.

The recommended minimum configuration of the client terminals being –  2 GB RAM, Dual core / current generation Celeron CPU, PXE boot capable LAN port.

See this for further detail.

Do I need a LAN (Local Area Network) to use the MSS ?

Yes, a minimum Gigabit LAN (Cat 5e) is required that connects all the client computers to the MSS appliance via a switch (preferably Gigabit). It is only thereafter that one can boot the client computers using the My sCool Server. Hence, a reliable and high quality local area network is crucial for the proper functioning of a MSS based infrastructure and for experiencing its full benefits.

We also strongly investing in structured networking as compared to unstructured networking. Structured networking is a one time investment which guarantees life-long trouble free functioning. Herein are a few images that will help explain the visible difference between structured and unstructured networking.

See this for more details.

Can NComputing / thin-client devices be used as clients for the MSS ?

No. NComputing devices follow a proprietary protocol to work and they do not match with our minimum specification requirements of 2 GB RAM, dual core / current generation Celeron CPU, PXE boot capable LAN port.

Similarly, almost most thin-client based infrastructure solutions either adhere to proprietary protocols or do not meet the minimum client computer specifications. Hence they cannot be reused in the context of a MSS based infrastructure.

How does the MSS facilitate interactive smart classes?
With our latest innovation on the MSS, a white-wall and a projector is all that is needed to simulate an interactive smart board that can be navigated and controlled from an Android phone or any handheld device. If there is a need of more precise control for writing and hand-writing recognition then one may opt for inexpensive graphics tablets from Wacom. To know more, visit our helpdesk or get in touch with us.

To help you decide, herein is a detailed comparison of ICT infrastructure solutions for the education sector. For answers to more queries, visit the MSS knowledge-base or schedule a meeting with one of our product experts.

Unable to decide as yet?



Click above to book a no-obligation, 14-days free trial for your school. Available in select cities only.

Special pricing available for not-for-profit educational institutes, NGOs and social groups for deployment at schools catering to the under-served sections of our society.

For details of how we work with foundations and CSR initiatives visit our Social Impact section.