Community Connect 4
Community Connect 4 (CC4) is a complete school network management toolset, designed specifically for education, to support the teaching and learning in your school.
The use of technology within schools is changing dramatically and you will want to ensure that your network and infrastructure is up to the job. CC4 is designed to be flexible and scalable and can support your school’s ICT journey.
CC4 helps you to manage your Windows network to meet the unique demands that your school places upon it. The rich array of management tools within CC4 ensures that all your assets are effectively managed to securely deliver your unique learning environment.
Building your own network may sound cheaper, but it takes considerable time and expertise to customise standard network tools to provide a secure learning environment for your students and school. With CC4, we've already spent over 200 years worth of development days doing that work for you.
With the freedom that CC4 provides, staff are freed-up to focus on what they do best whether that is teaching, managing or developing the ICT network.
CC4 allows you to:
- Simplify network management and administration
- Improve network security and control
- Simplify and enhance ICT in the classroom
- Extend learning beyond the classroom
- Improve energy efficiency and sustainability
- Support the latest technology
Whether you're a small rural primary school or a large, multi-campus college, there's a Community Connect solution to meet your requirements.
It enables our users, both staff and students, to have a seamless experience wherever they log in.
CC4 can be licensed in one of two ways – perpetual or annual subscription.
Perpetual subscriptionUnder the perpetual scheme schools need to buy licences for the servers and Windows computers on their network. A perpetual licence is ideal for schools wanting to make a major capital investment in one go. You then only have to worry about topping up additional licences thereafter. However, you may have to pay for an upgrade licence if you choose to upgrade to the latest operating system.
Please note, that some of the network tools we include within the perpetual CC4 licence bundles include a year’s annual software maintenance. Software assurance is then charged annually as they are developed on their own timelines (for example RM Tutor) and we want to make sure that you have access to the very latest features and updates to ensure that you are making the most of the ICT within your school.
Annual subscriptionSubscription provides a simple, cost-effective way to move to CC4 which is priced on the number of staff you have and reduces the up-front expenditure. An annual payment lets you use CC4 on as many computers as you like, meaning that you don't need to worry when your network expands.
Subscription pricing can be particularly useful when budgeting for your school’s ICT spend. There’s no need to guess the amount of money to set aside for licensing a new network, the payments will remain the same year on year.
Subscription customers automatically get new versions for free, so that you can move to the latest Windows operating systems as they are released by RM Education (Microsoft licenses are not included). It entitles you to any upgrades and updates to this software that RM Education chooses to make available within the subscription period. Customers can add computers to servers on their network without having to increase their subscription
Pricing is per member of staff per annum. Members of staff include all staff members employed over 200 hours per annum. You should exclude non-PC users such as lunchtime supervisors. For subscription you need a minimum of 10 members of staff and the minimum contract term is one year.
The full benefits of a subscription
- Reduce up-front expenditure and allow schools to budget annually
- Entitled to new operating systems such as Windows 10
- Free lifetime updates and upgrade to future versions of Community Connect
- Room to grow your network, based on the number of your staff
- Future proof as there is no need to buy additional licences as your network grows
- Fully supported by RM Support experts
|CC4.5 product level||Core||Bundle A||Bundle B|
|CC4 RM management console|
|Station build software|
|Local support tools|
|RM Tutor *|
|Hardware configuration manager|
|Network recycle bin|
* Includes Software Assurance
Classroom management tool for CC4 customers that enables teachers to take control of the ICT in their classroom.
RM CC4 Anywhere
A private cloud that enables you to access your network securely from anywhere with Internet access, using almost any device.
RM CC4 Access
A remote desktop solution that allows staff to connect to files, folders and management information systems irrespective of device or location.
Network recycle bin
Enables teachers and students to retrieve their own, accidentally or purposefully, deleted files.
CC4 has made my job easier and has given me far more control.
CC4 at Sydney Russell School
See how RM CC4 has bought a multitude of benefits to Sydney Russell School, including ease of use, cost savings and time efficiency.
CC4 at King Edward VI Community College
Read how CC4 improved the reliability and performance of their ICT provision at King Edward VI Community College.
CC4 at Ceredigion County Council
Read how Cyngor Sir Ceredigion County Council is connecting 35 schools with 21st century networks which deliver consistent, smooth-running and high-quality ICT service for over 4,500 students.
There is amazing support from a highly dedicated and skilled support team.