The project was split into two distinct schemes; the first (Scheme A) was to deliver upgraded presentation, projection, display and control equipment into 18 teaching rooms across the University’s College Lane and De Havilland campuses. The new equipment was to replace a legacy AV system. The ability to link teaching rooms together to relay live lectures, display images in picture-by-picture mode and to provide a versatile presentation solution for divisible teaching spaces was essential.
The second scheme (Scheme B) was to supply and install AV equipment as part of the Film, Music & Media (FMM) Building refurbishment project. Here, a substantial performance space with a control room to the rear and various teaching rooms were equipped with professional audio, projection, display and control technologies to provide cohesive sound and multimedia performance and presentation to this nationally respected facility.
The University’s brief was to ensure AV technologies in key rooms were linked to relay live lectures with user-friendly projector output selection and acceptance via a command on the in-room touch panels. An additional divisible room space called for a versatile solution to link rooms effortlessly, regardless of configuration used, so commands on control touch panels were designed to facilitate audio and video feeds to assigned rooms intuitively.
The refurbishment of the FMM Building included an extensive upgrade of AV systems with a large performance space that is also used for teaching. This called for a lectern that could be easily moved, but which wouldn’t compromise the AV functionality being controlled from the control room at the back of the space.
Central to the success of the project was the seamless integration of all AV devices and technologies with control touch panels and the University’s new remote help desk and resource management software that’s now installed across the university’s teaching/ meeting rooms with tailored software controls written into each.
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