Solutions

Higher Education

Today’s students want to be challenged, engaged, and transformed by their courses of study. Robust educational technology in the classroom has proven to increase student interaction and performance. Highlight your commitment to students’ education by investing in their audiovisual experience.

Learning Spaces

Learning spaces are the bread and butter of higher education deployments. They must be flexible enough to meet the changing needs of the students, robust enough so they remain ready for business, and easy enough to operate so new instructors don’t have to fumble with technology.

Highlights

Effective and transparent presentation tools for students

Intuitive user interface to support new users each semester

Ensure local students can see, hear, and be comfortable for long classes

Provide support for one-way broadcast & recording for LMS

Report data regarding room utilization and technology health

Enable quick access to quick-reference materials and helpdesk services.

System health monitoring, proactive support, and white-glove Managed Support Services.

Meeting Spaces
  • Classrooms

    These small instruction spaces are the most common room type. Their primary objective is to bolster student engagement without getting in the way of the learning experience, all at an affordable price.

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    Headcount
    6-50 in-room participants with 6-50 remote participants
    Arrangement
    Students facing the instructor and display
    Display
    Focal point of room, may need to share space/surface with whiteboard for instructor notes
    Audio
    Room acoustics and intelligibility standards must be adopted
    Media
    Largely presentation material from an instructor computer
    Time
    Scheduled 45-90 minutes classes
    Help
    Monitored and proactively supported, with in-room user help point for instructors
  • Lecture Halls

    These larger specialty spaces are purpose-build for larger class sizes and/or guest speakers. Due to the large seating capacity, care must be taken to ensure equal audio & video performance throughout the entire space.

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    Headcount
    100-500 in-room participants with 100-500 remote participants
    Arrangement
    Audience facing elevated stage area for easy viewing
    Display
    Focal point of room, large enough to easily be seen by all and support special events
    Audio
    More selective audio solutions must be considered for larger rooms than typical classrooms
    Media
    Presentation materials, but with an emphasis on audio and cameras for effective streaming/recording
    Time
    Scheduled 45-90 minutes classes
    Help
    Monitored and proactively supported, with in-room user help point for instructors, but may also be operator-led
  • Learning Labs

    These unique and interactive spaces provide an active learning environment for students, improving engagement and retention. However, they also come with a level of technological complexity that must be carefully considered.

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    Headcount
    6-25 in-room students with adequate workspace
    Arrangement
    Instructor-facing, but also with the flexibility for breakout sessions and/or lab work
    Display
    Focal point of room, but may also have additional smaller displays for breakout groups
    Audio
    Simple speech reinforcement solution is required for instructor, but face-to-face breakout sessions are the focus
    Media
    Presentation materials, activity equipment to capture
    Work-Stream
    Small group instruction with breakout abilities
    Time
    Scheduled 45-90 minutes classes
    Help
    Monitored and proactively supported, with in-room user help point for instructors

Meeting Rooms

The success of any educational organization relies on the effective collaboration of its faculty, staff and students. Meeting rooms offer the ideal environment for collaboration, and lucky for you they are our specialty. Let us help you create and maintain the perfect collaborative experience for your teams.

Highlights

Enable faculty and staff members gather both locally and remotely.

Intuitive UI to support new users each semester

Ensure local and remote participants can see and hear, as well as be seen and heard themselves

Report data regarding room utilization and technology health.

Enable quick access to quick-reference materials and helpdesk services

System health monitoring, proactive support, and white-glove Managed Support Services.

Meeting Spaces
  • Conference Rooms

    As the most common type of meeting spaces, conference rooms should focus on creating an easy-to-use, effective environment for local and remote participants without breaking the bank.

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    Headcount
    4-10 in-room students, faculty, and/or staff with 4+ remote participants
    Arrangement
    Immersive open table arrangement enabling excellent display visibility while still promoting in-room discussions
    Display
    1-2 front-wall displays for a mix of content and remote participant video streams
    Camera View
    Front-wall camera with intelligent framing of in-room participants
    Media
    Focus on shared content and video
    Work-Stream
    Encourages serial work over parallel work
    Time
    Scheduled 30-120 minute meetings
    Help
    Monitored and proactively supported, with in-room user help point.
  • Huddle Rooms

    This modern type of meeting space enables quick collaboration for smaller groups without wasting the resources of larger meeting rooms.

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    Headcount
    2-10 in-room participants with limited remote participants
    Arrangement
    2-10 in-room participants with limited remote participants
    Display
    Optional end-of-table / front-wall display for remote participant video feeds or content
    Camera View
    Center-table camera with panoramic view of local participants
    Media
    Focus on conversation over shared content
    Work-Stream
    Encourage quick updates and scrum-like sessions
    Time
    Scheduled or unscheduled 5-30 minute meetings
    Help
    Monitored and proactively supported, with in-room user help point.
  • Boardrooms

    Executive spaces for some of the most important conversations in the institution. These rooms should be luxurious and impressive to behold, providing an exceptional AV experience for your trustees and executive leadership.

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    Headcount
    8-20 in-room participants with 1+ remote participants
    Arrangement
    Columnar or "u" shape arrangement enabling strong local headcount
    Display
    Large front-wall display with on-table or side-wall reinforcement content displays
    Camera View
    Multiple on-table or side-wall cameras with audio-triggered presets for perfectly framing the currently active seat
    Media
    Focus on shared content and seamless conversation
    Work-Stream
    Geared for an executive experience, comfort and reliability are crucial to success
    Time
    Scheduled 1 hour to all-day meetings
    Help
    Monitored, proactively supported, with white-glove standby service and in-room user help point

Specialty Spaces

Higher Education specialty spaces are often high visibility, high value, high risk systems that support graduations, theatrical productions, and sporting events. With so much on the line, don’t leave success up to chance: find an AV partner with a documented quality management system and a track record of excellence.

Highlights

Reliable performance is required for these high visibility systems on campus

Often a major revenue generator for the university or college

Flexible user interface for the operators to support fluid requests from users

Easy integration to existing LMS and event support

Report data regarding room utilization and technology health

Provide tiered support SLA to maintain system uptime

System health monitoring, proactive support, and white-glove Managed Support Services.

Meeting Spaces
  • Auditoriums

    Auditoriums support some of the most valuable classes and events hosted by the university. These are large spaces where AV performance is critical. Deployment with a mature quality management system and meaningful performance specifications are crucial to the room’s success.

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    Head Counts
    100-500 in-room participants with limited remote participants
    Display
    Focal point of room, large enough to easily be seen by all and support special events
    Audio
    An intelligible, evenly distributed audio system is a must. It’s in the name!
    Media
    Presentation materials, but with an emphasis on audio and cameras for effective streaming/recording
    Work-Stream
    Large group instruction and special events with guest speakers, recording and streaming are likely
    Time
    Scheduled 60-120 minutes events
    Help
    Monitored and proactively supported, most events may be operator-led with white-glove service
  • Theaters

    This is where the magic happens. Elevate your productions and better prepare the artists of tomorrow by integrating modern production technologies into your theatre space. No matter what your budget is, we can create a solution for you.

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    Head Counts
    50-200 in-room audience members
    Arrangement
    Flexible seating arrangements for varying production types.
    Display
    Large format projection systems can be implemented for high visual impact
    Audio
    Natural-sounding audio systems are a must to transparently support the talent on stage
    Media
    Advanced and programmable playback systems are central to any modern production, and offer great training to technical theatre students.
    Time
    Scheduled 60-120 minutes events
    Help
    Monitored and proactively supported, events will be operator-led with white-glove service
  • Athletic Centers

    Sporting events are a core component of the student and community experience. Amplify that experience though best-in-class sound systems, video walls, and more. Highlight your athletes, engage your community, and create memories for years to come.

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    Head Counts
    3,000 – 50,000 visitors
    Display
    Scoreboards and video walls to show scores/results that can be viewed in direct sunlight
    Audio
    Audio management and performance are critical to fans being able to understand what is happening on the field.
    Equipment
    Mainly audio focused, but having an effective digital signage management system can improve the experience and profitability of the space
    Time
    Scheduled 2-8 hour events
    Help
    Monitored and proactively supported, systems will require a trained support staff
  • Studios

    Studios are becoming more common at universities and colleges. Students use them to submit their work in a professional manner or practice their presentation for upcoming events.

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    Head Counts
    1-4 talent, 2-4 operators
    Space Consideration
    Acoustically treated space with proper lighting are even more important than the AV equipment
    Display
    Teleprompters and/or remote participants become important to interact with the on-air talent
    Audio
    Professional microphones and recording technology are required to produce quality recordings/streams
    Camera View
    Intimate camera shots and/or flexible connectivity are required to capture the nuances of the subject matter
    Equipment
    Professional cameras and microphones are required to differentiate the space from beginner vloggers, and recording media should be carefully considered
    Help
    Monitored and proactively supported, systems will require a trained support staff
  • Portable Systems

    Not every event type for higher education can have a dedicated space. Sometimes the quadrangle needs to be transformed into a graduation event space. It may make sense for the university or college to invest in effective portable systems, ranging from simple public address systems to immersive concert setups.

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    Head Counts
    100 – 25,000
    Equipment
    A trusted designer is required to make sure the equipment will be easy to setup, unconditionally support the event, and be storage-friendly
    Display
    Displays must be large enough to provide excellent viewing to the intended area and rugged enough to maintain an ROI
    Audio
    Portable audio systems are much different than installed systems, and the solutions are not always intuitive especially when events happen outdoors
    Streaming
    Live-streaming events is now expected for all major events on campus.
    Media
    Hardware is important, but just as important is the platform services required to support students and families consume the event
    Help
    Monitored and proactively supported, systems will require a trained support staff

Digital Signage

An informed campus is a happy and safe campus. An effective and manageable digital signage strategy plays a huge role in maintaining this. Being able to communicate with your entire organization is crucial to higher education organizations. It adds to the experience. Whether it’s informing them of upcoming events, the forecast, the campus shuttle schedule, or even emergencies on campus, digital signage is quickly becoming a necessity.

Highlights

Includes video walls, digital signs, campus TV, room scheduling, and more

Provide emergency alerts and instructions to improve safety on campus

Focused on getting your message out to your student body quickly and consistently

Build engagement and cohesion

Require highly secure deployments as compromise can cause embarrassment or worse

Report data regarding solution statistics and engagement data

System health monitoring, proactive support, and white-glove Managed Support Services.

Meeting Spaces
  • Video Walls

    Not only for the lobby, video walls can be used in internal faculty spaces for informational displays, dorm/campus messaging, and even sporting events or graduations.

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    Technology
    Any combination of traditional LCD or modern direct view LED walls, in any orientation or environment, paired with state-of-the-art media players
    Security
    Protect your school pride and reputation by securing signage content and players from outside tampering
    Management
    Centralized administration of all signage content with local customizations where appropriate
    Help
    Call, chat, or email support for content creators and sysadmins
  • Campus Messaging

    Your faculty and students are everywhere on campus, so why isn’t your message? Get your content out there with powerful campus messaging and broadcast tools that put content on displays, in the web browser, and on mobile.

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    Technology
    Streaming technologies with web apps and signage players
    Security
    Encrypted media streams with role-based access control ensures your message only goes where it’s supposed to
    Management
    No more “sneaker net”. Take control of your messaging anywhere in the world from one web portal.
    Help
    Call, chat, or email support for content creators and sysadmins
  • Room Scheduling

    Give your students and faculty total visibility into room usage. Utilize outside-of-the-room scheduling panels and LED indicators to broadcast room availability and reduce the barrier to finding study and huddle space on campus.

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    Technology
    Wall-mounted touch panels, LED indicators, mobile apps, and desktop clients, all integrated with corporate email/calendar platform
    Security
    Limit classroom scheduling permissions to ensure rooms are only booked by those with permission
    Management
    Centrally manage your scheduling solution from the cloud, and limit administration of scheduling hardware
    Help
    Call, chat, or email support for content creators and system admins

Managed Services

Student and instructor turnover at higher education institutions is significant. Just when the team finally starts to get the hang of using and maintaining the AV spaces, the semester ends and the cycle has to start all over again. Having an effective managed services partner can alleviate a lot of these headaches.

Highlights

Provide support to new faculty and students on the use of the system

Not all issues require boots on the ground, many can be managed remotely/automatically for less

Use your support staff more effectively and efficiently

Monitor room usage data to assure users’ needs are being met

Highly customizable services that fit your needs

Staffed by AV professionals

Bound by industry-leading service-level agreements

Meeting Spaces
  • Remote Helpdesk

    When AV technology goes wrong, it typically comes with disruption, embarrassment, and ultimately some financial loss to the school. Let our team be your first line of defense. Users and AV/IT staff alike can contact our Helpdesk and get their issue resolved fast, so they can stop worrying about the technology, and focus instead on instructing students or improving campus life.

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    Objective
    Reduce and eliminate expensive classroom/event disruptions due to AV technology issues
    Enablers
    In-room scannable QR codes for quick access to help resources and support contacts, plus zero trust connectivity for remote troubleshooting…no VPN required!
    Differentiators
    Zero trust access, self-help resources, and amazing support engineers
    Customizations
    Modify SLAs, get connectivity audit reports, and implement claw-back policies 
  • Proactive Monitoring

    Take the offensive against AV outages & conference room disruptions. Our proactive monitoring service constantly collects health metrics from your systems. In the event of an issue, the technical stakeholders for the system can be notified immediately, allowing them an opportunity to resolve the issue before users and the business at large are impacted.

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    Objective
    Reduce and eliminate expensive user disruptions due to AV technology issues
    Enablers
    Powerful and flexible IoT data service, integrated notification systems, and chainable actions for automatic remediation and logging
    Differentiators
    Manufacturer agnostic monitoring solution that works with any device, plus in-house monitoring driver development and onboarding
    Customizations
    Any device or system, customizable network topologies, pair with Helpdesk and other services, or use us to bring your AV devices into your IT standard monitoring platform   
  • Program Management

    Take control of your AV deployment strategy with a single hand-to-shake. Our unique and powerful service provides ultimate visibility and accountability into the project deployment process for the university and enables you to reach even greater speed and quality benchmarks. The best part: no RFPs needed.

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    Objective
    Deploy at scale without sacrificing quality. Control costs without RFPs or low-bid scenarios. Build trust with your partners and empower your deployment no matter the size. 
    Enablers
    Clearly defined AV solution standards, rapid budgeting tools, easy and cost-effective procurement utilizing a cooperative state contract, powerful system documentation, and a global accountability network of amazing integrators
    Differentiators
    Proven success in global deployment strategy and AV reference architecture, great integrator partnerships at home in the Metro Phoenix area and abroad, and a foundation of quality through AQAV’s AV9000 standard
    Customizations
    Dedicated or pooled resources, consulting on internal AV program strategy & staffing, or provide only a subset of services where your organization needs them most

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