Posts tagged higher education

Launching HD Projection, Advanced Surround Sound at Ringling

Located in Sarasota, Fla., Ringling College of Art and Design is recognized as one of the country’s most innovative institutes for visual arts and technology. In the development of their first fully LEED Silver-certified academic building, school administrators sought state-of-the-art systems to lead their next generation of graphic artists.

A strong emphasis would be placed on the use of high-definition (HD) audiovisual systems in conjunction with digital signals. In the video below, Ringling’s assistant VP/director of facilities, Jeff Poleshek, and AVI-SPL’s sales engineer, Jamie Knoop, take us on a tour of the latest advancements in HD projection, digital surround, control panel technology and more.

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View Digital Signage, Advanced Projection Systems at USF’s Marshall Student Center

AVI-SPL recently completed an exciting new installation for the University of South Florida’s revamped student union. Today, the four-story Marshall Student Center stands as an innovative foundation for presentation technologies, including digital signage applications, enhanced speaker systems and the latest in projection and control system advancements.

In the video below, USF’s Assistant Director of Operations, Jennifer Hernandez, takes us on a tour of several installation areas, including their 1,100-seat ballroom, meeting rooms, 700-seat auditorium and senate chambers.

“The changes implemented have provided that ‘wow’ factor, which is what students expect in a facility of this nature,” says Hernandez. “Everything is easy to use, with cutting-edge technology available at the simple touch of a button.”

In developing this project, AVI-SPL received a great amount of collaborative support from Beck construction, TLC Design and Multimedia LED. To learn more about this case study, please click here.

Lessons in UC From the Classroom

Unified Communications (UC) tools are moving out of the board room and into the realm of higher education. In a great post on the UC Strategies blog, Blair Pleasant discusses a variety of areas that universities could use UC to streamline communications between faculty, staff, students, and others.

All UC vendors today are trying to find ways to differentiate themselves from one another and to stand out from the crowd. I generally recommend that they focus on professional services and/or applications, especially vertical applications. One vendor that has been successfully building UC applications and solutions based on its vertical expertise is NEC, which is working with its partners to understand the business challenges and business processes in the areas of health care, hospitality, higher education, and government.

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