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Oxford University installs future-proofed AV systems in major refurbishment

Oxford University installs future-proofed AV systems in major refurbishment

UK - As part of complete refurbishment, The Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford needed to overhaul its lecture theatres with reliable, future-proofed AV equipment including a central control room and lecture capture functionality.

Conferex Communications installed two Optoma ProScene EH7700 projectors in each lecture theatre together with audio equipment, cameras for lecture capture and the central control room solutions. It used fibre optic cabling that will allow the university to easily replace components and eventually upgrade to 4K projectors without having to change the whole system.

Ivan Constable, director at Conferex, said: “The projectors work seamlessly with all the control equipment and the image quality is spot-on. The cameras can record the lecture from multiple angles to show the presentation, the blackboard as well as the lecturer and/or students. Having a central control room means the university can now increase its seating capacity for popular sessions by broadcasting the lecture across all theatres.”

Simon Ellis, IT manager at the University, said: “There is nowhere else in the university where the AV equipment is done so well. Our time spent in planning this has certainly paid off!”

10th November 2016

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