The RVC were looking to expand their main lecture theatre as the student numbers for each year were increasing rapidly. With additional tiers of seating at the back of the theatre there was an issue with all students being able to see and hear the content. Video conferencing and lecture capture needed to be integrated and the student experience needed to be improved generally.
Our solution was to retain the main projected image but supplement this with additional monitors. 84” wall mounted monitor screens left and right of the projection screen and 65” and 55” ceiling mounted monitor screens supporting the rear of the theatre. The ceiling was being replaced so we installed a new distributed audio solution with ceiling flush mounted speakers for voice support. An equipment rack was removed from the lectern and new equipment was installed into a small storage space local to the theatre, with minimal equipment and connectivity at the lectern position.
New video switchers from AMX and Digital Sound Processors were installed to manage the video and audio inputs and outputs.
The look and feel of the lecture theatre was changed dramatically with new seating and desks. The colour scheme was lighter and the ambiance of the room was greatly improved. The Audio Visual within the room covered all the additional seating, and better covered dead spots in the theatre in terms of view angle on content and audio quality. The multiple screen solution works well in the room and has been well received by the student populous. All integrated aspects work seamlessly and the finish on the rack, cabling to the screens and projectors is incredibly neat and tidy, so future fault tracking will be more straight forward.