Corporate Case StudyUniversity Of Adelaide
University of Adelaide – new meeting rooms
To create meeting spaces that just worked and where end users didn’t spend the first portion of their meeting trying to get the room up and running. The spaces needed to include a local PC and the ability to display that or their own laptop on a large LCD with OPS PC. There was also a requirement to support the shift to desktop conferencing using clients such as Jabber, Skype or Zoom for example.
The solution was a “no touch” solution which comprised an AMX Netlinx controller, AMX Solecis Digital switcher, HydraPort, Lutron sensor, USB switcher, USB camera, USB microphone and a large format LCD display aligned to overall room size. The control and switching provided by the AMX by Harman products provided a key advantage in meeting the brief by creating an automated “no touch” environment.
Upon a user entering one of the rooms, the Lutron sensor detects the motion and via the Netlinx Controller sets the room to a ready state which is default to the OPS Room PC. If the room user wishes to display their laptop, they simply plug in the HDMI Cable via the HydraPort and the Solecis will auto-switch to display the image on the main screen. Once the laptop is unplugged the system automatically returns to the OPS PC.
For conferencing, a USB Camera and USB microphone are utilised for desktop conference applications. The USB switcher provides the ability for these to be utilised by either the inbuilt PC or a user’s laptop, with simple integration via a USB cable in the AMX Hydraport.
Implementation was simple and fast due to the simplicity of the system and so allowed for rapid deployment of multiple spaces with minimal resourcing.
University of Adelaide
Adelaide, South Australia