College / University Classroom
The classroom will be used in a higher education environment with the need to display multiple types of electronic media to the students, while maintaining a cost-effective solution. Several different instructors will be using the classroom. Therefore, the system needs to be intuitive and simple to operate. Also, since the system will be used extensively on a day-to-day basis, reliability will be essential.
System Design Solution
One ceiling-mounted projector with 3,500 ANSI lumens brightness and RGBHV, composite video, and HDMI inputs. The projector has a native resolution of 1366x1024, and will be projected onto a 120 inch (3 meter) diagonal, 16x9 aspect ratio electric screen. The screen is to be ceiling-mounted and located on the front wall, centered with the seating area.
A PC monitor will be located on top of the lectern. The monitor will be 19 inches (48 cm) diagonal and have a native resolution of 1280x1024.
Sources and Connectivity
The following sources and connections will be provided in the lectern: One PC workstation, one Blu-ray Disc player, one AV input for an iPod, and analog 15-pin HD and HDMI inputs for laptops. In addition, on the rear wall there will be 15-pin HD and DVI laptop inputs.
The Extron TLP 700MV TouchLink™ Touchpanel in conjunction with an Extron IPL 250 Control Processor will provide user control of the system, including source selection, source device control, display system control, and audio output level adjustment. The TLP 700MV touch-sensitive control panel will be configured with a simple-to-use and intuitive graphical user interface.
|Room Needs Assessment|
|Staffing||Various professors and instructors, plus classroom seating for students.|
|Viewing Distance Range||From 8 feet (2.4 meters) to 45 feet (14 meters).|
|Display Requirements||Projector with front surface screen located on front wall, to enable viewing of PC and video sources.|
|Computer Sources and Connectivity||One PC in the lectern with 15-pin HD output at 1280x1024 resolution, plus 15-pin HD and DVI connectivity for two laptops. DVI and 15-pin HD connectivity is also provided on the rear wall for two additional laptops. The laptops will be at various resolutions.|
|Other Sources||One Blu-ray Disc player in lectern, plus one AV input for an iPod® for playing podcasts.|
|Audio Requirements||Program audio playback of PC content and video sources.|
|Control Interface||A simple-to-use control interface at the lectern to power the projector on and off, switch inputs into the projector, lower or raise the screen, select input sources into the system switcher, and control the audio output level and Blu-ray Disc player.|