ADVANCED INSTALLS SOPHISTICATED AUDIOVISUAL DISPLAY SYSTEM FOR STAFF AND STUDENTS AT RYERSON UNIVERSITY’S NEW BAY STREET BUSINESS BUILDING
ABOUT RYERSON UNIVERSITY
Ryerson University was founded in 1948 as the Ryerson Institute of Technology. In 1993, Ryerson received full University status and in 2002 its name was once again returned to Ryerson University. Currently, Ryerson has approximately 23,000 Undergraduate students and 1,100 Masters and PhD students. Investing in its future, Ryerson is moving forward on a capital-expansion project that will cost more than $210-million and will completely transform the University yet again, providing 5 new campus buildings.
THE ADVANCED SOLUTION
Advanced has been an AV partner to Ryerson since 1998 designing and installing many of the University’s lecture halls and theatres over the years. The most recent project Advanced was asked to undertake for the University relates to the new Business Building on Bay Street.
The new business building, which will be home to the Ted Rogers’ School of Business, features some of the most technologically-advanced collaboration solutions currently available. Advanced worked with Ryerson staff on collaborative AV installation within more than 31 rooms, with 6 different system configurations to best accommodate the unique size and requirements of each classroom.
To ensure a connected and innovative space, Advanced installed 4000-lumens multimedia projectors, a multi-format DVD/VCR and high-resolution document cameras to display acetates, printed materials and 3D objects to ensure students became fully engaged in lessons. These state-of-the-art visual enhancements were combined with equally cutting-edge audio solutions (microphones, room amplification systems and speakers) totally transforming the classrooms into collaborative learning environments that allow students to see displayed assignments and information, share research and opinions and work together in a more connected way on projects. Each classroom is also equipped with assistive-listening technology to accommodate the hearing impaired ensuring all students can participate equally in group discussions.
The lecture halls within the new business building go above and beyond when it comes to advanced presentation technology. Some of these halls feature over-sized 20′ screens and powerful 10,000 lumens, high-definition projectors to provide the audience with engaging, immersive displays during presentations. A ceiling-mounted camera makes distance-sharing possible and supports complex and distributed teams by allowing the lecture to be archived or streamed, live, to remote viewers. Ceiling speakers and subwoofers provide audio reinforcement for the instructor, or presenter and help to create a highly-advanced and captivating learning environment for all members of the audience.