ADVANCED BUILDS ENGAGING AV SOLUTION AT BIODIVERSITY INSTITUTE WITHIN UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH TO FACILITATE COLLABORATION AMONG BOTH FACULTY AND STUDENTS
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH
The University of Guelph has a long history that spans more than a century since the Ontario government first purchased a 500-acre farm from Frederick William Stone in Guelph for the province’s new School of Agriculture. Established in 1964, the University of Guelph consists of 7 colleges with 17,484 full-time and 1,494 part-time undergraduate students currently enrolled at the Guelph campus alone.
THE ADVANCED SOLUTION
The leaders of the Biodiversity Institute wanted to include a lecture hall in their new building that would fit with the complex, yet highly-important topic of Biodiversity. The theatre needed to engage the audience and include state-of-the-art audiovisual technology to help attract key speakers and attendees.
Advanced designed and created the Visualization Center which functions as a multipurpose presentation and collaborative space. The centrepiece of the room is the infinite plasma videowall: an impactful display that grabs the attention of an audience immediately and keeps them focused and engaged.
With these new audiovisual enhancements, the room can now accommodate presentations of all kinds and complexities, from basic lectures to multi-location videoconferencing sessions, enhancing collaboration and innovation. The videoconferencing system within the Institute can unite up to 6 sites at one time, making it easy to share lectures and data with other educators and students, no matter where they are located – across the hall, in another province or around the world. This AV technology installed at the Institute by the experts at Advanced supports and enhances business relationships and accelerates innovation through collaboration.
The room automation and control system allows easy control of the videowall, including volume, to ensure crisp, clear sound and seamless communication between users at all times. The solution also includes integration with the SMART interactive whiteboards to get the most out of team sessions.