Saville Audio Visual has upgraded the AV systems in the main Education Centre lecture hall at Royal Derby Hospital, a teaching centre for the University of Nottingham medical school.
The existing system was complex and out-dated as well as totally analogue. It also included 4:3 aspect ratio displays, no HD components, and lacked HDMI inputs and BYOD capability. The new system is easier to control with brighter screen images and better placed repeater screens.
Saville regional technical manager, Rob Hill explained: “Key elements of the improved facilities included the introduction of an AMX control system and a 6,600 lumens Christie HD projector plus 55in high definition NEC repeater screens. These are complemented by a zoned DSP digital audio system and a versatile Barco ClickShare wireless collaboration package.”
A Kramer switcher scaler enables multiple input sources to be routed to the main screen at the correct format and resolution. The repeater displays use the switcher’s HDBaseT output.
Audio reproduction was an important factor, so a high performance DSP system was configured, incorporating Sennheiser radio mics, separate programme sound and twin PA audio amplifiers. A beyerdynamic array microphone was chosen to provide optimum coverage for lectern-based presentations.
Lectures and presentations in 16:9 format can now be controlled from a new bespoke Academy lectern via an AMX Modero-X touchscreen. In addition, the audio loop amplifier has been upgraded to improve audio support for students with hearing difficulties.
Deputy head of voice services, Simon Reynolds commented: “This contemporary installation by Saville Audio Visual has provided a much needed, professional lecture suite with HD capabilities and vastly improved audio facilities; the use of ClickShare as a means of sharing multiple sources simultaneously has transformed the space into a truly connected, high-end experience.”