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Prysm tech installed in ‘DigiBox’ space for Imperial College

Working with AV specialist DVSI and Prysm, Imperial College has created a new interactive co-learning space in the Molecular Sciences Research Hub, in White City

Imperial College London and audio-visual specialist DVSI have teamed up to create DigiBox, a new interactive co-learning space in the Molecular Sciences Research Hub, in White City. The group ideation space is designed to promote a new style of collaborative learning, with a huge interactive Prysm 190 canvas and video conferencing technologies. The interactive multi-user digital surface is the largest single panel touch screen in the UK and the first to be deployed in a dedicated educational and research facility.

Located on the ground floor of the Molecular Sciences Research Hub (MSRH) in the Imperial West Campus, in White City, DigiBox will be used by the department of chemistry for teaching, research and collaborative learning sessions. Designed and installed by DVSI, the 30-person capacity space uses technology to bring research and project teams together.

At the heart of the DigiBox is the latest 6K Prysm 190-inch interactive digital canvas, supported by Prysm’s PAS software platform, which delivers digital productivity via an enhanced collaboration experience. Supported with video conferencing and audio equipment, DigiBox is also hybrid, allowing teams in different campuses to work together and international specialists to be included remotely.

The MSRH offers a combination of onsite university connections and is available for hire with hospitality for clients. The space will also be available for demonstration of the technology for clients looking to explore how it can work for their business.

“It’s incredibly exciting that DigiBox is delivering state-of-the-art interactive technology in one of the world’s top academic institutions,’ said Richard Cobbold, CEO, DVSI. “This new kind of learning environment puts teams together and enables them to intuitively co-create and seamlessly exchange ideas as a group. It is testament to Imperial’s vision for science, that they have recognised the critical role that these new technologies can play in turbo-charging its research programs.”

Prof Oscar Ces, head, department of chemistry, Imperial, added: “We are constantly looking for new technologies to enhance our student experience and build on our teaching and research excellence. This is the jewel in the crown of international chemistry research facilities, and we believe that DigiBox, and its stunning 190” collaboration canvas is setting a new standard for next generation learning.”

Tanvir Osama, vice president for EMEA, Prysm  explained: “This is a great application to see the full potential of Prysm in all it’s glory, enabling group collaboration on a large scale and the visualisation of complicated content in a way in which students can interact together and visualise processes, drawings and motion graphics. By opening up the space for use by others, it will be great to see how businesses find the tools for meetings and brainstorming too.”