University of Hertfordshire gets fully connected

Transform the classroom into a dynamic environment that’s interactive and easy to use thanks to Crestron’s education solutions

Network all multimedia, environmental, and room-scheduling technology using existing IT infrastructure, and Crestron’s enterprise management platform will let you monitor and control these systems together from anywhere. No matter the campus size, Crestron saves time and money with easier and more efficient management of resources.

The University of Hertfordshire is the UK’s leading business-facing university. The school prides itself on driving innovation. The recent renovations are part of the University’s 2020 Estate Vision programme, a series of updates and developments taking place over the next 10 years. 

The aim of this stage of the programme was to create an informal learning area for students adjacent to the main reception. The space features a variety of seating areas to give students a choice of learning environments, such as three ‘study booths,’ a presentation area, and café. The presentation area features a wall-mounted control panel to provide total room control from one, convenient point. Crestron’s simple to use Connect It™ Presentation Interface provides one touch control and connectivity to student laptops so they can share content on the displays.

Crestron’s solutions offer an ultra-rich functionality and simple operation. They fit the bill perfectly

Adam Harvey, AV and Digital Media Development Manager at the University of Hertfordshire comments: “For the study booths and presentation area, we had to make the AV solutions simple to operate. Crestron’s solutions offer an ultra-rich functionality and simple operation. They fit the bill perfectly. As we predominantly use Crestron products in our teaching rooms and have recently installed Crestron all-in-one presentation systems within some of our lecture theatres, we automatically looked to Crestron for a DigitalMedia™ solution to distribute the content. Although we have chosen to only make VGA and HDMI available at this time, their scalable solutions provide a variety of inputs and a managed output to the NEC displays, which avoids any user resolution issues when using a wide variety of mobile devices and laptops.”

“The system is easy to use and I am impressed with how neat the interface looks,” continues Adam Harvey. “These Connect IT devices offer a compact and convenient solution for presentations, and for areas such as these and meeting rooms, they provide a simple-to-use system which helps users to build their confidence in using this kind of technology.”

Crestron DigitalMedia can be utilised across a full suite of solutions in any educational environment; from simple collaboration within small classrooms all the way to large-scale presentation and annotation solutions within auditoriums. All Crestron solutions are customisable to each individual learning space, remaining cost effective, simple to install and easy to use for both teachers and students.

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