Support, Then Design & Build
We maintain a handful of standard room configurations that form the basis of all of our A/V system installations. These standards allow us to provide consistent, simple, yet powerful learning spaces. There's nothing rigid or inflexible about our standards, in fact, it's easier to deploy new technologies if rooms have similar A/V components. We also do our part to conserve much needed resources. All of the following are considered when updating our designs; procurement efficiencies, energy consumption, items consumed (batteries & lamps), remote management and preventative maintenance.
All Information Services supported classrooms and lecture halls are on 4 and 8 year equipment cycles. Typically, computers and projectors are replaced every 4 years. After 8 years of service, all technology is refreshed to allow for changes in pedagogy, and in the A/V industry.
Where do we go from here?
Cost reduction strategies such as the Media Ready concept, Collaborative technology as the back bone of active learning in person or at a distance. Offering our support model as a core service to departments who would rather not spend time and money supporting learning spaces.