From classrooms and lecture halls, to student lounges and computer labs, audiovisual technologies are critical to successful learning environments. We are experts in designing and integrating user-friendly and reliable systems that transform ordinary spaces into extraordinary experiences, for both students and faculty alike.
Here you will find some of our most common room types and client needs for Colleges and Universities. Contact us today to learn more about our higher learning expertise.
The board room is where mission critical decisions are made. The faculty’s need to work together as a team is essential to the success of those strategic, tactical and operational decisions.
A properly designed easy-to-use audiovisual system must provide an equal experience for all those seated in the room as well as attending remotely via audio or video conferencing. Large screens and outstanding image quality that can be easily viewed from the sides and rear of the room must be viewable by web and video conferencing participants.
Presentation Products designs board room audiovisual solutions for the tough decisions made in today’s high paced world resulting in more efficient meetings and better decision-making.
Higher Education Classrooms
College students have become accustomed to a world where the availability of technology is no longer an option but a requirement for communicating and learning.
Many students come from learning environments where interactive whiteboards and multimedia in the classroom are the norm. Laptops are used for taking notes, writing papers, sharing ideas and working together on projects.
Presentation Products can transform your classrooms into flexible learning spaces where students and teachers can easily connect to and use the technology in the classroom to share ideas and inspire one another.
Collaboration isn’t about technology; it’s about peple, knowledge and the ability to bring them all together in a meaningful way.
With our SMART solutions, collaboration sessions become a visual, interactive experience, with effortless record keeping. Teamwork produces valuable results, whether you’re working with your colleagues in person or across distances. Our solutions consist of integrated, touch-enabled interactive whiteboards, displays and systems, and innovative tools that enable productive collaboration.
Our innovative collaborative solutions include:
- SMART interactive whiteboards & displays
- Multiple connection points for guest laptops
- Room based audio and videoconferencing
- Data conferencing and collaboration software
Extraordinary improvements in productivity are possible with Presentation Products’ and SMART Technologies’ Meeting Room Solutions. To learn more about Interactive Technologies and Collaborative Technologies please contact us or click here.
Dedicated spaces designed to teach students how to use a wide variety of computer applications and hardware platforms present a unique problem for a teacher in controlling the classroom. Old style room designs provide for students typically setup in a large “U” facing the side and rear walls with their backs to the front of the classroom. While this setup allows the instructor to monitor what the students are doing, it does not support a student centered learning environment.
Our designs feature projection screens with ceiling mounted projectors or interactive whiteboards up to 90” diagonal that allow the teacher to control his/her computer from the front of the room. With the addition of computer lab instruction software, the teacher can control every students PC in the room, divide the students up into groups where they can view each others work and bring any users screen up to the front of the room for viewing by others. Additional room features may include support for video, audio, podcasting, and speech reinforcement for the hearing impaired.
Studies show that those who engage in moderate exercise have higher grades and better performance than those who lead sedentary lifestyles.
A substantial amount of effort goes into creating a fitness center’s atmosphere. Proper stimulation through sound and video motivates students to exercise. In fact, research proves that health club goers remain in the gym longer when they are motivated by music and video options. The importance of a well designed audiovisual system is equally as important as the equipment itself and must be part of the initial design of the facility.
- Whole House Music Systems with choice of multiple genres as well as IPOD connectivity
- Video Systems
- Cardio Theatre
- Sound Systems for aerobic rooms, group fitness, spin classes & yoga
Lecture Halls designed for groups of 50 to 200 students often have high ceilings and are tiered to allow all students to see over the head of the student in front of them. These spaces present a unique challenge to learning that isn’t present in the smaller classrooms. Proper viewing of the course material from all areas of the room, intelligibility of the instructor’s words as well as those of the fellow students are often not considered in the original design of the space by the architect.
Presentation Products will help you transform lecture halls into learning spaces where instructors can accurately communicate information as it was originally intended.
The student lounge serves as a meeting place for exchanging ideas, study hall, small group collaboration center or simply a place to relax and unwind.
Properly designed student lounges are the perfect space for a multitude of audiovisual solutions including relaxing background music, cable TV, and digital signage displaying current news, weather and campus messaging.
Presentation Products is an expert in designing audiovisual systems for student lounges.
While the classroom is primarily used for instructional use, the university meeting room is widely used as a group study room, for formal presentations, and for collaborative meetings.
These meeting rooms must support the widest variety of room uses including standard meetings, formal presentations, Video Conferencing; collaboration and brain storming. Regardless of the use, the room and its technology must be designed for even the most casual user and be up and running in seconds with the push of a button.
Presentation Products designs audiovisual room solutions that support the walkup and use experience for both student and faculty. This increases Return on Investment and technology adoption resulting in more efficient meetings and better decision-making.
Your reception area is at the heart of your college’s department. It is the first and last impression your visitors will experience.
The role of the reception area has changed in today’s colleges and universities. The environment must easily accommodate a variety of different functions. Digital Signage greets your guest in a friendly manner by displaying corporate branding, current news and weather, projecting warm and welcoming background music, and welcoming your guest by name.
Presentation Products will create an experience for your guests that reflects your values, creates lasting impressions and makes visitors and staff feel welcome and at home.
Large spaces such as Theatres and Auditoriums are typically used as a multipurpose venue for plays, concerts, speeches, movies, lectures and learning. These multiuse spaces present a multitude of technical challenges as they need to be carefully designed for many different uses by many different users.
A properly designed audiovisual system must be flexible, tamperproof and allow for a large variety of computer and video based presentations. With audio support, these can range from an individual standing behind a lectern, to a panel of speakers sitting at a table, to an entire class of children of all ages singing or playing musical instruments on stage.