First off, huge news as Extron finally enters the AV-over-IP market with a new system called the NAV Series. See all the details in our story below.
As you may know, I teach advertising and branding at the University of North Carolina in the School of Media and Journalism. I’ve been teaching there for nearly 10 years in a 100+ year old building. Teaching my new media technologies class was always tough in our building as it was only outfitted with the same thing nearly every other university classroom has — a projector, a switcher, a computer, an HDMI porter laptops, etc. I couldn’t teach remotely, students couldn’t join the class remotely, we couldn’t even collaborate inside the room, much less do it remotely.
But that all changed when the assistant dean offered up a dedicated room to build my “dream classroom” last semester. Thanks to Nureva, Extron, Altia Systems, Zoom and a handful of other partners, I literally built what is for me, the perfect classroom — and made the As-Builts available to you for free! Oh, and you can even take a VR tour of the room, too! So, make sure you check out the very first story, below, from Nureva — who wrote-up case study of the room called, “Active learning classroom of the future becomes a reality at UNC.”
Oh, and Bates College’s own Scott Tiner, has decided not to integrate AVaaS on his campus — read his column to understand how he ran the numbers and why it makes no since, to him, to use the AVaaS model to integrate new technology, yet.