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Pure AV deploys Lumens PTZ cameras to support lecture capture, room linking and video conferencing at The University of Liverpool.
Growing demand for courses, the expectation of digitised course content and campus sites in London, Liverpool and China have fuelled demand for the Lumens PTZ cameras at the University; as high quality video recording becomes an important tool in the delivery of the academic experience.
Pure AV introduced the first Lumens PTZ camera to The University of Liverpool in 2010, six years later there are over 100 cameras installed across the University estate.
Gary Swift, AV team leader at The University of Liverpool explains,
“The popularity of the courses at the University has resulted in an increase in class sizes and greater use of room linking. As an AV team it is essential that we maintain the quality of the student experience across the teaching environment. A reliable camera able to transmit high quality images between rooms is an important part of that service delivery.”
Lecture capture is another area that has seen significant development at the University. Today’s students expect to have online digital content available to support the revision process and as a result lecture capture is now widely used across the campus. As the implementation of lecture capture has increased so too has the deployment of the Lumens PTZ cameras. The quality of the optical zoom, reliability and USB connectivity are key drivers behind the adoption of the cameras.
The final application of the Lumens PTZ cameras at the University of Liverpool is in support of desktop video conferencing. The Lumens cameras are used in conjunction with StarLeaf desktop video conferencing when a superior video image is required. Most often this is in support of internal communication between the different campus sites and to carry out online Viva examinations.
The reliability of the cameras has been an important factor in their adoption as Swift points out,
“In the 6 years that the University has been using the cameras there has not been a single failure and even now with an install base of over 100 units we have not experienced any product issues”.
“When you have a product that is reliable and delivers what you expect then it is natural that the usage will grow. In the six years since Pure AV introduced the Lumens cameras to the University we have gradually increased the applications where the cameras are used, and as the use of video and digital content persists I fully expect that to continue.”