Pure AV was tasked to provide a digital laboratory to offer class-leading facilities to both academics and industrialists.
“We wrote a tender that was deliberately very open. It allowed vendors to demonstrate their real skills and capability…we wanted neat and innovative solutions that would mark us out as a bit different from the rest”. Gavin Edwards, Digital Laboratory Manager
We started by focussing on innovative solutions to connect the different areas of the building and provide technology that would support the vision and needs of the Laboratory.
As soon as you arrive at the Laboratory, you are greeted with technology that tells a story – in reception there are large LCD screens. And that technology is keeping everyone connected, from room booking systems with touch panel displays to a building wide AV Access Grid meaning anyone can access central content in any room.
The central hub for the Digital Laboratory is now an impressive auditorium with wide projection surfaces capable of displaying up to four simultaneous high definition images, creating a space that can do more than just be a room for lectures. Beyond this area are a number of defined areas including a conference room with two 50” LCD displays being fed from a variety of sources and two demonstration suites (which can be linked) each with a widescreen interactive whiteboard.
The design of the Usability Lab, with a widescreen interactive whiteboard and recording facilities, now allows researchers to study how people interact with technology. There are also general meeting rooms with removable presentation facilities and eight research pods where local or central content can be displayed. We began installation in July 2008 and handed over to our client in September 2008, on time and in budget.
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