SCHOMS 2018 -

It’s an exciting time to be involved in educational audiovisual design, and our visit to SCHOMS 2018 at the University of York was an excellent opportunity to catch up with the institutions and suppliers leading the field in the innovative application of audiovisual solutions.

After a lively workshop with delegates around procurement practice (a new addition this year) we were pleased to welcome visitors to our stand to take a closer look at the Barco weConnect and Sharp interactive BigPad solutions. The dinner at the National Railway Museum and the chance to chat in an informal setting to contacts new and old, was as always a nice way to bring the day to a close.


If you missed the event you can see a brief overview of the items on show below. To find out more, or continue the conversations started at this year's SCHOMS please contact us via the form below.

On our stand

Barco weConnect (click here)

New way of teaching

weConnect is Barco's collaborative learning system for higher education.The hardware and software solution offers extensive BYOD support, and enables the creation of an active, engaging experience, whether inside a traditional classroom, in a remote class or even at home.

Its cloud-based system and modular set up means that it can be used in a variety of educational settings from single classroom, to campus-wide or even multi-site environments

Within collaboration rooms, the teacher can send content from one of the group tables to the main screen at any point during the session to discuss the work of one group. With a single push of a button the teacher can then pushes this information to every student table as well, allowing students to view all details of the shared information. Students can also present the results of their work to the other groups. Additionally, the system allows to compare the results of multiple groups at the same time by adding their content to the main display and sharing this back to all student tables.

Upgrading a classroom with weConnect provides an engaging environment for both teachers and students with a fully connected interactive BYOD solution. The teacher can present content ( using a wired or wireless connection) from their device onto the main classroom display and can invite students to share information using their own devices with the rest of the group.

The modern University lecture theatre is a multi-screen environment and weConnect can automatically present onto the available displays. 
The lecturer can present (using a wired or wireless connection) content from their device on the main classroom display and invite students to share information with the rest of the group using their own devices. Quiz or polls can be set up to get the full attention from the students and throughout the session the lecturer can use the results of these quizzes to deepen the student understanding of the content

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Sharp BigPad (click here)

4K Reading and Writing

Building on Sharp's interactive legacy, the BIG PAD PN-70TH5 represents Sharp's latest "4K Reading and Writing" collaborative touchscreen solution.

Offering state-of-the-art collaboration with the outstandingly smooth projected capacitive (P-CAP) touch technology, Sharp’s new flagship series of 4K BIG PAD interactive displays is once again re-inventing collaborative teamwork.

Sharp’s premium 70” 4K BIG PAD has the "Pen-On-Paper" user experience at the heart of its design. The incredibly fast, responsive and sensitive projected-capacitive 30-point multi-touch has been optimised for best touch performance in demanding applications, such as boardroom meeting rooms, lecture theatres, specialised professional review and mission-critical war-room environments. Enhanced team communication and the capturing of all creative expression means that the best conditions for decisive and productive collaboration are achieved.

Using one BIG PAD is good. Using two or three BIG PAD PN-70TH5's in the powerful Multi-Board configuration is even better! BIG PAD can be linked together to operate as a single collaboration surface. SHARP Touch Viewer software also offers an easy-to-use interface and file system to collect and organise data from different collaborative projects.

The Pure AV stand also featured a range of professional displays from Sharp, including the new 70” 4K Big Pad. The interactive display was named Best New Collaboration Board by Rave publications at this year’s ISE show. It was great to see so many of you drop by the stand and test out the features that helped to make the Big Pad the judges’ favourite.

Some of our award nominated projects

Meet Our Key University Account Managers


Aidan Crowe

Aidan is the regional director of our Yorkshire office, based in Halifax, and was on hand at SCHOMS to talk you through the products and services available through Pure AV.



Mike has spent over a decade with Pure AV, firmly establishing himself as a Key Account Manager. He works with partners on the NWUPC framework and is ready to help respond to your AV needs.

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