University of Bath: Audio Visual Unit

News and developments in AV

Topic: Spaces

Tours of the rebuilt GTA Rooms

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📥  Design Build Advise, Spaces

Over the course of the next few days, we're hosting a viewing of the rebuilt GTA rooms over the summer, if anyone would like to come and see them:

Thursday 09.30-10:30 4 East  = Meet in Foyer for: 4E 2.4,2.61,3.10, 3.19, 3.5

Thursday 12.30-13:30 5 West = Meet in Foyer for: 5W 2.1, 2.3

Thursday 15.30-17:00 3 West North  = Meet in Foyer for: 3WN 2.1, 3.7, 3.8

Friday 10.30-11:30 1 East = Drop into 1E 2.4 or 1E 3.9

 

GTA Rolling Refurbishment - Update 9 August 2016

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📥  Design Build Advise, Equipment, Spaces, Systems

We've been for a tour of the new facilities, and they're all progressing very well.
We hope to have them ready to go again in the next 10 days or so.

Some rooms are really unrecognisable from before!

4E3.19 - 9 August

4E3.19 - 9 August

4E3.10 - full delivery

4E3.10 - full delivery

4E2.61

4E2.61

4E2.56 - Dual screen

4E2.56 - Dual screen

3WN2.1 - flooring finished

3WN2.1 - flooring finished

Obviously there is more to come in the near future!

 

GTA Refurbishment - Update 22 July 2016

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Work is gathering pace this week, with many of the teaching spaces starting to come back together.

4W and 6W have had a technology change, and will be released back into general usage shortly.

5W 2.1 and 2.3 have been repainted, pending some new AV equipment in the next week or two.

The progress on the other rooms is below!

3WN 2.1 on 22 July - starting to look like a theatre again.

3WN 2.1 on 22 July - starting to look like a theatre again.

 

3WN3.8 - please note the new windows.

3WN3.8 - please note the new windows.

 

4E3.10 - New flooring & Paintwork

4E3.10 - New flooring & Paintwork

 

4E2.61

4E2.61

 

4E2.56

4E2.56

 

1E3.9 PC Lab

1E3.9 PC Lab

 

1E3.6

1E3.6

 

 

 

GTA Refurbishment - Summer Update #1

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📥  Design Build Advise, Spaces

We thought we'd let you have an insight into the work that is going on behind the scenes in some of the GTA spaces over this summer's build project.

As you can see, we're not just updating the technology (which we are doing), but we're preparing the rooms for a full set of infrastructure for the future years. This includes the furniture, the infrastructure cabling, wiring, lights (in some places) and teaching stations.

We're all very busy!

1E2.4 - Stripped Out

1E2.4 - Stripped Out

1E3.6 waiting for attention

1E3.6 waiting for attention

This was a PC Lab!

This was a PC Lab!

3WN2.1 - Empty

3WN2.1 - Empty

3WN2.1

3WN2.1 Flooring change

3WN3.7

3WN3.7 Stripped to the floor

3WN3.7_2016rebuild_1

3WN3.7 - The boards are being replaced with something new

3WN3.8

New windows for 3WN3.8

4E3.10

4E3.10 Asbestos removal from Windows and Wall

 

GTA Refurbishment

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📥  Design Build Advise, Spaces

The GTA refurbishment is going along at quite a pace.

The bulk of the work so far has been spent in dealing with the asbestos works in 1E, 2E and 4E.

Many of the other rooms are also starting to be redecorated.

4E3.10

4E3.10

4E3.10_1

4E3.10_cabling

The full list of what we're doing is here:

Summer Upgrades

Please contact us if you'd like to know any more.

 

 

Summer Upgrades

  

📥  Design Build Advise, Equipment, Projects, Spaces

This summer, we are rebuilding many of the teaching spaces.

Full rebuilds (Furniture, Decoration, Equipment):

  • 1E
  • 2E (but not 3.1)
  • 3WN
  • 4E (not 3.38)

Equipment refresh & Decoration:

  • 5W
  • Council Chamber

Equipment Refresh

  • 4W
  • 6W

1E3.6, 4E2.56 and 4E3.5 will become twin projector rooms - so you can show 2 sources side-by-side.

3WN2.1 will be fitted with camera tracking (similar to University Hall).

These rooms are being upgraded to the latest AV Specification. They are also being fully rewired to give the latest standard of cabling.

From the start of the new academic year, all of these rooms will be equipped with a full set of digital interfaces, so any form of laptop can be plugged in.

The rooms will have a full lecture capture interface, so that anything the students see on the projection screens or displays will be captured.

An addition to that, the rooms are also getting Apple and Miracast display sharing devices - so you will be able to present from a tablet or latest model laptop wirelessly.

Please contact us if you would like to know any more details.

Conference Season - new products

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📥  Equipment, Spaces, Technology

The early part of the year brings several conferences and shows for teaching technology.

Recently there has been BETT (teaching technology - January) and ISE (integrated systems - February). BVE (broadcast video) is next week.

We'll highlight some of the interesting products and solutions we've seen over the next few weeks.

Firstly!

Magic Whiteboard

This product featured recently on Dragon's Den - and is a really neat solution for multi use writing surfaces if you're in a space without them. You need nothing more than a reasonable flat wall to use.

We have a sample of this in AV if anyone would like to try it out.

Here's how it works:

We can get this product through our usual suppliers.

For more details - http://www.magicwhiteboard.co.uk/

 

Upgrades - University Hall

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We've been working hard over the last couple of weeks to update some of the technology in University Hall

 

We are piloting an installation of Apple, Android and Windows display sharing. We've fitted an Apple TV and a Miracast dongle into the lectern.

You'll now find two extra buttons on the control panel.

UniHall_newcontrolint

Apple TV:

To do this you need to use peer-to-peer AirPlay. You will need to stand in the vicinity of the PC, and have bluetooth switch on on your device.

The device is called: University Hall Apple TV

With peer-to-peer AirPlay, your iOS device and Apple TV don't have to be on the same Wi-Fi network. To use peer-to-peer AirPlay, you need one of these devices with iOS 8 or later:

·                      iPhone 5 or later

·                      iPad mini or iPad (4th generation or later)

·                      iPod touch (5th generation or later)

For more information please look at the Apple support site- https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204289

 

Miracast:

To do this you need to use bluetooth. You will need to stand in the vicinity of the PC, and have bluetooth or a widi compliant device.

The device is called: University Hall Miracast

You can check if your device can do this here:
https://www.wi-fi.org/product-finder-results?sort_by=default&sort_order=desc&capabilities=2,3&certifications=45

Essentially, your device will need to be relatively new.

Android: o/s 4.2 Jellybean or newer.

Windows: Windows 8.1 or newer.

For more information on how to do this: http://www.howtogeek.com/200897/how-to-use-miracast-screen-mirroring-from-windows-or-android/

 

If you would like to try this out, please do - but we would like your feedback! AV@bath.ac.uk