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Case Study: Lee University, TN

Experiencing growing student enrollment in 2016, Lee University, a private Christian institution in Tennessee, constructed a spacious hall for its School of Nursing to host lectures covering nursing procedures, biology, and life sciences. The hall has soaring ceilings, tiered desk seating for 120+, and an extensive audiovisual system including streaming. AV system design and installation was a joint effort by Lee University’s Information Technology Lab Manager Mark Mong and pro AV integration firm Encore Broadcast Solutions and leaned heavily on Extron products.

Lecturers can load presentation material onto the PC contained in the AV operator desk, or they can bring a laptop containing presentation material. Convenient guest connections for power, HDMI, DisplayPort, and USB-C cables are available at a Cable Cubby 202 cable access enclosure in the AV operator desk and a TLP Pro 320C Cable Cubby TouchLink Pro Touchpanel in the podium. Lecturers can tap, write, and draw on their presentations through a touchscreen at the podium that links to an Annotator 300 Annotation Processor. Teaching materials are displayed on a large projection screen at the stage, and on four flat panel displays located on the front and back walls of the hall. A DTP CrossPoint 84 4K Scaling Presentation Matrix Switcher performs AV signal switching and video scaling. AV content selection and other AV system functions are controlled by a TLP Pro 1025T 10” TouchLink Pro Touchpanel at an operator desk, or by the TLP Pro 320C 3.5” flip-up touchscreen at the podium. The room’s speakers are driven by the switcher’s integrated 100- watt amplifier. An SMP 351 Streaming Media Processor, added during the 2020 retrofit, records and streams lectures for remote learners, and enables “capture and carry” lecture storage to memory sticks via a USB port on an RCP 101 EU Remote Control Panel.

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