26.10.12

Qatar University gets flexible for presentation and collaboration

Techno Q has created a flexible presentation space for Qatar University that allows staff and visitors to break out and explore methods to improve education techniques. Anna Mitchell finds out how AV components have been carefully selected and integrated to promote collaboration and discussion.

Qatar University turned to Techno Q for a solution to ensure maximum occupancy of a dedicated workshop room, while allowing space for breakout sessions. The space was about 30 years’ old and they wanted a new room, new furniture and new technology.

"It took us four months to complete," says Abdulla Alansari, executive director of Techno Q. "We had to remove everything and start again. New power, LAN, sound and video cables; a completely new infrastructure.

"We installed six tables in three v-shapes all focusing on a main videowall," explains Alansari. "In the middle area we have movable tables so they can configure them for different sessions. We had to ensure that everyone in the room could see the main display clearly without obstacles or problems.

"The main screen had to be as big as possible but the room has a very awkward ceiling made up of v-shapes at different heights. So we had to find a place to put this main screen and raise it a little so everyone could see comfortably."

Learn more about the AV technologies installed in the presentation space by reading the full article in InAVate Active

Tech-Spec
Audio

Audio-Technica gooseneck and wireless microphones
Biamp Nexia DSP
Crestron 8.4” wireless touch panel
DIS conferencing and translation system
Marantz digital audio recorder
Renkus Heinz Iconyx speakers

Video
Denon DVD player
Extron multi graphics processor, 12 x 12 switcher, DVI cables
Furman power sequencer
Middle Atlantic rack
NEC 46” LCD panels, brackets
Panasonic PTZ cameras, camera controller, 8.5” monitor
Polycom HDX 8000 VC system, recording and streaming devices
Polyvision 77” interactive whiteboard
TLS Pathfinder systems
Viewsonic wireless presentation gateway
Wacom 17” interactive pen display
Wolfvision visualiser