Trinity College embraces AV tech in Dissection Theatre

Trinity College's new anatomical dissection theatre boasts medical grade AV facilities that enable students to comfortably learn about anatomy and practise dissection procedures. Anna Mitchell finds out how integrator and medical specialist, Jones AV recreated a hospital environment using state-of-the-art technologies.

In June 2011 Trinity College opened the Trinity Biomedical Sciences institute in Dublin, Ireland. The new €131 million research facility houses a groundbreaking anatomical dissection theatre where students can learn in a practical environment that closely mimics the technologies and practises present in a hospital environment.

The AV contract for the project was put out under a European tender and was ultimately awarded to Prenton, UK headquartered Jones AV. The company had never worked with Trinity College but specialises in medical installations and has installed approximately 150 integrated operating theatres during the last four years.

Siobhan Ward and Philomena McAteer, chief technical officers at the university’s anatomy department said, right from the start, the company was the obvious choice. "It was really clear from reading the tenders that some companies didn’t understand what we were looking for," says McAteer. "When we read [Jones AV’s] we realised they had the solution already in the document."

To learn how Jones AV, led by company director Ingo Aicher, integrated medical grade video capture solutions, high definition displays and videoconferencing throughout the new facility read the full article in the InAVate Active magazine.

Tech Spec

Audio-Technica column mounted microphones
Peavey Media Matrix Nion DSP Matrix
Shure PG30 headworn microphones

Apple iPads
B-Tech ceiling/pole mounts
Black Magic broadcast router
Crestron TPSM4 control panels
Radvision Scopia XT multipoint codec
Sony FWDS42E1 LCD display and  BKM-FW16 HDSDI input adapter

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