University of Insubria harnesses Kramer system to integrate hybrid experiences

University of Insubria harnesses Kramer system to integrate hybrid experiences
Kramer products have played a key role in more than 40 teaching and learning spaces at the University of Insubria, Italy, delivering a hybrid teaching and learning experience across all three of the university’s campuses.

Located in Como and Varese, Italy, the university boasts more than 12,000 students, 400 faculty members and 320 technical and administrative staff across seven departments.

The university worked with Adicom Group and Kramer to create an integrated teaching experience across all three campuses, supporting students both in class and at home.

Due to the pandemic, the university required more than 250 simultaneous connections and an overhaul of its system to achieve this objective.

The university’s existing analogue system was replaced in its entirety, replacing the wiring to support digital HDBT.

Kramer’s VS-62DT 6x2 matrix switcher was used in all classrooms, providing six HDMI inputs that can be routed to HDMI or HDBaseT outputs, providing video (up to 4K @ 60 Hz) and audio transmissions.

Kramer’s TP-583T and TP583R 4K HDR transmitters were used for HDBaseT transmission for all of the university’s projectors, using multiple projectors in some classrooms where HDMI output was used so that it could be rebroadcast.

Two Kramer VM-2DTs and four Kramer VM-4HDT 4K@60Hz HDB long-reach extenders were chosen, with dedicated HDBT lines addressed to the projectors.

Kramer’s RC-208 eight-button compact control keypads were chosen to allow teachers to interface with an identical and recognisable control dashboard.

Andrea Fincato, AVC Project Manager, Adicom Group, commented: “The goal was to give teachers the opportunity, respecting their different ways of working, to use all devices: room camera, desktop camera, laptop camera. In short, everything needed to provide an AV system that fits their habits so that they can teach hybrid classes.”

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