Classroom and Conference Room Technology Standards
- Standard Classroom or Conference Room
- HD projector and screen OR large professional grade HD LED monitor(s), depending on classroom size
- Sound system with amplifier and speakers, appropriate for room size
- Touchscreen control panel with Crestron monitoring integration (Roomview)
- Wall plate with HDMI connection (and USB power as possible)
- Options – standard equipment, plus one or more of the following:
- Document camera
- Blu-ray player
- Wireless microphone
- Assistive listening system
- Built-in lecture capture
- Enhanced sound system (stereo, audio mixer, equalizer, sub-woofer)
- Video conferencing
- Multiple projectors
- Large HD LED monitors in addition to the projector (appropriate for room size)
- Interactive board (SMART)
- Collaborative technology. (active learning-style setups)
- LCOS projector for better color reproduction (ex. Canon RealIs projector)
- Apple TV or other wireless display device
- Student computers
Bemidji State University has two methods of lecture capture, a software based portable system and a hardware solution permanently installed in classrooms.
- Crestron HD Recorder
Instructor stations should be large enough to be functional without feeling cramped, and have an adjustable height surface.
There should be an HDMI cable with an adapter ring and an Ethernet cable for laptop connections. There should also be two electrical outlets easily accessible from the top of the work surface.
If there is a dedicated computer in the lectern, the USB ports should be easily accessible either from the front of the computer or from USB passthrough ports in the top of the work surface.
Equipment should be rack mounted in the instructor station with security screws. Any equipment with buttons should have a security cover if it is not meant to be user adjustable.
Each instructor station should have four network jacks: 1 PC, 1 laptop, 1 Crestron, and 1 for future use.
Lighting directly in front of the projector screen must be able to be turned off by a switch near the instructor’s station.
All audiovisual equipment connected to Cat 5e/6 cables should use green cables to distinguish them from network cables.
Network wiring should be home runs wherever possible. The BSU network manager must approve any switches being used in the podium. Computers and Crestron equipment cannot be plugged into the same switch, since they are on different VLANs.
Appendix A – Classroom Standard Equipment
Sony VPL-FH30 4300 lumen WUXGA Projector
Sony VPL-FH31 4300 lumen WUXGA Projector
Sony VPL-PHZ10 5000 lumen WUXGA Laser Projector
Sony VPL-FH500L 7000 lumen WUXGA Projector
Projectors – large venue
EIKI LC-HDT2000 15,000 lumen Widescreen Projector
Da-Lite 88397LS 65”x116” Contour Electrol Wall Screen
Audiovisual System + Interface
Crestron TSW-752 Touch Screen
SMART Board 885ix with Notebook 2015
Spectrum Furniture Freedom One Sit-to-Stand Lectern
Flat screen LED Monitors
Sharp AQUOS 65”, 70” or 80”
Samsung MU-6300 Series
Onkyo BD-SP809 Blu-ray Disc Player
Oppo BDP-103 Blu-ray Disc Player
Sony UBP-X800 4K Wi-fi Blu-ray Disc Player
Assistive Listening System
Williams Sound PPA 457 Pro
Audio-Technica ATW-3131b or ATW-3141b
Shure ULX Standard
Appendix B – Typical Classroom Installation Cost 2016
Sony Projector Sony VPL-PHZ10 $3,000.00 Projector mounting equipment Chief RPMCU, CMS440, CMS006 $300.00 Flat-screen television Samsung MU6300 75″ $1,885.00 Television mount Chief XTM1U $230.00 Crestron touch screen control system DMPS3-200-C, DM-RMC-SCALER-C, TSW-752 $6,500.00 Amplifier Lab.Gruppen E 4:2 $600.00 Ceiling speakers JBL Control 24 $600.00 Speech reinforcement – microphones and assistive listening TesiraForte Biamp, Williams Sount PPA457Pro, Audio Technica ATW3131B $3,500.00 Power wall screen Da-Lite 65″x116″ Countour $1,100.00 Document camera Elmo P-30HD $2,050.00 Blu-ray player Sony UBP-X800 $200.00 Instructor’s podium Spectrum Freedom One Sit-to-Stand $2,000.00 Installation costs – may be lower if multiple rooms are done together $8,000.00
Appendix C – AV Equipment Lifecycle
Standard Components Standard Models Lifespan – min Lifespan – max Lifecycle Status Instructor’s podium Spectrum Furniture eLift 20 20 Crestron Touchpanel Crestron TSW-750 7 10 Crestron Control System Crestron DMPS-100-C, Crestron DMPS-200-C 7 10 Projector (standard) Sony VPL-FH30, Sony VPL-FH31 5 7 Projector (auditorium) Sony VPL-500L 5 7 Projector (large venue) EIKI 6 9 Document camera (basic) Elmo TT12D 7 10 Document camera (standard) Elmo P30HD 7 10 Document camera (ceiling) WolfVision 7 10 Cable Cubby Crestron 7 10 Projection screen (electric) Da-Lite Cosmopolitan Electrol 10 10 Projection screen (manual) SMART podium Interactive board SMART 885ix 7 10 Wireless microphones ATW-3131 –lavalier, Shure ULXP 10 10 Video conferencing (high end) Cisco 10 10 Video conferencing (software) Hardware for Skype, GoToMeeting, WebEx PTZ Cameras 7 10 Wired Mics 7 10 Lecture capture (installed) Crestron Capture HD 7 10 Hardware for Panopto Cameras 7 10 Microphones 7 10 Large screen LCD monitors NEC 585, Sharp Aquos 7 7 Classroom Response System iClicker 7 7 Computer Dell 4 4