Typical AV equipment in the classroom
The key element in the classroom AV equipment setup is some kind of device to display content in a large format, making it possible for every pupil in the classroom to see it. There a several options here – a large LED display, a projector and screen, or an interactive whiteboard are just some examples.
Content sharing tools
A content sharing tool, as the name implies, is used to transfer content to a display device. In a classroom where physical objects like books, maps, or other printed materials are frequently used, a document camera is a useful way to share that content on a large screen. Content sharing can also be in the form of a DVD or Blu-Ray player, also a relatively common device in the classroom. Furthermore, content sharing can take place from a source device such as the teacher or a students’ laptop. This can be as simple as connecting with an HDMI or USB cable or using something more advanced like a wireless sharing platform. Examples of wireless sharing platforms are Airtame and Barco WePresent.
No AV installation is complete without the necessary audio devices. Modern education includes the use of multimedia, and audio is key to creating a rich and dynamic experience in the classroom. For large classrooms or auditoriums, an AV installation would include microphones, switchers/matrixes, amplifiers and several speakers located in strategic places to enhance audio distribution. You can go through a list of brands and devices that are compatible with Neets Control Systems.
Video conferencing devices
If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that video conferencing solutions are required in even the most unlikely of places! Classrooms and auditoriums must be equipped to be able to provide distance-learning or video-based education. The devices required to enable video-based education are web cameras and depending on the chosen platform, a video codec.