LightWerks Partners with University Oregon to Remodel Library
Pacific University Oregon partnered with LightWerks Communication Systems Inc. to remodel their Tran Library. Since opening in 2005, the Tran Library has been an academic and community hub for students, faculty, alumni and others. The remodel project was intended to expand available study and collaborative spaces, as well as create new teaching space and support creative work across multiple disciplines. LightWerks integrated the technology in several study/collaboration rooms, a classroom, a conference room, and a photography studio.
A turnkey system for instruction and video recording via ZOOM was installed in Classroom 205. The classroom includes an 80” SHARP display and a 40” SHARP confidence monitor. The space also includes a Liberty Huddle HUB device for BYOD presenting. Using Extron’s table stand touch panel, which is capable of running the ZOOM application, users can seamlessly switch between the PC, document camera, wall plate with HDMI and VGA, 2 Vaddio conferencing cameras, and a SHURE ceiling microphone. The audio from the room outputs from 4 Extron ceiling speakers. The programming is consistent with the look and feel of other Pacific University touch panels and allows users to record their classes and presentations via ZOOM.
LightWerks integrated 60,’’ 70,” and 80” SHARP displays and wall mounts throughout several study/collaboration rooms, as well as in the Tran Library’s conference room. These spaces involved the integration of Extron HDMI and VGA input plates so that users are able to easily connect their devices to the system. LightWerks programmed the Extron touch panels to turn the displays on and off and control volume via the internal speakers. One of the study/collaboration rooms involved the integration of a mobile cart system with the ability for the faculty to connect their laptops to the Logitech camera for recording and for use with ZOOM on the instructors laptops. The audio for the recordings can be heard by selecting a wireless SHURE handheld or lavalier microphone.
According to the library’s website, these transformative renovations to the Tim and Cathy Tran Library’s 15-year-old facility will “provide an optimal environment for students from all disciplines to think, care, create and pursue justice”. “This project,” Dean of Libraries, Isaac Gilman, explained, “represents key pillars of the university’s educational philosophies of applied learning and interdisciplinary collaboration.”
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