Archive for the ‘Classroom Technology’ Category

September Update – Digital Annotation System

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Greetings from The AV Company!

Things are picking up for us this month, and we are looking forward to a fantastic fall full of exciting projects! As things get busier, we are looking for ways to increase efficiency and make communication easier for our clients. One tool that we are excited to implement is our new digital annotation system! Using specialized wireless presentation tools from Crestron, Extron, and Mersive, we have devised a system that allows presenters to interact with their presentation material in real time – think of it as a digital whiteboard! This opens up lots of new opportunities for audience participation, annotation storage, and content sharing!

Our system utilizes Crestron AirMedia to share content, an Extron Annotator 300 that provides a wide range of annotation tools, and Mersive software that allows wireless connection between a wide range of devices. This system fosters collaboration and decision-making, and smooths out the process of presenting and discussing information.


Marshall University Marathon

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

We would like to thank our friends at Marshall University in West Virginia for having us back again his Summer to upgrade more of their classroom technology before the school year started again! We partnered with Mediatech, Dell and Extron to provide them with dual 70″ monitors and an integrated lectern with touch screen control.  To make it a little more exciting, we completed 10 classrooms in just 4 days!

Darden School of Business Classroom Technology

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011


We hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend with your family & friends! We were busy with events and it looks like April and May were just the start.  We are working on a lot of great projects this Summer and plan to share them with you here.

First, we are very excited to be working with the UVA Darden School of Business here in Charlottesville for the third Summer in a row to upgrade their classroom technology. We have partnered with Dell, Mediatech and Crestron again this year to provide Darden with the state-of-the Art facilities that they need to provide the latest in technology to their students.

Here is how the Darden website describes the technology that they offer:

Darden anticipates and embraces changing trends in information technology. The School builds cutting-edge technology into every classroom and learning experience.  Professors employ a wide array of technology-enhanced learning tools, such as interactive simulations, to engage students in real-world exercises. They also produce digital content to complement the curriculum, including multimedia case studies produced by Darden Media and published by Darden Business Publishing. To stay at the forefront of MBA teaching, we must be the best at teaching in a digital world.

If your educational facility needs some upgrading, please contact us.  We currently provide the following technology to schools in Virginia:

  • Classroom Technology Systems
  • Presentation Tools
  • Media Management Systems
  • Whiteboards & Smartboards
  • Audience Response Systems
  • Audio & Video Distribution
  • Master Clocks System
  • Intercom & Mass Notification Systems
  • Digital Signage
  • Security Systems
  • Remote Energy Management
  • Climate Control
  • Lighting Automation
  • Access Control
  • Drapes, Shades, Screens
  • Theatrical Lighting & Draping
  • Acoustical Treatments

Fluvanna County High School Classroom Technology

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

We are very excited to have been awarded the bid to provide classroom technology for the new Fluvanna County High School! Thank you so much to Fluvanna County for partnering with us!  Even better, we will be installing the very latest in projector technology for educational environments:  the Epson BrightLink 455Wi.

The BrightLink 455Wi interactive projector can be used to transform a wall, whiteboard or table into an interactive learning area. This flexibility allows for educators to meet the varied learning needs of their students – whether in large groups, small work teams or even individually – while maximizing the existing space in their classrooms.

Learn more about the Epson BrightLink 455Wi HERE.  Interested in offering this technology in your school system?  Contact us for more information!

Back to school with the latest classroom technology

Monday, August 16th, 2010

    

Can you believe it’s that time of year again?  Students are heading back to school again here in Charlottesville and at the University of Virginia.  Thank you to the Darden Graduate School of Business for trusting the AV company to provide classroom technology for the Darden Executive Education Program! We also just finished upgrading the technology in their second year classrooms to support record enrollment for this coming year.

Need technology for your school or university? The AV Company offers audio-visual design & installation of technology systems for K-12 and higher education classrooms, auditoriums, theatres, sports facilities and daycare facilities.  We provide teachers and other school personnel with professional training & support to ensure that they are comfortable using the new system once it is installed.  We also provide security & notification systems to keep your students safe and energy management systems to make your buildings more efficient.

We are currently providing the following technology solutions to school systems in Virginia.  Please contact us today for a complimentary consultation!

  • Classroom Technology Systems
  • Presentation Tools
  • Media Management Systems
  • Whiteboards & Smartboards
  • Audience Response Systems
  • Audio & Video Distribution
  • Master Clocks System
  • Intercom & Mass Notification Systems
  • Digital Signage
  • Security Systems
  • Remote Energy Management
  • Climate Control
  • Lighting Automation
  • Access Control
  • Drapes, Shades, Screens
  • Theatrical Lighting & Draping
  • Acoustical Treatments

 

Inspired Signage

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

We are currently working on a digital signage installation for a school system in Virginia.  They will soon be able create & update signage content from one location and it will appear in multiple locations at each of the schools.  Even better, this signage will also appear on a local TV station so they are also reaching every household who tunes into that channel from the same place…pretty cool!

WHAT is Digital Signage
The AV Company installs the Inspired Signage solution from AMX.  It enables customers to create, schedule and deliver their own vibrant, animated content dynamically to display screens across a network of sites locally, nationally or globally. Through pre-configured hardware and an intuitive software application, your existing staff can easily manage content, graphics and animation targeted to chosen audiences.

 Digital Signage is ideal for-

  • CINEMAS
  • SPORTING VENUES
  • THEATRES
  • BANKING
  • CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
  • HOTELS
  • EDUCATION
  • RECEPTION AREAS
  • EXHIBITIONS
  • CONFERENCES

Do you think digital signage may be right for you?  Visit the AMX website for more details or call The AV Company for a custom quote.

 

What time is it?

Monday, May 24th, 2010

We were recently contracted by a local school system to provide master clocks and thought we would share a little more about them here on our blog.  Bogen Time Systems provide schools with the correct, up-to-the-second time everywhere in the school.  This means that every area  from classroom to cafeteria, gymnasium to media center, administrative office to the lobby are all in sync.  For more information, check out Bogen’s Time System Brochure or give us a call!

5 Ways Classrooms Can Use Videoconferencnig

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

According to this great article from Mashable, there are 5 key ways that classrooms can use Videoconferencing-

1- To connect with experts (face to face and in real-time)
2- Virtual field trips (no transportation, no food to plan for, and no missing kids)
3- Working together (students can collaborate with students in other states on projects)
4- Accessing previously unavailable courses (great for rural areas or places who do not have teachers for certain subjects)
5- Teaching the teachers (great for keeping up with professional development hours)

Read more HERE and contact The AV Company to find out more about how Videoconferencing can help your school system!