Audio Visual Design Standards
Projection: DLP projector (3500 lumens minimum) mounted in ceiling with “Chief” brackets 15’ – 18’ from projection screen in front center or corner of room connected to network.
Sound Proofing - Walls of classroom should use alternating studs, split bottom and top plate to reduce sound transfer to other classrooms, offices or other rooms.
AC power - outlet in ceiling near projector to provide power, at base of podium and in bottom of AV cabinet, also in multiple locations on side walls of room for student laptop power.
Screens - 84” x 84” manual projection screen mounted near ceiling in front center of room. An optional screen of the same size should be mounted across one front corner of room to maximize board space.
Audio - Surround sound 5 audio speakers (Bose 164) mounted in front center and on either side of projection screen on front wall and in back corners of room. AV stereo amplifier (75 - 100 watt). Current '07 use is ONKYO TX-SR503
Video - Blu Ray player, VCR player, Document camera, Polycom Video Conference camera mounted on front wall for "far end" to interact with students - not for distance learning uses (network port and ac outlet needed at mounting location and HDMI cabling to AV cabinet)
Lecturn - Wooden podium/lecturn with shelf that slides to either side secured to floor to right or left front of room (opposite side of corner screen) and “Altinex” TNP-121 connection box mounted in top of podium surface, Extron MediaLink controller mounted on podium
Cabling – DVI (f/m), RS232 control cable and network from DLP to podium, S-Video or HDMI from DLP to AV cabinet, 1/8” mini audio from podium to AV cabinet, 14 gauge speaker wire from stereo speakers to AV cabinet
Furniture - Lockable wooden AV cabinet in front of room near podium with 2 AC outlets in bottom for stereo amplifier, HD DVD, VCR, doc camera . Mounted white boards across front center of room. Desks and chairs should be easy to move for flexibility of room use.
Network - two network port connections at base of podium (1 for Extron and 1 for laptop connection), 1 at DLP in ceiling and 1 at video conference camera mounting location, wireless connectivity in room. Telephone in AV cabinet or on wall near podium.
AV controller - SP Pixie pro controller mounted on face of podium - controls DLP, VCR, HD DVD, Doc Cam, Stereo Amp and with connections for laptop, MP3 player. Connected to network for remote monitoring and in room control of AV equipment in classroom.
Lighting - Ceiling lighting in separate banks to allow partial dimming of room. Controls for lighting should be on podium or on front wall near podium.
Other possible educational technolgy tools:
Document Camera or Visualizer
Keypad response system
Smart Board digital white board
Audio/Video recording - Podcasting equipment
Video Conference camera