University of Exeter - Hatherly and Queen's-
As part of GV Multi-media’s continuing work at University of Exeter, the team was commissioned to carry out AV upgrade throughout three recently refurbished lecture theatres within the University. These rooms included a large theatre in Hatherly Building and LT1 and LT2 theatres within Queen's Building.
Hatherly’s 100-seat lecture theatre has been integrated with a Panasonic PTDZ680 projector, displaying onto a custom sized, matt framed Da-Lite Cinema Countour projection screen. The suite also features a fully-integrated TeamMate lectern that was been fitted with equipment including an SP524 SMART Podium, WolfVision visualiser and a Crestron TPMC-9L 9” touch screen control panel that can control the blinds and eliminate ambient light if necessary. The theatre has been fitted with an audio system that includes a host of JBL 25T speakers. The room also features a confidence monitor system using NEC and Polycom equipment and TK Team column boards.
In Queen's Building, LT1 and LT2 have had similar installations. Both theatres have been fitted with fully integrated TeamMate lecterns, each including an SP524 SMART Podium, WolfVision visualiser and Crestron control panel. Again both rooms have been fitten with custom sized Da-Lite Cinema Contour screens and JBL speakers. The 120-seat LT1 is particularly notable in that it also features an electric screen that is recessed in the ceiling void to drop down in front of the TK Team column boards when required for the presentation of widescreen content. To accommodate the cinema-style requirements of the theatre, LT1 now features a 3-chip DLP Christie HD10K-M projector - situated in the projection room at the back of the theatre. Both theatres utilise NEC confidence monitors and feature fully integrated racks within the projection rooms. Both suites also feature video conferencing facilities.
The 152-seat LT2 features a Panasonic DZ680 projector, again situated in the projection room at the rear of the theatre.
All three of the rooms involved with the project use Top-Tec mounting brackets and feature Ampetronic phased array hearing loop systems and lecture capture facilities.
The project was notable due to the deadline meaning that the installation needed to be completed at the same time as the work at The Peter Chalk Centre and the installation at Baring Court in St. Luke’s Campus. This required plenty of communication and liasing with other contractors, the University as well as between GV’s own engineering teams. GV’s Exeter team achieved the task ably and continues to work with University of Exeter in improving their AV systems.