Harman Contributes to Interactive Learning Space at Griffith University

Griffith University’s Red Zone Makes Future-Forward Interactive Learning Spaces a Reality with HARMAN Professional Solutions

Videopro recently deployed Harman Professional AV Solution at Griffith University’s Red Zone for students and visitors to explore and visualise the realms of innovation and research.

A Red Zone is designed to project appealing visuals on the walls and ceilings, creating an interactive, engaging learning experience. To bring this concept to reality, Griffith hired the leading AV specialists, Videopro, who devised the complete setup utilising Harman Professional AV solutions consisting of AMX Modero Touch Panels, Enova DVX Presentation Switchers and DGX Digital Media Switchers, and JBL Control Series speakers.

Alex Russell, Senior Account Executive, Videopro explained: “Griffith University needed state-of-the-art AV solution, enabling faculty to display media and presentations in new and compelling ways,” said Alex Russell, Senior Account Executive, Videopro.

“We composed an easy-to-use interactive display wall, split into three separate sections, enabling students and staff to showcase their research activities, display presentations and video calls, and host industry events all in the same room.”

Videopro installed a custom fibreglass dome screen with motion sensor technology to control user input. Similar to the flight simulator model, the dome provides a complete 157-degree field of view. Four high brightness projectors in portrait orientation are blended to create a standard image. To minimise the audio spill, parabolic speakers were fixed.

In addition, a Microtile touch wall was established to form the ultimate digital canvas during full-screen display. Finally, the augmented reality sandbox was used to create an augmented atmosphere that can be used to teach geographic, geologic and hydrological concepts.

Videopro outfitted Griffith University with Modero MSD-701-L and MSD-1001-L touch panels, which enable staff to quickly and easily set up multimedia presentations. The AMX HPX-1600 Retractable Connection Ports and the NetLinx NX-3200 Integrated Controller that controls a variety of components including audio/video conferencing and projectors make connecting mobile devices to the display system fast and easy.

The Enova DVX-3155HD Presentation Switcher, DGX DVI input and output cards and DGX16-ENC DGX Enclosure offer high-quality audio and video distribution throughout the entire space. JBL Control 25AV and Control 65 P/T ceiling mounted speakers allow audience members to enjoy the pristine sound from anywhere in the room.

Mery Connell, Griffith University added: “The Red Zone is a space that Griffith uses to showcase what we do. Its multifaceted zone allows us to create an enhanced participatory learning experience for students.

“It is an honour for HARMAN Professional Solutions to be associated with Griffith University and to be able to extend customised, multifaceted solutions through a unified platform,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. “We thank Videopro for their exceptional audio-visual services and for creating an immersive space that heightens student’s awareness and encourages greater participation.”