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Chisholm Institute – Promethean ActivPanel Classroom Installations

Modernising Classroom Technology in Tertiary Education

  • Chisholm Institute

  • November 2023

  • Promethean ActivPanel LX 86" Interactive Panel with 2x Pens and Cable Pack + 2x Heavy-Duty Wall Brackets, 2100mm x 1200mm Low Gloss Whiteboards, Crestron BPCI-8 onCue® Basic Presentation Controllers, HDMI/USB Wall Plates, Crestron SAROS SB-200-P-B Saros® Sound Bar

Chisholm Institute, located in Dandenong, is renowned for its commitment to providing high-quality education and vocational training programs to students across various disciplines.

The Dandenong campus is one of the largest campuses in South East Melbourne, with facilities for international and VCE students, a café, patisserie, hair and beauty salon, campus store, hi-tech automotive centre, a large library and computer lab.

The Challenge

Chisholm Institute, known for its dedication to providing top-notch education, sought to upgrade their classroom technology to meet the evolving needs of students and educators. With a vision to enhance teaching methodologies and foster active learning, they approached the team at Vision One to revamp their learning spaces with cutting-edge AV solutions.

The Solution

Our team meticulously designed a comprehensive AV solution tailored to Chisholm Institute’s requirements, incorporating innovative products from leading brands like Promethean and Crestron. The cornerstone of our solution was the installation of two Promethean ActivPanel LX 86″ Interactive Panels. These interactive panels not only offered stunning visuals with their 4K Ultra HD resolution but also provided touch-sensitive screens, enabling seamless interaction and collaboration among students.

Beside each Promethean ActivPanel, we installed a 2100mm x 1200mm Low Gloss Whiteboard in a side-by-side configuration. This complimented the digital whiteboarding experience with a more familiar and legacy-oriented teaching tool.

Additionally, we integrated Crestron BPCI-8 onCue® Basic Presentation Controllers with custom GUI and programming, empowering educators with intuitive control over audiovisual content. With the inclusion of Crestron SAROS SB-200-P-B Saros® Sound Bars, we enhanced the auditory experience, delivering immersive sound quality that complements the visual content.

One of the key challenges we addressed was ensuring seamless connectivity and flexibility for teachers and presenters. To achieve this, we deployed HDMI/USB and USC-C Wall Plates, providing convenient connectivity options for laptops and other devices. The integration of the Crestron HD-DA2-4KZ-E 1:2 HDMI® Distribution Amplifier allowed for effortless sharing of content between the teacher’s laptop and the Promethean ActivPanel, enabling dual-screen functionality and enhancing interactive presentations.

Hardware Overview
  1. Promethean ActivPanel LX 86″ Interactive Panels:
    • These state-of-the-art interactive panels offer immersive learning experiences with their large 86″ display size.
    • Features include touch-sensitive screens, 4K Ultra HD resolution, and a wide viewing angle, ensuring crisp and clear visuals from any part of the classroom.
    • Benefits: Facilitates interactive teaching, collaboration, and engagement among students, promoting active participation and knowledge retention.
  2. Heavy-Duty Wall Brackets:
    • Designed to securely mount the Promethean ActivPanel LX 86″ Interactive Panels on the wall, ensuring stability and durability.
    • Heavy-duty construction provides reliable support for the large display screens, minimizing the risk of accidents or damage.
  3. Crestron BPCI-8 onCue® Basic Presentation Controllers:
    • These presentation controllers offer intuitive control over audiovisual equipment, simplifying the operation of the interactive panels and other AV devices in the classroom.
    • Features include customizable buttons, easy-to-use interface, and seamless integration with other Crestron components.
    • Benefits: Enhances teacher’s ability to navigate through presentations, switch between different sources, and manage audio settings effortlessly.
  4. Crestron SAROS SB-200-P-B Saros® Sound Bar:
    • Designed to deliver high-quality audio reinforcement, enriching the learning experience with immersive sound.
    • Compact and sleek design allows for discreet installation beneath the interactive panels, minimizing clutter in the classroom environment.
    • Benefits: Enhances clarity and intelligibility of audio content, ensuring students can hear clearly during lectures, presentations, and multimedia sessions.
  5. HDMI/USB and USC-C Wall Plate:
    • Provides convenient connectivity options for laptops and other devices, allowing seamless integration with the AV system.
    • Supports HDMI and USB-C inputs, enabling easy connection to the Promethean ActivPanel LX 86″ Interactive Panels and other display devices.
    • Benefits: Streamlines the setup process for teachers and presenters, eliminating the need for additional adapters or cables.
  6. Crestron HD-DA2-4KZ-E 1:2 HDMI® Distribution Amplifier:
    • Splits HDMI and USB interactivity signals from the teacher’s laptop to both the local PC monitor and the Promethean ActivPanel.
    • Ensures seamless transmission of audiovisual content, enabling interactive presentations and collaborative learning experiences.
    • Benefits: Enables dual-screen functionality, allowing teachers to display content simultaneously on the interactive panel and their laptop monitor.

At Vision One Technologies, we take pride in our commitment to delivering innovative AV solutions that transform learning environments and elevate educational experiences. Our collaboration with Chisholm Institute exemplifies our dedication to providing tailored solutions that address the unique needs of our clients.

By harnessing the power of cutting-edge technology, we continue to shape the future of education, one classroom at a time.

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