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Presbyterian Ladies’ College – Science Room Upgrades

PLC Enters Crestron-Land with Latest Epson Upgrades

  • Presbyterian Ladies' College

  • December 2022

  • Epson EB-1480Fi Projectors, Ultralift Brackets, Crestron TSW-770 Touch Screen Wall Mounted Presentation Controllers, RMC4 Room Controllers, 5-Port PoE Switches

PLC (Presbyterian Ladies’ College) has been renowned as a leader in girls’ education for over 140 years. Nurtured within a Christian environment, girls are encouraged to develop a respect and concern for others, to acquire leadership skills and self-discipline and to have a sensitive, informed understanding of other cultures.

During the end-of-year holidays in late 2022, we continued our roll-out of Epson interactive classroom projection systems – this time, in the school’s state-of-the-art Science Centre.

With challenging classrooms and limited fixing opportunities across the board, Vision One suggested a strategic ceiling-mounted solution in order to maintain the school’s preference for laser, ultra short throw projection. While not the traditional means for installation, to circumvent the challenges presented by the exposed window paneling above each whiteboard, we balanced Epson’s state-of-the-art keystone correction technology with accute installation choices to deliver an outcome that was both cosmetically-sound and functional.

In 9x classrooms, we decommissioned NEC short throw projectors and replaced them with new Epson EB-1480Fi 5,000 ANSI Lumens Finger-Touch Interactive Laser Projectors. With its WUXGA resolution and laser display technology, the EB-1480Fi has been designed to be easy to use, enriching collaborative and agile working environments. Given the unique installation conditions, 7x units were installed via Ultralift compact ceiling brackets while 2x units were installed via 1.2m Ultralift Ceiling Posts. All cabling was rerouted while legacy VGA adapters were upgraded to full HD, HDMI technology.

As part of the school’s upcoming transition to Crestron control, we replaced all legacy Extron control equipment with Crestron TSW-770 Touch Screen Wall Mounted Presentation Controllers, RMC4 Room Controllers and 5-Port PoE Switches. The Crestron® RMC4 provides a secure, high‑performance, cost-effective control processor and interface for controlling and monitoring for a single display device, a small AV system, lighting and shading, climate control, security, energy management, and many other specialized applications.

PLC also subscribed to Crestron’s industry-standard XiO Cloud platform; a directive that will be maintained throughout all future deployments. Crestron’s XiO Cloud service provides a platform for users to manage both Crestron and third-party devices at scale, significantly reducing the time and effort needed to deploy and configure devices from a single location.

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