The Australian Government and University of Sydney are using computer technology from Adder in Cambridge UK to power a new teaching initiative that has just won a major award.The AdderLink Infinity digital KVM matrix was used in a project that achieved Best Application of AV in Education at the 2012 Audio Visual Industry Awards.
The project used by the Australian partners allows lecturers to connect to any computer in the PNR building within the campus from any room by using a simple graphical user interface. It also provides the opportunity for those leading a class to relay their teaching to multiple locations within the building.
The Best Application of AV in Education Award Category is presented to the best conceived, best executed, and most innovative audio/visual projects and installations in the education sector.
The collaborative project, installed in Sydney’s PNR Building Learning Studio, was devised by the university’s leading Audio Visual team. Its flexible infrastructure enables control by AMX touch screens operating an intuitive GUI written by AT Controls of multiple AdderLink Infinity units.
The AdderLink Infinity enables a computer and user to be separated by almost any distance over a dedicated gigabit network without any loss in video quality, latency, or audio quality. It can run any size matrix with DVI, USB, RS232 and audio on all ports, converging AV and IP in a single integrated solution.
The AdderLink Infinity’s Application Programming Interface (API) enables integration with third party controllers such as AMX. This level of integration enables intuitive control by touchscreen. Experts such as AT Controls write customised GUI’s for such applications.
“We are delighted to have been part of this prestigious scheme,” says Simon Clew, sales director at Adder. “The flexibility of the AdderLink Infinity is the key to creating integrated systems such as the one masterminded by the University of Sydney’s Audio Visual team. The team’s pioneering approach represents an exciting new direction for the AV industry.”
“Our aim was to create highly flexible collaborative spaces for better group-based learning,” says Paul Menon, technical manager ICT AV Services. “The AdderLink Infinity was the ideal solution on the market that met our needs and without it the project would not have been possible.”