Classroom AV Assessment
ABD Engineering & Design provided an unbiased assessment of classroom audiovisual infrastructure and systems at California State University Channel Islands.
ABD worked with CSU Channel Islands staff to assess and evaluate the existing audiovisual infrastructure and systems. CI was most interested in unbiased input for how they should upgrade and improve the classroom technology over the next 3-5 years. Using an independent consultant who doesn’t manufacture, sell, or install any products helps our clients be sure our findings and recommendations are based on data for their best interests, rather than sales.
ABD’s assessment of over 120 classroom and multi-media spaces included a variety of classroom and lecture hall sizes and uses, along with science labs, computer labs, theater, events, arts, and broadcast. ABD staff surveyed and documented the existing systems hardware and operations, including control systems and user interfaces, for analysis of user-experience as part of an updated standards development. Our services also provided observations of room conditions like room acoustics and speech intelligibility that impact audiovisual systems effectiveness for in-room occupants and far end participants in conferencing, remote learning, or recorded settings. Room size and viewing distances and angles with respect to existing display systems, room lighting and day lighting conditions, and source device connections in each room were also part of the consulting assessment.