Classrooms get smarter at SLU

Over the past 11 years, classrooms at St. Louis University have been getting smarter, thanks to technology brought to the campus by Communitronics.

It’s all part of a campus-wide effort to standardize presentation platforms. It incorporates universal, touch screen remotes. Standardized port configurations.  And high-resolution projection systems.

An integrated touch panel is part of every smart classroom on the Saint Louis University Campus

An integrated touch panel is part of every smart classroom on the Saint Louis University Campus

“It’s a collaborative effort with the University,” said Jack Cerrone, Vice President of Sales for Communitronics. “They asked us to put them on the cutting edge of technology, and to make the systems identical from room to room to make it easier for their instructors.”

Each room features a custom lectern that houses the Crestron® touch screen remote, along with computer and laptop inputs, a document camera, a cable tuner and myriad of both audio and visual inputs. Larger classrooms incorporate two or more projectors and screens, so students don’t have to strain to see the projected images.

Over the course of the project, Communitronics has worked to keep the standardized look and feel of the system, while keeping new installs up-to-date with the latest technology. “We’ve made improvements every year,” Cerrone said. The latest? “We’ve upgraded the resolution on the projectors to 1920×1080, which is full, 1080p HD resolution video.”

Integrated equipment forms the backbone of every smart classroom

Integrated equipment forms the backbone of every smart classroom

For larger classrooms, two projectors work in tandem so students don't have to strain to see the images.

For larger classrooms, two projectors work in tandem so students don't have to strain to see the images.

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