ABOUT THE INSTALL
Embarking on their journey, students of scientific exploration begin at the teaching laboratories, research space, computer facilities and simulation suites in the University of Hertfordshire’s new £50m ($62m) science building just north of London.
As with all its campus redevelopment projects, the university’s science building endeavoured to deliver a landmark, iconic building – both in terms of its architectural and interior design, and the design of the AV distribution and control throughout the medical and pharmacy simulation centre, science and computer labs and all class and meeting rooms. Although previous applications had been based on the HDBaseT platform, in the spirit of innovation, it was encouraged to think outside the box in terms of a distribution solution for this project.
An innovative response to the tender was needed that comprised of video and audio distribution using an AV over IP delivery solution. Due to its ability to seamlessly route any source to any display in the building, and potentially the entire campus, without dedicated cabling, WyreStorm’s NetworkHD was chosen. As with any project, budgets were tight and the decision to move to entirely new technology platform was not taken lightly, however, compared to previous solutions used by the university, NetworkHD’s increased performance with lower cost of components and infrastructure ultimately made the decision a no-brainer.