What is AVoIP?
AVoIP is the name that has been coined for the paradigm of emerging audio-visual and media technologies being implemented and deployed as part of both newly designed and existing client IT infrastructures and networks. It is these technologies and solutions that has given rise to the unification of the roles, responsibilities and expertise of both AV and IT managers and engineers. It is therefore sub sequential, that it has never been of greater importance for companies within these industries to understand how both disciplines merge with each other, and bridge the gap between two constantly evolving professions.
Superlab, London Metropolitan University
London Metropolitan University, came in to existence in 2002, with the merger of the University of North London and the London Guildhall University. In 2006, London Metropolitan University invested more than £30 million developing a state-of-the-art Science Centre. The ‘Superlab’ as it became known, offers exceptional teaching and research facilities and remains the largest and most advanced science teaching facility in Europe.
University of Hertfordshire
The University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield recently rose to a record high ranking of 21st in the UK and perhaps almost as significantly has achieved the best employment rates for graduates in the East of England region, outscoring all Russell Group universities (including Oxford and Cambridge) within this criteria. These achievements reflect a highly progressive establishment which is an exemplar of scientific and technological innovation.
Newcastle University was formed in 1963 and the Armstrong Building is a stunning Grade II listed building within the University that still plays a key role in the social and academic life. Situated within this building is the King's Hall, a beautiful space where prestigious events including graduation ceremonies and concerts take place. Opened by and named after King Edward VII in 1906, the hall seats 500 delegates and in 1967 hosted the presentation of an honorary degree to Dr Martin Luther King. The Armstrong Building also contains number of lecture theatres and classrooms.
The Merchant Adventurers Hall, York
When modern audio technology is installed into a 650 year old timber building, it might be fairly assumed that some degree of aesthetic compromise is inevitable in order to achieve a successful sonic outcome. When POLAR was approached to provide a new speech and background music system in conjunction with installers Saville Audio Visual for just such a building, the brief did not allow for such luxury.
Middlesex University, London
Middlesex University has become a world-class institution with campuses in Dubai, Malta and Mauritius adding to its extensively re-developed Hendon site. The remodelling of an under-used quadrangle situated around previously isolated wings of the College Building has completely changed the face of the Hendon Campus and has transformed the space by means of a strikingly modern and innovative glass roof. Part of a phased £14 million masterplan, this newly created area is used reguarly for a number of special events and presentations.
Blavatnik, Oxford University
The Blavatnik School of Government is part of the University of Oxford designed by award-winning architects Herzog and de Meuron. The building has exceptional environmental credentials and every aspect of its construction is aimed at discussion, interaction and collaboration. Its large flexible teaching space and lecture theatres can cater for the widest possible variety of conferences, seminars, presentations and group discussions.
Reading University is a globally renowned institution. Ranked amongst the top 1% of universities in the world, its reputation for teaching, research and enterprise is formidable. By any measure, the university is an exceptionally strong educational establishment as well as being home to some of the country's most beautiful campuses and a number of heritage buildings. The Great Hall, is a Grade 2 listed building which hosts a variety of events, not least of which are graduation ceremonies for thousands of students.