Renowned for its 18th-century architecture, Queens College Oxford’s new auditorium is unusual in that it is a modern glass wall, erected between two historically significant brick walls. As such, the site has listed status.
Mounted in a bespoke AV room is a ceiling mounted 7000 ANSI lumen projector that copes with high ambient light conditions. It’s from here that technicians control a lecture capture system.
The listed building restrictions meant that the projection screen could not be wall mounted and so a floor recess houses an electric rise and fall screen, which disappears from view when not required.
Two lecterns have been installed in the lecture theatre, one of which has a fitted interactive pen display for interactivity with the projected image.
The audio system includes full programme sound and speech reinforcement required.
A wall mounted LCD display in the Foyer has an in-built digital signage player and network PC. Whilst in the Green Room, an area for refreshments and for performers to change has an LCD screen wall-mounted showing any image from the lecture theatre.
Control of the system is via a Crestron Digital Media system, one of Crestron’s newest products and capable of High Definition audio and video distribution.