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Designing Smart Facilities for Distance Learning Environments. Presented by Israel Fletes UCR - Multimedia Technologies. Background. UCR received a large donation in support of a new campus in Palm Desert (Palm Springs area) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Designing Smart Facilities for Distance Learning EnvironmentsPresented byIsrael Fletes UCR - Multimedia TechnologiesBackgroundUCR received a large donation in support of a new campus in Palm Desert (Palm Springs area)Design and Construction carried out the design and recommendation process for building, furniture, landscaping and AVComputing was given a copy of the AV consultants recommendations on the new campus technologyThe technology plan was extremely limitedAVC-Computing challenged the recommendation by having the computing team generate a UCR design of the AV, phones and networkObjectiveBuild a campus with a standard suite of presentation technologyThe technology must be supported via the networkAll rooms need videoconferencing devicesWhy are we doing this?New Remote Campus 45 minute driveNo Provision for Technical StaffCampus FocusEntrepreneurial Center for Management.Mostly Professional StudentsNew Campus is still being builtHeckmann ConstructionTo be Completed March 2005Heckmann Entrepreneurial CenterConsultant RecommendedRoom had a budget of $350K to all technologyAvailable $$ were consumed in 2 large lecture halls12 rooms with no technologyUCR used existing plans to generate a technology plan for this buildingPlans were approved by budget office and design and construction officeGeneral Meeting SpacesUCR Plan calls for 14 rooms with TechnologyClassroomsConference RoomsLecture HallsMultipurpose RoomsSelection of TechnologyBased on recent technology plansOriginal 4 year Classroom Technology PlanNew Classroom Technology Plan 4 more yearseClassroomsUCR Classroom TechnologyOriginal PlanEquip G.A. Classroom with video playback and LCD Projector50 Rooms over a 4 year Cycle (10 added later)Standard Setup Across all classrooms by profileType A (up to 80 seats)Type B (81-140 seats)Type C (greater than 140)Type X (special rooms) UCR Classroom Technology 4 More YearsProvide common controllers that can be supported via the campus networkAdd computers in every classroom(thin-clients or with software to be managed)Enhance the available technologyReplace ProjectorsUCR Classroom TechnologyeClassroomsUses videoconferencing equipment and IP-based computer lab management software to incorporate two multimedia labs into a single virtual classroom. Heckmann TechnologyGeneral Classrooms and Meeting SpacesLCD Projector 4000 lumensPC ComputerSVHS & DVD S-VideoDocument Camera - XGAMultimedia Switcher IP supportedVideoconferencing DevicePolycom VSX7000Visual Concert (for data)Smartboard 580Heckmann TechnologyConference RoomsOne or two - 50 Plasma PanelsVideoconferencing DevicePolycom VSX7000Visual ConcertComputer LabsLCD ProjectorVideoconferencing DevicePolycom VSX7000Visual ConcertNetOPs School Software for all PCsBudget Office SupportWill support classrooms that are self-service.Will support state-of-the-art technologyApproved new UCR plan, with some cuts.Room WizardSome Videoconference enhancementsIncreased AV budget to $704KRoomWizardCarrying out the PlanBuildings are already under constructionMeeting with budget office for approvalsMeeting with architects and project managersMeeting with electrical engineerInstallation & TrainingObjective is to find local System Integrator or InstallersUCR to manage project installationUCR to conduct training to facility manager or end-usersSupportMultimedia SupportExtron 5IP (demo)Global Viewer (demo)Computer SupportThin-ClientsDistance Learning SupportPolycom (demo)Contacts & Websiteshttp://multimedia.ucr.eduhttp://classrooms.ucr.eduIsrael Fletes, israel@ucr.eduMultimedia TechnologyJoel Nylander, joel.nylander@ucr.eduComputers and Software