University of Portsmouth Business Simulation Suite

The University of Portsmouth contacted us to provide them with a solution to enhance the teaching and learning experience they could offer in their new Business Simulation Suite.

The critical element of this project was to ensure that the installed audio-visual technology did not interfere with the intended purpose of the suite, which was to simulate a real-life business environment; whilst also providing the ability to record everything that happened in the suite and make that content instantly available for playback throughout the suite, as needed, to allow group or individual discussion regarding a range of business practices and activities.

AirMedia® With AirMedia anyone can walk into a room and wirelessly present common formats such as PowerPoint®, Excel®, Word and PDF documents as well as photos on the room display from their personal iOS® or AndroidTM mobile device. MacBook® and PC laptops can also be connected seamlessly, making presentations from almost any device fast and easy. There are no wires to hook up, no complicated settings to configure.

AirMedia®

With AirMedia anyone can walk into a room and wirelessly present common formats such as PowerPoint®, Excel®, Word and PDF documents as well as photos on the room display from their personal iOS® or AndroidTM mobile device. MacBook® and PC laptops can also be connected seamlessly, making presentations from almost any device fast and easy.

There are no wires to hook up, no complicated settings to configure.

Lifesize Icon 600 Lifesize Icon 600 is a video system designed on one fundamental principle: simplicity. Setup takes minutes and starting a video call takes seconds. Video accelerates connected relationships with customers, partners, suppliers and colleagues through regular, face-to-face business conversations. Lifesize Icon 600 is ideal for large meeting spaces and delivers an immersive experience that enhances engagement and productivity.

Lifesize Icon 600

Lifesize Icon 600 is a video system designed on one fundamental principle: simplicity. Setup takes minutes and starting a video call takes seconds. Video accelerates connected relationships with customers, partners, suppliers and colleagues through regular, face-to-face business conversations.

Lifesize Icon 600 is ideal for large meeting spaces and delivers an immersive experience that enhances engagement and productivity.

NEC MultiSync® P553 SST NEC MultiSync P553 SST is the latest multi-touch product from NEC's P Series boasting 55" in size. Based on the new touch technology ShadowSenseTM the display delivers true multi-touch support with up to 6 simultaneous touch points. ShadowSenseTM touch is an innovative and patented optical position sensing technology.

NEC MultiSync® P553 SST

NEC MultiSync P553 SST is the latest multi-touch product from NEC's P Series boasting 55" in size.

Based on the new touch technology ShadowSenseTM the display delivers true multi-touch support with up to 6 simultaneous touch points. ShadowSenseTM touch is an innovative and patented optical position sensing technology.

Canon VB S30 PTZ The ultra-compact VB-S30D PTZ Mini-dome network camera features Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution at 30fps. A CMOS sensor delivers impressive image quality without colour bleeding or blurred lines. Auto Smart Shade Control (SSC) optimises exposure to improve highlights and correct dark areas in back-lit scenes or low light conditions, offering a true Day/Night operation.

Canon VB S30 PTZ

The ultra-compact VB-S30D PTZ Mini-dome network camera features Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution at 30fps. A CMOS sensor delivers impressive image quality without colour bleeding or blurred lines.

Auto Smart Shade Control (SSC) optimises exposure to improve highlights and correct dark areas in back-lit scenes or low light conditions, offering a true Day/Night operation.

Pacific had a real understanding of our workspace needs and that combined with their vast experience in working with higher education institutes to create highly innovative designs meant they not only met the required specification but also added real value through insightful design ideas that helped solidify our concept into a fully functional and flexible teaching and learning environment.
— Michael Reid, Senior Service Delivery Specialist - University of Portsmouth

Furthermore, the suite needed to be capable of sub-dividing into core areas to allow students to be split into groups which could then undertake set tasks.

Pacific worked in partnership with the University to enhance their original concept, by designing the location of display devices to ensure sight lines were preserved from any point in the suite which meant students could see any displayed material from anywhere in the suite.

Furthermore, the Pacific design team created a space where the technology access was completely wireless allowing teaching staff and students to share and collaborate on any material from any point with any display device anywhere in the suite. The suite was delivered on time and to budget after quite a rapid build the physical installation was fast and highly competent with additional changes to the control system interface being made quickly and efficiently.

EducationTom Sinclair