ADENA Limited together with Prase Media Technologies would like to share this new case study with you. The University of Florence is an important and influential centre for research and higher training in Italy, with 1,800 lecturers and internal research staff, 1,600 technical and administrative staff, and over 1,600 research assistants and doctoral students. The University of Florence is constantly investing in improving their services, not only from the point of view of teaching, but also from the innovation point of view by supplying the classrooms with cutting-edge Audio-Visual technology. Technological redevelopment of the first 30 classrooms began in 2018 as part of a project involving 100 teaching environments located throughout Florence.
Project design was made by Multimedia Technology team, who analysed the educational needs of the schools and teaching environments and provided a tailored solution to each one of them. The solution includes “Epson laser projection”, “Shure microphones”, “SoundTube/Tannoy sound distribution” and “AREC Media Capture System”.
AREC Media Capture System plays an integral part in this project. Lectures, events and conferences rely on Full-HD synchronized multi-source recording from 2 HDMI / VGA and IP sources of the AREC MS-650 Media Station, flanked by the CI-218 Network Camera, and driven by the TP-100 Auto-Tracking System.
According to Guido Guidi, head of the Multimedia Laboratory, AREC Media Capture Systems have already proved their worth during the previous two events held at the University of Florence – Lego Robotics Competition and the Open Day. AREC technology guarantees smooth operation within university's environment, and allows institutions to considerably increase the quality of education as perceived by students and teachers. "We chose AREC Media Station, because in addition to representing the state of the art of Media Capture solutions, it is a secure, reliable, and above all, scalable technology. These are essential characteristics for a great university such as the University of Florence", concluded Guido Guidi.