March 6, 2023

Q-NEX AV Control Application in Multipurpose Classrooms

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Q-NEX AV Control Application in Multipurpose Classrooms


In diversified educational occasions, a school multipurpose hall generally serves multiple program and functional purposes. For example, school gymnasiums would occasionally function as an emergency shelter during inclement weather or terrible disaster, for this purpose, a school should accordingly settle the space with related facilities. Of course, the theme here is not about discussing the emergency application of a multipurpose hall, instead, as we all know, today’s students and teaching models demand more creativity in the design of performance spaces of a school, and here comes the topic, how we can make full use of limited room space in a school?

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Q-NEX team encountered an interesting case last year. The project was about a school in the UK. The school head proposed a request to renovate one of their large classrooms and turn it into two adjoining smaller classrooms, however, with a demountable wall, which means, when the wall was removed or placed aside, it should still be a completely big room for use.
It is a common request about dividing a large room into 2 and remerging the rooms when it is needed. But the particular part of this project is, that when the big classroom is separated into 2 smaller ones, there are a complete set of AV devices and an AV controller equipped in each room, and both rooms should be independent in use. Once the wall is demounted, one of the controllers should take over the control of all AV media devices in the room, and all displays and speakers should play the same media content at the same time, which makes the remerged room completely under one control. And when the wall is mounted in between again, the separated two rooms should return to their independent state. Therefore, even though the big classroom is divided, there is still a connection between them.
Anyway, with a great effort of Q-NEX team for this project, a feasible solution was handed to the school, along with Q-NEX NMP as the media and control processor installed in each of the divided rooms, to achieve independent AV control, such as a projector on/ off, electric projection screen up/ down, audio and video switcher, audio volume control, door lock, etc. The divided two rooms will work with NO interruption in daily use. And when sometimes there is a need to have a more interactive class in between the 2 adjoining classrooms, the wall can be removed. When it is done, it will trigger a sensor to send instructions to one of the NMPs, which will take over the whole room control during the re-emerging state. No rewiring work is required at all, Q-NEX system will sense where the demountable wall is put, and switch to the proper control mode automatically.
That’s what Q-NEX can do for an application of a multipurpose room, if more different application requests, welcome to let us know, Q-NEX team is always ready to serve.
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