Imperial College London, one of the world’s leading universities, has completed a new installation for its Business School. Imperial’s integration partner Reflex managed the project, which consists of two new areas; a Harvard style teaching room/lecture theatre and a multi-modal collaborative space. In the latter, Reflex designed an area that can be used as a single large room or two smaller teaching spaces via a folding partition. On each side, a curved LCD wall has been installed with 16 ultra-narrow bezel 55-inch panels (NEC UN552VS) configured as four 4K UHD displays.
Peerless-AV’s SmartMount® Full Service Video Wall Mounts with Quick Release (DS-VW765-LQR) were chosen as the mounting solution for the 32 panels for their time-saving features such as easy installation and precise adjustability. The video walls are recessed in wooden frames and so, using the mount’s quick-release functionality, users can articulate the display from the wall for servicing and maintenance by gently pressing on the front of the display.
The displays are driven by a collaborative learning system that gives groups the ability to work on a display each, while the lecturer can share content between groups or to the whole room. Zoom calls can also be fed into the system for multi-modal teaching, enabling remote participants to see the collaborative work being done in the space.
“Reflex uses Peerless-AV mounts as standard for LCD videowalls. They’re straightforward to specify, stock availability is good, and there are detailed, accurate CAD drawings showing the full range of articulation. We are always confident they will work for the project.”- Andi Allan, Head of Design at Reflex.