The AMX Innovation Award Winners were announced last month at UBTech in Orlando, Florida and the winners of the 4 categories represented the best of the best submissions.
University of Queensland submitted and won under the category of Campus Impact, which looks at how the project has been central to campus life.
UQ had previously found themselves in a situation where the AV systems in their 600 rooms had grown to be completely unmanageable. To tackle this problem, UQ created a standardized code which was then replicated throughout the entire building. This new coding system pushed the boundaries of classroom technology automation and has in turn streamlined the deployment and management of room technologies at UQ.
AMX Australia supported UQ throughout the development phase with early design advice, and worked with AMXHQ to promptly address some edge-case complier issues revealed by the cutting edge UQ code as the project neared completion. In addition, UQ were one of the first partners in Australia to receive a sample of the new NetLinx NX master and were delighted with the performance gains offered by the new platform with their code base.
In addition to the day to day benefits of the system, the data and documentation behind the scenes is also enormously valuable. In the event of a hardware failure or similar event, each room configuration can be quickly backed up and restored as needed.
This project is really the first of its kind and has the potential to be a real game changer. If you would like to read more about the project click here.