The Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry of Western University was founded in 1881 and continues to be one of the top medical schools in Canada. Genesis Integration was asked to work with the Media Services team and provide the students and staff with a multi-purpose room outfitted with video, web and teleconferencing, projection, annotation, as well as enable presentations to be carried out on any number of the five projectors or displays in the room. The true challenge was enabling a diverse group of users to be able to use the technology comfortably without creating confusion with the long list of functions the room could perform
Genesis installed a Crestron touch panel which acted as the main controller of the system. Content could be presented to the front screens through projectors, or used for annotation through the Epson Brightlink Interactive projectors.
The room was enabled for video and web conferencing using the ceiling mounted microphones. The unique aspect of the system was the custom programing Genesis coded specifically for their facility. A question based interface was programed for the client; the touch panel would pose a question to the user , and with each response the room would know how to automatically set-up the environment with the required technology.
With the help of Genesis Integration, the University is able to host a wide range of functions in the multi-purpose room from small meetings to large video conferencing events. As a result the students and staff using this technology have adopted the solution with ease allowing the Media Services team to focus their efforts on other projects rather than ongoing training and support of the system.