Distributed Education Center at the Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center (DEC@CIC)

DEC@CIC Technology Features

Classroom style seating for 96 with two wheelchair-accessible audience locations

Wireless network connectivity (non-CMU guest network access by reservation in advance)

In-desk power at all seating locations

State-of-the-art presentation technology

  • High resolution rear projection on a 175” diagonal 16:9 rear-projection main screen with image multiplexing
  • Dual 80” rear confidence displays
  • Interactive electronic whiteboard with networked computer
  • Amplified presenter, display source and student audio
  • Desktop microphones for multi-site student interaction
  • Dedicated DVD and CD playback from podium
  • Networked computer at podium
  • HDMI and VGA BYOD laptop display connections
  • Digital document camera

Video Teleconferencing (VTC)

  • Cisco Telepresence C60 Codec
  • 1080p HD H.323/SIP up to 6 Mbps point-to-point, 10 Mbps total MultiSite bandwidth
  • H.261, H.263, H.263+, and H.264
  • Crestron-controlled multi-camera production facility ‘front-end’ with custom ‘any source/any destination’ video/audio routing control
  • 4 HD pan/tilt cameras, 2 front, 2 rear
  • Ability to integrate audio/video from desktop conferencing applications such as Skype, Webex and Adobe Connect

Instructional asset capture and archive 

  • Mediasite asset recording, streaming, hosting and archive
  • External system ‘program’ feed for outboard streaming or recording applications

A technician is required when using all but the basic display technologies. View rates and scheduling.