Audio Visual Systems for
Collaborative Workspaces
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Standard Meeting Space
What is missing here?
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Standard Meeting Space
What is missing here?
A display that everyone can see
Ability to send your laptop video to a display
Ability for each participant to decide when
they want to display their information.
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Standard Meeting Space
What are collaboration difficulties with this setup?
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Standard meeting space
Single control
point
No AV connections
for Laptops
Display is far away
Some participants do
not see display
Too many people for
effective collaboration
What are collaboration difficulties with this setup?
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Standard Boardroom Space
Single Laptop
connection
Single
point of
control
No AV connections
for Laptops
No AV interaction
between
participants
Designed for single presenter
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Standard Meeting Space
Audio Video (AV) System
Laptop
Central Audio Video
Switcher
VCR/DVD
SWITCHER
Large Screen
Projector / Display
Satellite
Central
Controller
Environment Control
Room PC
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Is Collaboration a New
Paradigm?
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Collaboration Defined
The act of working jointly with others
especially in an intellectual endeavor
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What happens when people collaborate?
Information is
easily
absorbed
They become
engaged
They share
information
They focus on
the same task
They learn
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What is needed is a
collaborative environment to avoid
“Laptop Huddle” Syndrome
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The AccessGrid Project
Multiple
projectors
Single display
Wall
Central control
of what is
shown
Collaboration Room (1998)
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The MIT iCampus Outreach Initiative
(1999)
9 people/table
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Team Space
5 years of research at Stanford
Computer Science Department (2004)
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TeamSpot
Commercial application of Team Space
for Business and Education (2007)
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Seating for 10
Central control
Large LCD
Display
Collaboration
Environment
Laptop AV
connection
Collaboration Pod Module (2005)
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Collaboration Classroom
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(2006)
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8 people per
zone
Collaboration
environment
Projection
surface
4 per table
Room PCs
are used
The Learning Lab
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(2006)
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Shared large
screen display
Acoustically
isolated
environment
4-6 people
Laptop AV
connections
Collaboration Booth concept developed in
University of BRISTOL, UK. (2010)
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Spot Lighting
Screen friendly
Large Display
6 people per
booth
Single Laptop
connection
Acoustical
Isolation
Library – Social Learning/Study Spaces
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Large Display
Up to 6 laptops
AV connection
Comfortable
seating
Individual control
for switching
laptops
media:scape encompasses collaboration
environment for businesses (2009)
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Up to 6 laptops
AV connection
Dual
Large Displays
Comfortable
seating
Individual control
for switching
laptops
media:scape encompasses collaboration
environment for businesses (2009)
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Common Terminology
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Collaborative meeting space
Collaboration booth
Collaboration classroom
Collaboration pod module
Social learning/study space
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Summary of the Current State of Technology
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Cluster size 4 to 8 people
Local large screen display (>42”)
Laptop connectivity (AV and IP)
Distributed control of the display
Focus on learning/collaboration not
technology
6. Comfortable Environment
7. Projection Displays (optional)
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Business
Collaboration
Educational
Collaboration
We are currently in transition from educational
collaboration to business collaboration AV solutions.
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Business Collaboration System Requirements
1. Common shared display in close proximity to
users
2. Individual control for sending laptop image to a
shared display
3. Seating for 4 to 6 people
4. Seamless power up / down sequence
5. Integration of room PC
6. Integration of Video Conferencing
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Wiring
Display
Under table
Controller
Monitor Power
Control
AV hook up
Access Point
Conference table
Individual control
“Show me” Buttons
Laptops
Typical Collaboration System
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Under Table Controller
The heart of the system
is the switcher that
routes all signals to
displays and provides
control ports and power
management.
UT250-101
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Under Table Controller
Audio
Computer Video
User Interface
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Control
Power Interface
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Under Table Controller
8x1 audio switcher
+ Volume control
Shroud
mounting posts
6 mounting slots
16 “Show Me”
buttons
controller
4 CAT5 outputs
RS-232
display
control
4 VGA outputs
Monitor
Power
Control
2.1mm power jack
TB power
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8 VGA inputs with 2
inputs for room PC and VC
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Under Table Controller
Inputs Capabilities
Inputs
1-6
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Input 7 & 8
1. Input 1-6 – General purpose VGA
inputs
2. Input 7 and 8 are programmable as
general purpose or dedicated.
3. Input 7 can be used as room PC or
Logo Input
4. Input 8 can be used as VC
5. Converters can be added to adapt
HDMI signal both for input and
output.
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Under Table Controller
Outputs Capabilities
Outputs
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1. Standard VGA outputs
2. CAT5 (Twisted pair) outputs work
directly with CAT5 receivers.
3. Outputs can be combined to
provide signal distribution
4. 2 outputs are controlled with “Show
me” Buttons
5. 4 outputs can be controlled with
external controller (MultiTouch)
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System Diagram
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Under Table Controller
Additional Capabilities
1. Auto Power UP/Down monitors
2. Auto switching between inputs
3. Programming EDID information for
each input to match monitor’s
format.
4. Power through connector to power
external interfaces.
5. 2 wire “Show me” button interface
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Access Points
Factory Configurable
TNP121
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VGA Input
Audio Input
Network
Power
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Access points
VGA+Audio Cable
Line driver
>50ft
AC Power
Network Cable
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Floor Box for
wall mounted monitors
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Access Points
HDMI Input
Audio Input
Network
USB
Power
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TNP125
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Access Points
VGA+Audio
HDMI
AC Power
HDMI Input
VGA Input
Audio Input
Network
Power
TNP128
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Access points
HDMI Cable
VGA+Audio Cable
Network
Laptop
Floor Box for
wall mounted monitors
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Access Points
Pull Out Cables
VGA Input
Audio Input
Network
Power
Factory
configurable
Cables and
insert plates
CNK280
CNK231
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Individual Control
Bezel is compatible
with many access
point devices. This
includes TNP and
CNK products.
TNP221
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Bezel Buttons are
provided for system
control.
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Individual Control
Control Buttons functions:
1. Send video to selected display
2. Wake system up when pressed
3. Indicate if laptop is connected to
a display
4. Select video conferencing mode
or Room PC mode
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Central Control
Easy to program
Central control can
be provided for the
complete system
7”, 8”, 10”, 12” screen
sizes are available.
CP450-008
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Access
Point
System Components
Show me
Buttons
Display
Switcher
Display Power
Interface
•Monitor power control (RS-232/MPI)
•Expandable to larger # of inputs (16)
•Local routing of signal to monitors
•Intuitive control functions
•No additional equipment required
•Works with Analog and Digital signals
(Converter required)
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Larger System
Control
MX2106AV
Easily expandable to 16 inputs.
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Room PC
Room PC can be used as a default
display if no one is connected to the
system or as digital signage.
Using wireless keyboard and mouse
provides freedom of moving around.
Logo generator can also be used
here to display company logo when
other sources are not present.
Room PC
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Displays can default to Room PC
when all computers are
disconnected from input 1 though 6
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System Components
Video conference can be connected
through input 8. In this mode, when
laptop is disconnected, VC is
automatically displayed on the
screen.
“Show me” buttons can be used to
toggle between laptops and VC
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Power Control
RS-232
When video signal is present the
UT250-101 automatically sends RS232 code to displays to power them
UP or DOWN or switches DPI
(Display Power Interface).
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Market Opportunities
Video Conference Rooms
Many existing video conferencing installations do not have
ability to share multiple laptops for seamless integration.
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Market Opportunities
Corporate Boardrooms and Meeting rooms
Upgrade existing meeting rooms to
collaboration rooms.
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BOM (Bill of Materials)
1. TNP221 (Or other products in the same
family)
2. UT250-101 Matrix under stable switch
with control and cable shroud
3. Assorted VGA/HDMI Thin cables
4. Display Power Interface
5. VGA to HDMI and HDMI to VGA converters
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FAQ
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Can the system be used internationally?
Yes, however the TNP221 is only designed for US, international version is
coming later this year.
What is the cost for individual component?
Please contact your regional sales person or representative for pricing details.
Can I control UT250-101 using AMX or Crestron?
Yes, the under table switcher can be controlled by third party controllers using
RS-232 commands.
Can I control it through internet.
Yes, IP to RS-232 adapter is available from Altinex.
How far can I run VGA cables?
Without a line driver about 50ft. With line driver up to 150ft. These numbers
are for using a very thin VGA cable (.35” diameter)
Can I use my own “Show me” button?
Yes, we provide a general interface that will work with any external contact
closure. (No it is not trademarked, at least we did not find any filings)
What is availability of this system?
All components except TNP221 are available now. TNP221 will be available in
the beginning of October.
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Do you have any Questions?
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References
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http://www.tidebreak.com/
http://www.vislab.uq.edu.au/research/accessgrid/
http://blog.tomw.net.au/2007/07/mit-icampus-looks-usable-in-australia.html
http://www.uq.edu.au/nextgenerationlearningspace/the-learning-lab
http://www.uq.edu.au/nextgenerationlearningspace/collaborative-teaching-learning-centre
http://www.uq.edu.au/nextgenerationlearningspace/index.html
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http://www.educause.edu/LearningSpaces
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