Broward Technology Services News

Winter Break Upgrades at the Davie & Fort Lauderdale Campuses
Published Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Broward Technology Services (OIT-BTS) group performed several upgrades and relocation of facilities, during the 2017 holiday break, an effort that will benefit and improve the teaching and learning experiences of students and faculty.

In the Fort Lauderdale campus, the last two facilities still remaining at the Askew Tower (AT)--a building that will be demolished to give space to a new building--were relocated to the Higher Education Complex (HEC) building. This relocation required joint planning and implementation between FAU and Broward College. More specifically, AT-419 (the biggest classroom in the campus, with its 70-seat capacity) was relocated to HEC-312. In a similar way, the School of Architecture’s MetroLAB was also relocated from the lobby of AT to the lobby of HEC. With the relocation, OIT-BTS took the opportunity to upgrade different technology items in both locations. More specifically the following items were enhanced/replaced:

Upgrades | Davie and Fort Lauderdale Campus

Technology upgrades done to HEC-312:

  • Crestron DigitalMedia Presentation System 300 (DMPS)
  • Crestron AudioTechnica Gooseneck Microphone
  • Wolfvision Document Camera
  • Sony 5000 Lumens Laser Projector (2)
  • Draper 16x10 Fixed-Frame Projection Screens (2)
  • Network infrastructure to facilitate wired and wireless connections

Technology upgrades done to the Metro Lab:

  • Epson 4000 Lumens Projector (from AT-419)
  • Draper Electric Projection Screen (from AT-419)
  • Extron Wall Mounted Speakers (2) (from AT-419)
  • Network infrastructure to facilitate wired and wireless connections

In the Davie campus, three facilities were upgraded, two in the Davie West building (DW-107 and DW-108) and one in the Liberal Arts building (LA-139). These classrooms received major upgrades necessary to better accommodate the University's videoconferencing and lecture-capture systems. The College of Business helped with the funding needed for the DW-107 upgrades, which is now a Mediasite Recorder Capable. More specifically, the following items were enhanced/replaced:

Technology upgrades done to DW-107:

  • Spectrum Media Director Lectern
  • Crestron DigitalMedia Switch
  • Crestron AudioTechnica Gooseneck Microphone
  • Sony 5000 Lumens Laser Projector (2)
  • Wolfvision Document Camera
  • Revo Lab Mics
  • Tracking Cameras
  • Sharp 60” Monitor
  • MediaSite Appliances and Software
  • Network infrastructure
  • Electrical infrastructure

Technology upgrades done to DW-108:

  • Remove old Lecture-Capture Equipment
  • Crestron DigitalMedia Switch
  • Wolfvision Document Camera
  • Revo Lab Mics
  • Tracking Cameras
  • MediaSite Appliances and Software

Technology upgrades done to LA-139:

  • Remove old Lecture-Capture Equipment
  • Re-configure desktop mics

For more information about the e-classrooms or the videoconference classroom upgrades, or if you would like training on how to use the equipment, please contact Ewart Borland , Manager of OIT-BTS Learning Resources at extension 954-236-1124.



 Last Modified 1/11/18