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Transforming Education: Lightware’s solutions at Indian Institute of Technology Mandi

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Transforming Education: Lightware’s solutions at Indian Institute of Technology Mandi
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Eminent Audio Visual, India, integrated USB-C technology to provide a state-of-the-art recording studio for an educational institution.

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mandi is a public engineering institute of Himachal Pradesh. It is one of India’s 23 IITs, incepted as Centers of Excellence for training, research, and development in science, engineering, and technology. IIT Mandi boasts strategic partnerships with leading research universities worldwide. In addition to research cooperation, these partnerships nurture academic cooperation, including student exchange programs and joint degree initiatives.

IIT’s academic block offers modern comprehensive facilities that enable an enhanced learning experience for its students. In particular, its ultimate lecture recording studio built in October 2023 is aimed at creating engaging and high-quality video lectures.

Upon winning the pitch, Eminent Audio Visual, New Delhi, a leading provider of audiovisual solutions, was tasked with designing and implementing a turnkey project for the IIT’s recording studio. Eminent AV has offered a tailored solution featuring top-notch brands and pinnacle technologies that best fit the institute’s requirements for simplicity, flexibility, and reliability.

For this dedicated recording space, Eminent Audio Visual has utilized Lightware’s multiple award-winning universal matrix switcher TAURUS UCX-4x2-HC30 as the core element that harnesses the power of the USB-C technology. With TAURUS UCX, regular users and guest speakers enjoy a user-friendly setup of the studio, that provides a full scope of the USB-C connectivity. Via a single USB-C cable, they connect their laptop to deliver 4K video, audio, and data signals.  They enjoy multiple USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectivity to access the studio cameras, microphones, and the touch monitor.  TAURUS UCX enables access to Ethernet and supports streamlined control functions. With this USB-C powered switcher, the lecturer’s device is being charged whilst used for presenting.

Supporting multiple UCC platforms, TAURUS UCX enables the flexibility of using the video conference platform of the user’s preference.

Eminent Audio Visual utilized HDMI distribution amplifier DA-4-HDMI20-C with built-in EDID management and Lightware’s proprietary Pixel Accurate Reclocking feature that secures a reclocked and stabilized output signal to remove any jitter caused by long cabling or poor source signal.

In the studio setup, Lightware’s 8m USB-C cables (CAB-USBC-AOC800K), USB 3.1 Gen 16m extension cables (CAB-USB-AMAF-T1600A) and 2m Premium High Speed HDMI 2.0b flexy cables (CAB-HDMI20-PHS200F) were installed.

These high-quality cables, powered by TAURUS UCX, offered extended reach without the need for bulky repeaters, enhancing the technical elegance of the installation.

The IIT Mandi studio supports a wide array of features, including capturing, streaming, and recording. In the center of the solution, TAURUS UCX thrives to provide a user-friendly experience, flexibility, and setup efficiency.

Mr. Akhilesh Prajapati, Director of Eminent Audio Visual Pvt Ltd., highlights the seamless integration and reliability of Lightware technology, emphasizing the simplicity and efficiency it brings to the lecture recording studio. With zero complaints and unwavering support from Lightware India, the project has set a new standard for professional AV installations in the education sector.

The Indian education sector is developing at a quick pace. Its teaching community welcomes the benefits that the Pro AV technology holds for it. Mr. Prajapati is confident of the upcoming growing demand for professional lecturer capture and delivery solutions in India. Eminent’s successful project for IIT Mandi has set a new benchmark for educational venues striving for excellence in the digital age. Inspired by this successful project, the integrator plans to engage Lightware for their upcoming innovative AV installations that will shape the future of education in India.