The 21st century classrooms are overwhelmed by all kinds of new technologies
When school leaders are busy planning an environment of digital learning, interactive teaching and smart campus, various equipment have been installed into classrooms, regardless of teacher’s reluctance to learn how to actually use them or the IT administrator’s complaint on the management difficulties.
Q-NEX aims at solving these problems by a Networked Media Processor. It’s a highly-integrated equipment designed for classroom devices centralized control, AV distribution over IP and live streaming on a unified platform. Using the school’s existing network, Q-NEX offers IT admin remote management over the whole campus through web or App anytime and anywhere.
Here’s a typical school day scenario: before the class begins, the teacher needs to turn on the classroom devices one by one and wait for them to be ready for use. During the class, he will probably be troubled by switching the display content between the visualizer and his laptop. After the class is over, the classroom is very often left unattended with lights and the projector still on, and the school IT admin has to run over the campus to make sure every device is turned off properly.
With Q-NEX Networked Media Processor in the classroom, the teacher can easy power on all the devices (lights, air-con, classroom TV, interactive display, projector and electronic screen) by simply one touch on the desktop control panel, or tapping his ID card. Besides local control, the IT admin can also set schedule task through web-based Q-NEX Console or App to power on/off devices for all the classrooms.
What’s more, as a convergent AV/IT solution, Q-NEX also enables ad hoc and scheduled AV over IP distribution
Taking advantage of the campus existing network, Q-NEX solution enables not only message / audio / video broadcast, but also live streaming to all of the classrooms as well as spaces outside classrooms such as cafeteria, library, teacher's offices, corridor and reception hall, and it’s able to push recorded AV contents or live streaming content to allocated different groups of areas within the campus, with the deployment of Q-NEX Media Server, Networked Media Processor(NMP) and Media Box(MBX).
Broadcasting contents include daily messages, important alerts in text format, bell sounds, live or recorded audio announcements and videos. All can be pushed to the display devices connected to Q-NEX NMP or MBX. No particular display is required. Any display with HDMI input, such as interactive flat panel, TV monitor, LED screen or projector, can receive broadcast or live streaming content. What’s more, when receiving a broadcasting task, NMP or MBX can automatically turn on the display devices they connected and start the broadcasting.
For example, the school IT admin can customize the school bell tone and schedule the ringing time, or even make a playlist of school music to be broadcasted to different groups of classrooms during lunch break. For the application of live streaming, instead of gathering in the auditorium, students can watch the live speech by the principal on the classroom TV for any public announcement, while the principal can sit in his office to deliver the speech.