When a lecturer enters the space, they are greeted now by a familiar lectern design and touch panel control with the same user interface found in other lecture theatres across the campus.
The addition of wireless connectivity via Mersive Solstice has also increased the flexibility within the presentation area and enables those delivering the lecture to move about more freely within the teaching area.
A balanced audio experience
One of the greatest challenges in a multipurpose space like the Bowland lecture theatre is the creation of two very different audio experiences.
The requirement for excellent speech intelligibility and even content playback when in use as a lecture theatre contrary to the desired theatrical experience when in use as a cinema.
To meet this challenge new amplifiers and BSS Blu 100 audio processors were added to the existing Martin Audio O-line arrays and Sennheiser mics were added to the lecturer’s tool kit