Built today, for tomorrow
The flexible connectivity options throughout the suite are smartly facilitated by an AV over IP (AVoIP) system cleverly designed and implemented by GVAV, seamlessly connecting all devices in each room on a fast, efficient and secure network. AVoIP is the backbone of this project and future-proofs the solution, allowing for potential future scalability and new features without the need to replace the whole system.
In line with other installations across the University, the client was keen to use Extron kit within the AVoIP system where possible. This would benefit the project both in terms of continuity with other spaces as well as minimising extra staff training.
The original recommendation was to separate the client’s network from the AV network in order to avoid running into potential issues with the bandwidth demands of the AVoIP solution. However, the University were eager to use their existing network and switches and were confident about their traffic handling and port capacity. Once this was modelled with Extron and confirmed that the existing network spec had been tested and was capable of running the AVoIP system smoothly, all parties were happy to proceed with the proposal.
During the installation and commissioning of the AVoIP system, GVAV worked closely with the University’s IT department to configure the network switches to the configuration associated with setting up this type of network. It was important to ensure that all Extron AVoIP encoders and decoders needed to be connected on the same network switch to eliminate bandwidth issues, preventing issues like poor video quality.