Everyone enjoys being in a sunny classroom, but schools are now also beginning to understand that optimal lighting delivers concrete benefits too. Higher grades, better pupil/student behaviour and fewer absent days per year, to name a few examples. Not surprisingly, architects want to get as much daylight into a classroom or auditorium as possible. But what happens when you introduce multimedia and AV technology in schools? Having the right kind of lighting becomes more important than ever. Washed out images or eyestrain? Traditionally, using a conventional projection screen for teaching meant choosing between two evils: you either had to project into a well-lit room and put up with the weak, washed-out images, or risk causing eye-strain and headaches by projecting a bright image in a darkened room. Powerful presentations in daylight Now, thanks to dnp’s revolutionary screen technology, you no longer have to choose. Since dnp Supernova screens allow you to project high-contrast images into brightly-lit rooms, teachers do not have to switch the lights off and draw the blinds in order to get a crisp image and vibrant colours. They can keep the lighting at normal levels during presentations, which makes it possible to stay in close contact with their group. It helps students concentrate, take notes easily and stay alert. dnp screens are also designed to deliver bright high-contrast images from different angles, not just head on. All of this makes the teachers’ job easier and helps the students learn more!
Small Venue Classrooms
Today’s teaching methods increasingly rely on the availability of professional audio visual equipment. Most schools are either already well connected to broadband internet or are in the process of having such available in the near future, turning Classrooms into digital learning hotspots. 20th Century blackboards are being replaced by large digital screens that play a pivotal role in today’s lectures.
dnp screens are increasingly being installed in Classrooms, both for primary as well as secondary education. The newly introduced 100″ dnp Laser Panel was specifically designed with small- and medium sized classrooms in mind in order present large high-contrast images at a fraction of the cost of a conventional LED flat screen. The dnp LaserPanel is available in a standard version and a Touch version for interactive presentations, equipped with an interactive camera and IR pen.
Lecture Theatres and Auditoriums
The University of East Anglia’s new Thomas Paine Lecture Theatre is not only featuring state-of-the-art HD projection and surround sound, it also boasts of a supersize 4.35 x 2.45 m Supernova Infinity display. The Thomas Paine Lecture Theatre promotes learning by capturing and streaming lectures. It also supports UEA’s public engagement and enterprise activities as well as providing outstanding conference facilities.
Destined for use in a newly built Amphi scene/stage at the TietgenSkolen in Odense, Denmark , the main challenge was finding a screen that would enable quality viewing in this brightly lit area. The new screens were intended mainly for displaying computer presentations and TV programmes.
Large Venue Infotainment
Faced with the need for a huge infotainment screen opposite an unshaded window, ViewNet Systems matched Odense University’s minimalist design with maximum performance from a frameless 181” dnp Supernova Infinity Screen. The installation is part of an infotainment system located at the biggest campus, the 13,000-student Odense University. The system displays information for students, and delivers entertainment at special events.