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A modern university needs in modern technology – according to this principle, the university Emden/Leer (Germany) carried out structural measures two years ago and upgraded the technical infrastructure to the desired level. The multimedia-capable faculty panel, which HKS Systemtechnik has built as a special design are their particularly proud. Since then this faculty panel has offered as a series product.

A modern university needs in modern technology – according to this principle, the university Emden/Leer (Germany) carried out structural measures two years ago and upgraded the technical infrastructure to the desired level. The multimedia-capable faculty panel, which HKS Systemtechnik has built as a special design are their particularly proud. Since then this faculty panel has offered as a series product.

The Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences is a campus university where everything is easily accessible. Around 4,600 students in four faculties form small learning groups at the school and not only have a lot of practical relevance in the dual degree programmes. The practical relevance is also expressed in many futuristic projects, some of which have been found to be worthy of an award and have received awards. For the “Hyperloop”, for example, a means of transport that is intended to transport people through a tube in a 1,200-kilometre capsule, as if by tube mail, the students were given the opportunity to learn how to transport them through a tube.

At „Hyperloop Pod Competition II“ in California distinguished with the innovation award. In Emden the basic subjects are presented in two large auditoriums, the speacialisation takes place in smaller seminar rooms. „The two large auditoriums were completely redesigned two years ago“, reports spokesman Wilfried Grunau. „We train engineers so we have to be technically well equipped and have to act as pioneers.“

The all-rounder „Lecturer's Desk 2“

The basic construction is made of powder-coated aluminium in different colours and with different decors. Two lockable base cabinets provide space for the technical equipment. The cables are hidden from the outside. Various connections are available, for example USB/LAN, HDMI, 3.5 mm stereo jack and of course power connections. The accessories include a display holder and a keyboard shelf as well as cut-outs for two lights and a microphone. The height of the desk can be steplessly adjusted from 80 to 110 centimetres.

The all-rounder

„Lecturer's Desk 2“

The basic construction is made of powder-coated aluminium in different colours and with different decors. Two lockable base cabinets provide space for the technical equipment. The cables are hidden from the outside. Various connections are available, for example USB/LAN, HDMI, 3.5 mm stereo jack and of course power connections. The accessories include a display holder and a keyboard shelf as well as cut-outs for two lights and a microphone. The height of the desk can be steplessly adjusted from 80 to 110 centimetres.

showpiece object

In this context, the halls have been equipped with very modern consoles from which the lecturers can offer their students multimedia presentations. “You need something like that today, it’s state of the art”, says Grunau. However, such equipment does not seem to be so common in lecture theatres, as they are often shown in Emden and are always viewed with great interest. “The Lecturer’s Desks are indeed our showpieces”, confirms Grunau. The invitation to tender for the consoles was preceded by a detailed analysis. Professors, technical supervisors and other potential users were questioned beforehand for which tasks they felt multimedia desks should be suitable, how presentations could be improved and facilitated. The market was approached with a stately profile of requirements. “HKS Systemtechnik was awarded the contract because the company

was able to meet all the requirements”, says Grunau. A giant monitor is beamed from the console. There is a recording device with which paper documents can be brought directly to the monitor via camera. The lecturer also controls the loudspeaker control of the gooseneck microphone. A display is integrated into the console, which can be adjusted to the preferred inclination, including a pull-out keyboard. The lecturers can connect and use their own notebook, interfaces are available for every conceivable technology – and interaction is also provided:

Students have the possibility to download all digital documents via WLAN to their end devices and take them with them. Visually, the permanently installed console with its light, slightly sloping top and perforated sheet steel front blends in beautifully with its surroundings. No cable is visible and the lifting columns are hidden. Another highlight of the console is that it is motorised height-adjustable. In terms of barrier-free accessibility, wheelchair users can use it as well as people who like to talk standing up.

In terms of barrier-free accessibility, wheelchair users can use it as well as people who like to talk standing up.

positive experience

An employee who is in charge of the two lecterns has instructed the lecturers and professors so that they can make full use of the many functions. “Everyone likes to use the desk”, says Wilfried Grunau. “Lectures and other large events are always well received, you don’t even notice the technology because it simply works. Even strangers can handle it right away.” This positive experience provided HKS Systemtechnik with the opportunity to add the desk individually developed for the Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences to its portfolio and produce it in series. Now it is available to all those who would like to take an example of the multimedia presentation technology at the Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences.

showpiece object

In this context, the halls have been equipped with very modern consoles from which the lecturers can offer their students multimedia presentations. “You need something like that today, it’s state of the art”, says Grunau. However, such equipment does not seem to be so common in lecture theatres, as they are often shown in Emden and are always viewed with great interest. “The Lecturer’s Desks are indeed our showpieces”, confirms Grunau. The invitation to tender for the consoles was preceded by a detailed analysis. Professors, technical supervisors and other potential users were questioned beforehand for which tasks they felt multimedia desks should be suitable, how presentations could be improved and facilitated. The market was approached with a stately profile of requirements. “HKS Systemtechnik was awarded the contract because the company was able to meet all the requirements”, says Grunau. A giant monitor is beamed from the console. There is a recording device with which paper documents can be brought directly to the monitor via camera. The lecturer also controls the loudspeaker control of the gooseneck microphone. A display is integrated into the console, which can be adjusted to the preferred inclination, including a pull-out keyboard. The lecturers can connect and use their own notebook, interfaces are available for every conceivable technology – and interaction is also provided:

Students have the possibility to download all digital documents via WLAN to their end devices and take them with them. Visually, the permanently installed console with its light, slightly sloping top and perforated sheet steel front blends in beautifully with its surroundings. No cable is visible and the lifting columns are hidden. Another highlight of the console is that it is motorised height-adjustable. In terms of barrier-free accessibility, wheelchair users can use it as well as people who like to talk standing up.

positive experience

An employee who is in charge of the two lecterns has instructed the lecturers and professors so that they can make full use of the many functions. “Everyone likes to use the desk”, says Wilfried Grunau. “Lectures and other large events are always well received, you don’t even notice the technology because it simply works. Even strangers can handle it right away.” This positive experience provided HKS Systemtechnik with the opportunity to add the desk individually developed for the Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences to its portfolio and produce it in series. Now it is available to all those who would like to take an example of the multimedia presentation technology at the Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences.