Kramer has launched two new hybrid education solutions designed to help teachers get back to the classroom.
Kramer EDU-Hybrid-ZR is a Zoom Rooms solution that starts lessons at the touch of a button with no personal device needed. Kramer EDU-Hybrid-1 is a software agnostic wireless presentation and collaboration solution. It provides educators the flexibility of running any Windows based conferencing application like Zoom or Microsoft Teams.
Both facilitate integration with Kramer Control to allow all classroom devices to be controlled from one user interface, streamlining the presentation process.
EDU-Hybrid-ZR creates a learning environment with one display utilised for video conference participants, and a second separate screen for sharable lesson content. This supports up to 4K resolution and can be combined with any of Kramer’s professional quality powered speakers.
Using a dedicated Kramer KT-107Z touch panel, teachers simply launch Zoom Rooms to begin the session. The solution uses dedicated Zoom Rooms hardware so no additional personal devices, like a laptop or PC, are needed, saving time and ensuring that lessons start promptly. In-class teachers can also connect wirelessly to the display, for real-time content sharing.
EDU-Hybrid-1 enables teachers to easily connect and present lessons from any wireless device to in-class and remote students simultaneously.
Lecturers launch their Windows based video conferencing platform and automatically connect to professional grade microphones and speakers to enhance the two-way communication. This integrates with teaching displays including projectors and interactive whiteboards and provides access to cloud storage for saved documents.
Kramer’s VIA Campus2 displays and streams full, uninterrupted 4K video and displays six user screens simultaneously, ideal for keeping classes connected. A relay screen allows teachers to see their remote students as they present.
Lessons are transformed into interactive and engaging sessions with the multiple screen sharing support and whiteboard functionality, allowing participants to view, edit and comment on documents in real-time.
At any point, a collaboration session or a lecture can be recorded, shared or archived. Alternatively, the same session can be streamed over the network to live servers such as Kaltura, Panopto or YouTube Live, allowing remote students to follow the lesson.
The Kramer Control BRAINware allows integration with all other controllable devices and infrastructure, giving the teacher complete control of the learning environment without having to move around the room. Some of these integrations include the camera position, the lighting, AC, projectors, interactive whiteboards, and the speaker volume to enhance the two-way communication.
Yael Chicheportiche, Director of VIA Offering Solutions at Kramer, explains:“Our hybrid education portfolio is helping to bring teachers back to the classroom and environments that they feel comfortable in. They don’t need to worry about the technology, at the touch of a button they can resume their lessons in familiar surroundings using their preferred in-room teaching aids and their chosen application like Zoom, or Microsoft Teams.
“Both EDU-Hybrid-ZR and EDU-Hybrid-1 are complete end-to-end solutions designed to suit the desired space and are scalable, to grow as teaching requirements do. Both are agnostic when it comes to the peripheral AV devices, working with all recognized cameras, microphones and speakers, enhancing the flexibility, and making them accessible to a wide range of budgets.”
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