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Classrooms create a unique audiovisual challenge and require using the right system for the job. In a higher education setting, the technology needs to deliver a clear image with the lights on so students can take notes.

But what you often see is a dim, washed out image, created by using a diffusive white screen that doesn’t distinguish between projected light and ambient light.

Working with technology managers and specialists is one way get the word out about using ambient light rejection technology in the classroom. That’s why we’ll be in Salt Lake City next week for the Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC) annual conference.

The CCUMC’s mission is to provide leadership and a forum for information exchange to the providers of media content, academic technology, and support for quality teaching and learning in higher education.

“The annual CCUMC conference has traditionally been a few jam-packed days full of education, sharing and camaraderie. This year’s conference theme, Tech Elevated, adequately represents what attendees can expect from the conference—an experience that provides actionable take-aways for the guests to continue to innovate on their respective campuses,” said Gina M. Sansivero, director of business development, education for FSR Inc., and a member of the CCUMC board.

“Innovation comes in many forms and the ideas generated at the CCUMC conference may not only be technology related, but may concern budgeting, departmental processes, and professional development. I have no doubt that CCUMC will prove, once again, that it is the not-to-be-missed conference for educational technology professionals.”

This year’s conference will bring together higher education tech experts from across the country for workshop topics, including balancing audio systems, open source AV solutions, networked AV system security, augmented and virtual reality, and more.

“This show is a great way to keep college AV technology people updated on the latest technologies,” said Steve Cook, Draper’s consultant relations manager. “This helps manufacturers like us do ongoing training on AV products to ensure people get correct info rather than possibly incorrect info from inside the community.”

Draper will use a split projection screen to demonstrate the power of ambient light rejection technology: one half is XT1000V Matt White, and the other is TecVision CS1200X ALR.

“A lot of tech people have heard of ALR surfaces, but may not have seen them in action,” Cook said. “This comparative demonstration really gets them thinking about how they can use ALR surfaces in their future projects because the difference is so stark.”

The CCUMC conference will take place October 3-6, 2018, at the Salt Lake City Marriott-University Park on the University of Utah campus. For details, or to register, click here.

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