AV Core Standards

The OIT recommends following these core design standards when adding technology to your space.  These standards work in conference rooms, classrooms, offices, or any other kind of space and can be customized to meet your specific needs.   

For each core standard listed below, a single display could be one flat panel monitor, flat panel wall-mounted TV or a projector with a screen.  You can also choose to include the following in any of below core standards except the Core 0.

  • Microphone(s) for voice reinforcement and/or conferencing
  • Installed upgraded speakers or a soundbar
  • USB camera(s) for conferencing
  • Wireless presentation technology
  • Lecture capture
  • Confidence monitor(s)

Core 0
    Typically digital signage.  Does not include any local input sources.

Core 1
    Includes a single display and an HDMI input plate on the wall directly below to connect a laptop or other portable device.
    Control is via the wall-mounted button panel.
    Sound is from the display's speakers.

Core 2
    Includes a single display, a USB video camera, and a tabletop conference/speakerphone.
    All in one device includes touchscreen control, microphone and sound.
    Supports wireless and/or wired HDMI connections with a laptop or other portable device.
    Sound is from the display's speakers.

Core 3
    Includes a single display and an HDMI input plate located anywhere in the room.
    Control is via the wall-mounted button panel
    Sound is via external speakers.

Core 4
    Includes a single display, supports multiple input sources from a wide variety of devices, including laptops and tablets.  
    Equipment will be located in an AV rack, lectern, or credenza.
    Control is via a touchscreen.
    Sound is via external speakers.

Core 5
    Includes two displays capable of showing different sources simultaneously.
    Supports multiple input sources from a wide variety of devices, including laptops.
    Equipment will be located in an AV rack, lectern, or credenza.
    Control is via a touchscreen.
    Sound is via external speakers.

Core 6
    Includes three displays capable of two simultaneous sources, multiple inputs from a wide variety of devices, including laptops and tablets.
    Equipment will be located in an AV rack, lectern or credenza
    Control is via a touchscreen
    Sound is via external speakers

Core 7
    Custom designed AV system for the specialized needs of the space.