AV Core Standards 2020 version

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

 


Core Definitions
Key Terms
Optional Equipment for Cores 1 through 7
 


Core Definitions

Core 0

Typically digital signage applications.  No local wired inputs.

Core 1

Includes a single display, an HDMI input plate on the wall directly below the display to connect a laptop or other digital device. Control is via a wall-mounted button panel. Sound is from the display's loudspeakers.

Core 2

Includes a single display. A tabletop conferencing console with an HDMI input, loudspeaker, microphone, and touchscreen control. Other capabilities include wireless AV connection, and USB video camera.

Core 3

Includes a single display and an HDMI input plate located anywhere in the room. A conferencing system with a camera and microphones is built-in. Control is via a touchscreen. Sound is via external loudspeakers. Equipment is located in an AV rack, or credenza.

Core 4

Includes a single display, supports multiple inputs/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 loudspeakers.

Core 5

Includes two displays capable of showing different sources simultaneously, multiple inputs/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 loudspeakers.

Core 6

Two sources displayed simultaneously on three or more displays. One display shows the main content, two or more displays show secondary content. Displays are installed so that everyone can see the main content and at least one display showing secondary content. Multiple inputs/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 loudspeakers.

Core 7

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

 

 

Optional Equipment for Cores 1 through 7

  • Microphone(s) for voice reinforcement
  • Installed loudspeakers or soundbar for improved audio reproduction
  • USB camera(s) for conferencing
  • Microphone(s) for conferencing
  • Wireless connection to AV system
  • Lecture capture
  • Confidence monitor(s)

 

 

Key Terms

  • AV Rack: equipment rack usually located in a different room than the AV presentation equipment.
  • BYOD: bring your own device (tablet, laptop, smartphone, etc).
  • Conferencing System: hardware and software enabling video or audio conferencing.
  • Confidence Monitor: a display viewed by the presenter typically located so that the presenter always faces the audience.
  • Credenza: a low furniture cabinet with door located in the room, it has shelves or a rack for AV equipment.
  • Display: flat-screen monitor, or projector and projection screen.
  • HDMI: flat connector has both audio and video.
  • Input Plate: wall or furniture mounted jack(s) for connecting laptops etc.
  • Lectern: furniture the presenter stands behind while presenting.
  • Lecture Capture: automated system to record a specific class
  • Podium: a raised floor platform the presenter stands on.

Revised: February 2020