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Markstein 104

Markstein 104 is a state-of-the-art distance learning classroom, and currently the main area for distance education using two-way compressed video, typically referred to as videoconferencing. Markstein 104 supports seamless interactivity between the instructor and students in this room and other locations around the world. It allows the integration of standard teaching tools and media into the curriculum, with complete control and the ability to archive course sessions for on-demand distribution.

Some room features include:

  • Two-way compressed video over IP. 
  • Archiving of classes. Encoding via MediaSite allows the creation of video and video synchronized with screen at both high-bandwidth for on-campus delivery and low-bandwidth for delivery to broadband users off-campus.
  • Large capacity. This room is rated at 60 students.
  • Multiple video cameras that can be pointed, tilted, and zoomed (PTZ) with touch screen controls for the instructor.
  • Audio input for instructor and students. The Sennheiser microphone system ensures best quality audio.
  • Operator control for complex events, with a remote system at the back of the room.
  • Enhanced lighting for best production values, using a cool, low-power LED-based lighting system. Controls are integrated into the control system.
  • Attractive professional environment. Telephone in room for support.
  • Attention to acoustics. Use of acoustic treatment on walls and carpeting on floors to reduce echo. Reduction of noise sources, fans, etc. Most equipment is located in an adjacent control room.

Front of Markstein 104

Front of Markstein 104

Features of the Instructor’s Station

  • Built-in computer – university standard.
  • VHS tape and DVD players
  • Document camera
  • Laptop connections – for guests or your own laptop
  • Touch screen control interface
  • Designed for sitting and standing users, for versatility and ADA compliance
 Floorplan of Markstein 104.

Floorplan of Markstein 104.