Oulu University of Applied Sciences Creates Collaborative Learning Spaces With Coalesce From Black Box

Author:
Publish date:

UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS — Jan. 30, 2019 — Black Box, an industry-leading provider of pro AV connectivity and signal distribution systems, today announced that the Oulu University of Applied Sciences in northern Finland has used the Black Box Coalesce™ all-in-one videoconferencing and wireless presentation system to transform its lecture halls and classrooms into true collaborative spaces.

"With interactive technology becoming more and more important in the classroom, we had been considering collaborative learning with support for BYOD for quite some time," said Jori Löytynoja, IT customer service manager at Oulu University of Applied Sciences. "Coalesce finally enabled us to take the next step toward a more engaging and successful learning environment."

The Coalesce wireless presentation system combines wireless displays, video conferencing, and screen sharing technologies to enable up to eight users to share and control any type of content from their own device, be it a tablet, laptop, or smartphone. Deployed in classrooms, auditoria, and conference rooms across the university's four campuses, the Coalesce system from Black Box supports effortless wireless connectivity and features a user-friendly interface that fosters true active learning.

The Black Box system allows Oulu University of Applied Sciences students and educators to share presentations, video, and files from their own devices quickly, without the need to connect legacy AV cables and USB flash drives. This capability helps the university to optimize small-group interaction, increase collaboration, and boost interactivity and group learning. With its deployment of Coalesce, which spans a total of 50 rooms, the university also reduced the number of troubleshooting requests sent to the IT administration department and eliminated the need for on-site repairs to deal with broken or missing cables and adapters.

"Oulu University of Applied Sciences is making the most of wireless presentation technology to support an engaging and interactive learning environment," said Josh Whitney, senior vice president of Technology Product Solutions at Black Box. "Coalesce enables the university not only to enhance collaboration across learning spaces, but also to reduce the technical burden on both educators and IT staff."

More information about Black Box Coalesce is available at www.blackbox.com/coalesce. More information on Black Box and its products is available at www.blackbox.com.

# # #

About Black Box 

Black Box delivers award-winning products and services that simplify signal management and distribution in IT and communication systems. We engineer and manufacture KVM and audio/video systems that connect users with PCs and servers, desktops, and peripherals, ensuring smart, flexible access to critical IT assets, data, and content. For government, education, and commercial organizations of all sizes, we design and supply secure infrastructure solutions for control rooms, conference and collaboration facilities, and digital signage. With four decades of experience, as well as a global presence and an extensive team of technical experts, we provide the products, solutions, service, and support that allow our clients to connect with their colleagues, their customers, and the world.

To learn more, visit the Black Box website at www.blackbox.com and follow us on Twitter @blackbox_ns.

Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks of BB Technologies Inc.

Link to Word Doc: www.wallstcom.com/BlackBox/190130BlackBox.docx

Photo Link: www.wallstcom.com/BlackBox/BlackBox-Coalesce-OuluUniversityAuditorium.jpg

Photo Caption: Black Box Coalesce all-in-one videoconferencing and wireless presentation system transforms lecture halls and classrooms into true collaborative spaces at Oulu University of Applied Sciences in northern Finland.

Share it on Twitter:https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?text=.@blackbox_ns%20Coalesce%20videoconferencing%20and%20wireless%20presentation%20system%20installed%20at%20Oulu%20University%20of%20Applied%20Sciences%20to%20transform%20lecture%20halls%20and%20classrooms%20into%20collaborative%20spaces.%20%20-%20http://bit.ly/2RpB57A

 

Follow Black Box:

https://www.blackbox.com/en-us/blog/technology 

https://www.linkedin.com/company/black-box/ 

https://www.facebook.com/blackbox.ns  

https://twitter.com/blackbox_ns 

https://www.youtube.com/user/BlackBoxNS

Featured

Related Articles

BlackBox-Radian

Black Box Radian Flex Software-Based Video Wall Platform Earns ISE Best of Show Award

Black Box, an industry-leading provider of pro AV connectivity and signal distribution systems, today announced that the company's Radian Flex software-based video wall platform won an ISE Best of Show Award from AV Technology Europe, a Future Publishing magazine. Of the more than 1,000 exhibitors at ISE 2019, only 15 — including Black Box with Radian Flex — earned this award, which recognizes achievements and innovations in product and service development.

BenQ_InstaShow

BenQ Amps Up 21st Century Learning at TCEA 2019

BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, will feature its purpose-built display solutions for education at the 2019 Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Convention and Exposition, Feb. 4-8 at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio. In booth 1562, BenQ will show educators interactive flat panels, laser projectors and collaboration solutions that will help transform the learning experience to drive success for every student.

rp6501k-left45-p

BenQ Maximizes Learning Opportunities With Purpose-Built Education Technology Solutions at FETC 2019

BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, will feature its latest classroom innovations at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), Jan. 27-30, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. In Booth 2441, educational professionals will see a comprehensive portfolio of classroom solutions designed to make the most of student engagement and ensure learning success, including the premium RP Series interactive flat panels (IFP), Blue Core laser projectors and additional options that make schools future-ready.

AIMS-ScottBarella

AIMS Creates New Working Group Focused on Pro AV Market

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) today announced the launch of a new Pro AV Working Group tasked with promoting the adoption of one set of media-over-IP protocols for the professional AV and installed systems market. AIMS has appointed David Chiappini as chair and Scott Barella as deputy chair of the new working group.

Yamaha_UC_Stanley_P

Yamaha UC Prepares Higher Education Technology Managers for Growth in Distance Learning at ISE 2019

Yamaha Unified Communications has announced that Philip Stanley, Yamaha UC's Director of EMEA, will lead an instructional session at ISE 2019. The session is part of the Standing Conference for Heads of Media Services (SCHOMS) U.K. Higher Education Hosted Buyer Programme and will take place on Feb. 6 at 1:55 p.m. in room G001 and G002 at RAI Amsterdam. The session will examine how video conferencing solutions can enable clear, high-quality remote learning experiences from any smart device or PC no matter where they're located.

HoverCam_Pilot3

HoverCam's Pilot Series and ClassFusion Learning Platform Land Big Wins at TCEA 2019

HoverCam, a leader in innovative, interactive, and engaging education solutions, announced that the company's digital classroom solutions received three major honors from Tech & Learning at the recent Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) 2019 Conference in San Antonio. At the show, HoverCam's Pilot 3 digital teaching station received the Award of Excellence in the District category, while the company's new Pilot X podium and ClassFusion software platform both earned Best of Show honors. The awards were presented on Feb. 6 at a special ceremony held at Casa Rio restaurant in San Antonio.