Herman’s Guide to the Best in AV for Education


And just like that … the Classroom of the Future is Here. Perhaps only George Jetson could have predicted how technology would advance the ways we live and learn. Many things changed during 2020 – perhaps none more so than the classroom. The need for technology-driven solutions is essential for supporting students in and out of the classroom.

The standard for teaching and learning is a hybrid one, where live lessons must reach both students present in the classroom as well as students accessing the class remotely. Technology in the classroom creates a big and important opportunity for the AV industry and our ability to ensure an accessible and high-quality interactive experience for teachers and students alike.

From streaming quality audio and video to thoughtfully placed displays, projectors, microphones, and cameras, it is state-of-the-art AV equipment and components and professional installations by talented technicians that ensure teachers and professors can be seen, heard, and engaged with by every one of their students in class or at home.

If you have any doubt that the classroom of the future is here, just check out the advanced AV technology that is now readily available. From HD AI powered cameras that can follow teachers and dynamically adjust for the ideal framing, to interactive touch screen displays that can bring remote students into the classroom to interact with instructors and classmates, AV advances create a level playing field for all students. Thinner and lighter displays, and advanced cameras, speakers, and microphones with smaller footprints enable thoughtful installations to ensure that students spread out within the classroom and students joining remotely can all see and hear and engage with ease.

Herman has compiled this guide of the best in classroom AV products so you can ensure your education customers can have the classroom of the future today. In addition to these great products from leading manufacturers, Herman Integration Services can provide the labor and engineering talent to assist your team or completely fulfill your installation requirements nationwide.

Let’s build the classrooms of the future together, so your education clients and their faculty and students can all achieve more.

Webinar


“The Classroom of the Future is Here” webinar sponsored by Herman details what the classroom of the future looks like – because it is being built today. Topics include:

  • Trends and changes to curriculum as a result of additional technology
  • Best practices for capturing lectures, distributing material, and for students inside and out of the classroom
  • How AV technology has advanced to meet the needs of the post-COVID classroom
  • The infrastructure necessary to enable distance learning on a larger scale
  • And much more!
Webinar - The Classroom of the Future is Here!

Cameras of the Future


The classroom of the future is here, just check out the advanced AV technology that is now available. From HD AI-powered cameras that follow teachers and dynamically adjust for the ideal framing, to interactive touch screen displays that bring remote students into the classroom to interact with instructors and classmates, AV advances create a level playing field for all students. Thinner and lighter displays, and advanced cameras, speakers, and microphones with smaller footprints enable thoughtful installations to ensure that students spread out within the classroom and students joining remotely see, hear, and engage with ease.

Huddly Canvas

Using AI on the camera, Canvas enhances the whiteboard image in real-time. It removes gloss and shadows, boosts marker colors, and hides people from the image. Now, remote participants can see what’s on the board and be a part of the conversation.

Huddly Canvas
HuddleSHOT – Small Classroom

HuddleSHOT – Small Classroom

  • Zoom 3X
  • Built in microphone and speaker; ability to add mics
  • Streaming USB & RTSP/RTMP
  • Widest angle
  • Controlled over network with iPad or phone
  • All in one system
ConferenceSHOT AV – Medium Classroom

ConferenceSHOT AV – Medium Classroom

  • Zoom 10X
  • Add 2 table or ceiling mics or select bundle with built-ins
  • Streaming USB & RTSP/RTMP
  • Choose from a variety of bundles
  • Save preset views
  • Hand-held remote control
RoboSHOT – Large Classroom

RoboSHOT – Large Classroom

  • Zoom 12X
  • Professional audio interface replaces need for separate audio
  • Streaming USB & RTSP/RTMP
  • Highest image quality
  • Ultimate installation flexibility
  • IT team favorite

Displays for the Classroom


Sharp Aquos

Interactive White Board

Looking for a smart, interactive display for your classroom or meeting space? Meet the all-in-one Sharp AQUOS BOARD interactive display systems that make all your visual communications livelier and more productive. Your lecture, presentation, or lesson can now be more creative and involving.

For more information contact your sales representative at 888-736-6888.

Sharp Aquos Interactive White Board
Optoma Creative Touch 75” LED Touchscreen Monitor

Optoma Creative Touch

75” LED Touchscreen Monitor

Bring lessons and idea sharing to life with the Optoma Creative Touch 5-series interactive flat panels. Engineered to enhance classrooms and meeting spaces, the 5-series IFP packs a stunning LED-backlit 4K UHD panel, wide 178° viewing angles, anti-glare, anti-fingerprint toughened glass and cTUVus-certified flicker-free and low blue light filter combined with multi-touch capabilities, incredible accuracy, and lightning-fast response times.

For more information contact your sales representative at 888-736-6888.

Planar Lux70

Touch Interactive Large Format Display

The Planar® LUX70 Touch is an interactive 70" LCD display with multi-touch, multi-user capability that supports up to 6 simultaneous touch points. Planar LUX70 Touch features Planar's ERO™ (Extended Ruggedness and Optics) optically bonded glass, providing a glass surface that protects the LCD from damage and provides a continuous touch surface.

For more information contact your sales representative at 888-736-6888.

Planar Lux70 Touch Interactive Large Format Display

Carts and Mounts


Chief Fusion

The industry-favorite mounts are designed with installer feedback for superior installation. Features include centerless shift, Centris tilt, ControlZone leveling adjustment, and ClickConnetct latching.
Chief Large Fusion™ Manual Height Adjustable Cart
Large Fusion Micro-Adjustable Tilt Wall Mount
Chief Fusion™ Accessory Shelf 

Chief Fusion

Audio


JBL Control 10 Series

Control 10 Series in-ceiling loudspeakers meet the increased market demand for superior sound quality, installation-friendly features and value, delivering a level of sonic performance unmatched by comparably priced products.

JBL Control 10 Series
Audix M3

Audix M3

Installed Sound, Microphone

The M3 is an innovative, tri-element hanging ceiling microphone designed for applications where aesthetics, sound quality, and ease of installation are critical.

Audix M70

Flush mount, high output ceiling microphone for distance miking.

The M70 offers a flush mount solution, easy installation, and allows the microphone to completely disappear from view without sacrificing sound quality.

Audix M70
ListenTalk

ListenTALK

With one expandable ListenTALK system, schools can provide flexible communication, campus tours, assistive listening, or interpretation. ListenTALK includes 2-way communication, portability, and a 1-touch group setup.

Switcher


Vaddio AV Bridge 2X1

Vaddio AV Bridge 2X1

Vaddio’s simplest lecture capture device yet! We call our AV Bridge 2x1 the classroom-in-a-box solution because it enables simple distribution, production, and capture of high-quality networked Dante audio, analog audio, and two HD video sources.

Cable/ Adapters/ Surge Protection


Kramer Extender Cable

Kramer Extender Cable

Typically, USB cables have a maximum length of about 2 meters (6 feet), CA−USB3/AAE enables cable lengths of up to 15m (50ft).

Kramer USBC Hub Multiport Adapter

Kramer USBC Hub Multiport Adapter

KDock−1 is a USB−C hub multiport adapter specially designed to support mobile devices and is an ideal accessory for MacBook, laptops equipped with USB type−C, mobile phones, and tablets.

SurgeX Squid

SurgeX Squid

The Squid ushers in a new category for power quality that packs tremendous options in a compact design to offer a completely contained, boxed network control, AC/DC and USB protection in a single application.

All In One Solution


Bose Pro VB-1

With six automatic beam-steering microphones, a 4K ultra-HD camera, and proprietary Bose sound, the Bose Videobar VB1 helps you deliver better lessons, huddle up, and get more done.

Bose Pro VB-1

AV Labor Installation


In addition to these great products from leading manufacturers, Herman Integration Services can provide the labor and engineering talent to assist your team or completely fulfil your installation requirements. Herman Integration Services has more than 100 full-time technicians with an average of 14 years of AV experience and a variety of skills. Herman can fulfill your order and handle the installation for you as well.

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