True wireless classrooms are closer than you think.
It was an interesting day on the Infocomm15 show floor touring some classrooms of the future—both near and far. The Kramer Collaborative Classroom (left) starts with a hardware/software system that can control small group collaboration at tables or huddle spaces. Students can share ideas from any laptop, tablet, or smartphone to one local display. Similarly, companies you may not know like Crestron are building learning systems and spaces currently aimed at colleges and universities but would also work great as an auditorium-style setup for distance and/or flipped learning in k-12. Need a wireless solution for a certain classroom sooner, say this fall? Peerless-AV offers the HD Flow Pro Wireless Multimedia Kit, which can connect any Wi-Fi-based device up to 210 feet, penetrating through multiple walls, floors, and ceilings for complete coverage. Lots more to see here on day two. For more comprehensive coverage be sure to check out Live @ Infocomm, produced by the editors of our sister publication AVTechnology and Systems Contractor News. —Kevin Hogan, Content Director