The University of Copenhagen upgrades control systems in 39 lecture halls and classrooms to modern and user-friendly interfaces that are easy to adapt to their ever-changing needs.
The University of Copenhagen already had Neets’ AV control systems installed in their classrooms, but the Neets Control - UniForm would allow them to be more adaptable for possible future changes in the AV equipment setup. The University of Copenhagen also likes to be a first-mover when it comes to implementing new technology into learning spaces, if and when it makes more sense for the users – and the Neets Control - UniForm is a brand-new product on the market, so it was a perfect fit.
In the case of 39 classrooms at the University of Copenhagen, it was time to upgrade the AV equipment since the existing control device was too old to keep up with today’s needs for usability. Employees of the AV department had seen the Neets Control - UniForm at a conference, at which point they contacted Audio Visuelt Centrum A/S (AVC), a reseller of Neets’ products. According to Lars Palmqvist, AV staff member at the University of Copenhagen, their experience of working with Neets and AVC as the reseller and integrator has always been to their satisfaction.
“With Neets, we always get an extremely high level of service - no matter what time of the day it is or if we contact them during the weekend. AVC was in charge of the implementation and also provided great service. It was all-around teamwork,” Lars Palmqvist states. The upgrade of their AV control systems has resulted in increased flexibility, a visually more intuitive user interface and better functionality, and it works in everyone’s favour.
“The users' experience is that you just push a single button, and then everything is up and running,” Lars Palmqvist states, and continues, “It is very easy to understand. Definitely user-friendly.” Being the decision-maker and in charge of buying the new control systems, Lars Palmqvist also emphasizes the importance of Neets’ competitiveness in relation to the market price. “Neets are competitive both in terms of price and function. Similar brands on the market typically require the installation of multiple products and devices to function properly. Neets just brings it all together in a single product.”
Neets just brings it all together in a single product
From the programming point of view, the Neets Control - UniForm makes it possible to configure the device using the external USB port and adapt along the way. As Christian Mantalos Dannevang, business development director at AVC explains, “This is a newer, smarter model both in terms of configuring, and the fact that it uses E-ink paper display. This means that you can just upload the elements you wish to connect.” Lars Palmqvist elaborates,“While this keypad resembles the previous model, it makes our job significantly easier. The display offers flexibility, in that we don’t have to make the physical labels. Everything is done directly from the computer and is then uploaded to the UniForm using the external USB port, so if we want to make changes in the future, we don't have to take it apart.” The Neets Control – UniForm is flexible, functional and time-saving in a digital nutshell.
“It’s not rocket science of course, but that’s exactly what’s important for us; it shouldn’t be rocket science,” Lars Palmqvist states. They like being a first mover, and it paid off.”
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