Abu Dhabi Education Council: Leading edge integrated ICT system

ADEC System Integration by Visionaire

 

Overview

The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) was established in accordance with law No. 24 of 2005, issued by HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the UAE President, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and the Ruler of Abu Dhabi. The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest educational standards.

To meet the current and future needs of the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) ICT, Visionaire was set on achieving the strongest focus on integration and scalability opportunities while ensuring that the system performance exceeds the Educational ICT requirements in providing technology for Higher Education and Research institutions.

The Challenge

 ADEC moved to a new HQ building designed with state-of-the-art technology that enables them to respond to their client needs efficiently. The  objective of  this  project  is  to  design  and  implement  complete  audio  &  visual  solutions  for  the designated  building,  located  in the  Khalifa  Park  area in Abu Dhabi . The solution must be based on high performance, high availability and reliability, with provisions for full future expandability and interface with other systems.This includes the installation of a digital signage solution which serves as a display post for ADEC notices, activities, videos, photos, feeds and general information. They also require that existing systems from the previous building be utilized and integrated with the proposed digital signage. The digital signage solution should cover a media wall, hall signage and room information signs.

AV-IT Integration in standard meeting rooms, training room, board room and executive meeting rooms with products and solutions that are simple and easy to operate, yet offer advanced functionality. The rooms should be able to meet basic meeting requirements such as presentation/display, audio-video, and accessibility. Video conferencing is also required for executive rooms. A Token Management system was also required by ADEC in order to simplify and streamline their day-to-day customer –facing transactions.

Visionaire Solution

Visionaire’s solution to the signage requirement is a networked based solution wherein a single digital signage unit can work as a standalone player if required. However the players are also networked to a Content Management Server to provide unified content, display and player management, scheduling and maintenance. It also provided a Media Wall with full HD profession LED displays connected to a centralized control system with touch panels. The control can also be done on a wireless tablet such as the iPad.

For Room Signage, Visionaire provided an interactive room booking device that can also function as a digital signage and displays room status and meeting information, announcements, digital notes, etc. These room signages can be centrally managed and accessed via popular Calendar applications such as Microsoft Outlook.

For the meeting and other high-level rooms, a cable management solution was provided wherein inputs were connected through a flush mounted cable management system that provides pull out cable connection for video, data and audio sources. In addition, it also provided discreet access to power, and serves as the interface between the user and the output display.

These rooms were also provided with interactive whiteboards and full HD screens, audio systems, room control and an interactive room booking system. The room booking system has the capability to book or reserve the room via the web interface or, using Exchange mail client or make instant reservations right outside the meeting room door. Room control was also provided for display and content, and AV.

Results

The digital signage system installed at ADEC is able to run relevant information on the via a centralized Content Manager, and so far have contributed to information dissemination and awareness on ADEC related activities.  The token management system enables the centralized management of transactions and thereby efficiently streamlined customer communications and work-flow. The meeting room solutions which included AV, control and room booking provided a high performance, high technology meeting room infrastructure which, functionally, are capable of supporting the current and future needs of Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC). //

 

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