The What: TEKVOX has begun shipping the 81200-DLC Drop-In AV Solution, a turnkey solution for educators looking to provide distance learning.
The What Else: TEKVOX’s Distance Learning Drop-In features flexible matrix switching, controllable PTZ cameras, content broadcasting and recording, and occupancy-based automation for classroom AV control.
The 81200-DLC utilizes USB to HDMI encoders to enable a customer’s PC and a TEK-PC controller to act as the codecs for the system, recording or broadcasting camera footage and local content simultaneously with no additional hardware. A local DHCP server on the TEK-PC allows the room to operate on its own local network, ensuring that everything works even in the event of a network outage. A combination touchscreen and real-time confidence monitor provides synchronized room control and source previewing.
Multiple PTZ cameras record the instructor and students in 1080p. Flexible matrix switching handles an expandable number of sources and displays. The drop-in solution is HDMI, HDCP, and HDBaseT compliant. In addition, TEKVOX’s 81200-DLC offers LVC screen-lift control for electric projection screens, occupancy-based energy automation and hardware, and real-time anti-theft protection. TEKVOX rigorously tests the drop-in solution and ships it fully functional, pre-programmed and ready to use.
The standard configuration supports four HDMI inputs, two PZT cameras, and two displays, which can be any combination of flat panels or projectors. Extensive upgrade and customization options are available.
The Bottom Line: The latest drop-in solution from TEKVOX builds on the company’s range of products designed to facilitate learning as educational environments evolve and change in response to new classroom demands. The 81200-DLC provides all required components in an complete system while supporting extensive customization for those using larger rooms.