Campus Technology

Arizona State University, Biamp Partner for Hybrid Learning Technology Upgrades

The Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University in downtown Phoenix, Ariz., recently announced a partnership with audiovisual solutions provider Biamp to update technology in 140 classrooms, lecture halls, and collaboration spaces across its campus, according to a news release. The goal of the project is to increase learning opportunities for in-person, hybrid, and remote students alike.

“Thunderbird needed an upgraded technology infrastructure in order to embrace an innovative approach to education, and through Biamp, instructors and students now have technology that provides an extraordinary experience—no matter where participants are located,” said Joe Andrulis, Biamp’s Executive Vice President of Corporate Development.

The Thunderbird School recently deployed Biamp’s Modena bring-your-own-device (BYOD) solution. The spaces also now include Parlé Beamtracking microphones to capture speakers’ voices, even as they move around the room. Partners HT Consultants and Tech Providers, Inc., installed Biamp Desono speakers to offer increased sound quality from remote attendees, as well as Biamp Tesira DSP technology to process and route all digital signals, the news release reports.

“With the BYOD capabilities of Modena, instructors, students, and guest speakers can all join the same session with whatever devices they’re most comfortable using,” said Thunderbird’s Director of Digial Initiatives, AV and Media, Mike Grasso. “By combining Modena’s ease-of-use and flexibility with the outstanding voice pickup capabilities of the Parlé microphones, we’ve created optimal teaching and learning environments for all involved at Thunderbird, whether in-person, remote, or hybrid.”

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Matt Jones is senior editor of Spaces4Learning. He can be reached at [email protected].