Design Guidelines
Macquarie University Property
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Communications / AV and IT

The design of Communication and Audio Visual (AV) Services is to be in accordance with relevant Australian standards and in consultation with Macquarie University IT (MQ IT) and Audio Visual Technology Services (AVTS).

The following elements are to be assessed by the designer with consideration to individual space types.


IT, Voice and Data

Designer shall be considerate of functionality and architectural finishes when selecting power outlets

Voice and Data Outlet

Generally white PVC RJ45 Cat 6a double outlet. Refer to the design guideline for quantity and spacing of outlets.

Wireless Access Point (WAP) Equipment

Provide RJ45 Cat 6a outlets for WAP devices throughout ceiling spaces for areas requiring wireless network coverage.

Comms Equipment

MQ IT should be consulted when specifying any comms equipment and when designing Comms rooms.  Standard equipment specifications have been prepared for various Comms room requirements:

MQU001 - 800 Wide x 1000 Deep Rack

MQU002 - 2 x 47RU 800 Wide x 1000 Deep Racks Bayed Together

MQU003 - 42RU 800 Wide x 1000 Deep Rack

Preferred Contractors

MQ IT has established relationships with several contractors who are familiar with Macquarie University comms infrastructure.  This list is constantly reviewed and updated as necessary.  Current preferred contractors are:

 

Datatech AustraliaInteractive CablingElectrical Data Voice Installations
Unit 22 / 287 Victoria Road
Rydalmere NSW 2116
Ph: 8832 7800
Unit 1/7 Inglewood Place
Baulkham Hills NSW 2153
Ph: 8814 5566
PO Box 3388
Sydney NSW 2001
Ph: 9699 9961
Alliance SISyndeticomStar Group
S13 67 Wanganella St
Balgowlah NSW 2093
Ph: 9907 9333
50 Balgowlah Road
Balgowlah NSW 2093
Ph: 9430 9800
46 Harley Cresent
Condell Park NSW 2200
Ph: 9708 7505
Stowe AustraliaMDEServcore
10 – 12 Clyde Street
Rydalmere NSW 2116
Ph: 9848 2111
18/15 Meadow Way
Banksmeadow NSW 2019
Ph: 1300 362 134
6/3 Packard Avenue
Castle Hill NSW 1765
Ph: 1300 605 040

 


Audio Visual (AV) Equipment

Meeting Room AV Types

There are several standardised AV specification kits for meeting rooms.  AVTS are to be consulted during the design and specification process to establish the appropriate spec for the meeting spaces in scope.

For detailed information on MQ Standard Meeting room AV types and features, see the Digital Lecterns Guide on the AVTS site.

AV KitDescription
AlphaStandard laptop connections only (HDMI and VGA).  Standard wall panel. LCD/LED and/or Projector screen/s.
BravoAs per Alpha, but also with Clickshare and iOS Airplay connectivity.
CharlieAs per Alpha, but with flip-top touch screen table box controller.
DeltaAs per Charlie, but with Clickshare.

Digital Lectern Types

There are several standardised AV specifications for digital lecterns.  AVTS are to be consulted during the design and specification process to establish the appropriate spec for the teaching spaces in scope.

For detailed information on MQ Standard Lectern types and features, see the Digital Lecterns Guide on the AVTS site.

Outline Lectern Type Functionality

Lectern Type

Description

L0DBase spec digital lectern, suitable for smaller teaching spaces up to 40 students (approx).

L1D

Mid spec digital lectern, suitable for most teaching spaces over 40 students.

L2D

Full spec digital lectern, suitable for large lecture theatres

DA

Minimum spec lectern, suitable for very low capacity teaching spaces (15-20 students max)

Lectern Type L0D

Standard Features
* Lectern microphone
* Radio lapel microphone
* Resident PC with keyboard and mouse
* BluRay player (compatible with CD & DVD)
* Visualiser
* Preview monitor (Windows 8 ready) on adjustable mount
* VGA, Display Port & HDMI laptop connections
* HD (WXGA) Data projector
* Echo 360* lecture capture (audio & screen capture)

Lectern Type L1D

Standard Features
* Lectern microphone
* Radio lapel microphone
* Resident PC with keyboard and mouse
* BluRay player (compatible with CD & DVD)
* High Definition Visualiser
* Preview monitor (Windows 8 ready) on adjustable mount
* VGA, Display Port & HDMI laptop connections
* HD (WXGA) Data projector
* Echo 360 lecture capture (audio & screen capture)

Lectern Type L2D

Standard Features
* Lectern microphone
* Radio lapel microphone
* Resident PC with keyboard and mouse
* BluRay player (compatible with CD & DVD)
* 2 High Definition Visualisers
* Preview monitor (Windows 8 ready) on adjustable mount
* VGA, Display Port & HDMI laptop connections
* 2 Full HD (WUXGA) Data projectors
* 2 Independently controlled projection screens
* Echo 360 lecture capture (audio, camera & screen capture)

Lectern Type DA

Standard Features
* Radio lapel microphone
* Resident PC with keyboard and mouse
* BluRay player (compatible with CD & DVD)
* VGA & HDMI laptop connections
* HD (WXGA) Data projector

Optional Features
* Echo 360 lecture capture (audio & screen capture)

Infra-Red Hearing Augmentation System

Infra-Red Hearing Augmentation systems are being installed in all new teaching spaces for the hearing impaired. Infra-Red Hearing Augmentation system receivers can be obtained from Disability Services or on loan from AVTS. For enquiries, please call x7571