Maranatha Christian School is a co-educational school which includes a primary and high school. The campuses are located in the Victorian suburbs of Endeavour Hills, Officer and Doveton. Maranatha Christian School, catering to over 800 students, aims to “teach and inspire our children to achieve individual excellence through core and extended curricula”. This central aim is founded in the Christian tradition and as such, the school’s goal encourages a holistic education. Central to this educational practice is the use of technology in the classroom.
Maranatha Christian School engaged DIB Audio Visual in order to update the educational technology in two of their classrooms located on the Doveton Campus. DIB communicated with the school in order to understand what the needs of the students and staff were, and how to best create a technology solution.
DIB identified that the two classrooms would be enhanced by EPSON EB-685Wi 3500 ANSI WXGA Ultra Short Throw Interactive Projectors. The EPSON EB-685Wi is a leading projector in the field of education technology. It boasts dual pen functionality so that the projector can respond to multiple touches at once. It also has a 16W Built-in Speakers to provide clear audio which compliments the clear images produced by the projector. A low gloss Vitreous Enamel Whiteboard was also installed so that the EPSON projector has a pure white background to create even more luminous images.
Additionally, the DIB team installed two 15 Watt EPSON 2-way Stereo speakers in white. These speakers reduce buzz and any audio interference to create high-quality sound. This is helpful in a classroom scenario as it allows each student, no matter where they are sitting, to hear the audio output perfectly. The speakers can also be used independently of the projector using an IPOD / MP3 3.5mm audio direct speaker connection.
A USB and VGA wall plate was installed so that the staff and students can connect any device with the projector setup. This system is easily controlled by a Joey Micro 6 simplified wall control panel. This control panel has simple to use buttons which operate the entire system.
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