Audio/Visual

We install and maintain classroom and broadcast-technology equipment on campus, providing an array of audio-visual support systems for academic and college-related non-academic purposes.

Request Assistance

Equipment and Services

Note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, AV is unable to supply webcams and microphones to all that may need them.  Please see the “Audio/Video Equipment” section below for our recommendations on webcams and microphones that can be purchased by individual departments.

  • Audio teleconferencing equipment and setup
  • Two-way videoconferencing equipment and setup
  • Mobile multimedia cart setups
  • Special Event equipment setup/support
  • Classroom presentation system support
  • Equipment check-out for faculty/staff
  • Miscellaneous media equipment/support

Audio Visual Guidelines

Audio/Visual Services provides projectors, screens, and program audio in most indoor areas. Some smaller rooms may use flat panel video displays rather than projectors.

Most rooms have both VGA and HDMI computer inputs, but please let us know which you will need in your particular space.

Due to the low power of their video outputs, portable devices (iPads and other tablets) may not work in all locations. Please contact AV in advance to arrange a test.

Microphones are available in a number of spaces on campus where there are built-in sound systems or where audiences of more than 50 are expected. With the exception of large auditoriums or advanced technology classrooms, voice amplification is NOT generally available in classrooms.

Please contact us for information about locations where voice amplification is available.

Sound

AV provides amplification for outdoor events. However, the person or group making the request is responsible for some mandatory additional arrangements. Any outdoor request for amplification MUST be arranged with 48 hour notice to ensure proper equipment set-up and electrical availability.

Video

AV does not provide video support for outdoor events since our video-display equipment is not advanced enough for those purposes. Ambient light on campus, day or night, renders our equipment useless for outdoor use.

AV recommends that anyone planning an outdoor video event rent equipment from an appropriate vendor.

Inclement Weather

AV will not provide outdoor equipment in inclement weather. If possible, arrange an indoor rain site and make arrangements with AV to support your event there.

AV can provide a limited number of webcams and USB microphones for use with web-based conferencing (eg. Skype, WebEx, etc.) or lecture capture (eg.Echo 360, Kaltura) applications. Users must make sure that they have downloaded the applicable software and set up their personal accounts and sessions in advance and must provide their own laptops.  Users may also wish to use a headset for recording and listening to audio, or when using the Cisco Jabber client for phone calls.

Webcam Recommendation

Logitech C920S

  • Max Resolution: 1080p/30fps – 720p/30fps
  • 78° Field of View

 

Logitech C930e

  • Max Resolution: Full HD 1080p video calling
  • 90° Field of View

 

Headset Recommendation

1-Ear Headsets (mono):

Logitech H570e Wired USB

  • On-the-ear headset (cushion cup)
  • Wired USB Over-the-Head Headset

 

Plantronics Blackwire 5210 USB

  • On-the-ear headset
  • Dual 3.5mm and USB Type-A Connectivity
  • USB Type-C optional connection available

 

2-Ear Headsets (stereo):

Plantronics Blackwire 5220 USB

  • On-the-ear headset
  • Dual 3.5mm and USB Type-A Connectivity
  • USB Type-C optional connection available

 

Logitech H570e Wired USB

  • On-the-ear headset (cushion cup)
  • Wired USB Over-the-Head Headset

 

Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000

  • Over-the-ear headset
  • Wired USB Over-the-Head Headset

Audio Visual technicians can provide a variety of consultation services including:

  • General Consultation including all of our audio visual services, training opportunities, best practices, and recommended solutions
  • Event Consultation to assure that you are fully aware of the services offered and the best options to make your event a success
  • AV Systems Design & Installation: If your department wishes to update or add AV to an existing space under your control, we may be able to help in the following areas:
    • Meet with you to identify your use case scenarios, wish list and budget for your space;
    • Recommend certain equipment for your space based on our institutional knowledge;
    • Arrange quotes to be made by our preferred AV integrators, with whom we have previously contracted, for equipment and installation;
    • Inform you of what other cost factors and coordination issues (electrical work, OIT, etc) may be involved so that you can resolve them.
    • If the project goes forward, we will test the installed equipment to make sure everything works properly, assisting in troubleshooting and assessing any performance issues where possible. We will also assist in training your staff to use the equipment.

There is no labor charge for university events that occur on campus during normal operating hours (see below). Events outside normal operating hours may incur labor costs and over time fees.

Wage Recharges: $49 per hour

Please note: there is a two-hour minimum for call in pay outside normal university hours.

Wireless Handheld – $39 each

Lapel Microphone – $39 each

Table Microphone – $25 each

LCD Projector – Alumni Hall – $75

Media Cart — Conference Rooms – $50 each cart

Portable Screen – $25 each

LCD Projector for Portable Screen – $50

Overhead Projector – $15 each

Show-on-Stick Portable Sound System – $100

Flip Chart/Easel – $15 each

Hours

When Class is in Session

Monday to Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday (Hammond only), 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

When Class is Not in Session

Monday to Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Locations

Hammond: Gyte 153

Westville: Tech 225A

To report a projector or other audio visual equipment malfunction, please contact the CSC.


Customer Service Center