Case Study-Global Indian International School (GIIS)-Singapore

Global Indian International School (GIIS) is an international network of award-winning schools with 23 campuses across 7 countries. They include Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, UAE, Vietnam, and India, offering Indian and international curricula to students from diverse backgrounds.

At the end of 2016, GIIS Singapore new campus has started construction work of two main buildings. With the aim of building a school with state-of-the-art technology, the school IT team came to IQ. We offered them a proposal for the smart classroom and smart campus development.

Challenges 

Fully aware of the importance of education technology in the 21 century, the GIIS team has confidence in blueprinting a school of the future. When it comes to the classroom A/V design, they are clear about what they want:

  • An interactive, intuitive and innovative teaching & learning environment, where technology is easy for teachers to use and fun for students to engage.
  • Efficient campus management via a networked AV system. Keep multiple devices under regular control through the internet of things to achieve energy conservation.
  • Audio and video announcements broadcasted on the campus could be timely, effective and assigned destination.
  • Integrate the traditional emergency alert into the overall networked system to achieve a safe campus environment.

 Solution

At the request of the GIIS team, IQ has designed a comprehensive campus AV solution that rises to the challenge:

Each classroom is equipped with two IQTouch interactive displays and an IQView interactive document camera. Together with bundled software IQ Interactive Education Platform, they create a vivid and interesting learning environment.

Each classroom installed a central controller (IQSchool Converged Station) by simply utilizing the network infrastructure. So that automated and centralized control over classroom devices become possible through a single software platform (IQSchool Manager Software) operated by IT admins. More excitingly, audio and video broadcasting could be realized on the same platform without involving another system.

A desktop touch control panel is available on teacher’s table, enable the teacher to control all AV technology in the entire classroom from a user-friendly interface. At the press of a button, switching multiple AV signal sources could never be easier, as well as powering up the display and the lights (IQSchool Power & A/C Control Terminal), adjusting volumes of the classroom speaker. To prevent teachers from throat pain, a hands-free wireless microphone (IQ 2.4G Wireless Mic) is provided for them to wear around the neck or clip on the lapel.

Customized Functions

A particular request from the school is to balance the sound of the fire alarm and the sound of the classroom audio/video. When the teacher is having the class with classroom audio/video on, the fire alarm might not be heard by the crowd in case of fire emergency, which leads to campus safety hazard. How to integrate the independent fire alarm system into the IQSchool system network has become a challenge to the IQ team.

After several simulation tests and on-site evaluation, IQ engineers have come up with a solution, to connect a network I/O sensor between the IQSchool server and the fire alarm system, meanwhile the server software gets modified so that when there’s fire alarm, the server software automatically activates a mute task to all the classroom speakers, more than that, a voice announcement of emergency could be broadcasted to every corner of the campus, along with a video of evacuation route if available.

 

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Case Study – Shenzhen University

In the July 2011, south campus of Shenzhen University was established successfully, which has large-scale area and special design of buildings. With total amount of 3,000 students, there are three colleges located at south campus, including mechanical college and medical college.

As a core device, IQSchool Converged System is applied and equipped at every classroom. And together with advanced management platform, users can have a clear picture of all devices located at different storey and classrooms. Moreover, managers can control devices to boot or shut down by using IQ Manager Basic software, which helps improve life span of equipments a lot. In a word, IQSchool guarantees more efficient management on education equipments.

Shenzhen University Configuration List for reference

Device nameModelAmount
IQ Manager Adv/1
IQSchool Converged ServerBS1001
IQSchool Converged SystemV230N
IQSound+MC06AN

Case Study – Chaoyang Primary School

Chaoyang Primary School is established in 1866 and located at Beibei district, Chongqing province, which has been a key primary school since new China was founded. Chaoyang Spirit of solidarity, progress, innovation, and dedication has been admired and well-known around the world. It has focused on education and research development and won a number of titles for its teaching purpose, that is, to bring qualified teaching to students and train more talents for society.

IQSchool is applied to Chaoyang Primary school with the aim of integration and efficiency. Multiple systems of school are integrated as one and each classroom relies on the same school LAN. In a word, IQSchool makes emission reduction and energy conservation more available to school and at the same time improves campus management efficiency. The following subsystems of IQSchool are applied to the school:

  1. IQSchool wireless IoT Solution
  2. IQSchool Audio and Video Broadcast Solution
  3. Real-time high-definition live and transfer broadcasting system
  4. Wireless MIC system

IQSchool wireless IoT Solution

Remote control on classroom IQSchool Converged System, such as setting time of power on/off, booting/shutting down and monitoring for all devices. Central management improves efficiency and extends devices lifespan. Power control on devices will avoid any visual impairment of students as they may surf the Internet and reduce workload for workers as they don’t need to operate on devices on the scene.

IP digital broadcasting system

This system enables timed video/audio broadcasting according to play schedule. No man on duty all day is not a dream anymore. Teachers can directly use the system when authorized.

Real-time high-definition live and transfer broadcasting system

With the current TCP/IP network as a basis, this system can transmit audio and video in a real-time manner. Audio from school radio station, recorded videos, and live videos can be broadcasted in every classroom.

 Wireless MIC system

One wireless MIC for one teacher. Automatic frequency between wireless MIC and IQSchool Converged system is convenient and handy for teachers to use and provides a more healthy style to use MIC.

Case Study – Shahe Primary School

Shahe Primary School Nanshan Shenzhen is established in 1961 and located in Nanshan district, Shenzhen city, which now has developed into a school that contains 34 classrooms and 1,554 students. With its dedication and vision on education, it has achieved great success, winning the support of local leaders, students and parents.

Combined with existent campus classroom equipment, IQSchool wages an information reform and helps create a high-level information school. Each classroom is installed IQSchool Converged system and through this, information publishes the system of school is integrated to the IQSchool. IP digital broadcasting system and real-time high-definition live and transfer broadcasting system are applied to the school.

School Configuration List for Reference

Installation siteDevice nameModelAmountRemarks
Server roomIQ Manager Adv/1Login in the system to manage audio/video tasks.
IQSchool Converged ServerBS1001
Multi-media classroomIQSchool Converged SystemV230NOne system for one classroom

Through IP digital broadcasting system, students of different grades can listen to the different audio test at the same time. And students can watch real life or transfer broadcasting. Especially during parents’ meeting, all parents can watch the principal delivering speech by live broadcasting and promotion videos, a new experience to all students and parents.

Case Study – Zhiyuan School, Hunan Province

Zhiyuan school is located at Xiangyin county, Hunan province, the biggest ever non-governmental school in Hunan province. With all school area of 334 Mu and building area reaching 139 thousand square meters, it contains 150 classrooms and 6,000-8,000 students. It is a boarding school, an integration of kindergarten, primary school, middle school and high school.

With coverage of total 120 classrooms, IQSchool has won the support of teachers and students. A number of subsystems are applied successfully to the school, including

IP digital broadcasting system,

real live broadcasting system,

wireless MIC system and intelligent air-condition

The school now can create a better learning atmosphere for students. School radio station is integrated to IQSchool, making students at any corner of school available for all audio information. All videos are broadcasted lively to students and classroom equipment, such as air conditioners are controlled and connected as one. All of these make Zhiyuan School a high-level tech and intelligent school.

Case Study – Guangxi University

Guangxi University is located in Nanning city, capital of Guangxi province, where is famous for its beautiful scenery. With the longest history and largest scale, Guangxi University is the strongest one in the Guangxi province. The university is also co-built by Ministry of Education and Guangxi province and is listed as one of 211 key development universities.

IQSchool solution has won school leaders’ trust by its quality products and reputation. 175 sets of IQSchool Converged System have been applied successfully in all classrooms of newly-built buildings. Until now, there are total 400 classrooms covered and equipped with IQSchool Converged System. This system controls and connects school video devices, the radio network, air-condition and digital clock as one, delivering audio and video information and managing devices more intelligently.

Shenzhen University Configuration List for reference

Device nameModelAmountRemarks
IQSchool Converged ServerBS1001Multiple business platform
IQ Manager Adv/1
IQSchool Converged SystemV230NDevice control and high-definition audio and video broadcasting
IQSound+MC06ANHi-Fi amplification
High-definition video decoder/2Live posts and coding of high-definition video
IQSchool Power&A/C Control TerminalKC601NControl shielding instruments