AMX Names 2011 Innovation Award Winners at EduComm

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Friday, June 17, 2011

AMX, a provider of solutions that simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments, announced the winners of the 2011 AMX Innovation Awards at EduComm. The awards, established with the University Business Leadership Institute, recognize individuals and institutions of the AMX Education Alliance transforming higher education around the world through innovative accomplishment and practices. This year’s three winning institutions were selected from among over 500 nominations around the globe.

Entries were reviewed by a judging panel consisting of AV industry experts and media along with a group of higher education technology leaders.

“AMX congratulates each university who entered the 2011 AMX Innovation Awards at EduComm and applaud the role these universities play in making higher education a more engaging, valuable experience,” said AMX CEO & President Rashid Skaf. “As education leaders continue to focus on technologies that are a bridge to the future, such as interactive, fully-integrated campus solutions, multimedia lecture capabilities, distance learning, and solutions for optimizing environmental sustainability, AMX is committed to being a best partner in their efforts.”

The 2011 winners of the AMX Innovation Awards at EduComm are:

- University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, Gainesville, FL.
The New Learning Space Award—awarded for the most innovative new learning space implementations in higher education and a prize of $50,000 in technology and equipment.
The University of Florida created an interactive teaching facility that represented a quantum leap in the way veterinary medical instruction is conducted. The unique facility is attracting and retaining top faculty, students, research projects and grants.

- Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

Automation and Control Award—for the most innovative use of automation and control systems in learning environments and a prize of $25,000 in technology and equipment.
Memorial University of Newfoundland redesigned a lecture theatre that now serves as an innovative, multimedia room delivering an engaging, enriched learning environment for the needs of today’s students. By using the AMX family of switchers and controllers, the University achieved a user-friendly, cost effective solution for videoconferencing, lecture capture and digital media capabilities while maintaining full support of legacy analog sources.

- The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ.
Collaboration Initiatives Award—for the most innovative collaboration practices in higher education and a prize of $25,000 in technology and equipment.
The University created a cutting-edge computer teaching facility at its Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Tech Center. The smart classroom, which effectively combines technology with instruction, videoconferencing and remote training, has enabled the Stockton College’s Computational Science program to significantly expand through course offerings.

To learn more about the 2011 AMX Innovation Awards at EduComm, the world-class universities who have deployed AMX solutions, and how AMX solutions are being implemented in higher education, visit http://www.amxcampus.com .

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