Malvern, PA – March 18, 2013 – The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania recently unveiled a new classroom that combines life-size visual communication via telepresence with collaboration technologies that allow for faculty, students and alumni to interact regardless of location.
The new Cisco Connected Classroom, designed by AV experts Cenero, connects Wharton’s Philadelphia and San Francisco classrooms so seamlessly that students and faculty feel as if they are in the same room as one another. A floor-to-ceiling screen at the front of the room, along with 80-inch LED monitors on the side walls and large projection screens in the rear all create an immersive experience that makes students on the other coast appear to be seated in rows directly behind local students. Students in the remote classroom can view the professor in life-size high definition on the large floor-to-ceiling screen. The technology virtually connects the two classrooms, creating one multi-presence experience. Continue reading →