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The University of Canterbury's Audio Visual Unit only supports qualified and approved AV equipment to be installed on campus. Any AV equipment not on this list or which has not had prior written consent will unfortunately not be supported.

These policies are setup to help users get a consistent and reliable experience throughout the UC campus in accordance with the AV Standards policy.

AV Standards


Status Legend

UPDATEDA fully supported item that has recently been added or updated in the past 6 months.
EVALUATINGAn item that is currently undergoing testing and trialling before considering being fully supported or not.
IN REVIEWA fully supported item that is currently under review by Audio Visual staff to determine whether to continue using it, or to update it to a newer model and/or manufacturer.
RETIREDAn item that is now no longer supported, or is no longer used in new or upgraded installations.

Category

Allowed Make & Model

Notes & Guidance

Status

Date

AV Control Processors

    
Controller

AMX NX-1200

AMX NX-4200

   

Control Panels

    
Touch Panel

AMX MST-701

AMX MSD-701

AMX MST-1001

AMX MSD-1001

AMX HPX-MSP-7

AMX HPX-MSP-10

Added the new hydraport AMX HPX-MSP-7 and 10 models.

Model colours are to be black unless otherwise specified.

UPDATED 
Button Panel

AMX MCP-106

AMX HPX-U400-SP-08-E

   

Matrix Switchers

    
Matrix Switcher - Large System

AMX DGX800-ENC

AMX DGX1600-ENC

AMX DVX-3250HD-SP

AMX DVX-3255HD-SP

AMX DVX-3256HD-SP

Transitioning over to SVSi Networked AVIN REVIEW

 

Matrix Switcher - Medium System

AMX DVX-2250HD-SP

AMX DVX-2255HD-SP

Transitioning over to SVSi Networked AVIN REVIEW 
Switcher - Small SystemAMX SDX-510M-DXTransitioning over to SVSi Networked AV

IN REVIEW

  
     

Transmitters / Receivers/ Signalling

    
Video / Audio / Control via IP Network

AMX NMX-ENC-N1122 

AMX NMX-DEC-N1222 

AMX NMX-ENC-N3121 

AMX NMX-DEC-N3221 

Preferred AV signal method for campus teaching spaces.

UPDATED

  
Video / Audio / Control via HDBaseT

AMX DX-TX

AMX DX-RX

 

IN REVIEW

IN REVIEW

 

 

Video / Audio / Control via Fibre OpticsTBA

 

   
USB via Twisted Pair

Icron USB 2.0 Ranger 2304GE-LAN

 

EVALUATING

  
     

Projectors / Flat Panel Displays

    
Projector - Lecture Theatre / Large Venue

Panasonic PT-RW930 (Laser 10,000 lm)

Panasonic PT-RZ570 (Laser 5,400 lm)

Added Laser Projector model. WXGA & WUXGA Models

UPDATED

  
Projector - Small & Medium Room

Panasonic PT-VW530

WXGA  
Projector - PortablePanasonic PT-VW350WXGA  
Projector - Short Throw / Interactive WhiteboardEpson EB-585WiWXGA  
Flat Panel Display - Prosumer Grade

Sony KDL-43W800CPSD

Sony KD-55X7000DPSD

Sony KD-65X7500DPSD

Sony KD-75X8500DPSD

New models with 4K due to low stock and retirement on HD models

UPDATED

  
Video Wall Matrix DisplaysNEC X554UN   
     

Document Cameras

    
BasicAverVision M70Phasing out this make and model at UCRETIRED 
High Quality

Wolfvision VZ-8light4

Wolfvision VZ-3neo

Trialling new VZ-3neo camera - if successful will start using in 2017.

 

EVALUATING

 

 

     

BluRay / DVD / Media Players

    
BasicPanasonic DMP BD83GNUC no longer supporting DVD / Bluray players (except in approved spaces)RETIRED 
High QualityOppo BDP-103UC no longer supporting DVD / Bluray players (except in approved spaces)RETIRED 

 

    

Audio DSP / Amplifiers / Speakers

    
Audio DSP

QSC Core 110f

Biamp Nexia CS

 

Biamp Nexia systems no longer being purchased.

 

RETIRED

 

 

Audio I/O PeripheralsQSC I/O-22 

 

 
Amplifiers - 20W - 200W

QSC SPA4-100

Extron MPA 152 Plus

Extron XPA 1002 Plus

Extron XPA 2001 100V

Replaced QSC SPA2-60

UPDATED

IN REVIEW

IN REVIEW

IN REVIEW

 

 

 

 

Amplifiers - 200W +QSC CXD4.2Q 

 

 
Speakers - Front of House

QSC AD-S4T (50W)

QSC AD-S6T (150W)

QSC AD-S8T (200W)

QSC AD-S10T (250W)

Program speakers becoming less preferrable in flat floor teaching spaces.

Combining program audio into ceiling speakers where possible.

Model colours are to be white unless otherwise specified.

  
Speakers - CeilingQSC AD-C4T-LP   
Speakers - Line Array

JBL CBT 50LA-1

JBL CBT 70J-1

JBL CBT 1000

Model colours are to be white unless otherwise specified.

 

 

UPDATED

 

 

 

     

Microphone Transmitters / Receivers

    
Wireless Receivers

Shure QLXD4

Shure ULX-D4D

Shure ULX-D4Q

For use in rooms requiring up to two receivers

For use in rooms requiring more than two receivers

UPDATED 
Microphone Transmitters

Shure QLXD1 (Bodypack)

Shure ULXD1 (Bodypack)

Shure MX150 (Lavalier Mic)

Shure QLXD-BETA58 (Handheld)

Shure ULXD2-BETA58 (Handheld)

 

UPDATED

 

 

UPDATED

 

 

 

 

 

Gooseneck MicrophonesShure MX418/C   
Ceiling MicrophonesShure MXA910 EVALUATING 
Charging DocksShure SBC200   
Rechargeable BatteriesShure SB900   
     

Assisted Listening Systems

    
TransmittersSennheiser SR 2020-D EVALUATING 
ReceiversSennheiser EK 2020-D-II EVALUATING 
     
     

Capture / Recording / Cameras

    
Lecture Capture Appliances

Echo360 Pro

Echo360 Pod

Echo 360 SafeCapture HD

 

 

No longer making this model.

EVALUATING

EVALUATING

RETIRED

 

 

 

PTZ Camera - CapturingAxis V5915 

 

 
PTZ Camera - MonitoringAxis M5014 UPDATED 
     

Screens & Mounts

    
Projector Screens - Manual

Boyd Visuals 110" SCMP110W

Boyd Visuals 128" SCMP128W

 IN REVIEW 
Projector Screens - MotorisedScreenTechnics ElectriCinema PremiumIP controlled 16:10 ratio - varying sizes between 110" - 250"  
Projector Screen Recessed BoxesScreenTechnics ElectriCinema Screen Box   
Projector Bracket & PolesScreenTechnics Interfit Universal BracketOrder with 1200mm white pole (Item 142000EW)  
     

Cable Management / Connectivity

    
Connection Boxes

HPX-900

HPX-1200

To use when there is no Hydraport Touchpanel combo solution.

Model colours are to be black unless otherwise specified.

  
Connection Cables

HPX-AV102-HDMI-R

HPX-AV102-ETH-R

HPX-AV102-RGB+A-R

Updated to latest retractable modelsUPDATED 
     

Computers / Monitors

    
Resident PCs    
Monitors - Standard    
Monitors - Interactive    
     

Lighting Control

    
KNX Gateway    
     

Video Conferencing

    
Webcams    
USB Microphones    
H.323 Systems    
     

Rack / Lectern Equipment

    
     

Security

    
     
     
     
     
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