City University of London

Unified communications – equipping the 21st century courtroom

The next generation of legal specialists can now hone their professional skills in authentic, tech-enabled courtroom environments at The City Law School

City University of London case study

Digital signage and wayfinding

City University of London case study

BYOD video conferencing

City University of London case study

Courtroom live stream functionality

Business Challenge

Aura were approached by the University to provide a brand-new installation of AV technology, with an emphasis on innovation and aesthetics, into the City Law School building on Sebastian Street.

The upgrade project had four key aims: to provide the staff and students with high quality AV facilities in all rooms, to improve the presentation and collaboration experience for all, to enhance the AV booking experience for all, and to update the teaching methods by creating training environments that replicate the real world. It also had to be performed within a tight timescale – taking place during the summer months to ensure no disruption to staff and students during term time.

City University of London case study
The project covered 16 rooms comprising four group study rooms, two meeting rooms, one CPD room, six advocacy rooms, a board room, a library study space, and a moot court.
City University of London case study

Aura Solution

With a concise brief that left plenty of room for creativity in how the objectives were achieved, the Aura team put in plenty of CAD work up front. This ensured that the final solution not only worked efficiently but complemented the spaces, delivering the ‘wow factor’ in key areas, as well as offering the maximum technical flexibility possible.

Highlights of the installation include the executive boardroom, where large format displays are installed on two walls, along with PTZ cameras and Zoom and Teams video conferencing capabilities. Dual touch panels offer equipment control, and the room is set up for bring your own device (BYOD) functionality via USB to give users flexibility.

Aura installed a Crestron NVX AV over IP system, a large 98” display behind the judge’s bench in the Moor Court room, and personal touch displays for the judge positions.
In the library study space, where a multi-purpose area is used for teaching and presenting, a City-branded lectern is located next to a retractable projection screen, along with a PTZ camera. Ceiling mounted, tabletop and wireless microphones, complete with a large front of house Extron speaker system, offer great flexibility and top-quality audio to this large open area.

All four project aims were met, with the new tech solutions providing a fully up-to-date environment to augment staff and student teaching and learning experiences.

City University of London case study
City University of London
City University of London
City University of London
City University of London
City University of London
City University of London

“From beginning to end it has been a pleasure to work with Aura. Brilliant coordination, communication and attention to detail from Sam Barter (Project Manager), along with a diligent and can-do attitude from his onsite team, meant the installation and commissioning went very smoothly.”

Mike Sadler, AV Infrastructure and Development Manager, City, University of London

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