Archbishop McGrath School
Archbishop McGrath school in Bridgend is a newly built school with current educational technology built in from the start.
One special feature is an IPTV system - this allows video and television to be distributed throughout the school IP network. To start with, the main BBC and ITV Freeview channels are available. Any teacher in any classroom in the school can select any of these channels completely on demand.
There are also a few large screen displays; in reception, in the canteen and in the adjoining sports centre.
There are a huge number of developments planned for the system. These include the school's own TV channel and very flexible recording and playback options.
We are using Exterity hardware for distributing the TV channels and Exterity receivers with an Exterity software player for networked PC's around the school.
With Exterity Building IPTV, you can make TV and video courses, and study material available wherever there is a network connection, including student accommodations. Content can be displayed using classroom and student computers, standard TVs, digital AV projectors, interactive whiteboards, or any other video display device.
You can add channels, displays and users virtually without limit, with no impact on picture quality, and Exterity’s AvediaServer Director, a multi-user building IPTV management system, gives you fine-grained control over what content is available, where it can be displayed, and who can see it.