Oct 15, 2019

Barco and Kinly win AV Award for Education Project of the Year: weConnect and Overture as the perfect match for University of Northampton

Teaching & Learning 2 min read

Barco is proud to announce that together with Kinly we have been awarded by AV Awards 2019 in the category Education Project of the Year. This recognition confirms Barco and our partner, Kinly, as leaders when it comes to innovation and technology-enhanced collaborative learning.

The annual event took place on 11 October 2019 at the Battersea Evolution in London. The theme for the AV Awards 2019 was 'The Future is AV'. The idea was to bring all parts of the AV universe together to celebrate how far we have come and been excited about the future.

Education Project of the Year 2019 winner: Waterside Campus, University of Northampton

The University of Northampton is one of the oldest universities in the UK, but its brand-new Waterside campus is fully equipped for 21st-century teaching and enabling an active, engaging learning experience that prepares modern students for the modern world.

Barco Education joined forces with Kinly and the University of Northampton to create a campus-wide solution that enables more collaborative teaching and learning. Installations of Barco's weConnect and Overture have been realized in 168 classrooms, 24 huddle spaces, 81 interactive classrooms, 35 connected classrooms, 23 collaboration rooms, and five lecture halls.

weConnect boosts student engagement in classrooms and lecture halls—students and teachers actively participate in lessons together, making learning more effective. And it features simple interfaces that are easy-to-use, whether you're in a classroom, huddle space, lecture hall or joining a lesson remotely. Thanks to Overture, Barco's smart A/V remote monitoring and control solution, the collaboration is uniformly experienced across the university. This extensive project enables a dynamic learning environment for students and teachers alike.

Teamwork makes the dream work

In today's complex world, it takes a dedicated team of experts to come up with reliable solutions. Barco understands how collaboration is crucial in any business context, so we always build strong relationships with trusted partners. The Northampton project is a result of a great partnership with our partner Kinly. We've teamed up with professionals who strive to deliver the most exceptional experiences to customers, just like we do. Our visual solutions bring the finest image quality and the highest reliability.

Partners are essential for Barco, and we are happy to congratulate Hawthorn, AVMI, Electrosonic and AVI-SPL with their wins. It is an honor and a pleasure to partner with such innovative businesses, and we look forward to future collaborations.

 A bright future ahead

Winning at the AV Awards is a tremendous honor for Barco—we are proud to be recognized for the innovative design and extraordinary effort that goes into all our products. This award comes as a boost of confidence for the entire company, and our engineering team is already focused on fresh ideas that are sure to impress.

The greatest thing about awards and nominations is not the winning (or the party afterward) - it's a recognition from other professionals and customers in the market. It's the statement that we, as manufacturer, bring precisely those products that our customers need or that we create remarkable experiences to amaze audiences together with partners. The AV future looks bright!

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