The Classroom Technology team has decided to gradually remove Blu-Ray players from classroom AV systems. The decision was made based on usage data that was gathered from an AV-based application called ‘Extron GlobalViewer’, along with input from the Media Services team. The data showed that the Blu-Ray source was the least used compared to other sources.
Blu-Ray player usage for Spring Semester was approximately 70 hours, while classroom PC usage was over 26,000 hours. Moving forward, the disc drive located in the classroom PC’s will serve as the main source to play DVD’s. Several Blu-Ray players that are no longer functional will be removed this Summer, while the rest will be removed at a later date (TBD). This decision will also help simplify AV installations and upgrades.