ITMS personnel provide, manage and maintain audiovisual systems and technology in classrooms, conference rooms and meeting spaces at the University of Southern Maine.
To ensure that the technology that you need will be available to you and that we have appropriate support staff available, we ask that you please submit a technology request within 24 business hours prior to your presentation. You may place a request on-line, in-person or by calling our support desk. We are also more than willing to schedule a training session with you on how to use the audiovisual system in the room that you are using. You may do so by contacting us at 207-780-4280.
Technology Enhanced Classrooms
ITMS in partnership with various University departments, has installed audiovisual systems and classroom technology in a number of rooms across all three of the campuses. For ease of use for anyone using technology in the equipped classrooms, ITMS has three standard systems that we install.
Multi-purpose Videoconference and Large Venue Rooms
Due to the complexity and demand of these particular types of rooms, they are installed with AMX touch panel controllers to run the audiovisual system in the room. Other equipment includes installed computer, ceiling mounted data projector, DVD/VHS combination unit, laptop connection, document camera, amplifier, and microphones or microphone inputs. For those rooms with a videoconferencing capability, there is Polycom unit and at least one camera.
ITMS highly recommends a training session on using these audiovisual systems if you are going to be scheduled in one of these rooms on a regular basis.
Fully Equipped Rooms
Otherwise known as a "black box" room, there are many of these types of rooms on campus. They use a button controller to run the audiovisual system in the room. Other equipment includes installed computer, ceiling mounted lcd projector, DVD/VHS combination unit, laptop connection, amplifier and speakers.
We are transitioning these rooms to also include a button controller to run the audiovisual system in the room. Until that time there will be some rooms that have remote controls in the room. These rooms have a ceiling mounted lcd projector, speakers and a laptop connection plate at the front of the room.
Multimedia Equipment Delivery
Because not all of the rooms on the USM campuses are fully equipped, ITMS may be able to provide or deliver equipment that you need for your class, presentation, meeting or event. Please let us know what equipment you need and we will work with you to make arrangements.