Basingstoke, UK, 3rd February, 2020 – The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) announces a trial of the intelligence-powered Sony REA-C1000 Edge Analytics Appliance with a view to expanding later in the year.
As part of its existing relationship with Sony, this new trial will allow UWTSD to evaluate the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and video analytics across different departments.
The REA-C1000 uses AI technology to create impactful video presentation content that empowers presenters, captivates audiences and transforms the quality of communication like never before.
The purpose of the trial is to help UWTSD staff and students experiment with the powerful features of the appliance, develop new workflows and lesson styles. The trial will also uncover new use cases and create inspiring video content for the following scenarios and departments:
“Staff have been blown away by the potential of the Edge Analytics Appliance to drive engagement and boost successful learning outcomes so far.” Commented Lyndon Shirley, executive head of technology-enhanced learning at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
“It’s a truly intuitive and natural solution, which means we can adapt to any style of learning or teaching dependent on the subject at hand. At the same time the technology simultaneously broadens the applications of our learning spaces.”
The University’s vision is to create a learning-centred neighbourhood where collaboration and partnership are the key drivers for teaching, learning and innovation. Together with its partners, UWTSD is developing new provisions to address skills gaps, creating enterprise hubs and accelerator schemes to grow new businesses, developing the skills of current businesses and attracting new investment into the region.
Meaningful training linked to real career opportunities whilst achieving a postgraduate award is a tangible expression of the skills-pipeline at the heart of all its campuses, where UWTSD is committed to developing creative, skilled and employable graduates.
Alexandra Parlour, corporate and education marcomms manager at Sony Professional Solutions Europe added: “UWTSD is always boldly and ambitiously rethinking its teaching and learning models. This trial is testament to the university’s commitment to putting video at the heart of the classroom, which is crucial for engaging today’s and tomorrow’s students. The AI-powered Sony REA-C1000 Edge Analytics Appliance offers clear benefits, and we are looking forward to collaborating further with UWTSD throughout 2020 to unlock its full potential.”
The trial of Sony REA-C1000 Edge Analytics Appliance will continue at UWTSD throughout 2020. For more information on the Edge Analytics Appliance please visit: https://pro.sony/en_GB/products/edge-analytics-appliance/rea-c1000-edge-analytics-appliance
Alongside the Edge Analytics Appliance trial, UWTSD is continuing its broader roll out of Sony TEOS with the goal of covering the vast majority of its 260 learning spaces in the next five years, at a rate of 40 new rooms every year.