Radford University

Lecture Capture and Playback bring Behavioral Sciences to the Next Level

When Radford University needed a modern clinical observation and recording system for its new College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences (CHBS) building, they turned to the team at Diversified. Intended to enhance the education process, the system needed to provide controlled access video as an instructional and research tool, allowing live observation or review of recordings as well as the ability to mark and add descriptions to specific points in videos as feedback to students. This would require integrated IP cameras, storage and control servers, talkback/bug-in-ear features and control software through a secure IP network, all while complying with HIPAA requirements.

Diversified designed and built a solution to include video capture cameras, video server recorders, control interface equipment and microphones across more than 20 rooms. The microphones are connected to the cameras in each room and synchronized for live view and recorded playback. Additionally, the team provided a toggle switch with an LED indicator wall plate in each space with dual purpose: a switch to start/stop recording and a “Kill Switch” to keep audio/video feeds from being seen by anyone connected to the server. System management software, equipped with user-based permissions and functionalities, is also included on the workstations within each observation room. Each user is granted access to only the features, functions and portions of the system to which they should have access, including live and recorded video viewing and editing.

Radford University’s CHBS is now home to an innovative application of secured video, collaborative interaction and data capture for the advancement of academic, clinical and research applications of its students.