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A Partnership with PPDS and NWN Carousel Elevates Communication and Learning
Oklahoma – Oral Roberts University (ORU), a globally renowned Christian university, has unveiled its state-of-the-art Mike Carter Athletic Center (MCAC), setting new standards for athletic facilities with the integration of cutting-edge technology. In collaboration with PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips professional displays, and NWN Carousel, a cloud-based communications specialist, ORU has redefined communication and learning environments within the MCAC.

Challenge: Elevating Communication and Learning
ORU’s mission to provide a diverse and multicultural educational experience for over 5,000 students from more than 145 nations led to a $15 million investment in the MCAC. The challenge was clear: transform the facility into a hub of advanced communication and learning opportunities for students, athletes, and visitors.

Solution: Technology at the Core
Partnering with PPDS and NWN Carousel, ORU embarked on a transformative journey:

  • Ground Floor Digital Signage Displays: To facilitate communication and engagement, ten 43″ Philips D-Line digital signage displays were strategically placed throughout the gym area, providing real-time information and branding.
  • Academic Center Reception Display: A 75″ Philips D-Line display, positioned at the Academic Center’s entrance, serves as a welcoming beacon for students while offering branding and marketing opportunities.
  • Academic Center Team Room LED Wall: The centerpiece of the Academic Center’s Team Room is a stunning 16ft x 9ft 1.5 pixel pitch Philips 6000 Series direct view LED (dvLED) wall. With the ability to display content beyond 8K and refresh rates up to 3840 Hz, this LED wall ensures an immersive and clear viewing experience for all occupants.

Results: A Seamless Transformation
The results of this collaboration have been nothing short of exceptional:

  • The project, executed with precision and efficiency by PPDS, was completed in a mere two days, half the initially estimated timeline.
  • The MCAC officially opened its doors in May, now equipped with state-of-the-art visual solutions for communication and learning.
  • Ron Lee, Director of Infrastructure and Cyber Security at ORU, lauded the quality and modular design of PPDS panels.
  • Ken Thompson, Solutions Architect at NWN Carousel, highlighted the seamless deployment achieved through effective communication between ORU, PPDS, and their team.
  • Mitch Rosenberg, Director of dvLED at PPDS, commended the collaborative effort, underscoring the smoothness and efficiency of the installation process.

Conclusion: A Vision Realized

The partnership between ORU, PPDS, and NWN Carousel has transformed the MCAC into a technologically advanced facility, supporting not only elite athletes but also enhancing communication and learning opportunities for all students and visitors. This collaboration exemplifies the power of technology to elevate educational and athletic environments. ORU’s commitment to innovation ensures that the MCAC stands as a testament to their dedication to excellence in education and athletics.

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