Tier Classrooms
A Division of the Technology Support Services

Smart Room Nomenclature


In order to better define terminology used to describe and classify technology-enhanced rooms at the college, a new classification system has been developed. Under this new system, all technology-enhanced rooms will now be referred to generally as Smart Rooms with an added level of definition as outlined below.  Smart Rooms will be sub-classified by TiERs (Technology-Enhanced Room) which will define and identify exactly what level of technology exists in the room. 



Smart Room – TiER I            (formerly known as pre-Bright Room)

The level of technology in the room is very limited in scope.  The room contains at least a ceiling-mounted projector and at least one multimedia source to display but is otherwise severely limited in technology and infrastructure.  The room can be upgraded to another TiER at considerable cost.

Smart Room – TiER II          (formerly known as Bright Room)

The standard compliment of technology is in place as is the infrastructure to accommodate the necessary cabling and data ports.  This room can be easily upgraded with minimal expenditure in funds and time.

Smart Room – TiER III         (formerly known as Smart Room)

The standard compliment of equipment exists as does the Crestron controlling features.  The infrastructure is in place with the cabling properly installed.

Smart Room – TiER IV         (formerly known as Tandberg Video Conference Room)

This is a high-end video-conferencing room built with the standard TiER III compliment of equipment.




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