This is the final post in my series offering advice about implementing 3D projects in your own setting. If you are in a state of planning, each tip is an important strategy for implementing a 3D pilot project in a school or university setting.
It’s also important to find and use integrators. In a Future-Talk 3D post long ago, I spoke about the vital role of integrators in implementing and supporting 3D projects in classroom settings.
An integrator is a company that can help ‘integrate’ the disparate pieces involved classroom 3D projects, whether at the K-12 or university level. An integrator can help identify the needed hardware components, help you identify high-quality 3D glasses, offer sound technical advice, provide helpful technical support, solve problems over the long-haul, and even suggest appropriate 3D content.
In a word, an integrator can help simplify often confusing 3D technologies, making your road toward instructional success much easier and trouble-free. Most importantly, they can prevent you from making costly mistakes. I have recently updated my list of trusted 3D-capable integrators. These folks know their business. Some of them are better at individual PC or small setting installations; others are better at large scale installations, such as classrooms. They know 3D and I know their work. Presented in alphabetic order, they are:
Aulanova (South and Latin America)
AV Rover (international)
Conference Technologies (U.S. University venues)
Convergent Solution (U.S.)
Eon Reality (international)
(If any of my readers also represent an integrator firm with which I am currently unaware, please leave a comment below, listing your web site; and please contact me via email, so that I can update my list.)