Case Study
University of Louisiana
at Monroe

University of Louisiana converts old campus library into a technological and recruiting center


ULM wanted to re-purpose an old and rarely used library building into a new technological and recruiting centerpiece on campus.


An end-to-end technology with Trox.


Trox helped design and install an end-to-end solution to create a fully equipped, technologically advanced student services hub.

The University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM), located in Monroe, LA, is a multipurpose, state-assisted institution of higher education that offers high quality academic and experiential opportunities to meet the needs of its 8,000 students undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students. ULM is known for its excellence in a variety of academic areas and a faculty that focuses on students.

With technology leading the way to the future, ULM sought to transform an old library on campus—Sandel Hall—into a technologically-savvy resource for future and current students, faculty, and administration.

Knowing they needed new floor-to-ceiling technology, ULM contacted Scott Albarado, Trox account executive. From the myriad technological tools available to higher education institutions and their students, Albarado helped ULM narrow them down to the industry’s best, while ensuring the resulting end-to-end solution fit the University’s unique needs.

With help from Summit Integration Systems and 15 other vendors, Albarado helped ULM take the old library down to its columns and design and install a comprehensive technology solution with the interactive capabilities they needed.

Now the centerpiece of campus, Sandel Hall features a state-of-the-art biology laboratory, numerous smart classrooms, an innovation center, conference rooms, a new bookstore, and the space to house vital student services including the registrar, admissions, financial aid, and more.

Some of the standout technology installed in Sandell Hall includes:

Video wall —A eye-catching video wall behind the reception desk impressively welcomes visitors with videos, photos, and other content from all aspects of university life to catch students’ interest.

Wayfinding kiosk—This technologically advanced, interactive kiosk—customized to ULM’s needs—allows users to locate everything they need on campus, including people, departments, and more.

Smart classrooms—Fully equipped with dual screens, projectors, monitors, document cameras, a special presentation system, touch panels, and more, ULM students can interact with technology to better prepare them for their future careers.

Smart conference rooms—90-inch monitors and top-of-the-line technology amp up any presentation in these multimedia conference rooms.

Computer-based video conferencing access room— – This specialized room—featuring a 22-foot screen, multiple projectors, 3 PTD cameras, and 13 gooseneck microphones—allows ULM faculty, staff, and students to connect with anyone in the world and feel like they’re right in the room.

Biology lab—Leveraging a host of the latest technologies—including eight large monitors, two ceiling document cameras, 10 presentation interfaces, JBL ceiling speakers, an equipment rack, and more—this biology lab offers eight rows of student tables with wall-mounted monitors in each work area and two teacher stations where instructors can control what is displayed on one or all monitors.

This comprehensive technology solution, designed by Troxell and Summit Integration Systems, features products from these partners:

  • Atlona
  • Audio-Technica
  • Chief
  • Crestron
  • Draper
  • Elmo
  • Harman
  • Kramer
  • Liberty
  • Lumens
  • Middle Atlantic
  • NEC
  • Spectrum Furniture
  • Vaddio
  • Visix
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