University of Worcester-
GV Multi-media had to integrate AV equipment into a large multifunction room approximately 25m x 9m and a ceiling height of only 2.6m. It needed to have the option to be used as one large space and to be divided into two separate meeting spaces. The Audio Visual equipment in this space needed to be simple to use and similar user interface to that already employed on site for familiarity. All of the AV equipment was to be used separately in their respective rooms with a variety of sources routed to a projector and slaved to two ceiling mounted LCD monitors. Program audio was to be through two front of house cabinet speakers and voice through ceiling speakers. A hard of hearing system needed to be employed in both spaces. When the partition is open it needed to be possible to use the system as one sharing both the video and audio across all end points.
A variety of signal types were provided from the equipment including both analogue and digital video at a multitude of resolutions - therefore scaling was required. Both analogue and digital audio inputs needed to be accommodated, mixed and routed accordingly along with microphone inputs. A Digital Signal Processor (DSP) was provided to accomplish this.
A Crestron DigitalMedia (DM) Presentation Switcher was used at the heart of the system to achieve this and more. Complete with a full on board control processor, the single box solution can control the projector, visualiser, projection screens, speakers and flat screen displays. In addition to this is a Crestron DMPS-300 residing on the network with full access to Crestron's RoomView - a remote help desk and resource management system.