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The Nuts and Bolts of a Green AV Installation, Part 2

Corporate AV Podcast Show 22

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In part two (listen to part one), SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles continues the discussion with Mark Morrison, Patrick Dezess, and Allan Childers of Audio Video Systems, a Chantilly, Va., AV design and integration firm. They go into more detail on how they conducted a large AV installation at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the United States Green Building Council. The LEED-certified building had some surprises for installers and the AVS crew provides insight as to choosing energy efficient AV gear and dealing with unfamiliar architectural features. Useful links:
• Extron ASA-304 audio summing amplifiers
• Shure-SLX24/SM58 wireless microphone system
• Crestron QuickMedia AMP3X80MM audio amplifiers
• Contemporary Research-232-ATSC controllable HDTV tuner

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The Nuts and Bolts of a Green AV Installation, Part 1

Corporate AV Podcast Show 21

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In part one of this podcast, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with Mark Morrison, Patrick Dezess, and Allan Childers of Audio Video Systems, a Chantilly, Va., AV design and integration firm. They explore the recent AVS installation at the U.S. Green Building Council headquarters in Washington, DC. The LEED-certified building provided some challenges for running cable and mounting equipment and the job provided a valuable experience for AVS in handling the nuts and bolts of green AV in the field. Useful links:
• The Christie LW600 projector used in the USGBC installation
• Crestron TPMC-8X wireless touchpanels
• Middle Atlantic racks and power management devices
• Draper Access V 133-inch motorized projection screen
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Streaming Video and Audio, Part 2

Corporate AV Podcast Show 20

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In part two of this podcast (listen to part one), Jeff Hawley, manager of marketing content for Yamaha, and Philip Nelson, vice president of strategic development for Newtek, continue their discussion about using live and on-demand streaming capability for corporate promotion, training, and other purposes. Hawley provides more details on how the idea of Yamaha’s Hub website started and how the Yamaha production crew went mobile for streaming from NAMM while Nelson details the tips to using the TriCaster streaming unit effectively under a variety of environment encountered in remote webcasts. Useful links:
• The Yamaha NAMM website with photos and videos from the show
• The new TriCaster TCXD300 for portable live HD production
• Yamaha’s 01V96VCM digital console used at the Pasadena Jazz Institute show
• NewTek’s accessories to expand and customize the TriCaster

Streaming Video and Audio, Part 1

Corporate AV Podcast Show 19

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In part one of this this podcast, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with Jeff Hawley, manager of marketing content for Yamaha and Philip Nelson, vice president of strategic development for NewTek about the new strategy of streaming live concerts to promote Yamaha musical instruments and the artists who use them. Jeff details the uses of streaming video and sound for corporate promotion and relates the experience of setting up the company’s first live streaming concert at the Pasadena Jazz Institute. Philip Nelson of NewTek provides details on the TriCaster streaming unit, its uses, and capabilities. Useful links:
• The Yamaha Hub website for live and on-demand streaming content
• The Yamaha Hub’s Twitter site
• The TriCaster LiveSet website with details on live virtual sets
• NewTek TriCaster videos with demonstrations of operation and features

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In the Face of Disaster: Mobile Videoconferencing Solutions for Healthcare, Part 2

Corporate AV Podcast Show 18

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In part two of this podcast (listen to part one), SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles discusses the technical details of the new WakeMed mobile communications and coordination center with Gary Benzine. Benzine is regional director of the Raleigh, N.C., office of Technical Innovation, a leading AV system design and build firm headquartered in Norcross, Ga., and he outlines the installation challenges of fitting all the required communication and videoconferencing gear into the existing truck. The vehicle can go to disaster sites and provide videoconferencing and other emergency communication services. Useful links:
• The Polycom VSX 7000E videoconferencing system used in the van
• The MediaPOINTE40310402 standard definition digital media recorder
• Genex 4-input color duplex video multiplexer
• Middle Atlantic Products PD915R power distribution unit

In the Face of Disaster: Mobile Videoconferencing Solutions for Healthcare, Part 1

Corporate AV Podcast Show 17

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In part one of this podcast, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with Gary Benzine, regional director of the Raleigh, N.C., office of Technical Innovation, a leading AV system design and build firm headquartered in Norcross, Ga., providing video-centric communication solutions. Benzine is joined by Russell Townshend, director of technical operations, to discuss the details of outfitting a new mobile communications and coordination center for WakeMed, a not-for-profit healthcare system. Technical Innovation set up the truck to provide emergency communications and videoconferencing from disaster sites. Useful links:
• The Crestron TPS-4000 touch panel used for videoconference control
• Extron 60-506-21 P2DA2xiMT VGA distribution amplifier
• Elmo PTC-110R PTZ camera used for videoconferencing
• Kramer VM-2N distribution amplifier
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PanTech Designs Installs and Programs Voting, Lighting, and Sound Systems for the Fort Worth City Council Complex, Part 2

Corporate AV Podcast Show 16

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In part two of this podcast (read part one), contributing editor Bennett Liles continues his talk with Troy Morgan and Eric Dell of PanTech Design, a system design and programming firm in Grapevine, Texas specializing in making control of complex AV systems easy to use. Troy and Eric discuss the programming they used to provide automatic sequences and priority control for the mayor and council secretary. They also cover the programming specifics of the council voting system. Useful links:
• Extron Crosspoint Ultra 1212 switcher used to switch sources to displays
• Extron DVS 304 scaler used to scale video sources prior to switching
• The Granicus voting system used by the Ft. Worth City Council
• The Tascam DV-D01U disc player used in the production room

PanTech Designs Installs and Programs Voting, Lighting, and Sound Systems for the Fort Worth City Council Complex, Part 1

Corporate AV Podcast Show 15

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In part one of this podcast, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with Troy Morgan and Eric Dell of PanTech Design, a system design and programming firm in Grapevine, Texas, specializing in making control of complex AV systems easy to use. Morgan and Dell detail the installation and programming of a voting system, lighting control, and sound reinforcement at the Fort Worth City Council Complex using LCD touchscreens. They also discuss how they connected systems in separate chambers to work together. Useful links:
• Crestron TPS-GA-TPI touchpanel interface used in the council chambers
• Crestron PRO2 central AV control processor used for the system
• Specs on the Panasonic PT-DW6300S projectors in the meeting room
• Ceiling-mounted Draper SLX16 scissor lift used to support the projectors
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Digital Signage Installation at LaGrange Theater, Part 2

Corporate AV Podcast Show 14

Details on the on electrical upgrades, wiring techniques, and the selection of the LCD displays and projectors used for the job.

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In part two of this podcast (listen to part one), SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles continues his conversation with Jeff Pieta, president of All Information Services, a multifaceted IT/AV tech firm in Countryside, Ill., offering computer consulting, VoIP solutions, AV installation, and a range of other services. Pieta takes us through the installation of the Rise Vision Rise Display Network at the LaGrange Theater in LaGrange, Ill. Pieta provides details on electrical upgrades, wiring techniques, and the selection of the LCD displays and projectors used for the job. Useful links:

  • • The Cables to Go RS-232/twisted pair adapters used for display control
  • • The SIIG mounts provided for the display screens throughout the building
  • • The Peerless mounts used for the signage projectors in the theater
  • • The Genesis UTP cable that carries the video signals through the network
  • » Listen to Part 1

    Digital Signage Installation at LaGrange Theater, Part 1

    Corporate AV Podcast Show 13
    All Information Services’ Jeff Pieta details the 12-screen installation.

    To hear the Podcast, press the play button or download here.
    In part one of this podcast, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with Jeff Pieta, president of All Information Services, a multifaceted IT/AV tech firm based in Countryside, Ill., offering computer consulting, VoIP solutions, AV installation, and a range of other services. Pieta provides details on the AIS digital signage installation at the LaGrange Theater in the suburbs of Chicago where they partnered with Rise Vision. Twelve displays using twisted-pair high-def video distribution were set up along with a digital signage projection system. Useful links:
    • The 40in. Samsung 400MX displays used in the theater installation
    • The Cables to Go twisted pair/VGA converters in the video distribution
    • The NEC NP500W projectors that provide pre-show messaging in the theater
    • The Rise Vision software used for updates on the Rise Display Network
    » Listen to Part 2

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    The SVC Blogcast encompasses the podcasts Houses of Worship AV, Corporate AV, and Networked AV. In the Houses of Worship AV podcast, ministers of media, sound, lighting and video experts, and technology manufacturers share best practices and installation secrets. Corporate AV focuses on audiovisual installation within corporate environments such as boardrooms, meeting rooms, training centers, and corporate lobbies. Networked AV covers the challenges of moving professional audio, video, and control signals across the entire signal distribution chain from source to destination.

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