Higher Education SRC AV Case Study
With powerful technology to increase the efficiency of learning, College Universities need to provide their students with an outlet that promotes a healthy lifestyle. It is very common for campuses to be equipped with Sports Facilities. Arizona State University, is ahead of the curve with this campus trend. With 5 distinct campuses, the largest University in the US has ensured that each campus caters to the student’s healthy ways of life with a sports facility at each campus. These state-of-the-art Facilities are furnished with modern audio-visual technology; more specifically, the Sun Devil Fitness Complex in Downtown Phoenix. With over 585 people utilizing this 73,000 SqFt facility daily, the Audio-Visual technology required a seamless install, that was reliable and effective for the University. This is where Level 3 Audiovisual was acquired.
Arizona State University was pursuing a need of video conferencing capabilities for the Downtown Sun Devil Fitness Center. The Conference Room had an existing AV system with local laptop capabilities, however, this was an outdated way to collaborate, even in 2015. Our team at Level 3 Audiovisual provided a complete and fully functional system for the state-of-the-art facility.
The following technology was included in the install:
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A new 2 Bay Credenza with aged cherry finishing was installed directly below the Sharp 80” display and contained shelf system inserts, a 9 outlet Rackmount Power Outlet, the owner’s PC and necessary cable connections.
The conferencing audio captures and broadcasts, utilizing a new Phoenix Audio Quattro3 black speaker phone. This systems program audio is reproduced via the speakers on the 80” Sharp Display. Other items included: EXTRON US Hub AAP Plate, EXTRON 2 Cable Pass Through, Gefen USB Extender.
The Sports Facility provided their own 80” Sharp display with laptop inputs from the existing conference table. Our team installed a new owner furnished PC, which was installed in the equipment credenza located directly below the display and connects to the display via HDMI.
A new Logitech conferencing webcam was installed by our team at Level 3 Audiovisual, and it was installed directly below the display on a wall mounted plate. To provide the best image elevation for the camera, the display is raised as necessary.
This conference room is being controlled and operated by an AMX wall mounted controller. Our team reprogrammed this controller for the new PC input on the display.
After the installation, our team prepared drawings, owner’s manuals, and operator instructions, along with one-on-one trainings and demonstration sessions for the operations and end-users. Our maintenance team provides four quarterly maintenance visits to include a full-service sweep of all systems, along with services calls in the event of an unforeseen system issue. The system has been successful since install in 2015.