Grand Canyon University
University of Nevada
Las Vegas, NV
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE
ENHANCE THE SOUND CLARITY AND QUALITY, BOTH ACOUSTICALLY AND VOCALLY, IN THE ABBEY AND INTERFAITH CHAPELS AT MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE.
Two chapels (Abbey Chapel and the Inter-Faith Chapel) at Mount Holyoke College had challenges for years to have successful sound quality for acoustics and vocals. Through a collaborative effort between Mount Holyoke College and CCS, a strategy was devised to create sound clarity for both speech and music.
An updated, easy to use speech reinforcement and audio playback recording system was placed in the Abbey Chapel, with a smaller system in the adjacent Inter-Faith Chapel. New microphones, mixers/amplifiers and a unique brand of speakers, Danley Sound Labs, were integrated into the space. Additionally, CCS provided audio feeds to offer live streaming for future chapel events.
The final result: The Abbey and adjacent Inter-Faith Chapels now have clear, high-quality vocal and acoustic sound, with constant intelligibility, and increased audience participation. Best of all, the chapels were technologically-enhanced without losing their historic appearance.
South Hadley, MA – CCS Presentation Systems, a New England based audio visual integrator, recently completed an A/V installation project at Mount Holyoke College, a liberal arts college for women in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
The college’s chapels, the Abbey Chapel and Inter-Faith Chapel, were slated to attain adequate sound quality for music and speech. In previous efforts to correct the problem, several sound systems were installed and modifications were made to the ceiling for the organs, helping acoustically, but not vocally.
Through a collaborative effort between Mount Holyoke’s Design & Engineering Team within the Media Services Department and CCS, a strategy was devised to create sound clarity for both speech and music.
An updated, easy to use speech reinforcement and audio playback recording system would be placed in the Abbey Chapel, with a smaller system in the Inter-Faith Chapel. New microphones, mixers/amplifiers, and other system components would be integrated into the space. Speakers from Danley Sound Labs would be installed into the main Abbey Chapel.
Danley’s speakers have a proprietary design, providing the acoustical pattern control of the common line array speakers, without the labor-intensive setup of the common line array. These speakers also provide the ability to control the audio pattern, meaning that no matter the pitch of the voice spoken into the microphone, the sound projected would be clear.
Additionally, CCS added audio feeds to enhance live streaming for future chapel events. The final result: The Abbey and Inter-Faith Chapels now have clear, high-quality vocal and acoustic sound with constant intelligibility. Audience participation has increased. Best of all, the chapels were technologically-enhanced without losing their original and historic appearance.
University of Arizona Regents Room
RENOVATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
President, Robert Shelton’s, board room. The Regents Room needed a face-lift to keep up with other University standards. The board room was old and outdated with no means of real communication to other board or regents members for conferencing.
How to keep elements of the board room traditional while making it functional for the 21st century? CCS proposed a Polycom HDX 8000 hi definition video conferencing system to connect the President and regents board members to other sites across the state. Four 65″ Samsung LCD displays were hung so that from every seat in the room members are able to view important conference information.
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA ELLER COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT
CCS installed a Tandberg MXP 6000 hi-definition video conferencing system to meet their distance learning needs. Sonicfoundry’s Mediasite RL recorder captures lecture classes and streams at the same time. Lectures are also archived for On Demand presentation so students can learn at any time day or night. Two Hitachi CPWX4025n projectors and 2 Da-lite screens were put in for students to view presenter’s material. Two 55’’ Samsung LED monitors were mounted on the back wall so the instructor can see near and far side presentations.
The most unique part of the room is the Vaddio Auto Trak camera system that allows for the presenter to wear a lanyard and have the camera – via infrared signal – follow the presenter as he or she walks around the room. Controlling the entire system is an AMX touch panel that allows the presenter to send any signal (pc, video, video conferencing) to any screen in the room.
BIO 5 INSTITUTE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA ORO VALLEY
COLONEL SMITH MIDDLE SCHOOL
COLONEL SMITH MIDDLE SCHOOL
Home to the state’s first Net Zero Student Centered Learning Environment. The school is located on the U.S. Army’s intelligence training facility and primarily serves children of military families. Key areas of the CCS’ audio visual installation included: An IPTV System that is integrated through the entire school; Three Student Collaboration Rooms feature Panasonic projectors and Da-lite Cinema Contour 130”projection and a Student Union with a main stage area features two stacked projectors shoot in opposite directions.
Texas A&M College of Pharmacy
The project consisted of multiple rooms.
Large Lecture Hall:
Two 3×3 NEC 55” Ultra Narrow Bezel video wall displays with two 90” NEC displays installed in the back of the lecture hall used as confidence monitors for the instructor.
Two Medium Lecture Halls:
One 3×3 NEC 55” Ultra Narrow Bezel video wall displays with two 80” NEC displays installed in the back of the lecture hall used as confidence monitors for the instructor.
These Crestron controlled distance learning classrooms are equipped with Video Conferencing and microphones at each seat.