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Installation Showcase: September 2010

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The Hotel de Luxe
Portland, OR
Consultant and/or Installer
MTEK KIOSK
Challenge
Create a LCD video wall display to showcase the hotel’s style and brand.
Equipment Highlights
A gilt-framed Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System by Planar Systems, eight feet wide by 12 feet high aligned via Planar’s EasyAxis mounting system, featuring 6-axis adjustment. Planar’s Big Picture Plus processor can scale any of 400 images across the entire wall or on any desired section. LCD module control via IR and an on-screen menu, or via RS-232 or LAN control software.

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TCF Bank Stadium
Minneapolis, MN
Consultant and/or Installer
WJHW; ELECTRONIC DESIGN COMPANY
Challenge
Main PA for a new stadium designed to provide fans with an experience on par with some of the country’s largest football stadiums.
Equipment Highlights
JBL VLA weatherized line arrays built into the end zone video board, powered by Crown Macro-Tech-I amplifiers, managed by Harman HiQNet System Architect. Center Array: seven VLA301s; L/R Arrays: seven VLA601s; South Side Fill: three VLA901s; North Side Reinforcement: JBL PD Series loudspeakers, which also provide coverage for areas just below the scoreboard.

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Spud Drive In
Driggs, ID
Consultant and/or Installer
HEARTLAND THEATRE SERVICES
Challenge
Implement a digital cinema projection system with 3D for the first “true” digital drive-in in America.
Equipment Highlights
Barco DLP digital cinema system utilizing standard lenses with no modifications to the electronics or housing, projecting a precise image from a long distance.

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First Baptist Church
Longview, TX
Consultant and/or Installer
CSD; BENTON BROTHERS SOLUTIONS
Challenge
Design a smaller club-type sound system for The Hub, a dedicated youth worship center with full AV and lighting system.
Equipment Highlights
Three Bag End powered TA2000-I speakers for the mains and two powered TA1200-Is for the side fill speakers. Low-profile Bag End PD12E-DA subwoofers accommodate limited stage height. Benton Brothers installed Acousticore-Digital Art Murals over the windows and walls.

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Luxury Condos
Chicago, IL
Consultant and/or Installer
PROCOM
Challenge
Coordinate audio routing to a dozen loudspeakers in order to provide 5.1 surround imaging in any of three living room flat-panel video viewing positions.
Equipment Highlights
Trak-kit moving flat-screen mount; Sharp Aquos 60-inch LED TV; Ashly ne24.24M for zone and level control; Denon receiver, Speakercraft amplifier and eight eight-inch, two-way, full-range AIM boxes; Boston Acoustics speaker bar attached to the bottom of the TV for LRC imaging that moves with the TV.

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City of Lakeville
Lakeville, MN
Consultant and/or Installer
ALPHA VIDEO
Challenge
Deploy production system to create video telecasts of City Council and Planning Commission meetings, as well as in-house presentations, town forums, and community-related interview shows.
Equipment Highlights
Broadcast Pix Slate 1000 and a single 30-inch Dell LCD monitor screen replaced an analog switcher, a character generator, several analog CRT monitors, and a rack full of small LCD monitors, streamlining production workflow. HDSDI signals from four ceiling-mounted Panasonic AW-HE100 robotic HD cameras integrated with PTZ operation, as well as signals from computers, projectors, and a WolfVision document camera at the podium.

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Student Union At OSU
Columbus, OH
Consultant and/or Installer
WJHW; ZENITH SYSTEMS
Challenge
Facilitate full participation from every seat in the Senate Chamber, a tiered conference room seating five at its dais and 80 at terraced semi-circular tables.
Equipment Highlights
Bosch DCN Next Generation components designed to handle speaking, listening, and voting using a single flush-mounted unit for every two seats at the audience tables. Each unit combines two independent microphones and two five-button voting panels with a single speaker that is auto-muted when a participant speaks. Bosch DCN-CCU Central Control Unit coordinates microphone switching and voting with the switching of a video feed for both in-room projection and videoconferencing.

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Red Bull Arena
Harrison, NJ
Consultant and/or Installer
ACOUSTIC DIMENSIONS
Challenge
Overcome challenges created by the proximity of the canopy to the seats while accommodating the lower tier.
Equipment Highlights
Each main hang point features an EAW AX364-WP Arrayable Install Loudspeaker (long-throw), an EAW MK2399-WP Two-Way Full Range Installation Loudspeaker (rear firing), and an EAW MK2394-WP Two-Way Full Range Installation Loudspeaker (down firing). These main clusters alternate with intermediate hangs consisting of an additional MK2399-WP (rear firing) and an MK2394-WP (down firing). EAW AX396- WP Arrayable Install Loudspeaker units were used along the 350 feet of canopy over the west press box side of the arena. A total of 24 AX Series speakers and 82 MK Series speakers and a EAW UX8800 dual-mode digital processor were used.

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The Ritz Theatre
Hinton, WV
Consultant and/or Installer
ALPHA MUSIC
Challenge
Upgrade the sound system following the renovation of the historical theater.
Equipment Highlights
A pair of Community SLS920 loudspeakers covering the main seating area, with SBS45 subwoofer in front of the stage. Two Community iBOX Series i2W8 loudspeakers provide front fill coverage.

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Science Museum Of Virginia
Richmond, VA
Consultant and/or Installer
ONYX ENGINEERING
Challenge
Outfit the massive rotunda of this historic building with focused audio coverage for events.
Equipment Highlights
Two Renkus-Heinz’s IC Live digital steerable line array columns and two IC215S-R dual 15-inch subwoofers.

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