Lectrosonics Digital Audio Processor Deployed at Women’s Hospital

Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
0

Specializing in the care of women and infants, Women’s Hospital is the premiere facility of its kind in the greater Baton Rouge area. With the recent completion of a new conference facility, the hospital now has state-of-the-art capability for handling presentations, training sessions, and related business.

Audio and video provisions are crucial to a facility of this nature and, to ensure trouble-free sound, an ASPEN Series Digital Audio Processor from Rio Rancho, NM-based Lectrosonics was incorporated into the conference center’s AV equipment arsenal.

Technical Services Group, a design/build firm that provides a wide range of contracting services in commercial broadcast radio, television, audio, video, and control systems, including total engineering management, installation, design, maintenance, and service, was contracted to design and install the new facility’s AV system. Scott Richard, system designer for the Technical Services Group, discussed the challenges of the project and his decision to equip the facility with a Lectrosonics ASPEN SPN1624 digital audio processor.

“The new conference center is very versatile,” Richard said. “The space consists of two primary areas: one that can be divided into two smaller rooms and another larger area that can be divided into three rooms. This type of versatility meant that the projector and the distributed system must have the ability to combine and un-combine—depending upon the area’s configuration at any given time. One of the big concerns for the hospital was managing these areas without the support of a full-time AV technician. With that said, unattended operation was key to the success of this project.”

“The area is set up to accommodate 15 wireless microphones, with upwards of three mics in any of the five possible spaces,” Richard continued. “In addition, the AV system manages the audio program material from a stationary desktop presentation computer that resides in the conference area or from ‘visiting’ laptop computers that the various presenters may wish to patch into the system. All of this is coordinated via a Crestron DigitalMedia digital AV control system that communicates with the ASPEN processor via RS-232. With a simple touch of the Crestron’s control panel, the ASPEN 1624’s automixing capabilities adjust the room’s audio provisions automatically—making the entire process transparent to the end user.”

“Unattended operation and the ability to interface with the Crestron were key attributes,” Richard said. “The ability of the ASPEN SPN1624 to re-configure itself—depending upon the way the rooms are set up—is incredibly useful, as it eliminates the necessity of an AV tech or anyone else having to interface with the equipment. I’ve also been extremely impressed with the ASPEN processor’s ADFE (Automatic Digital Feedback Elimination) function. Since the facility opened in late summer, we haven’t received a single call regarding feedback issues. It’s been terrific.”

Richard reports that Lectrosonics customer and technical support services were yet another important consideration in the deployment of this system. “I have a long history with Lectrosonics and am always impressed with the company’s support services, which I consider the best in the AV industry. If I have any questions or concerns, I know I can contact the company and get right to the nuts and bolts of the issue without wasting time.”

The deployment of the Lectrosonics ASPEN SPN1624 digital audio processor at Women’s Hospital was initially arranged through Technical Services Group’s vice president of sales and marketing, Patrick Meek, who was instrumental in securing the project for the company.

“The new conference facility at Women’s Hospital was a very important installation for our company,” said Meek. “This was a high visibility project, as the hospital provides a variety of unique services to the area. We are very proud to have been a part of this project. The AV system has now been operation for a few months and our client is very pleased. The Lectrosonics ASPEN processor is an integral part of that system and the SPN1624’s contribution to its overall performance is considerable.”

Related

Image placeholder title

Women’s Hospital Automates Conferencing with Lectrosonics

Specializing in the care of women and infants, Women's Hospital is the premiere facility of its kind in the greater Baton Rouge area. With the recent completion of a new conference facility, the hospital now has improved its capability for handling presentations, training sessions, and related business.

Image placeholder title

Lectrosonics Deployed At Arizona State Legislature

Arizona State Legislature employed ASPEN digital audio processors from Rio Rancho, NM-based Lectrosonics, all controlled by Intent Digital’s Energize Dynamic Control System, to fix the problem of speech intelligibility so that members of the legislature can communicate effectively.

Lectrosonics ASPEN Technology Deployed by Ochsner Health System

As southeast Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system, Ochsner Health System has been named the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 16 consecutive years and is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a ‘Best Hospital’ across 11 specialty categories.

Haivision for Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston

Haivision Network Video announced today that Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, a Partners HealthCare facility and one of the top hospitals in the U.S., is using the Haivision Furnace™ IP video distribution system with Makito HD H.264 encoding technology for real time remote viewing and recording of their s