CHALLENGE

The University of Kansas Hospital, a leading regional medical center with a roadmap for facility expansion, approached AVI for a solution to their critical meeting and communications requirements.

The existing conference room was both out-of-date and inconveniently located offsite. Asked to identify a space within the hospital sufficient in size for a new executive conference room, AVI recommended a second floor expansion above an existing room, separated by steel beams and concrete construction.

 

SOLUTION

After careful discovery of requirements, AVI developed several design options, and the client chose our preferred solution, featuring a rear screen design that offered extreme picture performance in a very shallow form factor, controllable from various points around the room. The system provided a large, high-resolution image display with windowing capability for various sources. The shallow depth allowed for a kitchen and preparation area behind the display wall with hidden door access to the conference room. The solution delivered high-performance source displays, videoconferences with views from various camera perspectives leveraging high-quality audio, and provided ease of system control.

The focal point of the room is a 2×4 BARCO LED wall with front access for support. The system was housed in a recessed rack to the left of the display for easy system access. Placed directly in front of the screen, is a well-appointed podium offering interactive capabilities, system control, presentation status display and wireless keyboard and mouse. The conference room had embedded microphones for audio and video conferencing along with pop-up input boxes featuring various input capabilities. The finished system created a very impressive display and configuration capability to meet the demands of the most complex audiovisual support for high-level meetings.