Published in August 2007

Reflecting Perfection
By Jim Stokes

IAC HQ's stunning videowalls captivate visitors.

The high-profile Frank Gehry-designed building, located in New York City's Chelsea District, is quite distinctive. And when the ground floor videowall is active, it adds even more to the visual experience.

    In his media career, IAC/Inter-ActiveCorp chairman/CEO Barry Diller has created memorable entertainment for movie and TV screens. However, his new company’s west videowall is the largest screen of them all. It’s the world’s largest high-resolution, edge-blended videowall, right inside IAC’s global headquarters in the Chelsea District of New York City. Here, we’ll detail the ground floor lobby’s 118'x11' stellar attraction that faces the busy West Side Highway, catching the attention of drivers, as well as passersby, with messaging. In addition, we cover the interactive globe on IAC’s east wall.

Spanish Galleon-Shaped Building
    There are also 23 conference and meeting rooms, which we offer highlights of here. This AV cornucopia is all within IAC’s brand new, from-the-ground-up, 10-story Spanish galleon-shaped building. With its “billowing sails” enclosed in glass, the structure by day has a surrealistic look, as if a dream ship has gracefully run aground from the nearby Hudson River and landed across from Chelsea Piers.
    By day, the building’s shimmering glass contrasts sharply with the subdued grey and black venues in this industrial neighborhood. For instance, there’s a re-purposed factory turned nightclub next door on 18th Street. Next to that and above your head, near Ninth Avenue, are the vestiges of an overhead rail line, which will become a walkway as West Chelsea transitions itself. By night, the building glows like an art object set in the subdued darkness of lower Manhattan.
    The venue is renowned architect Frank Gehry’s first building in New York. Bruce Mau was responsible for graphic design. McCann Systems was the AV consultant and integrator for this all-digital installation. [For more details, see “Suppliers at a Glance.”]
    IAC is an umbrella organization comprising such familiar brands as Ask.com, Expedia, HSN (Home Shopping Network), Match.com and Ticketmaster. “The videowall plays into the same concepts as to why we did the building in general, which is, ‘Everybody knows what IAC brands are’,” explained IAC’s Eric Levin, director of Real Estate Development and Operations. “But nobody really knows what IAC is. And that’s okay. We’re really a conglomerate of a lot of companies.”
    He pointed out that Diller’s foresight was to put all of corporate under the same roof as the operating businesses that had office space in Manhattan, and do it in “an exciting, innovative, interesting way that represents the forward thinking of IAC and all of our brands.” And, because Diller wanted to be near the water, “this is as close as we can get to the water in a neighborhood that was affordable to [construct] a building.”

Viewing The Wall
    Although we’ll cover, technically, how the videowalls’ images are projected, let’s first take an artistic/programming approach via the gigantic west videowall. Citing the Eye Connect module as an example, Levin made a comparison between artist Chuck Close’s large “photorealism” paintings, which are comprised of intricate grids, and the west videowall. It’s an abstract image close up (no pun!) and “real” farther away. “Up close, it’s like pixels, blobs of color on a grid,” said Levin. “But when you stand back 20 feet, it looks like a photographic representation.”
    Similarly, viewing IAC’s west videowall inside, you’d see large blocks of abstract shimmering color, like oversized pixels around six inches square. “But if you’d go outside the building on the street and far enough away, you’d see the [big] picture. Just like a Chuck Close painting.”
    In a different example, Ask.com is one of IAC’s properties that shows real-time news headlines off the wire services. When you’re inside IAC’s lobby, you can clearly read the supergraphic headlines and also see the smaller-texted world news. Although you’d never see the details driving by, you’d clearly see the gigantic headlines. Thus, the headlines warp toward you on the screen as you drive.

AV Overview
    Let’s set sail for a cruise through IAC’s AV. According to Frank McCann, founder and namesake of McCann Systems, IAC contacted his company after seeing its custom display work for NBC and CNN. The project began in late 2004/early 2005, when “we started our design and feasibility studies, for which we were the designers and integrators. And we worked with IAC directly. We worked on the project back in the conceptual stages, where we were doing building mockups and scale-size sections of the videowall and the conference facilities [at our headquarters] in New Jersey. So we were working with products that hadn’t been built or even invented yet, such as the glass used for the screen.”
    In the embryonic stages of the project, designer Bruce Mau wanted a light element in the center of the building’s massive lobby. In the process, many ideas were discussed. LED was shunned because it wouldn’t give the required resolution, would be pixilated and too bright for the lobby space. Finally, a rear projection, high resolution solution was selected. “That way, you can utilize the multimedia format, which allows for conference spaces, videoconferencing and spreadsheets, as well as a banner and a branding tool,” explained McCann.
    Another aspect of the project back in the conceptual days involved a meeting with architect Gehry, graphic designer Mau, IAC’s Diller and McCann Systems. “They wanted the wall to display solid colors via the projection system,” related McCann. “We said that would cause unnecessary lamp usage and wear and tear on the projectors.” The solution was to install 167 Color Kinetics Color Blaster fixtures, which allow the flexibility of running the projectors then switching to Color Kinetics’ colorful collage lighting. “It allows you to produce color [via Color Kinetics], video, stills and animation from the projection system onto the wall.” Possible commercial uses of the lobby include events and product demonstrations with the huge wall as a color background.
    Pacific Interactive, a windows-based open architecture control system, was used on the ground floor. The upper floor conference rooms use Crestron control. Regarding Pacific Interactive’s functions on the ground floor, it is used as the show control and show builder for ground floor productions, tying together all aspects of the system, such as operating projectors, Color Kinetics, shades and lighting.

A second, smaller, hi-def videowall within the IAC lobby features a globe that highlights all of the IAC brands. This interactive globe features real-time RSS data, such as news beats and live search data.

It's Glass and Mirrors
    During initial experiments with acrylic material, the AV company was busy trying to figure out how to make enough sheets that were around 11 feet tall by 109 inches wide. McCann noted that, in order to get the required height in the rather cramped, short distance allotted in the rear projection room, “we had to rotate the image. You can’t rotate the projector on its side.” Therefore, the projector’s upper primary mirror was shot at a 45° angle, which rotated the image when it hit the lower, secondary mirror. “That brought the image onto the screen on its side, rotated 90°, which gives us the height we wanted in that short distance,” he said. “Then, we just multiplied that by 21 times down the length of the videowall, and overlapped and blended each projector. It was a huge task with all those mirrors!”
    There’s a custom mirror assembly “sled” that allows light to be bounced forward out of each projector, as illustrated in the accompanying graphic on page 25. In addition, computer systems drive the units for the physical alignment of the mirrors with the screen. Then there are the electronic alignment and the color balancing systems.
    Specifically, the videowalls have a total of 21 DPI 12,000 lumen projectors (18 on the west videowall, three on the east videowall) with short throw lenses, which work with Equipe geometric alignment software. According to McCann project manager Joe Fusaro, the AV company had to deal with a space depth behind-the-videowall glass of about 6'5". For the west wall, 18 projectors had to be edge-blended to the adjacent one, Fusaro reported. “You had to start at the same base line at each end, and the images need to start 24 inches off the ground. Horizontal lines have to be straight across the entire wall, so everything can be plumb and square. Tolerances are tighter than 1/64th of an inch,” Fusaro added, noting that the east wall “was a little easier to deal with” because there are three projectors. “We cut our teeth on the east wall first.” However, both walls were assembled simultaneously.

New Projection Material
    Because the exposed screen surface might become damaged and scratched easily, standard glass and acrylic materials coated on both sides weren’t good options. Fortune smiled when McCann conferred with Stewart Filmscreen about the videowall material just as the company was about to introduce a new rear-projection screen material that consists of a proprietary diffusion screen layer laminated between specially formulated glass substrate, called StarGlas. “Our next challenge was finding someone with an autoclave large enough to handle the large sheets of Euro White glass,” McCann pointed out. Fortunately, Stewart had a relationship with Glas Trouche in Switzerland, whose facilities could accommodate a job of this scale. Glas Trouche produced Euro White low iron glass, which takes the green tinge out of the side of the glass. McCann personnel flew to the Swiss glass factory to inspect and approve the [11'x109"] product, which would be installed in IAC’s west and east walls.
    “We became very much experts in glass through the process of manufacturing the screens,” said McCann. “The glass came out superb! No errors. No flaws. And it all [installed] flawlessly. It’s a very durable projection surface. It can be polished. It can handle wear and tear.” And the glass videowalls appear seamless, thanks to a special clear caulking between the sheets.

Natural-Looking Moving Images
    Because one of the main uses of the videowall is to create moving backgrounds, Dataton’s WATCHOUT software allows computer images to synchronize together for one big image across the wall. “We have 11 PCs running WATCHOUT to feed the west wall,” explained Jonathon Shor, McCann’s director of technology. “Their outputs are fed into the Vista and the Vista [Spyder] spreads them across that entire wall, creating a sort of seamless moving image that was custom built for that aspect ratio. That’s the only way you’re going to get true pixel-to-pixel native aspect ratio content that will look natural.” The Vista outputs to the aforementioned Equipe, which compensates for mirror uniformity errors in projection. Again, to ensure stability, all AV signals are completely digital throughout the installation.
    The west wall interior is a mixed acoustical environment consisting of an absorbent material ceiling, concrete floor, curved glass exterior wall and the videowall itself. “It’s amazing how good the acoustics are,” said Shor. “We wound up using EAW 60°x120° horns, mounted alongside the videowall.” For special applications, the speakers can play back WATCHOUT timeline audio, which means that IAC can create a show in which video moves along the wall and the audio follows from speaker to speaker for such effects as a plane flying by on the videowall. For standard applications, there is a lectern with various TOA wireless mics. The entire system runs on a Biamp AudiaFLEX DSP matrix.

'Global' East Videowall
    The east wall displays an interactive high-resolution globe that can display real-time web activity on all the IAC market sites. Users access the site by walking up to the security desk in front of the wall and giving the earth a spin via a trackball. According to Steve Zink, principal and executive producer at Warren Z Productions in Dobbs Ferry NY, his company worked on the content design for both walls. The production company also worked with Tank Design to create graphics. In addition, IAC senior AV engineer Vishal Brown provided the RSS feeds coming into the global display.
    “We display every IAC website,” said Zink. “But it’s not the website you’d find on the web. It’s our behind-the-scenes visual, which shows how many people are online, current search words, current items being sold and where people are calling from around the word. The user also has a touchscreen to page through brand after brand and other live information, all in real time.” For instance, if the user clicks on the HSN (Home Shopping Network) logo, there’ll be a live TV feed along with other information from IAC worldwide websites.

The Bridge, the sixth floor executive conference room, incorporates a two-projector edge-blended video screen, hi-def videoconferencing, audio conferencing and an HD-DVD/Blu-ray player. The custom boardroom table features 16 individual retractable LCD touchscreens.

Meeting Spaces
    IAC building’s meeting spaces reflect the business. There are 23 conference rooms throughout the building, including the ground floor lobby, which is really one big conference room. They’re places where people can interact, either as a small group within the building or worldwide via the internet. The various meeting rooms are “booked” on computer. Nautical names such as Bridge, Prow, Windward and Leeward connote where a room is located relative to where the galleon-shaped building is aimed, which is the Hudson River and beyond.
    Before we launch into meeting room highlights, let’s discuss some custom concerns. Because the sixth floor conference room is the prime executive meeting room, special emphasis was placed on optimum camera position, table design and speaker boxes. “We actually built a life-size mockup of the table out of plywood in our warehouse, and projected an image the same size we would have in real life, on the wall of our staging facility,” said McCann. “We placed cameras to make sure we were picking up the right camera angles for the real [IAC] project. The customer could look at all the different camera placement options, prior to building the space.”
    Why all the fuss about a conference table? “The customer insisted on a ‘collaborative’ table as well as a boardroom table,” McCann stated. “A lot of long, rectangular tables don’t become collaborative because there are too many people all the way on one end, especially when you’re seating 20 individuals. There’s one guy who’s on the other end. The table also had to be videoconferencing friendly. We wound up with what I call an ‘avocado’ table because it looks like an avocado or an oblong triangle. We built all the technology into the table itself. There’s no technology in the floors, walls or ceiling other than the camera and the screen.” McCann also installed a custom speaker box in the table. More about that next.

Conference Rooms Tour
    IAC senior AV engineer Vishal Brown provided highlights through three diverse, representative conference rooms. The common element is Crestron control. However, Pacific Interactive control was used on the ground floor. As mentioned earlier, the sixth floor “Bridge” executive conference room is the premier meeting room in the building, with views of the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and the Hudson River. And the space is loaded with advanced AV features. For the participants, there are 16 retractable Elo touchscreen monitors, which are slide-out accessed/recessed within the conference table. Three of the screens have Crestron control interfaces, allowing access to a projector, PowerPoint presentation, lighting and shades.
    At each participant’s fingertips and built into each AV monitor assembly are an Astatic mic and a TB speaker. The audio/microphone system functions on a mix-minus design principle. “We put a speaker right in front of each participant’s position,” explained Brown. “The reason was that Barry Diller was specific about not wanting the ‘sound of God’ type ceiling speaker. So, when you’re sitting in your chair, sound comes directly in front of you. It’s very directional.”
    That works well for audio conferencing, because having the speaker in front of each participant also increases intelligibility. Audio conferencing runs through a Biamp telephone hybrid system. Because all audio is Biamp controlled, via selected interfaces, a PC presentation on the screen also can be sent to each individual monitor.
    However, during videoconferencing via the Tandberg codec, audio comes from EAW speakers mounted inconspicuously below the large Stewart screen at the front of the room. Furthermore, there are also two Christie 6500 lumen projectors, rear mounted on mirror sleds. “We’re using Vista Spyder software to control different PIP layouts for the projector screen. Vista can offer full PIP at 235 widescreen aspect ratio, 16:9 or 4:3. And the DVD/Blu-ray and hi-def DVHS player can accommodate those formats, as well. The Tandberg and Sony cameras are used during video-conferencing.
    Bringing it all together, Spyder offers other multiple PIP options as well, akin to what you’d see on TV network news and entertainment programs. For instance, the conference room system can do a five PIP display with four PIPs in each corner and a main PIP in the center of the screen. A possible configuration might be a satellite feed top left, room presentation center screen, Blu-ray playing bottom left, stock quotes top right and VCR playing bottom right. In another scenario, four PIPs would represent four different videoconferencing sites.

Leeway to Prow
    Next we’ll take you from the smallest room to a “Star Ship” shaped conference room. The seventh floor Leeward “is one of our coziest conference rooms, where four to five people can have a conference,” said Brown. Nevertheless, this room has video and audio conferencing, as well as HD satellite TV. Representative of other conference rooms, this one has a 1080p Panasonic plasma.
    The room is surrounded by glass. “We ran into a problem with acoustics in an enclosed glass space [here and elsewhere],” Brown declared. “So, all those ceilings are treated with acoustic fabric.” Other major AV includes an HD videoconferencing camera, table-mounted boundary mics for audio conferencing and a multi-format VHS/DVD/CD/MP3 player.
    True to its name, the third floor Prow resembles the bow of a ship. It’s identical to the third and fifth Prow rooms. “The room is shaped like the ‘Star Ship Enterprise’,” Brown pointed out. “In fact, all the rooms in the prow section of the building project [bow] out. When you walk in there, the view is directly over the Hudson River.” Specifically, the table seats 14 to 16 people. Audio conferencing is via Polycom speakerphone. There’s high-definition satellite TV, and PC presentations can be shown, as well. Viewing is via a 65-inch plasma. The SMART Technology smart board overlay can be used for PC presentations, which can be saved.
    In closing, this writer would like to further describe the ambience of viewing the IAC building. After easily locating the building the night before and experiencing it as a sort of a glowing glass beacon amid the shadows of far West Chelsea, I got off the subway the next morning in a light rain. Why was it so easy to find IAC the night before under a bright moon? It was the difference of just one more train stop.
    This time, the route was comprised of long blocks shrouded with wonderfully mysterious dark buildings, which were broken up by construction that, in turn, detoured through enclosed dark temporary plywood tunnels. Through the now-downpour, I finally came upon the IAC building. Despite, or perhaps because of, the rain, the building still had an inner glow. Then one more view: This time in bright daylight, when the venue shimmered as I strolled through the area. And with that, we’ll drop anchor.

 

IAC/InterActiveCorp
    Since its inception in 1995, IAC/InterActiveCorp (www.iac.com) has transformed from a hybrid media/electronic retailing company into an interactive commerce company. With headquarters located at 555 West 18th Street in New York City’s West Chelsea District, IAC has company offices worldwide. There were about 20,000 full-time employees as of December 2006 at its NYC headquarters. Construction was completed in March 2007. IAC’s mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world.

 

Ground Floor Suppliers at a Glance
•  AV Consultant/Integrator: McCann Systems
•  Projectors: DPI/Digital Projection Inc.
•  Mirror Assemblies: McCann Systems
•  Projection Glass: Stewart Filmscreen
•  Video Processing: Vista Systems
•  Video Playback Software and PCs: Dataton WATCHOUT, provided by Showsage
•  Show Control: Pacific Interactive
•  Lighting: Brandston Partners
•  LED Fixtures: Color Kinetics
•  Warp Corrections: Equipe
•  Video Content Producers: Trollbäck + Company, Warren Z Productions, Tank Design
•  Building Engineers: Cosentini Associates

 

McCann Systems
    McCann Systems LLC, Edison NJ (www.mccannsystems.com), was founded by Frank McCann in 1996 as an audiovisual design/build company. Since then, the company has delivered AV communication solutions for companies the world over. As a leading AV design integration specialist, McCann Systems offers strong technical expertise, complemented by high levels of creativity and precision. The firm, which employs 65, recently opened a new 35,000-square-foot facility.
    McCann environments can be found in almost every major industry, such as advertising, broadcast, education, entertainment, finance, government, hospitality venues, insurance and transportation. Representative projects include Nintendo World in Manhattan, Medco Health, CNN, JP Morgan Chase Network Operation Center, Boston University Visitors’ Center, New York City Public Safety Awareness Center, New York FDOC (Fire Department Operations Center), the Woodstock Museum and the newly relocated Manhattan offices of The New York Times.

 

EQUIPMENT

GROUND FLOOR
Video Display

       Dataton WATCHOUT software
    21 DPI HIGHlite Pro 12000Dsx+ 1400x1050 native 11,000 lumen
       1800:1 contrast DVI card, w/HIGHlite Pro short throw fixed lens (1.2:1)
    6 Equipe ProMap geometry software
    1 Stewart Filmscreen 118'3-7/8" StarGlas (West Wall)
    1 Stewart Filmscreen 20'4" StarGlas (East Wall)

Video Source
    6 Extron 4-output DVI distribution amps
    1 LG BH100 HD DVD/Blu-ray player
    7 PanelCrafters custom floor box engraved plate w/active VGA
    3 Polywell PIP dual DVI output PCs
    3 Polywell Globe single DVI and VGA output PCs
    19 Showsage Watchrack dual DVI output PCs
    1 Sony DSR1800A DVCAM Master Series digital videocassette recorder w/i.LINK interface
    1 Sony SLVD370 combo DVD/VHS player

Audio
    1 Biamp AudioFLEX CM mic/audio conferencing DSP matrix
    5 Crown CTS600 2-channel power amps
    7 EAW MK2326 2-way speakers
    4 TOA WT-4820-2HL 2-channel receivers w/mic kit
    1 TOA WD-4800 antenna DA
    2 TOA YW-4500 remote UHF antennas
    4 TOA WM-4220 wireless handheld mics
    4 TOA WM-4310 wireless lapel mics
    2 TOA BS-1030B outdoor speakers

Control
    1 Avocent AMX5020 4x42 port digital switch
    2 Avocent AMX-5111 user station
    42 Avocent AMIQ server interface module for VGA USB keyboard USB mouse
    1 Fujitsui T4215 tablet PC
    1 Pacific Interactive custom control system for ground floor AV system
    2 Pacific Interactive PowerEdge Dell PowerEdge server 860

Routing, Distribution
    1 ADC PPBI-14MKIIHN 48 half normaled bantam audio patch bay
    1 ADC PPI-2224SVJBK 24-port normaled BNC video patch bay
    1 AutoPatch Modula 32x32 RGBHV switcher
    1 AutoPatch Modula 32x32 SDI switcher
    1 AutoPatch Modula 20x20 video switcher
    5 Cisco Catalyst 2960G 24-port 10/100/gigabit AV LAN switches
    5 Cisco 24-port 10/100/gigabit AV LAN switches
    1 DPI 18x18 DVI matrix switcher
    8 Extron RGB 201Rxi-1-input, universal, analog interface w/audio, enhanced ADSP
    12 Extron 1x2 VGA DAs
    6 Extron dual 1x3 composite video DAs
    12 Extron 1x4 SDI DAs
    7 Extron floor/wall box VGA/composite/audio interfaces
    1 Multilink FRM-2RU-4x-SO 24-port fiber patch bay
    21 Opticomm DVI-1000i/RCV DVI over fiber transmitters
    21 Opticomm DVI-1000i/XMT DVI over fiber receivers
    3 Opticomm CC-14-80-RPS 14-slot rackmount chassis
    1 SCT RC1-Sx camera mount, Cat5 extender kit
    1 Sony EVI-HD1 HD camera
    2 Sony SNCRZ25N IP cameras
    1 Tandberg 113545 codec 6000 MXP base model
    4 Vista 380XC Spyder 8-input chassis
    3 Vista 240XC Spyder 4-input chassis
    2 Vista 3-0-20X-1 Spyder 20 DX output chassis
    1 Vista 368XC Spyder 6-input/8-output chassis

Lectern
    2 Extron RGB 192 universal analog computer-video interfaces w/audio
    1 JVC Pro SR-DVD100U pro HD DVD player
    1 JVC Pro SR-V30U dual-format S-VHS, pro-DV recorder
    1 Marshall MLR-40 split-surface lectern
    1 Marshall MD-TRS desktop modification for SMART Sympodium
    1 Shure GXC-18B gooseneck mic
    1 SMART Technologies Sympodium interactive LCD monitor

Misc.
       Canare fiberoptic cable
       Liberty plenum cable, audio/control wire, Cat5 plenum network cable
    7 Middle Atlantic WRK-44-32 44-space AV racks w/accessories
    2 Synergy Global LCDR8U20-02 20" rackmount monitors

6TH FLOOR BOARDROOM
Video Display

    2 Christie DS+5K 3-DLP, SXGA+, 6500 projectors w/short throw lens
    2 LSD single mirror bounce rear projection sleds
    1 Stewart Filmscreen 54"x129" Viewable Aeroglass
    1 Vista 222 2-output edge-blend processor

Video Source
    3 Extron VGA line driver
    3 Extron RGB201 1 input, universal, analog interface w/audio
    1 LG BH100 HD DVD/Blu-ray player
    1 Marantz MV8300 high definition DVHS

Videoconferencing
    2 Sound Control Technology MXP-1 Tandberg cable assemblies for camera
    1 Sony BRC700 HD camera
    1 Tandberg 113545 codec 6000 MXP base model

Conference Table
    16 Astatic 201 table-mounted mics
    16 Elo 1537L 15" VGA touch monitors
    5 Shurter panel-mount capacitive touch buttons
    16 TB Speakers (Parts Express Int’l) W23-1287S table-mounted speakers

Audio
    8 Biamp AEC2W mic matrix/telephone hybrid systems
    2 Biamp IP2 input cards
    6 Biamp OP2e output cards
    1 Biamp TI2 telco interface
    1 Biamp EXPO expansion card/chassis
    2 Biamp AudiaFLEX CM chassis
    1 Crown CTS600 2-channel amp
    2 EAW JF60 in-wall program audio speakers
    2 QSC CX168 8-channel amps
    1 Sunfire TRUSUB powered subwoofer

Control
    1 Crestron TPMC8X color touchpanel w/WiFi receiver
    1 Crestron PRO2 control system processor
    1 Crestron C2ENET-1 single-port 10/100baset Ethernet card w/e-Control2
    2 Crestron C2COM-3 3-port RS232/422/485 cards

Routing, Distribution
    1 Extron 12x8 RGBHV switcher
    1 Extron 8x8 audio video switcher
    1 Extron IN1508 Scaling presentation switcher
    1 Extron 4x4 VGA switcher
    1 Folsom RDA144 1x16 wideband VGA DA

Misc.
       Liberty RGB-5C-PLN plenum coax, plenum speaker wire, audio/control wire
    1 Middle Atlantic AV equipment rack w/accessories


3RD FLOOR PROW
    1 Chief PLP-2053 pull & tilt wall mount for plasma display
    1 Crestron TPMC-8X color touchpanel
    1 Crown CTS-600 dual-channel audio system amp
    2 Extron MAAP series connection plates
    1 Extron RGB 201 Rxi-VGA interface for PC
    1 Icron USB Ranger440 USB extender
    2 JBL CONTROL23CT in-wall program audio speakers
    2 Middle Atlantic SRS2-14 slideout 14 space AV equipment racks
    1 Panasonic TH-65PFUK 65" plasma display
    1 SMART Technologies PA365 65" touchscreen overlay

7TH FLOOR LEEWARD
    4 Astatic 201 table-mounted boundary mics
    1 Biamp Nexia AEC mic mixer w/hybrid
    1 Chief PLP-2051 pull & tilt wall mount for plasma display
    1 Crestron TPMC-8X color touchpanel
    1 Crestron PRO2 control system processor
    1 Crestron C2ENET-1 single port 10/100BaseT Ethernet card w/e-Control2
    1 Crown CTS-600 dual-channel audio system amp
    1 Extron MAAP series connection plate
    1 Extron 8x4 video switcher
    1 Extron 12x8 VGA Switcher
    1 Extron RGB 201 Rxi-VGA interface for PC
    1 Icron USB Ranger440 USB extender
    1 Middle Atlantic SRS2-14 slideout 14-space AV rack
    1 Panasonic TH-42PH9UK 42" plasma w/speakers
    1 Sony SLV-370 VHS/DVD/CD/MP3 player
    1 Tandberg HD camera
    1 Tandberg 113545 codec 6000 MXP base model

List is edited from information supplied by McCann Systems.


Sound & Communications Contributing Editor Jim Stokes has been involved in the AV industry for more than 30 years as an AV technician and writer.

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