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Goodman Hall At Iu Health Neuroscience Center

Indianapolis, Indiana

Sensory Technologies for Indiana (IU) Health

Goodman Hall is a multi-level, 270,000-square-foot clinical outpatient and imaging facility with an auditorium, boardroom, divisible training/conference rooms, collaboration space, and observation rooms. The solution includes extensive Cisco telepresence, as well as full-time technical support and asset management and tracking. AV-based interactions occur internally within the building (spanning five levels) as well as externally across several IU Health remote sites/campuses.

The large auditorium enables extensive interactivity among the participants. Sixty-five microphones are shared (two people per unit) to permit telepresence and simulate the intimacy of doctors’ rounds within a large space. In a sleek collaboration area, health professionals meet casually, interacting via their own wireless devices or by using the room’s high-definition videoconferencing codec. A telemedicine RX Cart and a videoconferencing cart with the highest standards of encryption and HIPAA-compatibility allow doctors to move throughout the building and also to work remotely with patients.

The design incorporates Crestron hardware and software for control, Shure microphones, Apple TV for flexible integration with mobile devices, and Cisco MCU with Jabber for telepresence.

Health Science & Education Building At Downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus

Phoenix, Arizona

Audio Video Resources for University of Arizona

Part of the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical campus, this new ultra-modern building is a 268,000-square-foot, six-story facility. There are 84 different spaces for classrooms, three auditoriums, large and small collaboration spaces, conference rooms, and an executive boardroom. The $3.7 million AV budget supported a flexible, interconnected system that scales for groupings of four to 120 students on the fly.

Four modular learning studios (three 60-person and one 120-person) break out into eight-student laptop stations that allow content sharing among stations as well as teacher override. The gross anatomy lab has similar functionality, plus a high-definition cart that can connect to each station and display an image on all other stations. Physical therapy labs have full videoconferencing capabilities and more than 30 breakout rooms allow students to study in groups of four, eight, or 12. A 400lb., 103in. plasma was mounted within an 18in. recessed opening in the executive boardroom with a Genie lift and nine technicians—without incident.

The design extensively incorporates Crestron hardware and software, as well as Panasonic projectors and displays, Chief mounts, Cisco teleconferencing, Middle Atlantic Products racks, and AV equipment from Extron, Biamp, Martin Audio, Shure, and AKG.

Simulation Center At Dwight Schar College Of Nursing & Health Sciences

Ashland, Ohio

SoundCom Systems for Ashland University

In seven simulation labs, four exam rooms, three debriefing rooms, and a home healthcare lab, nurses attend to patient needs and emergencies. A total of 32 Hill-rom beds and head-wall units give the appearance of a fully functional hospital wing. The patients are robotic, simulation mannequins programmed to give life-like responses to a range of conditions. Through a building-wide AV system, student nurses are recorded, studied, and critiqued in an experiential environment that improves learning outcomes.

A Sonic Foundry Mediasite recorder tied to the master control room assists in recording and managing online instruction by zone, individual classroom, and lab or Sim-Bed location. Across more than three miles of cable and two matrix switchers, the Mediasite recorder captures and connects to more than 64 cameras and 78 microphones, as well as capturing more than 36 SVGA telemetry and nursing medical charting stations. Classroom lecture podiums can capture PC, Blu-ray, document camera, laptop VGA and audio input from iPad/HDMI/iPod/MP3 input. Podiums also have AV power for other BYOD devices, 70W amplifiers with overhead speakers, and a duel widescreen projector.

Key system components include Sonic Foundry Mediasite, LG monitors, B-Line SimCapture recorders, Extron video and audio switching, Biamp Audiaflex audio capture and DSP, and Panasonic PTZ cameras.

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