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Alpha Video Creates Video Wall for the University of New Mexico

Mar 21, 2007 12:00 PM

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Alpha Video’s Digital Display Group recently installed a Financial Video Wall and Conference Screen for the Anderson School of Management’s Financial Services Center at the University of New Mexico. The Video Wall and Conference System, which is the cornerstone of the facility, allows for a trading floor atmosphere and displays current stock pricing information, a realtime stock and news ticker, and live high-definition television feeds in many different layouts on the wall.

The stock data displays are all handled by newly released Scala InfoChannel 5 and Alpha Video CastNet software. This combination permits University personnel to use user-friendly control of the wall, configuration, and on/off times, through a web-based interface. The system is also configured for a lecture mode that allows for media playback, PowerPoint input and document cameras to aid in classroom instruction. It is supported by CastNet and Scala InfoChannel 5 software, an RGB Spectrum MediaWall, a variety of Orion plasmas, an Akira mounting system, and a Crestron touchpanel.

“The video wall has created an excellent classroom tool, and the seamless wall of displays incorporates our existing CastNet system, so faculty and students can post messages to share,” says Josh Saiz, analyst/programmer for the Anderson School of Management. “Alpha Video was able to integrate our existing technology for a virtually seamless transition to the wonderful product we have now. We are so happy with how it has increased student morale and enhanced the learning environment.”

“The state-of-the-art technology is a powerful motivator for our students," says Chuck Crespy, dean of business, Anderson School of Management. "I turned our classroom into a boardroom overnight.”

“This is a terrific opportunity for students at the University to learn in a state-of-the-art environment and benefit from real-time financial information," says Birgit Davidson, project manager for Alpha’s Digital Display Group. "The VideoWall in the new Financial Center provides the University with user-friendly technology that enables professors to teach with live data, while students can enjoy a more ‘real world’ financial atmosphere.”

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