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Kramer Products Direct the Board at Mexico University

Jul 19, 2006 3:46 PM

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On the top floor of a 12-story building overlooking Monterrey, Mexico, where high-powered technology meets high-powered executives, the meeting is flawless. At Tec de Monterrey, one of the most prestigious private universities in Mexico with 34 campuses throughout the country, the board of directors' conference center hosts strategic meetings for executives who want to focus on content, not function. Their need for impressive technology coupled with ease of use spawned the design of an intricate, yet simple system that meeting participants could operate without external technical assistance.

At the heart of the system are Kramer Electronics scalers and switchers that provided a total signal distribution solution. Designed and installed by local professional audio/video installer Comunicacion Tecnologica in conjunction with Kramer Monterrey, the system includes an impressive array of nearly 30 Kramer audio and video products: three VS-848 balanced A/V matrix switchers, three VP-720DS ProScale digital scaler/switchers, six VM-3A mini-audio distributors, the VP-1002xl VGA/XGA switcher, the VS-2481 balanced audio switcher, three VP-82 RGBHV/Balanced Audio Matrix Switchers, three VM-3VXL video distribution amplifiers, three VP-81N VGA/XGA audio switchers, and six VP-3 distribution amplifiers. The system supports analog composite video, RGBHV, and analog audio.

The Kramer equipment switches video and audio to front-projector displays using one, two, or three projectors, or to rear projectors and videoconferencing monitors. Input signals accommodate up to 24 laptops through port connections located on each seat at the massive conference table. Video sources also include two robotic cameras, a videoconference codec, two VTRs, a DVD player, and seven satellite channels from Virtual University, Tec de Monterrey's distance learning system.

The entire boardroom system is controlled through an AMX touchscreen control, which also controls projector screens, lights, blinds, and audio. With the touch of a button, the user can select the video sources, display preferences, and audio choices, and the Kramer equipment does the rest—resulting in crystal-clear video and noise-free audio at high speed and high quality.

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