The hospital’s new system was installed by Saville Audio Visual, after the existing analogue system was deemed out-of-date, overly complex and inflexible. The old system used 4:3 aspect ratio displays. In addition, there were no HD components, nor HDMI inputs or BYOD capability.
Requirements for the new system included brighter screens, better placed repeaters and it needed to be much easier to control.
Rob Hill, Saville Audio Visual’s Regional Technical Manager, said: “Key elements of the improved facilities included the introduction of an AMX control system and a 6,600 lumens Christie HD projector, plus 55-inch high definition NEC repeater screens. These are complemented by a zoned DSP digital audio system and a versatile Barco ClickShare wireless collaboration package.”
To build a system that was both easy to use and able to accept multiple inputs, the installation team employed a Kramer switcher scaler, which automatically adjusts the output to match the input format and resolution. Repeater displays were then configured to use the switcher’s HDBaseT output.
All lectures at the Education Centre lecture hall are now presented in 16:9 aspect ratio and controlled via an AMX Modero-X touchscreen. An audio loop amplifier was also installed to improve the accessibility of lectures and presentations for students with hearing difficulties.
Simon Reynolds, Deputy Head of Voice Services at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “This contemporary installation by Saville Audio Visual has provided a much needed, professional lecture suite with HD capabilities and vastly improved audio facilities; the use of ClickShare as a means of sharing multiple sources simultaneously has transformed the space into a truly connected, high-end experience.”