Complex media control with integration of building technology
Schools and universities
Demonstration and exhibition rooms
Brand environments and worlds of experience
Our range of services includes all steps from conceptualisation and planning to installation and servicing. We are happy to create an individual concept from small systems (from € 2,000) to complex integrations.
The purposes of displays in media technology installations are diverse. They range from simple units displaying information (digital signage) to the installation of video walls for the display of large content for representative purposes. In contrast to a projector, you needn't depend on dimming the respective room. Content on professional displays is legible even in daylight since they are high in brightness and have a low-reflection surface. The size of the equipment ranges from 30 inches to 98 inches. It is also possible to assemble multiple monitors into one large image (video wall).
In order for the displaying devices (displays, projectors) to be provided with content, they must connect to the playback device (notebook, video conference, etc.). For this purpose, there are basically two options - either wirelessly or wired. The solution involving cable is particularly suitable for high reliability and high-resolution display of videos. However, if the cable pathbetween the playback device and the projector/display is longer than 10m, the signals usually reach their destination in poor quality - they cause downtime or distortions. In this case, the signal (in most cases HDMI) must be transmitted via a signal transducer. It is thus possible, to send signals over distances of 100m without compression (without delay). Through the use of multimedia distributors/crossbars, different input sources can be connected to a display device.
If several devices are assembled into a complete system, a central media control, which can be programmed individually, is essential. This way, certain features and scenarios can be applied particularly simply. For example, a click on the touch panel is sufficient to start the scenario video conference: Here, the video equipment (projector/display) is booted in the background and switched to the respective input. The audio system's volume increases and the videoconfere system pans the camera to the conference table. For this system, we create the touchpanel interface with your corporate design, taking into account a maximum of user experience.
For large conference or training rooms, the use of projectors makes sense because the required large image areas can not yet be achieved with displays. A precise plan of positioning and selection of the projector and screen is of particular importance in order to display an ideal playback image. The range of projectors is very large, from € 500 up to € 20,000. Especially for the use for meetings and training sessions, it is vital that the operating noise is not disturbing and that graphics/drawings are displayed in high quality. For this purpose, professional devices (from € 2,000) with a high resolution (HD, WUXGA, 4K), low operating noise, and high light output (from 4,000 lumens) are suited. Because of the use of laser light sources, projectors are virtually maintenance-free (20,000 hours) and have a continuously bright and sharp image reproduction, independent of the lamps' runtime.
Through the use of Wi-Fi technology, it is possible to send audio and video signals wirelessly. This solution is particularly suitable if a direct wiring (<10m) is possible only with difficulty or if the location of the playback device (notebook) in the room changes - e.g. in a multi-purpose room. In addition to a simplified installation, content can be shared more easily via smartphones or tablets. A popular system for the wireless transmission of multimedia content from a laptop or smartphone/tablet is ClickShare. For this purpose, only a transmitter (ClickShare button) must be plugged into the USB port of the notebook. This button will now build a connection to the base station in the background and after approximately 5 seconds, the presentation can be started - without the hassle of searching for different ports or adapters. By pressing a button, up to 4 people can present content alternatingly or simultaneously. This makes meetings with multiple participants particularly efficient and dynamic. A disadvantage, however, is that high-definition video content can not be transmitted in full quality.
Crestron media controls
If several features of a system need to be combined, a media control is essential. It combines all necessary functions in one intuitive touch touchpanel. Thus, the conference room's technology can be operated also by staff without training. The design on the tochpanel can be individually adapted to the corresponding function and corporate identity of the respective company/institution. It is possible to integrate all media technology units (audio systems, video conference systems, projectors, displays, etc.) and parts of the building (lighting, blinds, etc.). For an intuitive media control, we like to use equipment by the manufacturer Crestron.