Digital Upgrade to Existing Analog System
Most of the original equipment configuration will remain intact. The existing screen surface will be replaced to accommodate a new 16x9 aspect ratio screen surface. Millwork modifications are already underway to accommodate this new form factor.
System Design Solution
The existing camera system will be retained without modification.
Matrix Switching and Signal Management
The Extron SW4 HDMI Four Input Switcher will function as the digital heart of the system. HDMI input sources, whose source material or hardware requires the management of HDCP, will be switched alongside non-HDCP input sources. This configuration will provide efficient digital source selection, distribution, and image control for the display system. The existing Extron CrossPoint Ultra 84 HVA Ultra- Wideband Matrix Switcher will be retained for use with the existing analog sources.
|Room Needs Assessment|
|Source Connectivity||The conference table-mounted Extron Cable Cubby will be upgraded to include HDMI input capability.|
|New Sources||New sources will include: one local desktop PC with DVI output, one Extron AVT 200HD Cable TV HD Tuner with HDMI output for viewing news and information channels, and one Blu-ray Disc player for viewing training materials. All of these sources will be viewable locally within the room.|
|Audio Requirements||The system will operate as previously implemented. As with the existing sources, the four new sources will be audible via the program speakers.|
All sources can be viewed locally. Sources to be sent to the far end during a videoconference will include only the existing analog PC or analog document camera. The existing codec only accepts analog sources and is not being upgraded at this time.
Analog or digital sources may be viewed during local presentations or during a conference. During a local presentation, a source may be selected for viewing from a list of available options on the existing touchpanel. During an audioconference, a local source may be viewed along with audio supplied from the far end. During a videoconference, the farend camera or far-end source will always be shown on the display. Audio from both the far-end and nearend sources will be heard locally.