Divisible Room

Divisible Room

Create a three-way divisible room

Overview

A divisible room is a large room that can be sectioned off with folding walls or sliding doors which allows one to alter the space to accommodate the size of the event. In this application, the AV in the divisible room can be operated from a centralized touchpanel in the main rack and can be programed to automatically reconfigure AV signal routing based on the configuration of the folding walls. When in separate mode, each room can be operated independently with the wall-mounted touchpanel in each room.

Materials

  • XTP CrossPoint 3200 Modular Digital Matrix Switcher (populated as needed)
  • Extron SMD 101 H.264 Streaming Media Decoder (one per room centralized in the control room)
  • Extron DMP 128 Digital Matrix Processor (centralized in the control room)
  • Ceiling Mounted Projectors with screens to accommodate the room size
  • Central Rack PC (centralized in the control room)
  • Extron IPCP Pro 550 Control Processor (centralized in the control room)
  • Extron TLP Pro 1020M TouchLink Pro Touchpanels (one per room plus one for the control room)
  • Blu-Ray Player (centralized in the control room)
  • Extron SI 28W Two-Way In-Wall Speakers, (one pair per room)
  • Extron SMP 351 H.264 Streaming Media Processor (one per room centralized in the control room)
  • Extron XPA 2004 Plus Power Amplifiers (one per room)
  • 19" Equipment Rack Enclosure - 42U Minimum (centralized in the control room)

System Design Solution

Operational Requirements

After reviewing the customer’s requirements, determine what you need the devices to do within the scope of your divisible room application. For example does the customer want the ability to globally override the video and audio routing in the system from a central touchpanel, or the ability to adjust the audio levels in the room? Does the customer want the rooms to automatically configure themselves using sensors on the folding walls, or for this to be a manual process of selecting the appropriate configuration from the touchpanel?

Key Configuration Concepts

  1. Design User Interface using GUI Designer.
  2. Configure the system using Global Configurator Professional.
  3. In the individual mode, rooms A, B, and C will work indepedently as simple, single display rooms.
  4. The others modes which this system can be used are Rooms AB combined and C separate, Rooms BC combined and A separate, or Rooms A, B, and C combined.
  5. Conditional logic is used to define the state of the system when Rooms A, B, and C are combined.
  6. Initial Setup
    An example of the logic showing the initial setup of all the projectors and input switching when the state of the folding walls is open.

    When the three rooms are combined into one room, all the touchpanels will be synced, all the projectors will be showing the same content and will be powered on and off at the same time.

  7. When the instructor needs assistance, he can request the system administrator to override the system for setup or troubleshooting.

Software Tip: GC Pro is required for this application to support multiple touchpanels. GC Pro allows up to eight primary user interfaces.

Divisible Room Design Diagram
Divisible Room Design Diagram
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