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Total technology upgrade at Derby Hospital

Total technology upgrade at Derby Hospital

UK – Saville Audio Visual was awarded the contract to refurbish and upgrade the audio visual systems in the main Education Centre lecture theatre at Royal Derby Hospital, a major teaching centre for the University of Nottingham medical school.

The challenge facing the Saville team was a complex and outdated legacy AV system that was totally analogue, with 4:3 aspect ratio displays and no HD components. Lacking HDMI inputs or BYOD capability, the system needed to be easier to control, with brighter screen images and better placed repeater screens.

Saville regional technical manager, Rob Hill explained: “Key elements of the improved facilities included the introduction of an AMX control system and a 6600 lumens Christie HD projector plus 55” high definition NEC repeater screens. These are complemented by a zoned DSP digital audio system and a versatile Barco ClickShare wireless collaboration package.”

A Kramer switcher scaler enables multiple input sources to be routed to the main screen at the correct format and resolution. The repeater displays use the switcher’s HDBaseT output.

Audio reproduction was a vitally important factor, so a high performance DSP system was configured, incorporating Sennheiser radio mics, separate programme sound and twin PA audio amplifiers. A Beyerdynamic array microphone was chosen to provide optimum coverage for lectern based presentations.

Lectures and presentations in 16:9 format can now be controlled from a new bespoke Academy lectern via an AMX Modero-X touch screen. Audio support for students with hearing difficulties has been improved with an upgrade to the existing audio loop amplifier.

Royal Derby Hospital is the largest teaching hospital in the East Midlands and one of the largest hospitals in the UK.

Deputy head of voice services, Simon Reynolds 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.”

The installation is one of many new case studies featured in a new publication, Communicate 2016, available from Saville in March.

25th February 2016

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