The College of Business Administration at Florida International University has the latest technology for communicating financial news and upcoming events to their students. Midtown Video designed and installed a LAN
controlled NEC – 9 monitor video wall inside the entrance of the Office Depot Student Center.
The video feed is supplied via fiber from the College of Business audio visual control room to the Student Center and the system is equipped with calibration software to achieve exact color space for each individual monitor. The wall continually displays upcoming events, special classes, promotions, real time Wall Street information and stock market reports, as well as other financial news.
The video wall was installed by Midtown’s in house systems integration team on time and in budget. U.S. News & World Report’s ” America’s Best Colleges” ranked the College of Business Administration at FIU undergraduate international business programs #15 in the nation.
The University of Miami School of Architecture needed a new projector and an upgraded Crestron program to operate their AV/IT system in this spectacular auditorium.
Midtown Video installed a 10,600 Lumens projector, reprogrammed the Crestron to control the entire audio and video system from the teaching lectern, and rebuilt their solid wood customized podium to house a computer monitor, Crestron touch panel, and other A/V equipment. The Midtown team worked closely with the faculty to maintain the integrity of the building design without compromising the quality of the state-of the art multimedia system.
Longtime client Mike Anderson, Director of Information Technology at the University of Miami had already worked on several projects with the Midtown Video team when he contacted Midtown’s Account Executive, Chari Hill inquiring about Planar’s Clarity Matrix MultiTouch video wall system. He thought the School of Marine and Atmospheric Science of the University of Miami on Key Biscayne would benefit from Google Maps and all of the other amazing features available in this large format, interactive solution.
Hill contacted Planar asking for an evaluation unit and was told that although none existed in the local market, there was a system in place at Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando. Hill learned that they had a Clarity Matrix video wall in a sports bar, but not with the touch feature. Anderson and Hill both spoke with Tim Soukup, Broadcast Engineer/Video Specialist at Walt Disney World who was more than happy to sing the praises about the beauty and ease of his Clarity Matrix video wall. After learning that the Clarity Matrix is an ultra-thin bezel LCD media wall system that delivers outstanding visual performance Anderson decided to go ahead with the installation and the results are remarkable. The bright picture and quality image from the video wall is simply stunning. Originally designed as a 3×2 video wall, the school’s finished product is a 3×3 wall using a Planar Clarity Matrix LX with an ERO 46 inch LCD. The high impact interactive display is ideal for public spaces or collaborative environments allowing for Multi-user, multi-touch, up to 32 touch points. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.