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Comprehensive system design requires precise analysis of such parameters as acoustics, ADA requirements, program material, sources, throw distances, screen sizes, viewing angles, lighting levels, electronic compatibility, signal distance limitations, and scan rates.
Our audio-visual consultants and engineers include Professional Engineers and Certified Technology Specialists. Newcomb & Boyd is also an AVIXA (formerly InfoComm International) AVSP Gold Certified Provider.
Graphic systems can include support for video, data, and graphics distribution and presentation. These tools have become essential in the corporate workplace as well as in educational facilities in order to keep pace with technological advances, helping to achieve business objectives and promote learning, respectively.
Real-time remote collaboration is no longer a luxury but both a value added tool and an investment that quickly pays dividends when looking to save time and money. Videoconferencing, coupled with collaborative meeting tools, adds a new dimension to resource utilization. It enables the delivery of detailed remote instruction without the waste of time or money involved in travel.
Whether you are bringing in real-time expert instruction or providing instruction to others, distance learning can be a marketable asset for any institution of learning. In addition, recorded classes allow the archiving of presentations for later broadcast via the Internet or campus television.
Demand for distribution of media is increasing from cable and satellite antenna distribution in college dormitories to closed circuit broadcasts in courthouses. New transport media and technologies with greater bandwidth, improved compression, and increased encryption have created new possibilities for the distribution of media within a facility, across a campus, and around the world.
In a manner that is easily updated and manageable, electronic signage makes possible the timely distribution of information across a facility’s campus or across the globe. Ranging from flight information displays to movie theatre marquees, and found in buildings from corporate lobbies to point-of-sale retail locations to universities, electronic signage can communicate targeted dynamic information in new and effective ways.
The general public no longer accepts sub-par audio systems in public venues but rather insists on state-of-the-art reinforcement and broadcast intelligibility in almost every setting. Whether for classrooms, theatres, jury rooms, or churches, meeting the demand for top quality audio requires careful design and engineering of both the technology systems and the room acoustics.
Open office acoustics, confidentiality within secure rooms, and privacy issues related to medical patient rights have become critical issues. Design trends continue to push offices into open space plans, and new legislation is mandating increased privacy in medical environments. Masking systems can reduce distractions in an open office environment, increase privacy in open facilities, and help secure confidential communications.
Architect: Goodwyn Mills and Cawood, Inc.
Special technology systems for the high school to house practice and competition gymnasiums, tiered lecture classrooms with a high level of technology, and an 830 seat auditorium.
Architect: Lord Aeck Sargent
Renovation and upgrades to the historic Fox Theatre, including renovation of retail space to accommodate the Peachtree Lounge, addition of a Roof Garden and a Roof Terrace located above the arcade and the Peachtree Lounge, and modifications to improve accessibility, exiting, and vertical transportation.
Expansion of Terminal C building comprised of six commercial passenger gates and related amenities including concessions dispersed throughout the terminal.
Architect: LS3P Associates Ltd.
SAS Institute Building A is a ten story high-rise office building with 990 individual offices, multiple two story atria, forty-five conference rooms, e-learning space, a 700 seat cafe, and a training center. The facility includes parking for 1110 cars. Building Q is a seven story high-rise research and development office building with 650 individual offices, a “Grab and Go” food service area, three two story atria, and thirty conference rooms.
Architect: LRK Inc.
An historic renovation of an office building to include open office areas, private offices, meeting and conference spaces, as well as rooftop training rooms and multistory spaces.
Architect: BLDGS, Inc.
Renovation of the two story rotunda of the Blake R. Van Leer Building to create the Interdisciplinary Design Commons. The Commons features fabrication and prototyping space, including a machine shop, a production shop, a semi-cleanroom, a spray booth, and the largest electronics-oriented makerspace in America.
Architect: Quinn Evans Architects
Renovation of the Robert S. Vance Federal
Building and United States Courthouse, originally constructed in 1921, to allow for increased public functions and increased security, all while complementing the Beaux Arts character of the original building. Audio-visual systems including court technology, audio and video presentation, electronic court recording, video conferencing, as well as structured cabling and Voice over IP systems were provided for three bankruptcy courtrooms, one historic district courtroom, a grand jury hearing room and a bankruptcy hearing room.
Architect: Wagner Murray Architects, PA
Associate Architect: Mario Botta Architetto
Audio-visual systems for the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, a fine arts museum housing the Andreas Bechtler art collection. Systems include paging and background music systems for the gallery spaces, and a portable IP based video teleconferencing system. A videomatrixing system allows exhibition video to be displayed in as many as thirty locations throughout the building from sixteen sources including PC inputs, Blu-ray players, and digital signage players. Some displays are used as ticket information displays behind the main reception desk. This system is controllable via either a touch panel located at the main reception desk or at the equipment rack.
Architect: Sherman-Carter-Barnhart, PSC
Audio-visual systems for the Andrew S. Miller Communication Arts Center housing the media communications, journalism, theatre, and cinema programs, and including a black box theatre, television studio, numerous audio and video editing suites, radio studios, news rooms, and lecture facilities. Extensive connectivity is provided to route audio, video, production communications, multimedia networks, and controls throughout the building. A digital performance audio system includes wireless microphones, digital playback systems, self-powered speakers, production intercom, and paging systems. The systems are flexible, allowing for easy reconfiguration of the performance systems to the configuration and requirements of production.
architectural acoustics, sound isolation, equipment noise and vibration control, environmental
wireless systems, common use passenger processing systems (CUPPS), common use self-service (CUSS),
structured cabling systems, telephone systems, network systems LAN/WAN, systems commissioning,
space planning, audio systems, video systems, videoconferencing, acoustics, security, lighting,