Audio-Visual Services

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.

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Presentation systems include support for video, data, graphics projection, slides, overheads, and film. 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.

Kris KuipersKris Kuipers, CTS-I
Associate Partner
Audio-Visual Consultant
404-730-8532
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Doug DillmanDoug Dillman, CTS-D, CTS-I
Senior Associate
Audio-Visual Consultant
404-730-8572
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Josef HenschenJosef Henschen, CTS-D, CTS-I
Senior Associate
Audio-Visual Consultant
404-730-8573
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Britton Gates Britton Gates, CTS-D, CTS-I
Audio-Visual Consultant
404-730-8423
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Audio-Visual Clients

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Architect: Lord Aeck Sargent
Building wide high-resolution video distribution system, distance learning systems and medical-grade presentation systems in three classrooms in the nine story Burnett-Womack Clinical Research Building comprising both laboratory and office space. The systems include closed-circuit monitoring and hard-disk recording and archiving of a sixteen exam room clinical trials space with multicamera and talk-back capabilities.

Robert S. Vance Federal Building and United States Courthouse

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.

New Orleans BioInnovation Center

Architect: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Associate Architect: NBBJ
Audio-visual systems bridging documents for an audio and video presentation system and a distributed audio system for overhead paging and background music in Conference Room 104; an audio and video presentation system for Conference Room 120; and an integrated video presentation system with multiple displays in Conference Room 110; all located in the New Orleans BioInnovation Center. The building offers support and guidance to emerging biotechnology companies commercializing technologies primarily derived from New Orleans-based universities.

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

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.

Asbury University

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.

United States Courthouse at Covington

Architect: Sherman-Carter-Barnhart, PSC
Associate Architect: KPS Group, Inc.
Paging and audio-visual systems including distribution of a speaker system for paging in jury assembly areas; multizone sound reinforcement system for grand jury hearing rooms and courtrooms; remote audio monitoring system for courtroom; infrastructure for future video and court technologies systems; and infrastructure for court recording/electronic transcription, and future video and data projection.

Emory University Hospital Midtown

Architect: FreemanWhite, Inc.
Associate Architect: Cooper Carry, Inc.
Audio-visual systems for a twelve bed E-ICU, located in the Peachtree Building at Emory University Hospital Midtown. A multiple camera video matrix monitoring system allows up to four of the twelve patient room cameras to be viewed at any of the six distributed nurse stations. The viewing stations can pan, tilt, and zoom the cameras as needed. A master control room allows monitoring and controlling of the patient room cameras, as well as viewing local computer content from multiple patient monitoring systems on a video display wall, and videoconferencing with each patient room and with offsite destinations. A unified control system is provided for all of the system components.

Taubman Museum of Art

Architect: Randall Stout Architects, Inc.
Associate Architect: RRMM Architects, PC
Audio-visual systems for the Taubman Museum of Art complex. The main building includes a 150 seat auditorium, a 250 seat black box theatre, exhibit space, office space, a boardroom, and a cafe. The education center includes a lecture room and education studios. The systems include both audio and video systems for the 150 seat auditorium and a boardroom, and paging systems for the back-of-house spaces. A steerable line array speaker system is utilized to overcome difficult acoustics in the glass enclosed lobby and prefunction space.

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