Three sets of Kramer TP-121EDID and TP-122EDID twisted pair transmitter/receivers transmit VGA signals from a document camera, laptop and room PC directly to the matrix switcher. Three sets of Kramer PT-571 and PT-572+ twisted pair transmitter/receivers transmit HDMI signals from a DVD/ VCR, laptop PC and Blu-ray DVD player to a Kramer VS-66HDCP DVI matrix switcher.
Three DLP projectors display video and source material in the lecture hall and are connected to the system through three Kramer VP-437xl HDMI scaler/switchers. A fourth VP-437xl unit links to a Kramer FC-32 DVI to computer graphics/component video format converter which sends a signal back to the control room.
A Kramer VP-731 ProScale® digital scaler/switcher distributes video sources to the video conferencing codec. Kramer DGKat™ cabling is used throughout the media center, connecting video sources with cable runs of up to 160 feet.
“The system has been a success for us because the technology was designed to be as easy as possible,” said Miro Liwosz, Instructional Media Specialist at Alvernia University. “We want the focus to be on instructing, so we made sure the technology did not get in the way of the content.”
The solution’s reliability was critical because it would be used by a wide variety of people. It had to be intuitive and work every time. “The Kramer product was not only reliable, but the value associated with Kramer was also of utmost importance for an education client,” said Bob Lobascio, Vice President of Sales at IMS Audio Visual, the local professional integrator.