Independence Blue Cross (IBX) has been providing healthcare products and services for over 80 years. Based in the Philadelphia area, IBX is one of the leading health insurance providers in the United States, serving approximately 10 million people in 24 states and the District of Columbia.
IBX wanted to upgrade the 40-seat boardroom and executive conference room at its Philadelphia offices with a high-quality signal distribution system. As revamped, cutting-edge spaces, the company required perfect functionality and reliability from the system. In addition, it was imperative that the system be easy-to-use and able to handle all needs – from audio and video to lighting – at the touch of a button.
Designed and installed by IMS Technology Services, a Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania-based system integrator, the rooms now feature full digital technology and seamless control systems, all managed by Kramer ProScale™ digital scaler/switchers.
Video sources are routed using seven VP-729 ProScale digital scalers/switchers, three VS-66HDCP HDMI switchers, and two Kramer HDMI distribution amplifiers. Nine PT-571 and PT-572+ DGKat twisted pair transmitters/receivers convert HDMI signals over a single twisted pair signal using Kramer cables.
This setup enables clear signals for up to 200 feet (61 meters). Video sources include Blu-Ray DVD players, cable TV set-top boxes, and recording devices.
“Kramer was the most reliable solution for this project,” says Bob Lobascio, Vice President of Sales at IMS Technology Services. “The IBX board of directors holds the company to exacting standards and any system had to work flawlessly.” This reliability is why Kramer was chosen for the project, and how it continues to perform.
“The Kramer system makes the technology seamless,” continues David Hering, Manager of Audio-Video Systems at Independence Blue Cross. “All we have to do is turn the system on and it works every time.”