A well known medical equipment manufacturer, had the opportunity to build a state of the art laboratory that would showcase their heart catheters and diagnostic equipment as well as equipment provided from other manufactures to demonstrate real world uses of this medical equipment manufacturer’s devices.
We worked closely with them to design and install a showpiece room that could be used to train staff and doctors, demonstrate the equipment to hospital administrators for sales purposes and also provide a setting for early R&D with leaders in the medical community on devices still in development.
A large AV project always comes with unique challenges, however, the sensitive biomedical equipment in this installation really pushed the envelope in a number of fun and exciting ways.
The basic needs of the room were fairly straightforward. A large television at the front of the space served as the primary display for a number of devices that were needed for trainings and presentations. An RGB Spectrum multiviewer tied together those devices in interesting and useful ways. The ability to fill the screen with a number of smaller diagnostic device windows while a larger computer presentation filled the largest window and could drive the learning. Additionally, three smaller monitors provided a way to make some of the diagnostic feeds in the room always visible or to provide a space for other types of supplemental training materials.
A robust Crestron DM system handled all of the routing and switching, allowing us to deal with the variety of analog and digital signals in the system. It’s CAT5 wiring backbone also provided the perfect solution for the challenge of dealing with the leaded walls that the medical equipment required. A small conduit was all that was needed for the shielded Crestron 8G wire and it allowed us to extend those signals to cover the distance between the lab and the lounge/training room with no signal loss. It also provided us the assurance we needed that we could support high resolution digital signals for years to come…key considering the leaded walls couldn’t be pierced easily for changes.
Datavideo cameras and a BSS backed conferencing system enabled seamless communication between the two rooms as well as providing the backbone for distance learning and remote conferencing needs.
Finally a Crestron control system was used to create a highly customized control interface to simplify the complex multiviewer setup and routing. It also provided a beautiful, professional screen layout that impresses visitors as soon as they step into the room. An IPhone interface was also created to simplify control for presenters that are more comfortable using their own device for room control as they move about the space.