Wake Technical Community College Partners with Inter Technologies Corporation to Install Extron AV Switching, Distribution and Control Products
Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, North Carolina, recently commissioned a “versatile, high-tech lecture hall” and an adjacent sunlit atrium in which they conduct classes and stage large college and community events. The 4,600 square-foot lecture hall includes a stage facing an audience of 275. The room hosts presentations, plays, singing competitions, television broadcasts and more. The 2,500 square foot atrium seats up to 95 at tables for work or dining and not only hosts stand-alone gatherings, but also serves as pre-function and overflow space for the lecture hall. Wake Tech’s Jennifer Unitis, manager of academic computing and Joshua Cruz, end user support analyst II, worked with PoAV integrator, Inter Technologies Corporation, to design and install the AV systems. Extron was selected to supply AV switching, distribution and control products.
“Reliability, cost and ease of use have driven the decision for Wake Tech to select Extron as our preferred vendor. Most of our campuses are outfitted with Extron in our academic spaces and conference rooms,” said Cruz. “The hardware can easily be maintained by our team because they have received training and certification from Extron, and they are thoroughly familiar with the gear because they work with it every day. Additionally, the support from Extron is top-notch.”
An 8×6 DTP CrossPoint 4K presentation matrix switcher services the lecture hall and atrium. Inter Technologies says it allows various AV content sources to be shown on the lecture hall’s main on-stage projection screen and flat panel displays at the lecture hall entry and atrium. AV content can come from the on-stage lectern, the lecture hall control booth, an HDMI wallplate in the atrium, or stage-facing and audience-facing tracking PTZ cameras in the lecture hall. There is a concert-caliber control booth equipped with audio mixing and lighting control consoles and an AV system control station for theatrical performances. An IPCP Pro 350 control processor handles AV system control. TouchLink Pro touchpanels at the lectern and the control booth provide the user interface via GUIs.
The entire Wake Tech Lecture Hall-Atrium case study is here: https://www.extron.com/article/Wake-Tech-North-Campus