The client employed Actis to comprehensively revamp the existing auditorium to create a better environment for their corporate events. Generally, the 200-seater auditorium is used when large groups need to gather for briefings and lighter organisational meetings. The client team wanted Actis to help create a powerful experience for the audience and to provide the technology for smoother monitoring and management of their events.
Team Actis began by recommending an Epson large venue laser projector as the primary display for the auditorium. Two additional Samsung displays have also been provided as confidence monitors (for the presenter to view the screen’s display). For live video to be captured with great detail and clarity, we installed SONY cameras with 30X zoom support. Two of the cameras have been placed at the front, near the screen, to capture the audience.
Two more cameras are located at the rear of the auditorium allowing event managers to capture presenters or panellists. A VBRICK video content management solution records and streams live video of the events. A Cisco SX-80 codec allows video conferencing when needed. A Bose audio system, featuring full-range array speakers and a Biamp DSP, was installed and custom programmed for simpler audio management. Shure wireless microphones capture crystal clear audio at all times.
Actis designed a lighting system, which incorporated Lutron lighting control. Also, the Crestron control system has been fitted, which allows all aspects of the auditorium environment to be seamlessly managed.
We’ve also provided longer range control access via a wireless iPad controller, with special WiFi access points extending the range of control to the back of the auditorium. A dedicated control room has been created, which incorporates a centralised AV rack. We’ve also provided JBL studio monitors for better audio monitoring and browser-based control of all systems via Crestron XPanel.
The revamped auditorium created by Actis for the client has brought substantial improvement to their events, in terms of the experience of the audience and ease-of-use for their facilities team. The laser projection-based display was virtually the first of its kind in India and, along with other improvements, helps create a wonderful environment for events that are held in this space.