Located in the Southwestern Medical District in the heart of Dallas, Children’s Medical Center Dallas is home to the only academic healthcare system in North Texas that is dedicated exclusively to the comprehensive care of children from birth to age 18. Children’s Health is one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country and when it was time to upgrade the audio, video, and lighting system in their popular Moore Auditorium; Texadia Systems was chosen for the job.
The Moore Auditorium is a multi-purpose facility designed to support anything from a basic power-point presentation to a full-production, television-style broadcast event. The new audio-video system was designed to accommodate a basic presenter-operated mode and easily switch to a full production crew-operated mode involving studio lighting, mixing console, multi-camera switching, etc. This type of flexibility required a new control system with custom designed touch panels located at the lectern and in the production booth.
The existing projection system was removed and a new 188″ diagonal Stewart CrystalView 70 was installed to accommodate a dual-stacked Panasonic PT-RZ670 laser phosphorus projection system. This new solution provides a larger viewing surface, greater contrast and brightness, and improved off-axis viewing angles. Additional video monitors were installed at the lectern and on a low-profile portable cart (Chief Mfg) to be used as a presenter’s confidence monitor.
The new audio system was designed to accommodate both speech reinforcement and high-impact program audio such as movies, music, video consoles, etc. Renkus-Heinz was selected as the primary left/right program audio loudspeakers along with Tannoy’s OCV series pendant speakers distributed over the seated area for speech and conferencing reinforcement. Shure’s new Microflex Wireless system is distributed via a Dante Audio Network to a Biamp Tesira Server-IO and Midas M32 digital audio console.
Four (4) Panasonic broadcast quality robotic cameras are located throughout the room feeding a Blackmagic video production suite consisting of a SmartHub 40×40 for HDSDI video routing, Teranex video standards conversion, and the ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K for live camera switching. An SVSI based IP video network is being used to stream live feeds throughout the hospital along with a Cisco C90 video conferencing codec and Biamp VOIP conferencing unit to accommodate external conferencing needs.
A new architectural dimming system was installed with key pads at the entry points to control house lighting presets and motorized shade controls. A new video lighting system by PrimeTime Lighting was installed to properly light the podium and presenter space.
Texadia Systems partnered with some of the leading technologies in the industry to meet the customers needs…