ICS’s State-of-the-Art AV Installation at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, Supports Digital Learning
ICS-Integrated Communication Systems recently completed the installation of innovative AV technology for the Connie & Kevin Chou Hall on the Haas School of Business Campus at UC Berkeley. The AV project includes installation of state-of-the-art AV systems for 8 tiered lecture spaces, 7 flex classrooms, 31 breakout rooms, a café and a large event space, as well as the installation of a 10g fiber network.
Teaching spaces and huddle rooms are equipped with a Mersive Technologies Solstice Screen Sharing Software System that enables multiple users to connect simultaneously to a shared display using a range of devices over a Wi-Fi or Ethernet network. The Solstice Software is a cross-platform system that allows students to share content by logging into a special Wi-Fi network and entering their access code. The system incorporates an Optex Redscan tracking device, an infrared laser system that uses cameras in two corners of the room to track teachers recording their interactions with students during lectures. The Evertz IP video records the lecture, using the new HDMI IP switching and distribution system. The tiered lecture spaces also include video conference and lecture capture.
The event space, located on the top floor, is equipped with a 22’ x 9.5’ video wall manufactured by Primeview. This large format display was created using video tiles seamed together with edge-blending technology. The video wall features a RGB Spectrum windowing processor, which can receive live video in different formats and convert it to be seen on the video wall in any one of four different windows that can be created. The entire AV system is interconnected to a matrix of centralized control rooms which facilitates the ability to transmit the activities in any teaching space to any other lecture spaces within the building.
ICS-Integrated Communication Systems Project Team
Owner: University of California, Berkeley, gifted from the Partnership for HAAS Preeminence
Vance Brown Builders
Audio Video Contractor:
ICS–Integrated Communication Systems Systems, San Jose; Mark Berlo, Project Manager
Audio Video Installers From International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 332, San Jose:
David McKinnon, Lead Senior Technician; Jarod Fontaine, Co-Lead, Senior Technician