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Philadelphia Convention Center AV Lunch & Tour


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Philadelphia Convention Center AV Lunch & Tour

  1. 1. Pennsylvania Convention Center Expansion Case Study & Tour Philadelphia, PA July 14, 2011
  2. 2. Welcome <ul><li>Cheryl Regan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Director – Member Services, InfoComm InfoComm International </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Molly Thompson </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Program Manager – Member Services, InfoComm International </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. InfoComm Certification (CTS) <ul><li>ANSI Accredited </li></ul><ul><li>Certified Technology Specialists (CTS) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Agenda <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch/Panel/Q&A 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Tour 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm </li></ul>
  5. 5. Panel Members <ul><li>Larry McIntyre, CTS-D, LEED AP </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Consultant, AV Systems, Acentech </li></ul><ul><li>Ernest Schirmer, CTS, RCDD/NTS </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Director, Mid-Atlantic Office </li></ul><ul><li>Director of Technology Consulting, Acentech </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Kelley, CTS </li></ul><ul><li>General Manager - Philadelphia Office, AVI-SPL </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Frank, CTS </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Manager Mid Atlantic, North America, Biamp Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Steve Scorzetti, CTS </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Sales Manager, Chief Manufacturing </li></ul>
  6. 6. Sponsors
  7. 7. This Program AIA/CES Registered <ul><li>InfoComm is a Registered Provider with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned upon completion of this program will be reported to CES Records for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for non-AIA members are available on request. </li></ul><ul><li>This program is registered with the AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product. Questions related to specific materials, methods, and services will be addressed at the conclusion of this presentation. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Copyright Materials <ul><li>This presentation is protected by US </li></ul><ul><li>and International Copyright laws. </li></ul><ul><li>Reproduction, distribution, display and </li></ul><ul><li>use of the presentation without written </li></ul><ul><li>permission of the speaker is prohibited . </li></ul><ul><li>© InfoComm International 2011 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Larry McIntyre, CTS-D LEED AP Senior Consultant, AV Systems Ernest Schirmer, RCDD/NTS CTS Managing Director, Mid-Atlantic Office Director of Technology Consulting Acentech, Inc.
  10. 10. Learning Objectives <ul><li>Attendees will be able to understand the design issues associated with large-venue technology integration and converged networking </li></ul><ul><li>Attendees will be able to understand the basis for integrating the Convention Center’s house sound system and Life Safety system </li></ul>
  11. 11. Learning Objectives <ul><li>Attendees will be able to understand the project’s audiovisual requirements as well as list and understand the composition of the design team and project management techniques employed </li></ul><ul><li>Attendees will be able to understand the options and techniques used for integrating digital signage into architecture and identifying the most common ADA issues related to digital signage </li></ul>
  12. 12. ABOUT… <ul><li>Provides cost-effective, comprehensive consulting for new construction, renovations and adaptive reuse projects </li></ul>Acentech: <ul><li>Is a 63-year-old multi-disciplinary consulting firm with headquarters in Cambridge, MA and offices in Trevose, PA and Westlake Village, CA </li></ul><ul><li>Has worked with hundreds of design teams to create acoustic, audiovisual and information technology environments that showcase and enhance building spaces </li></ul><ul><li>As a consulting firm, we do not sell or install equipment and we have no financial relationships with manufacturers or contractors </li></ul>
  13. 13. ABOUT… PROJECT: <ul><li>Overall size is approximately 935,000 G.S.F </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Technology Design Team’ began work in June 2009. Design Team consisted of KlingStubbins (IT/Security), Burris Engineering (UPS), and Acentech (AV/IT). </li></ul><ul><li>Includes 358,000 G.S.F. of Meeting Room, Exhibit Hall, and Ballroom space. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Project Objectives <ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible Spaces </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reconfigurable / Divisible Meeting Rooms, Ballrooms, and Exhibit Halls </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support current and future technology </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interconnect via network and/or fiber optics </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cost Effective Upgrades/Changes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Network-based hardware allows expansion and re-configuration using existing infrastructure </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DSP-based audio system can be modified via centralized software </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Project Objectives <ul><li>Customize User Experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of Digital Signage allows dynamic content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved security & access control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential revenue streams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More options to end-users… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Client specific signage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Video streaming </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Increased potential bandwidth </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>VoIP telephone in Exhibit Hall booth </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AV Recording Feeds </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 17. Converged Network
  17. 18. Converged Network
  18. 19. AV Objectives <ul><li>House Sound System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interface with existing system in Main Building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General-purpose Paging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency Voice Evacuation / Fire Alarm Interface w/ system monitoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting Room, Ballroom & Exhibit Hall Sound Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video Distribution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide high quality intra- and inter-room connectivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support multiple formats </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. AV Objectives <ul><li>Digital Signage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expansion of existing Cisco Digital Media System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Digital Media Player (DMP) at each display </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1080p LCD Panels: 46” to 65” as required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Way-finding and event scheduling data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Live event video streaming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Large Feature Wall in Atrium </li></ul></ul>
  20. 21. AV Objectives <ul><li>House Sound System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interface with Existing System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Networked Audio Input / Output Tie Lines </li></ul></ul></ul>AUDIO SYSTEM VLAN EXPANSION Audio Patch Panel To/From Biamp AudiaFlex MAIN BUILDING Audio Patch Panel To/From Biamp AudiaFlex
  21. 22. AV Objectives <ul><li>House Sound System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General Purpose Paging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Zone Control via AV Control System with Standard Paging Microphone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Available from AV Master Control (AVMC) and Fire Command Center </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Network-based Paging Station for Exhibit Halls </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 23. AV Objectives <ul><li>House Sound System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency Voice Evacuation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Audio and Logic Interface with Fire Alarm Control Panel </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dedicated Audio Ethernet Backbone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Armored fiber optic cable </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Separate Primary & Secondary Data Switches </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Full System Redundancy, Monitoring, & Battery Backup </li></ul></ul></ul>
  23. 24. AV Objectives <ul><li>House Sound System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency Voice Evacuation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Worked with the owner, Architect, Technology Design Team, along with Fire Alarm and Audio DSP manufacturers to provide acceptable system design </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Applied for and received variance from AHJ </li></ul></ul></ul>
  24. 25. AV Objectives <ul><li>House Sound System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency Voice Evacuation </li></ul></ul>
  25. 26. AV Objectives <ul><li>House Sound System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting Room & Ballroom Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible Lay-out </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple I/O Panels: “MM1” wall plates & “MM2” Poke-thru (Ballroom only) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily Support Simple & Advanced Audio Configurations </li></ul></ul>
  26. 27. AV Objectives <ul><li>House Sound System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exhibit Hall Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Network Microphone Pre-amplifier or Mixing Console Interface </li></ul></ul></ul>
  27. 28. AV Objectives <ul><li>House Sound System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Loudspeaker Layouts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple zones for flexibility & coverage (5 or fewer loudspeakers per zone) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Large Exhibit Halls include intermixed zones, i.e. “Leap Frog” arrangement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ballrooms includes single loudspeaker per zone </li></ul></ul></ul>
  28. 29. AV Objectives <ul><li>Digital Signage </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting Room & Ballroom Doorways </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Event Scheduling </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Video Streaming </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Advertising </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Concourse Signage </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Way-finding </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Video Streaming </li></ul></ul></ul>
  29. 30. AV Objectives <ul><li>General Digital Signage Issues </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ADA Guidelines </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clear walkway headroom below 80” A.F.F. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Walkway wall protrusion less than or equal to 4” between 27” & 80” A.F.F. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  30. 31. AV Objectives <ul><li>General Digital Signage Issues </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Architectural Integration </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Equipment size, shape, environmental requirements? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Desired look vs. manufacturer’s recommendations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Special features or capabilities? </li></ul></ul></ul>Excerpt from NEC P461 Installation Guide
  31. 32. AV Objectives <ul><li>Cisco Digital Media Players </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Locate at each display </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wall-mounted Displays – provided a recess for DMP, duplex AC outlet, & data drops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provided consistent construction method for all display locations. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinates various trades </li></ul></ul></ul>Chief PAC516 Flat Panel Wall Box
  32. 33. AV Objectives <ul><li>Meeting Room Entrance </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Event Schedule, Advertising, & Video Streaming w/ audio </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wall-mounted Displays – LED Ultra Thin (Consumer Grade) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ultra low profile tilt wall mount </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Supports displays up to 2” thick & 100 lbs. </li></ul></ul></ul>Chief LTTU wall mount with and without accessory wall box
  33. 34. AV Objectives <ul><li>Concourse Displays </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Event Schedule, Advertising, & Video Streaming (no audio) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wall-mounted Displays – Dual LCD Configuration (Commercial Grade) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Low profile tilt wall mount </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interlocking mounts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible installation configuration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Various models for displays between 125 to 250 lbs. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Displays support two separate images or one image across both screens </li></ul></ul></ul>Chief LTMU wall mount
  34. 35. AV Objectives <ul><li>Concourse Displays </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Event Schedule, Advertising, & Video Streaming (no audio) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Truss-mounted Displays – LED Ultra Thin (Consumer Grade) on custom frame </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DMP integrated into frame </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Back-to-back 46” or 65” LED displays for increased visibility </li></ul></ul></ul>
  35. 36. Digital Signage Best Practices
  36. 37. Tom Kelley General Manager - Philadelphia Office AVI-SPL
  37. 38. About AVI-SPL <ul><li>AVI-SPL designs and delivers Pro AV and video solutions that help businesses effectively communicate, collaborate and compete </li></ul><ul><li>32 offices nationwide; operations in 30 countries </li></ul><ul><li>More than $506 in revenue </li></ul><ul><li>AVI-SPL's portfolio includes work with 70% of the Fortune 500 companies </li></ul><ul><li>Registered Provider with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Systems, InfoComm and more </li></ul>
  38. 39. Pennsylvania Convention Center <ul><li>Products installed into the Pennsylvania Convention Center include: </li></ul><ul><li>Biamp Audia (world's largest install of their equipment to date) </li></ul><ul><li>Chief </li></ul><ul><li>Community Sound </li></ul><ul><li>Extron </li></ul><ul><li>NEC </li></ul><ul><li>Middle Atlantic </li></ul><ul><li>Samsung, to name a few… </li></ul><ul><li>21 racks of mixers and amplifiers </li></ul>
  39. 40. Why Include AV Designers as Part of Your Planning Team? <ul><li>Gain access to all the latest AV best practice applications </li></ul><ul><li>Professional AV insights provides your team a competitive advantage </li></ul><ul><li>You can avoid costly design mistakes or planning omissions </li></ul><ul><li>You have a professional AV partner focused on your complete success </li></ul>
  40. 41. AV Professionals’ Planning Role AV Program Data/ Telecom Program AV Infrastructure Design Data/Telecom Infrastructure Design PROGRAM 2-4 months 6-12 months 12-24 months 1-3 months DESIGN CONSTRUCTION OCCUPY DATA/ TELECOM AV Monitoring AV Infrastructure & Installation AV System Design Monitoring Data/Telecom Infrastructure & Install Network & Phone System Design Monitor AV Sys. Install AV System Install Large Project Design and Construction Process: 2 to 4 Years BUILDING DESIGN PROGRAMMING BASE BUILDING BID AV BID MOVE-IN Training Install. & Configuration
  41. 42. Architects/AV – Best Practices Q: How can architects design with AV in mind? A: Have AV in the project from the very beginning.  Due to the length of time and scope the PACC addressed their AV needs from the beginning, but delayed naming specific products/technology as long as possible to assure the latest proven technology was implemented. Q: What Best Practices for incorporating audiovisual in Architectural Designs would you recommend? A: Knowing the needs of the customer and being familiar with CURRENT technology. This includes HD video conferencing, audio conferencing and telepresence Video wall technology, digital signage and more.
  42. 43. AVI-SPL Contact Info <ul><li>Presenter: Tom Kelley, General Manager, AVI-SPL (Philadelphia office) </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Toll free: 800-282-6733 </li></ul>
  43. 44. Biamp Systems Michael Frank, Regional Manager Mid Atlantic, North America
  44. 45. Why customers choose Biamp “ Their application engineers are always there to support us, whenever we need them.” “ Their products always work. Period.” “ No one has a comprehensive training program like Biamp. They made my job easier and reduced our maintenance costs from day one.” “ Biamp has total control over every critical way they serve their customers.”
  45. 46. Key AV Roles In 21 st Century Architectural Design Design Build AV Design Consultant (Design, Verify) Architect General Contractor Owner Other Design Consultants Sub- Contractors AV Integrator (Supply, Install ) Manufacturers
  46. 47. Key Coordination Issues for Successful Architectural Projects Architectural Handicap, Millwork, Fit & Finish Electrical Power, Infrastructure, Lighting Mechanical/HVAC Ventilation, Noise issues AV / IT Audio, Video, Data networks
  47. 48. The AV and IT Converged Before: Multiple separate AV systems are costly and less efficient.
  48. 49. The AV and IT Converged After: A networked media system saves time and money.
  49. 51. Sponsors
  50. 52. Course Evaluations In order to maintain high-quality learning experiences, please access the evaluation for this course by logging into CES Discovery and clicking on the Course Evaluation link on the left side of the page.
  51. 53. Thank you for your time! QUESTIONS?? This concludes The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems Course