University Lecture Theater

University Lecture Theater

Customer: Chinese University of Hong Kong
Location: Hong Kong, China
Installer: Jeff Ng, system designer

Renovation of the Shaw College Lecture Theatre aimed at providing a useful lecture space, as well as a venue for conferences, seminars and cultural activities, targeting both professors and students. The biggest challenge was timing: the system integrator had three months to complete the project. The HDBaseT-enabled switcher was selected to distribute, control and manage the array of multimedia technology in the theater, performing flawless routing, switching and distribution of uncompressed digital and analog signals over a single cat cable to the seven displays, reducing cabling runs substantially. The system also allows control of the displays located outside the venue.

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Equipment

  • Crestron’s HDBaseT-enabled 16x16 DigitalMedia™ Switcher (DM-MD16x16)
  • DM®Tools
  • TPS-1700 tabletop touch panel
  • CP2E Compact Control System

Why HDBaseT:

  • Easy to configure and to install
  • Future-proof system that enables expansion and addition of new sources/displays
  • Support for a range of analog and digital signal types
  • Time and resource savings, as HDBaseT enabled the installation of lower number of cables, without compromising performance or quality, and enabling
  • distribution over long distances