Client Success Story: Episcopal High School

Longtime client, Episcopal High School, located in Alexandria, VA, needed A/V updates for a new renovation project they were working on in a couple of their classrooms. Looking to invest in robotics technology and education, EHS was transforming an existing classroom into a new robotics laboratory. And AVG was up to the challenge.

The renovation project took a large, 50-seat lecture classroom with stadium-style seating and turned it into a multi-use open lab. The new open classroom could have two classes at once with a center divider splitting up the room, or an open-concept study/design space, depending on the need. AVG was tasked with designing a system that could allow anyone to connect to the system at any time in the split-use setup, or with the capability to combine the room for one single purpose.

Using Extron’s classroom technology and IP-based control systems, AVG designed a system that allowed EHS the capability of routing any source (AppleTV, laptop, USB-C, etc.) to two (2) large ultra short throw projection screens installed in the front of the room. These two screens were installed so that the faculty could use them independently or at the same time—depending on the use of the space. 

Two (2) Extron 3.5” touch panels were installed for the space, giving the faculty an easy user experience and the capability to adjust the system functions as needed. AVG also re-integrated the existing sound system to ensure audio was provided.

To keep the system components safe, AVG installed a specialized in-ceiling rack that fits in the ceiling tile grid, or plenum space. All of the equipment was installed in this specialized rack, to keep things off the floor and out of sight (and out of mind). Clean, simple, and maintenance free!

After the robotics lab project wrapped up, the school needed some additional A/V capabilities in their art gallery, known as Ainsley Hall. AVG installed a 2×2 NEC video wall that consisted of 55” panels. The Art Department and Media teams can use the digital display to showcase new art and media concepts that the students are working on. This provides increased flexibility and new and creative marketing capabilities for the administration.

The NEC video wall also had a Brightsign XD digital signage player installed, which gives the EHS IT department remote access and control to broadcast content on the displays in multiple different ways and variations. They can use the wall as one large image, or separate it into four separate displays depending on their content needs.

We’ve worked with EHS on a number of different projects throughout the years, and it’s always great to support the school and see their growth as they meet the needs of each new generation. How can we support you and your new project? Give us a call!

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