Vista AV Integration's Tim Cichos New York (July 19, 2007)--Stryker, a medical products and services company, recently built a new world headquarters, and had Vista AV Integration outfit its boardroom. As part of an elaborate A/V infrastructure that includes video conferencing facilities, presentation facilities and digital signage, Stryker’s boardroom now sports the Solo Executive wireless microphone system from Revolabs.
Based in Granger, IN, Vista AV Integration is a design/build firm that specializes in A/V solutions for higher education and corporations. According to Tim Cichos, an AV systems engineer for the firm who oversees system design, system programming, staff training and on-site client technical training, “Stryker’s new boardroom is a large facility--approximately 40-feet by 80-feet, with a very long table. We needed to ensure clear, suitably loud sound reinforcement so that everyone in the room could comfortably hear what was taking place, and the system had to be easy to use. After evaluating a number of products, Revolabs’ Solo wireless microphone system was deemed the right tool for the job.”
Cichos explained, “Traditional lavalier microphones have a wire hanging down from them that connects to a transmitter,” said Cichos. “Our client really didn’t like this—it was considered cumbersome. By contrast, the Solo is a much cleaner design that clips easily onto one’s lapel or can be worn with a lanyard. There are no wires to complicate matters. Of equal importance, the Solo wireless mics are charged very conveniently. The microphones reside in a charging base, so there was much less concern about having properly charged batteries ready for meetings. Their compact design and ease of operation make the Solo system an extremely viable solution for this type of environment.”
Vista AV Integration installed the system, which includes a programmed sound system, a retractable ceiling mounted projector, and a screen, all under control of a Crestron automation system. For the boardroom, which is used for the company’s big quarterly meetings, Cichos and his team installed a 16-channel Solo system. “All 16 microphones are the wearable, lapel model,” notes Cichos, “with 14 units being clipped onto one’s clothing, and the two remaining mics being worn by presenters using the included lanyard. The microphones are used primarily for sound reinforcement, though they are tied into the room’s conferencing facilities.”
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