The University of Buffalo’s Neurosurgery Department recently got a new Hitachi system from IPLogic’s AV group.Buffalo, NY (July 2, 2008)–The University of Buffalo’s Neurosurgery Department recently installed an audio/video system that allows the department to stream video from its surgeries to two neurosurgery suites and an auditorium,from its conference room and neurosurgery suite. The installation was handled by IPLogic’s AV group.
Peter Grosskopf, manager of IPLogic’s AV group, designed a system with a giant Extron 48 x 48 composite video router, 16 x 16 VGA router, and 8 x 8 audio router, all with a Crestron control system. The system also has IFB wireless audio with Sennheiser gear, all using Shure and Countryman headset mics with Sennheiser transmitter packs.
The system also includes a Hitachi CP-X505 LCD projector, using a Hitachi UL-604 long-throw lens. The projector displays video from operating rooms, which allows large groups of students and doctors to view surgical procedures.
The system at the University of Buffalo includes broadcast, streaming video and wireless audio technologies. Footage of the surgeries is captured via broadcast cameras and, along with images from magnetic resonant angiography machines, is controlled with a Crestron AV2 control system. The AV2 allows operators to encode the material for global streaming video. Additionally, this material can be distributed to a Crestron MPS100 controller in the auditorium and to the Hitachi CP-X505 projector, which displays the video onto a 10-foot Da-Lite screen.
“For years we have been using Hitachi projectors for all our conference rooms,” said Grosskopf. “We have a long-standing relationship with Hitachi and always receive the best support from them and their technology outperforms other projectors in this size category Hitachi upholds the industry standard, so we always lead with them.”
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