College Planning & Management

MAR 2013

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R E A L -WOR LD S OLU T IONS TechUpgrade New Speakers Loud and Clear F or more than 40 years, Ocean County College (OCC) has been a popular destination for new grads, drawing a wide range of students from across the area. The school's notable alumni include New Jersey's own native son, Bruce Springsteen. OCCs Athletics Hall and Gymnasium, a multi-use facility used for games, practices, classes, and other events, was recently treated to a new sound system to replace its aging 1970s-era system. The designbuild project was handled by Blackwood, NJ-based JD Sound and Video, and features Community Professional's R-Series loudspeakers and iBOX subwoofers. "The original system, which was installed in the early 1970s, features some of Community's first hand-molded horns," explains JD Sound's Joe DiSabatino. "When the college decided to put in a new system, they went around listening to other schools' systems and were once again convinced that Community had the best solution." The distributed system is comprised of 20 R.5COAZ two-way loundspeakers, painted black to blend in with the venue's dark-beamed ceiling. The R.5s are hung in pairs, with one loudspeaker covering a portion of the bleachers and the other directed to the main floor. A pair of iBOXi215LVS subwoofers hung left and right along a central beam provide powerful bottom end. The system is powered by Crown CTS and CDI amplification, with a Rane RPM2 DSP unit providing system drive and processing. "The room has a folding wall that can divide it in half," says DiSabatino, "and the system can be configured to route any sound source to either side of the system for maximum flexibility." Despite minor obstacles, DiSabatino Sound coverage in Athletics Hall and Gymnasium at Ocean County College is now just as good at low levels during a formal gala as it is pumping well over 90 dB for games and pep rallies. reports that the system has been performing even better than anticipated. "They recently hosted a formal gala in the room, completely transforming it into a nice looking ballroom. The system sounded great." CPM COMMUNITY PROFESSIONAL LOUDSPEAKERS WWW.COMMUNITYPRO.COM TECH SHOWCASE W H AT ' S N E W + N O T E W O R T H Y Portable Interactive Projector Lamp-Free Projectors Panasonic — The LED/laser Epson — The BrightLink 436Wi is a fully integrated, portable shortthrow interactive projector. Ofering advanced connectivity options and dual pen support, it can project onto any existing whiteboard, wall, or smooth, light-colored hard surface. Teachers and students can interact directly with a projected image from a variety of sources beyond the PC. light source in the SOLID SHINE Series of 1-Chip DLP projectors delivers up to 20,000 hours of virtually maintenance-free operation. All models in the Series deliver 3,500 lumens of brightness and are equipped with a DIGITAL LINK terminal. 74 COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / MARCH 2013 Digital Signage Solution Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. — Scala Enterprise Content Manager fully integrates with the new Samsung Smart Signage Platform to deliver a turnkey next generation digital signage solution. Benefts include simple installation and confguration, no external playback device required, more afordable total cost of ownership versus traditional digital signage, and full-screen playback of images. Electronic Poster Displays ViewSonic Corp. — The EP03r product family of ultra-slim wall-mountable ePosters, available in 22 in., 32 in., and 42 in., features an edge-to-edge tempered glass faceplate with curved corner styling. They have a built-in media player, as well as the ability to add a thirdparty media player or PC due to the HDMI and VGA inputs. WWW.PLANNING 4EDUCATION.COM

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