A confident young speaker rolls a rack of electronics equipment into a high school auditorium for another multi-media show. He is ready to present the Seven Project - a high energy program that emphasizes positive decision making - using a seamlessly integrated audio and video system that will entertain his teenage audience. Thanks to a custom-designed multi-media system featuring Kramer Electronics products, he can deliver a worry-free, state-of-the-art presentation at the touch of a button.
The Seven Project school assembly is a customized, multi-media event for America's schools. School administrators select the topics to be presented and program materials are professionally produced, featuring big screen displays, video segments, lighting, and quality sound equipment and presented by skilled speakers. The Seven Project is national in scope and local in focus and relevance, communicating real life issues faced by students. They are taught how to be a positive influence at their school when facing issues like violence, scholastic achievement, peer pressure, integrity, substance abuse and abstinence.
Seven Project systems are created and built by audio/video design and integration firm AVMAN Presentation Systems of Springfield, MO. According to Jay Jones, President of AVMAN, the goal was to craft a simple, mobile system that could be used by non-technical presenters. “We designed a rack that would hold all of the equipment, could be rolled in, plugged in and ready to go,” Jones said. “All the cables are color coded for easy hook-up, and the Kramer TP-114 and TP-220 VGA over CAT-5 Baluns make it an easy to use system.”
A single-cable CAT 5 connects to a custom made “audio snake” that was modified to accept video signals, which are fed through the Kramer TP-114 CAT5 distribution amplifier and the TP-220 CAT5 transceiver. Both the TP-114 and TP-220 are designed for computer graphics signals and use the CAT5 twisted pair technology to convert signals and transmit them at the highest resolution. The Kramer VP-729 ProScale™ digital scaler/switcher manages the video sources, and can accept up to nine inputs. The TP-220 unit’s two VGA outputs and one CAT5 output allow connection of up to three displays. The flexibility of the Kramer products provides plenty of room for system growth.
“We rely on Kramer products for our switching and distribution needs in all of our projects,” Jones said. “The switchers are easy to use and are very reliable, especially in applications that require transparent technology.”
As the Seven Project presentation concludes to enthusiastic applause, the young presenter rolls the multi-media system out of the auditorium, already prepared for the next show.