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BC Cancer Research Centre

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In 2003, the BC Cancer Agency asked McSquared to design the A/V systems for the 200-seat lecture theatre, the boardroom and the various meetings rooms at the new BC Cancer Research Centre located on 10th Avenue in Vancouver.

The 215 seat lecture theatre required a permanently installed A/V Presentation, Sound and Video Conferencing system. The A/V presentation system consists of dual 7.5'x10' front projection screens for the simultaneous projection of video, document camera, digital slide, computer presentation, computer based X-ray and videoconferencing image sources. The A/V storage room accommodates the main A/V rack, with the permanently installed lectern housing the DVD player, the computer interface as well as the document camera.

The audio system consists of two elements, an AV playback system that supports the playback of multimedia material from various sources, as well as supporting the incoming audio from a videoconference and a speech reinforcement system that is being used for delivery of voice program to the seating area during lectures. The AV playback system makes use of loudspeakers associated with the projection screens on the front wall.

The control system integrates the function of all the devices in the lecture theatre presentation & sound system as well as the video conferencing system, All of the necessary controls are connected to this central processor allowing them all to be controlled from one 12" color control touch panel located on the lectern.

The lecture theatre has also been equipped with videoconferencing capability as an adjunct to the AV system, allowing for the main presenter and the two audience camera video signals to be transmitted as part of a conference as well. This system is also operated through the touch screen control.

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The boardroom A/V system has also been equipped with a permanently installed A/V Presentation, Sound and Video Conferencing system. The A/V presentation system consists of a single 5'x7' front projection screen and a ceiling mount projector for displaying video, computer presentation, and videoconferencing image sources. The A/V storage room houses the main A/V rack, with the interface mounted in the boardroom millwork.

The audio system supports the playback of multimedia material from various sources, as well as supporting the incoming audio from videoconferencing system using loudspeakers associated with the projection screen on the front wall.

The control system integrates the function of the many devices in the boardroom presentation & sound system as well as the video conferencing system, All of the necessary controls are connected to this central processor allowing them all to be controlled from one movable 6" color control panel located on the boardroom table.

The boardroom utilized an existing set top videoconferencing unit with built in camera. The unit is permanently wall mounted right below the projection screen surface. Due to the much smaller room size and seating arrangement around the boardroom table only one camera, built into the video conferencing unit has been required.

Two small seminar rooms on level 8 & 12 have been equipped with a permanently installed projection, Sound and Video Conferencing system, using ceiling mount projection system with single 4'x5' front projection screen for the projection of video, computer presentation and videoconferencing image sources.

The audio system in the seminar rooms is only required to support AV playback as the rooms are too small to need voice reinforcement. A pair of compact powered speakers flank the projection screen to provide playback capability for a computer presentation or video tape.

AV Contractor: PJS Systems, Inc.



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323 - 901 West 3rd Street
North Vancouver, BC V7P 3P9
Phone 604 - 986 - 8181