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City of Prince George
We provided A/V system design services for the renovated City of Prince George Council Chamber, working with Vancouver based Boni-Maddison Architects in developing the design, including millwork and coordination details as part of the overall city hall renovation project.
Due to the limited ceiling height we couldn't make use of any projection system for visual displays so we designed a system that uses ceiling-hung 37" high-resolution CRT monitors for the gallery, capable of displaying XGA computer resolution. 42" plasma screens were just outside the available budget, otherwise they would have been an ideal choice.
The audio system uses desk mounted loudspeakers for the council, and ceiling mounted speakers for the gallery. The Clerk has the use of a touch screen to operate the audio and video system, including selecting and controlling the three pan/tilt/zoom cameras that can view the presenter, the council and the pin board presentation location. The system also features a desktop video copystand for documents, and a VCR for video playback. The system is video-conference ready only requiring a video codec to integrate the audio and video send and receive capabilities. The video presentation feeds are available to Shaw Cable, allowing them to be incorporated into their meeting coverage. The presentation images are sent to the ceiling-hung monitors as well as the 14" LCD computer monitors at the council desks. A VNET computer training control system is incorporated in 8 positions, allowing the room to be used for computer training as well as meetings.
A view of the gallery
Chamber floor plan